While talking with my girlfriend last night, she reminded me that yesterday was one year since I started my beer project (on a Microsoft Word document). From June 4, 2013 to June 4, 2014 I have sampled 377 different beers. These beers ranged from American Adjunct Lagers to Imperial Stouts, and everything in between. After a year of taste testing, I have decided Imperial IPAs and Imperial Stouts (especially barrel-ages ones) are now my favorites.
What started as a small Microsoft Word document over a year ago (a year and a day!), has turned into My Beer Blog (fun to say) that I post on almost daily. I began this beer project to simply catalog the different beers I came across, providing a little information about each for reference. But transforming it into a blog just gives me more room to give you more info.
My viewers may be few and far between right now, but I do appreciate every single one. At the end of the day, this is just something I enjoy doing, and as long as that continues I will continue to post. If anyone is every reading one my posts and would like to comment, please feel free to do so.
Side note: I am currently putting together another 5 gallon mini-mash setup in Savannah, so hopefully the homebrew posts will be picking up soon. I have put together an American IPA on the BeerSmith website that I plan to bring to a boil in the next week or two.
For my one year anniversary and 377th beer I went with DirtWolf from Victory Brewing Company, located in Downingtown, PA. The label is pretty interesting with leaves coming together to form the face of a wolf. DirtWolf came in a 12 fl oz bottle that I tried from my snifter glass. The bottle says DirtWolf weighs in at 8.7% alcohol by volume (or ABV for short).
I don’t give my girlfriend Ryan enough credit on here, but she bought me all these glasses I sample my beers from at home as a Christmas gift. Needless to say, they have gotten a lot of use. She was also one of the influences for starting this project in the first place. She’s pretty cool like that!
DirtWolf poured a dark orange under a white colored head of foam. This was a Double India Pale Ale, so the hops were the star. A lot of citrus and pine on both the aroma and taste with medium to high bitterness. Victory’s website says Citra, Chinook, Simcoe, and Mosaic hops were used. Availability is year-round for this one.
Brewery: Victory Brewing Company
Brewery Location: Downingtown – Pennsylvania – United States
Style: Double India Pale Ale
Alcohol By Volume (ABV): 8.7%
Location Purchased: Habersham Beverage (Savannah – Georgia – United States)
Date Sampled: June 4, 2014
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