Hops: Loral™, Mosaic
Special Ingredients: Peaches
Availability: Special release
@untappd says: 3.82/5
Let’s get a little political on the Windowsill today, shall we?
Warning: this post isn’t going to be for everybody. I love Stone Brewing Company for putting this beer out, and for the message you can see on the back of this can. And no, it’s not just the tongue-in-cheek message about how to resolve our current political landscape; It’s the message of unity they preach, too. “Unite hops, peaches and each other?” I think that’s the only way to move forward. Like Stone, I want to shout “I’m Peach” from the rooftops. Instead, I’ll shout it from my Windowsill. I’m Peach today!
As supportive as I am of the message on this can, it would be a shame if the beer itself wasn’t good, wouldn’t it? The I’m Peach is a double IPA brewed with Loral™ (not Yanny) and Mosaic hops. The added peach combines wonderfully with the hops to give this beer a bright citrus and floral aroma and flavor. I wouldn’t say it’s over-the-top peachy, but it’s peachy enough for me. Even if you don’t agree with the political message of this brew, you should give it a shot. You might find our opinions to be the same on at least this one thing.
Head over to our Instagram for more great beer stories. Make sure to like and follow us!
Hops: Simcoe, CTZ, Mosaic
@untappd says: 3.92/5
We’re knee-deep in archived photos, so let’s get a Flashback Friday post on the sill!
Knee Deep Brewing Company was founded by Jeremy Warren in 2010. Like many eventual would-be-brewery owners, Warren first started brewing his beer in his garage, before signing a contract to brew Knee Deep beer at Mt. Tallac Brewing (since closed) in Lake Tahoe. Eventually, his beer got so popular that they were able to lease their own facility in California. These days, I easily get Knee Deep in Connecticut. Pretty solid growth, in not a whole lot of time. In 2015, Warren decided to leave Knee Deep, selling his piece of the company he founded to co-owner Jerry Moore. Knee Deep keeps making solid beer, and Warren moved on to start Revision Brewing. Looking forward to trying some of their stuff, one day!
The Breaking Bud is a fun brew that I’ve been lucky enough to try a couple of times—once in a can, and once in this bottle. It’s an IPA with a lovely pale yellow/orange color and lots of solid tropical fruit aromas. It’s hopped using Simcoe, CTZ and Mosaic, which gives it some nice mango and passion fruit flavors, along with some good pine and dank to balance it out. I love the name and label art, which is obviously based on the hit TV show Breaking Bad (Yo, Mr. White!), but you know who doesn’t? Sony. Enjoy the Breaking Bud beer while you can, because the media conglomerate filed a lawsuit against Knee Deep a couple of months ago for appropriating the branding of their show. It will be interesting to see how this turns out.
Check this one out on Instagram now. Check back in with us daily for more great craft beer!
Grain: Two-row Pale, Caramel
Yeast: Ale Yeast
@untappd says: 3.65/5
We have a California classic on the Windowsill today!
What’s left to be said about a classic pale ale like this one from Sierra Nevada Brewing Co.? Well, let’s talk about Pale Ale for Trails. Starting this Sunday (Earth Day), and running through April 28, all of Sierra Nevada’s taprooms—Chico, Mills River and Berkeley—will be donating a portion of proceeds from every single Pale Ale served to the National Trails System. 2018 marks the 50th anniversary of the National Trails System Act, which was created to promote public access and preservation of historic outdoor areas, like the Appalachian Trail. So, as we head to the kickoff weekend for this charitable endeavor, go have yourself a Pale Ale!
You can’t really go wrong with the Pale Ale. It’s hopped exclusively with Cascade hops, which makes for a brew with some unique piney and grapefruity aromas. Overall, I thought it was solid. Not spectacular, but few classics ever are. It’s just a good, solid brew: smooth and drinkable, but also refreshing and complex. It took me way too long to get this one on the Windowsill, but I’m glad I finally did.
Check this one out on Instagram now. Like and follow Beers on Windowsills for more great beer!
If you’ve been following Beers on Window Sills on Instagram, you know we’ve been powering over the Sierra Nevada Beer Camp Across the World 12-pack over the last six weeks. Well, We’re all done! I have to say, I was overall very impressed by these collaborations. I learned a lot about a lot of new breweries, and every beer ranged from good to great, in my book.
Check out all of my reviews below. I can’t wait for next year’s Beer Camp release! Continue reading “Sierra Nevada’s Beer Camp Is on the Window Sill!”
Hops: Amarillo, Centennial, CTZ, Simcoe
@untappd says: 4.55/5
It’s bucket list beer time again on the window sill! Continue reading “Russian River Brewing Company: Pliny the Elder”
@untappd says: 3.93/5
Get your fishing poles ready, we’re looking for sculpin on the window sill today. Continue reading “Ballast Point Brewing Company: Unfiltered Sculpin”
Availability: Seasonal – April
@untappd says: 4.16/5
X marks the spot in today’s window sill treasure hunt. Continue reading “Lagunitas Brewing Company: The Waldos’ Special Ale”
@untappd says: 3.92/5
Time for a German lesson on the window sill today. Hallo! Continue reading “Mikkeller ApS: Hallo Ich Bin Berliner Weisse Passion Fruit”
@untappd says: 3.67/5
Let’s get a touch political on the windowsill today. Continue reading “Ballast Point Brewing Company: Mango Even Keel”
Availability: January – March
@untappd says: 3.88/5
Despite its best efforts, not even this beer could shut down my sill. Continue reading “Lagunitas Brewing Company: Undercover Investigation Shut-down Ale”