The Friday Beer http://www.kplu.org en The Friday Beer: Widmer Hefeweizen http://www.kplu.org/post/friday-beer-widmer-hefeweizen <p>Here in the Great Pacific Northwest the days are getting longer, the temperature is on the rise and we are finally starting to see some sun. We&rsquo;re not out of the iffy spring weather yet but soon we&rsquo;ll be grilling on the BBQ, lounging on beaches and looking for pubs that have outside seating.</p><p>A hefeweizen is a great summer time beer and the Widmer Hefeweizen is one worth trying. Fri, 27 Apr 2012 22:54:55 +0000 Paul Gibson 4868 at http://www.kplu.org The Friday Beer: Widmer Hefeweizen The Friday Beer: 10 Barrel Brewing Company's ISA http://www.kplu.org/post/friday-beer-10-barrel-brewing-companys-isa <p>Road trip! Nothing beats a road trip to get you out of a routine. Road trips present an opportunity to try new breweries, explore new pubs and meet new people. A recent trip to Bend, Ore provided just the change of scenery I needed. Out of lowland Seattle up into the high desert of Central Oregon. While in Bend I had the opportunity to visit Deschutes, Boneyard and 10 Barrel. Great beers and great people all around.</p><p>Pictured here is the 10 Barrel ISA. It&#39;s their India Session Ale. A bit lower on the alcohol and very drinkable with great citrusy aroma.</p><p> Fri, 17 Feb 2012 23:11:16 +0000 Paul Gibson 4197 at http://www.kplu.org The Friday Beer: 10 Barrel Brewing Company's ISA The Friday Beer: Big Time Brewery’s Whiny the Complainer http://www.kplu.org/post/friday-beer-big-time-brewery%E2%80%99s-whiny-complainer <p>A few weeks ago we had a post about Russian River&#39;s Pliny the Elder and if you investigated the brewery you may have learned about their very limited release of Pliny the Younger. The Younger is a super hopped up version of an already hoppy beer.</p><p>Only a small amount of the Younger is brewed each year and it is yearned for by hop heads everywhere. But, it&#39;s a small batch brew and only a lucky few actually get a taste before it&#39;s all gone &hellip; and then people complain about not getting any. They kvetch that it never made it to their city or how the keg was finished in an hour.</p><p>Hence Big Time Brewery came up with its response to that unmet desire: The super hoppy Whiny the Complainer.</p><p> Fri, 10 Feb 2012 23:39:27 +0000 Paul Gibson 4122 at http://www.kplu.org The Friday Beer: Big Time Brewery’s Whiny the Complainer The Friday beer: Russian River Brewing’s Pliny the Elder http://www.kplu.org/post/friday-beer-russian-river-brewing%E2%80%99s-pliny-elder <p>What&#39;s that? Pliny is on tap? Let&#39;s go get some! I&#39;m sure those words have been spoken many, many times. Pliny the Elder is one of those beers that has taken on a cult-like following. People go crazy for it.</p><p><a href="http://beeradvocate.com/beer/profile/863/7971">Over at Beeradovate</a>, it rates a perfect 100.</p><p> Fri, 13 Jan 2012 22:52:27 +0000 Paul Gibson 3728 at http://www.kplu.org The Friday beer: Russian River Brewing’s Pliny the Elder The Friday beer: Deschutes Brewery’s Abyss http://www.kplu.org/post/friday-beer-deschutes-brewery%E2%80%99s-abyss <p>2011 was a good year for beer drinkers. We saw a huge growth in new breweries, experimental ales and carefully crafted draft lists at bars and restaurants. I&#39;m always on the lookout for something new to try but sometimes, during special occasions, you want to go with what you know. Stick with something you trust.</p><p> Fri, 06 Jan 2012 21:16:01 +0000 Paul Gibson 3627 at http://www.kplu.org The Friday beer: Deschutes Brewery’s Abyss The Friday beer: Stone 11.11.11 Vertical Epic http://www.kplu.org/post/friday-beer-stone-111111-vertical-epic <p>In spirit of 11/11/11, last night I decided to pick up a bottle of <a href="http://www.stonebrewing.com/">Stone Brewing&#39;s</a> latest release in their Vertical Epic series and crack it open at midnight.</p><p>Brewed with Anaheim Chilies, cinnamon sticks, and Belgian Flanders Golden Ale yeast (providing pretty intense clove and banana overtones), this beer is hard to categorize.</p><p> Fri, 11 Nov 2011 23:27:01 +0000 Justin Steyer 3179 at http://www.kplu.org The Friday beer: Stone 11.11.11 Vertical Epic The Friday beer: Cask conditioned Whoop Pass Double IPA http://www.kplu.org/post/friday-beer-cask-conditioned-whoop-pass-double-ipa <p>When I heard this particular version was cask conditioned and then delivered in a keg I was intrigued. I&#39;ve liked the big bold hops I&#39;ve had in previous Whoop Pass pours and this one did not disappoint.</p><p> Fri, 28 Oct 2011 22:00:00 +0000 Paul Gibson 3029 at http://www.kplu.org The Friday beer: Cask conditioned Whoop Pass Double IPA The Friday beer: Big Time's Hopgoblin Pumpkin Ale http://www.kplu.org/post/friday-beer-big-times-hopgoblin-pumpkin-ale <p>For many, the month of October means falling leaves, ghosts and goblins and pumpkins on doorsteps. It also brings the release of a number of pumpkin beers.</p><p>A recent find here in Seattle was Big Time Brewing Company&#39;s Hopgoblin Pumpkin Ale.</p><p> Fri, 21 Oct 2011 16:55:02 +0000 Paul Gibson 2957 at http://www.kplu.org The Friday beer: Big Time's Hopgoblin Pumpkin Ale