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    I'm going with an automotive theme with this weekend's brews, originally unintentionally when I bought them.

    Tonight's will be Broke And Broke Down from 50 West, which is local.



    Poured bright gold into a Shaker with a moderate sized white head. Tropical fruit and citrus hops dominate the smell. Tropical and citrus hops also dominate the flavor but it's well balanced with malt sweetness. Medium weight, juicy body with a decently substantial 8% ABV. Very solid and easy drinking DIPA!

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    And the second automotive themed beer for the weekend... Another of the 10w-40 family from Hi-Wire! This one is the [b]10W-40 Chocolate Macaroon



    Poured black into a Snifter with a good sized, light brown head. Smells of sweet malt chocolate with some faint coconut. The flavor is definitely macaroon inspired with a lot of sweet chocolate and coconut with lactose and vanilla. Medium-heavy bodied with an 8% ABV. Another tasty variety of the 10W-40 family!

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    Watching the world burn tonight with paradise on my mind.

    Having a limited release from Kona Brewing, Mai Time Wheat Ale



    Poured bright, slightly hazy gold into a Shaker with a good sized white head. Lots of lime and orange in the nose. Lime, orange, pineapple and a bit of wheat fill out the flavor. Body is light and crisp with an equally light 4.9% ABV. A bit carbonated. A good beer to kick back with!

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    It's been a long, hot, and humid day here today... Just got home a little bit ago.

    Looking forward to relaxing with a new brew from Sonder, Key Lime Frosted.



    Poured a nearly solid gold (never seen that before!) into a Shaker with a big, foamy, white head. Has a scent of lime citrus, vanilla, and graham malt. Tastes exactly like it smells! Tart lime, sweet vanilla lactose and graham. Pretty spot on for key lime pie! A little bitterness on the finish. Very thick and creamy body and an ABV weighing in at 7.2%. Another nice brew from Sonder! Going to continue to be on the lookout for their offerings...

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    Staying local for tonight's beer. Today the heat and humidity was even worse than yesterday so keeping it light today too.

    A recent brew from Listermann, with a reference to some recent pop culture fun, Lager King.



    Poured a clear, medium gold with a smallish white head. Definite malt and yeast smell, a little sweet. Flavors of sweet malt and yeasty with a little hopiness. Body is light with a little weight and a reasonable 5% ABV. I've never been the biggest fan of lagers, but don't mind them. This is what a good lager should taste like!

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    Been busy the last couple weeks, some days more than most, and haven't had a chance to sit down and enjoy a good beer.

    Making sure I do this weekend before I have to work on call next week.

    Trying out a brew from CO compliments of my previously mentioned buddy who hooked me up before!

    Trying out Deez Nuts Hazelnut And Peanut Butter Pale Ale from 105 West Brewing Company in Castle Rock, CO.



    Poured amber into a Shaker with a moderate sized white head. Big smells of peanut butter and hazelnut! Equally big peanut butter and hazelnut in the taste along with a bit of malt. Body is medium weight with an equally medium 5.4% ABV. This beer is a peanut butter and hazelnut flavored beer, and that's exactly what it tastes like! Delicious!

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    Decided to try another from my CO buddy he hooked me up with.

    This one is Loveland Aleworks Bourbon Barrel Aged Imperial Stout.



    Poured an inky black into a Snifter with a sizable light brown head. Allowed to warm some. Has a very complex scent of chocolate, roasted coffee, malt, some molasses, and oak. The flavor is much the same as it smells with all the flavors coming together very, very nicely. A bit boozy and finishes with oak. This has a nice heavyweight body and an equally robust 13.5% ABV. This is a really damn good brew from such a small brewery! Very impressed!

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    Last hurrah before Independence Day on call week.

    Doing a Clown Shoes brew I picked up a little while ago. This is their Banshee and the Beast Imperial Stout.



    Banshee and the Beast is a blended Imperial Stout aged in Irish Whiskey and Bourbon barrels. Bold roasted malt flavor gives way to a smooth finish, abetted by barrel-aged complexity and the soft hints of Bourbon and Irish Whiskey.
    Poured deep black into a Snifter with a good sized light brown head. Allowed to warm some. Has a very rich scent of whiskey, oak, caramel, and chocolate. Will literally make your mouth water just smelling it in anticipation of the taste. Tastes just as fine as it smells. Plenty of whiskey, oak, and caramel in the flavors. More whiskey than bourbon, in my opinion. Makes no effort to hide its booziness. Body is heavy with a 10.25% ABV. Honestly, it seems like every barrel aged brew Clown Shoes puts out is just amazing and this one is no different.

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    One last for the night... Another from my CO hookup from a new to me brewery.

    This is Dragon Fire Barrel Aged Imperial Stout from Horse & Dragon Brewing Company in Ft. Collins, CO.



    Poured pitch black into a Snifter with a big, light brown head. Allowed to warm. Has a very nice scent of espresso, chocolate, molasses, and dark fruit. Has a taste of oaky whiskey, dark chocolate, roasted malt, and mild booze. This packs a heavy body along with an 8.7% ABV. Pretty damn good brew from this brewery!

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    Time to kick off the weekend!

    It's been a scorcher the last couple days (really weeks ) so I'm starting with a nice, light brew tonight.

    Been a while since I've had anything from Breckenridge so I grabbed a 6er of their [url=https://www.ratebeer.com/beer/breckenridge-mountain-beach/722206/]Mountain Beach Gose[/i].



    Bursting with aromas of fresh pineapple, this thirst-quenching sour is a vacation in a can. Vibrant flavors of tart lime and pineapple blend with the sweet notes of guava to bring a taste of the tropics to the high country.
    Poured a bright, hazy gold into a Shaker with a medium sized white head. A big smell of tropical fruits, namely the mentioned pineapple and guava mentioned, you get even at a distance. The flavor is pineapple, guava, and lime but is also surprisingly malt forward. Only slightly tart. Body is, naturally, light and crisp accompanied by an equally light 4.5% ABV. Very tasty and an excellent hot weather beer choice!

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    Got a nice steak and some potatoes on the grill so it's time for the appetizer!

    Tonight it's Listermann Orange Creamsicle



    Orange creamsicle flavored popsicle sour ale brewed in collaboration with Street Pops.
    Poured light, hazy gold with a good sized, fizzy white head. Has a tart, orange citrus scent with a little lactose. A well done orange creamsicle flavor with plenty of orange citrus and lactose flavors! Also a bit tart and a little malty. Another great hot weather brew!

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    Another hot start to a weekend and it looks like the heat is only going to be getting worse.

    But, to bring about some happiness, I'm having a new hot weather brew from Bell's - Flamingo Fruit Fight



    The name, Larry’s Latest, is a nod to the spirit of innovation and experimentation that Larry started in 1985 and continues within the brewery to this day. Our latest Tart Fruit Ale is brewed with passion fruit and lime zest, resulting in a tart blend of tropical, citrus flavors and aromas.
    Poured a hazy, bright gold into a Shaker with a medium sized white head. Has a big smell of passionfruit and lime with a tart twist. Very tropical! Lime seems to dominate the flavor but passionfruit is right behind it, slightly tart, with a sweet malt background. The body is light and fizzy with a decent 5% ABV. Highly drinkable, especially when it feels like a swamp outside!

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    Having an IPA tonight that I've had kicking around for a little bit since it's a West Coast, which I don't usually prefer given their higher bitterness. Bought it mostly because of the kick ass can art.

    This is Rogue's Newport Nights



    There's nothing quite like a night out in Newport... from craft beer and the freshest seafood to bonfires on the beach, this one's dedicated to Newport and those unforgettable nights having fun on the 101.

    Newport Nights opens with aromas of mango, papaya, and tangerine followed by an atom bomb of pine and grapefruit, ultimately delivering a monstrous hop punch that is surprisingly smooth.

    Ingredients: 2-row malt, pilsner malt, munich maly, malted wheat, hop extract, El Dorado hops, Mosaic hops, Citra hops, Pacman yeast, free range coastal water
    Poured a slightly hazy amber into a Shaker with a long living, medium sized, dense off-white head. The scent on this is pretty light but I definitely get the mentioned mango, papaya, and tangerine along with a little malt. The taste is mostly the mentioned pine and grapefruit hops with a bit of caramel malt. Not as bitter as I was expecting but, disappointingly didn't really seem to have the fruit flavors the scent teased. The body is actually pretty smooth and a little creamy. Comes in with a pretty respectable 9.8% ABV. Not a bad West Coast style.

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    Yeah, I'm on call this week but that's not going to stop me from having a good brew or two.

    Been looking forward to trying this one since I saw Bell's was releasing it. It's a variant of my go-to Oberon - Bell's Mango Oberon.



    The color and scent of a summer afternoon; now with a mango twist. This limited release of your favorite summer beer just got a blast of real fruit. It's refreshing, easy-drinking and only here for a short time.
    Not exactly as cheap as regular Oberon, coming in at $11/4pk instead of $16/12pk.

    Poured slightly more orange than the regular Oberon we know and love. Still hazy with the same sizable white head. The smell has the familiar wheat, hop, and spice aroma but with a noticeable mango twist! The flavor is noticeably more mellow than regular Oberon. The flavor isn't really complex, just bringing mostly mango and wheat. A very slight bitterness on the tail end. The body is medium weight and this is bringing the same 5.8% ABV as the regular variety. Pretty tasty and I wouldn't mind adding it into the mix if it weren't limited and priced more in line with regular Oberon.

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    New brew from a new brewery tonight!

    This is Spiked Smoothie Lemonade from Connecticut Valley Brewing Company.



    No offense to margaritas and G&Ts, but all other refreshing summer drinks are now playing for second place. Imagine the fresh-squeezed, ice-cold lemonade of those childhood front-yard stands....Just spiked for the grown-ups. Until it’s possible to can summer, this is what it tastes like.
    Poured exactly like lemonade into a Shaker glass with a thin, fizzy, white head. Wouldn't be able to tell the difference between this and real lemonade if blindfolded by smell. The taste is almost exactly like lemonade as well but slightly creamier, maybe a little less tart. The body is a tad thicker than real lemonade but is also carbonated. Has a decent 5% ABV. This is some damn good Summertime beer!

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