Bristol features a wide variety of beers. Their flagship beer is their Laughing Lab Scottish Ale.
Today, I’m trying their ESBee firkin, which is very enjoyable. It was released just a few weeks ago at the Golden Bee pub.
Bristol’s other standard beers are Beehive Honey Wheat, Mass Transit Amber Ale, Red Rocket Pale Ale, and Compress India Pale Ale.
Bristol is located in Colorado Springs next door to Blue Star restaurant.
The brewery has a tap room as shown in the photo. They provide growlers, kegs, bottles, and fill your contain for to go beer.
Yellowhammer Brewing’s IPA pours up with minimal head here at Huntsville’s Mellow Mushroom. Citrus flavors are very present in the initial tastes of the beer. I would say it is bias to grapefruit. In the finish, a little bit of the malt shows through in the flavors. The color is likely somewhere between 11 and 14 on the SRM scale.
Yellowhammer Brewery’s Miracle Worker Tripel pours up with a nice head as the photo shows that fades to small head that holds on for a while. The Delirium tremens glass takes away from the experience, but what can you say to a bar back at a Mellow Mushroom. The yeast presents very well in the nose and continues into the taste in an enjoyable way. The mouth feel starts crisp fading into a sweetness that coats the whole mouth. The tastes are a mixture of sweetness and floral yeast flavors. The color is between 3 and 6 on the SRM.
Yellowhammer Brewery’s UberAlt pours with little head and fades to no lacing and minimal bubbles around edge of the glass. The color is in the 28 to 30 SRM scale. The initial taste is a deep sweet malt flavor that has hints of coffee and dark malts.
We are sadly having to say goodbye to Huntsville’s first brewery since prohibition. Olde Towne Brewing Co. has had call it quits. Their bottle line experienced more troubles and they have had to suspend bottling. Back in December, they let go of the sales personel. Their business manager has just left as well. The brewer, Daniel Stearns, has taken on the role of Operation Manager, but he is actually the only person left. The owner is in the process of having another local brewery take over the facility including a possible lease-purchase.
We are all here at The Nook celebrating Olde Towne and saying good bye to the crew. They was a nice size crowd.
I got a chance to try Yellowhammer’s IPA and Belgian White Ale beer today. Today was the initial release of their beers.
Both, are very nice. The IPA is the best with hop flavors that hold on to you to the end. The Belgian White Ale has spices that can surprise you, but I enjoyed it.
Here are the brewery’s descriptions:
Belgian White Ale – 4.8% ABV
Wheat ale brewed with fresh ginger and lime leaves.
American IPA – 6.8% ABV
Brewed with four select malts and a blend of Centennial, Columbus, Amarillo and Simcoe hops.
The beers are very good and I look forward Yellowhammer’s future beers.
The whole team was very proud of the beers today and I was glad I got to be a part of the release.
Mike and Allison Spratley are Blue Pants Brewery. Blue Pants released their first beer today at The Nook in Huntsville, Alabama. It is called Knickerbocker Red in the style of a American Red Ale.
Knickerbocker Red presents with a sweet nose. There is a little woodiness in the nose as well. The initial taste has a sweetness. The hops are very mellow, but they arrive late in the taste and hold on to the finish. The finish is a little alkaline, too.
Blue Pants is the third brewery to open in Huntsville. Initially, Blue Pants will have limited distribution throughout Huntsville.
Bell’s Brewery released their anniversary beer to celebrate 25 years of brewing. It is appropriately called Bell’s 25th Anniversary Ale. The style is an American Strong Ale.
The beer starts with a good maltiness at the noise. The carbonation provides a little bite to complement the alcohol taste that is very mild in the beer.
The body of the beer hangs on with the malt and doesn’t let go as the beer finishes.
I would say this a great showing for Bell’s 25th anniversary. Good show!
We are all enjoying this cask.
The maltiness is a little bit more than the kegged version of this beer.
This is a very good beer.
Karen and I are kicking back after a long day at work for me and long of herding cats for her. (I should say cat as in Katie Beth our 1 year old baby.) We are hanging out in Colorado Springs and we are enjoying our time tonight with a couple beers from Judge Baldwin's Brewing.
The Beer Advocate rating for Judge Baldwin's Brewing is way too low. I understand why some people would give a low rating. The beers are of good quality. The prices are super, because they have a daily happy hour with $2 pints and during the week days happy hours starts up again at 9:00PM for $2 pints.
Appetizers are half price during the early happy hour.
Parking is a breeze with valet parking. The staff knows me by name and I am coming in from out of town just on business travel.
My wife is enjoyed the Raspberry Wheat while I am having the Dunkel. Our beers may have been improved by us taking them back to our top floor room with balcony and view of the city and mountains.
Read more about our brews here: http://www.alereview.com/
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The Rogue Brewery representative stopped in my dad's bar this week. The representative had promotional items include stickers, t-shirts, information cards, and more. But, I had to get one of these items. I will let you figure out what it is.
It works, because I drank some Rogue beers.
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I’m walking into Bristrol Brewing to enjoy some good brews. And, they are tapping the Skull N’ Bones at 5 o’clock.
The Skull N’ Bones was an Aged Pale Ale according to the brewery. It was a little sour similar to a wheat beer.
I enjoyed it, but I guess I would call it a sipping beer.