Roadside by Mother Road

The breweries in Flagstaff regularly show their quality. I've yet to be disappointed by them, whether tasting at the brewery or at a beer festival. The only one I have not sampled yet is Mother Road Brewing. I met the brewers at a festival but never made it to their tent. This beer, Roadside, 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 Tarnished Golden Ale

It's time for Chasing Tail, another brew from Squatters Pubs.  It is a golden ale.  Kind of cute, I guess. This one smells and looks like a copper pipe fitting. It is a pretty beer, with a puffy white head. The coppery smell is really the hops and they come across in the body, too.…

Friends and Local Breweries

This Friday presents me with a beer from Lumberyard Brewing in Flagstaff, Arizona.  It is their Red Ale.   Lumberyard is owned by Beaver Street Brewing, also in Flagstaff.  I recall eating there several years ago.  I liked the restaurant, I recall the food being pretty good.  However, I recall little of the beers. I know…

The Better Chlaus

I had heard much about this legendary beer, Samichlaus.  It is brewed once a year by Castle Brewery Eggenberg in Austria.  I'd never had one until a few months ago when I happened to find a four pack at Bevmo in Phoenix. And it is a wonderful beer.  Once more it is a brown, tea…