Last year we blew it, and didn’t review a single Oktoberfest beer. We redeemed ourselves this time around, and stumbled upon a 4 pack of this special fall release from Firestone Walker, Oaktoberfest a “Paso Märzen Bier.”Read more
The name Lager originated from the German word “storage“, since lagers are stored and brewed for an extended period of time.
Unlike the ale family, bottom fermenting yeast is used in a much cooler temperature setting during the brewing process. In America, lagers are often produced with adjuncts, which are usually rice or maize.
There are pale lagers and dark lagers, with Pilsner (pale) being the most recognized lager style.
Craft Pilsner became the most intriguing offering to us, since Almanac’s forte has always been funky, earthy, and sour flavors. How would a light lager from Almanac fare? In short, the answer was flipping fantastic, that’s how…Read more
Back in mid-May, Fall Brewing Company started teasing the San Diego beer community that bottles were on the horizon. But what were they??? It turned out that Plenty For All was the inaugural bottle run just in time for the 4th of July.Read more
Whether or not this lager was named as a nod to homerun balls that land in McCovey Cove during San Francisco Giants games, it definitely made a big splash of orange.Read more
This lager was deliciously sessionable, but it also managed to stay out of that dangerous hop water territory, thanks to its hop forwardness and modest 5% ABV.Read more
We enjoy citrus, and always eat ginger off the plate at sushi, so maybe we appreciate those flavors more than most people. But we thought Ginger Lemon Radler was pretty damn tasty.Read more
Typically we are IPA drinkers. But with summer heating up, and being in the midst of a San Diego heatwave, we have been on a lager bender. More specifically, a “hoppy pilsner” bender.Read more
Pick Six is the fifth offering in Pizza Port’s family of canned releases, heading fast down the stretch on the heels of last month’s Kook D.I.P.A. They join Ponto S.I.P.A., The Chronic, and Swami’s.Read more
We wanted to review Anchor California Lager, since it’s become one of our summer go-to’s, and now it comes in cool new cans!Read more
The Chico, CA half of the pack included: Firestone Walker Torpedo Pilsner, Ballast Point Electric Ray, New Glarus There And Back, Cigar City Yonder Bock, Oskar Blues Canfusion, Ninkasi Double Latte Milk Coffee Stout.Read more
Leinenkugel’s Summer Shandy is a radler, which is beer mixed with soda or lemonade, made popular in early 20th century Germany.
I first discovered this beer back in 2012, before Leinenkugel’s started plastering their ads all over the MLB Network. Since then, I see it in more stores, which is fine with me.Read more
New Belgium Loft Beer is available in summer months, and only released in Folly Packs as a revival beer, which are designated for their throwbacks, or crowd favorites. Loft was first brewed in 2003 as a summer offering, and discontinued after 3 years of production.Read more