Monthly Archives: June 2011

epiSUDS take 3 — Devils Canyon — Full Boar Scotch Ale Review

(Taken from the Devil’s Canyon web site http://www.devilscanyonbrewery.com/)
The brewery’s name is derived from the original Spanish designation for the City of Belmont – “la Canada del Diablo” or Devil’s Canyon.

OK, so this is the beer that started it all. Back in 2008, I attended one of Devil’s Canyon Beer Friday events which is held the last Friday of every month. After sampling several beers, I came across this amazing taste sensation. This beer has a smoky smooth flavor with an off white head that leaves great lacing around your glass with every sip. Full Boar is a strong 7.4% abv, so be careful not to drink it too fast.

Devil’s Canyon Full Boar Scotch Ale is available on tap at local bars and restaurants or growler fills at the brewery. A press release today declared their intention to begin bottling in July.

epiSUDS take 2 — Double Take IPA and Amber Ale Review


 

This Beer review is for the Double Take Amber Ale & IPA. The IPA poured lighter than the Amber as expect,  but the IPA tasted flat in the mouth. Looking at all the bubbles in the glass I really expected to taste more carbonation with the IPA but again it tasted flat to me. The Amber had more flavor and didn’t taste flat.  Neither of these beers had a very good head but did have some subtle lacing. This beer can be found at Safeway for about $6 a sixer. Check out the below video review and let me know what you think.

 

epiSUDS take 1 — Bay Area Brewfest in San Francisco


June 11th was the 2nd Annual Brewfest at Fort Mason in San Francisco. It was absolutely packed with fellow hop heads and micro brews. With about 40 or more different types of beer to sample, we had an awesome time!

We filmed for the first time here but unfortunately ran into some audio problems so we did the best we could to salvage the footage which you can see below:

The Chili Pepper beer by Six Rivers Brewery was spicier than I expected, but really good and ran out early.

Some notable others like Tanilla, a dark stout made with vanilla extract and coffee beans, the  PurpleHaze had a distinct grape flavor, a strawberry wheat beer that was incredible, a tangerine beer was off the hook and a refreshing grapefruit beer that’s just in time for summer.

My personal favorite was the Bridge Port Hop Czar which was probably the hoppiest beer at the event.

For $40- all you can drink , you can’t go wrong. There must have been at least 5,000 people at this event so if you plan to go next year be sure to get there early- line outside was pretty insane.

As you can see we had a great time at this year’s brewfest. Hopefully next year we’ll have a booth to interview more of our fellow hop heads and brewers. We look forward to seeing everyone there next year for sure!