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What Beer Do You Like?


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Grocery shopping today ...


And my choice for this evening is the Golden Valley Brewery Chehalem Mountain IPA.

This excellent IPA is brewed in McMinnville, Oregon, which is not far from my home.

"Balanced strength and bitterness allow generous late additions of Cascade and Crystal hops to pack this IPA with huge bright citrus flavor and aroma."

6.5%, 65 IBU

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We haven't talked about beer lately.

Shame on us!

What are you all drinking lately?

Seth 🇺🇸


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Wine mostly. Clare Valley whites, Barossa Valley reds, some Langhorne Creek. The original Langhorne Creek vineyards were irrigated by the River (creek!) Bremer flooding. One year I was there flooding was extreme, vignerons downcast: all that water the vines would have tremendous vigor and not much fruit.

Will visit the Edinburgh Hotel, might buy some Belgians, write about them as I review each one. Dubbel, Tripel,
Quadrupel, Blonde Ales (Duval!) Alas, no lambics, no geuze doubt any real ones still brewed in Belgium. A wit if I can find one—Hoegaarden is horrible now.

Can read up a bit, write up, pour a glass, take photo, review the beer.
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Also some saison! Farm house ale, made in December, stowed in barrels until August to refresh the saisoneurs, the seasonal workers hired to help bring in the harvest. Maybe some spiced ales.


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Drank this while we’re sheltering in our house from the smoke. This is a really nice brew out of Washington state. From the website ...

Introducing Hazy L IPA, our sixth year-round beer available in six-packs and on draught! This innovative take on the hazy IPA style features Citra®, Sabro™ and Mosaic® hops grown by BT Loftus Ranches. With an approachable bitterness and a crisp body, this hazy IPA was thoughtfully crafted for everyday drinking.

After refining our hazy game for a year with over 30 recipes in our Imagination Station, we finally settled on this hazy IPA recipe as the newest addition to our year-round lineup. It’s a nod to the ripe East Coast hazies with our own fun West Coast spin – which is why we decided to name it Hazy L, another nod to some of the greats that came before us: our great-grandparents’ B.T. and Leota Mae Loftus’ cattle brand ‘Lazy L.’

Availability: Year-round!

**Please Note: All Bale Breaker beer is heavily hopped and unfiltered, so some sediment may be present.

ABV 6.2%

IBU 40
Flavor ProfileCrisp and sessionable with approachable bitterness. Piña colada, grapefruit juice, lemon squares, strawberry candy.
Malt Pilsner, White Wheat, Oats
Hops Simcoe, Citra, Sabro, Mosaic
Yeast BBBC House Strain