Latest Libations: 11th Edition

What brews have I been trying lately? Read on to find out.

I've said it before - plenty of times - and I'll say it again: Boulevard never does me wrong. This special Tasting Room brew was in one of their special 12-packs. This Pale Ale incorporates crushed oats in the mash process for a dry, earthy flavor that makes for a great sipping beer.

Another Boulevard offering, American Kolsch is a Golden Ale. Reminiscent of a Pilsner, this delicious beer is golden in color and big on taste.

Deschutes Jubelale is a Winter Ale. Winter Ales are beers that are brewed strong and incorporate spices and other bold flavors, perfect for cold nights. I've had some good Winter Ales before, but this one is different than a lot of the regular Spiced ones I've had. This one has more of a cocoa-coffee taste, and I wasn't a big fan.

Empyrean Brewing Co, right here in Nebraska, has finally set the bar high. This amazing Pitched Blue Black & Blueberry Ale is one of my new favorites. Bold on taste, perfectly flavored with fruit, and just a hint of sweet, I could drink this beer all day. Highly recommended!

Infusion's Gingerbread Vanilla Bean Blonde is a Christmas take on their standard Vanilla Bean Blonde. While the standard VBB is quite delicious, this one was just all right. I usually like Gingerbread and an occasional gingerbread drink, but this one wasn't too exciting. I think it was just too much going on in one drink. If you like gingerbread though, you'd like this drink.

That's a few of the brews I've tried lately. How about you? What beers have you been enjoying?


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