A Glass Of Friday – Hazel Brown by Samuel Adams

What is hazel? It makes me think of eyes. I like to think that my own eye color is hazel, a conflation of brown and green and flecks of other. Wait a tick - hold the phone - hey, they probably mean hazelnut. So, a nut flavor in a brown ale? What the hazel will…

A Glass Of Friday – Somersault by New Belgium

The imagery of summer is the most sublime. Crisp blue sky; verdant lawns dripping with cool water; children riding bikes and running and jumping, having been freed of schoolroom shackles; the list goes on. And the geniuses at New Belgium think they can bottle the greatest season of them all. Let us see if the…

A Glass of Friday – Sam Adams Harvest Pumpkin Ale

What brilliance drove the brewers at the Boston Beer Company to release a pumpkin spiced ale ... in autumn? Its utterly amazing. What? Oh, it's not officially fall yet? Oh, I see. Very well, Sam Adams has broken all boundaries by releasing their Pumpkin Ale near fall. Brilliant. Pumpkin ales are like Star Wars books.…

The Tasting of Jack Amber

So my home brew has reached about two weeks now. It seemed only right to make it a feature of Write About Beer Friday. Thus and so, I present to you Jack Amber. Despite its very plain home packaging, it is totally a pleasure. As the name implies, it is an amber. And I tried…