Thursday, January 31, 2008

Hops

Water, malted grain, yeast, water and yes, Hops...

Yup, been around for ages being turned into beer by Monks and such.
This post isn't for the Nazarine boys...sorry guys.
Let's start this by saying that I've had my fair share of beer. Good beer and baaad beer. Miller? baaad beer. Guinness? goood beer.
My desert island beers have been, No# 1 Guinness , No#2 Sierra Nevada. No#3 a wonderful beer from Stella Artois and No#4 a white ale from Hoegaarden, that was until a few weeks ago. While in Pennsylvania, I came across a local brew called Hop Devil from Victory Brewing. Wow, wow, wow... read a review here.
This has to be the perfect balance between Hops and Malt. too much malt and the beer can be sweet and very filling, too many hops and the back of your throat wants to close up. Sierra Nevada's India Pale Ale has been at the top of my Hop threshold, not anymore. Bring on the Hop Devil. What an amazing brew. Did it replace Sierra's I.P.A? nope, let's make it beer No#5, there's always room for beer, wait that's pudding....hmmm, beer pudding? MY IDEA FIRST! WOOHOO!

8 comments:

Angie said...

Well, I'm the girl married to one of those Nazarene boys. . . and I'd try any one of your five favorites.

Shhhhhh!

Doug said...

Mrs. Aubrey!!

Not tell'n

\~/ 80ibu said...

Glad you enjoyed Hop Devil. Next time in philly try and make it to Downingtown PA to visit Victory and you will be able to have Hop Devil on the hand pump. It is even better that way! Hard to believe it could be better, but it is a must try!

Steve said...

Tasted beer once - didn't take to it.

I guess that leaves more for you - and for Angie.

Angie said...

Well, to be honest, it's not my favorite. . . but when in Germany.....or downtown Chicago.....

Doug said...

Kim smells it once a year and still hates it and that's ok, heck I don't like Opera...

Steve said...

Come on, Doug. Opera's not a bad browser. Much better than IE, even if not as popular as Firefox.

Doug said...

Heck, two tin cans and a string are right up there with ie...at least it's more secure?