Beer #46 Hoppy Holidaze

Hoppy Holidaze

Name: Hoppy Holidaze

Style: Winter Warmer

Brewery: Marin Brewing Company website

Country: USA

Region:  Larkspur, California

ABV: 7.00%

How served: 22oz bomber poured into a Hennepin glass.     

My Overall Opinion: Good

I paired this beer with: Fried chicken.

Tasted on: Thursday December 10, 2009.

Note:  This is a good session type brew.  It goes down very smooth with the spices very well balanced. This isn’t a “hop bomb” as you might think by reading the label nor is it over spiced.  It is an enjoyable brew.

on the label it states:Our Traditional Christmas Ale, brewed with Pale, Wheat, Caramalt and Munich malts and hopped with Sterling and Styrian Goldings hop varieties. Delicately spiced with cinnamon, nutmeg, mace, orange peel and pure vanilla extract.”

Well I’m more than half way there on my quest for a Christmas beer a day from Thanksgiving to Christmas.  This is the 15th of my daily Christmas/Winter beers which I will be having until Christmas.  There are now only 14 more beers until Christmas!

Beer #14 Marin Star Brew Triple Wheat Ale

Marin Star Brew Triple Wheat Ale

Marin Star Brew Triple Wheat Ale

 

Name: Marin Star Brew Triple Wheat Ale

Style:  Wheatwine

Brewery: Marin Brewing Company  website

Country: USA

Region: Larkspur, California

ABV: 9.2%

How served: 22oz capped bottle poured into a Stone IPA glass.

My Overall Opinion: Very Good.  

I paired this beer with: Roasted lemon pepper chicken.

Tasted on: Wednesday November 4, 2009

Note: This is more of a sipper than a drinker.  I think I would have enjoyed this better after dinner then pairing it with a meal.  With that said it is still very drinkable and improved as the beer warmed in the glass.

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