Wednesday, August 31, 2011
For those of you who are tragically unfamiliar with this summer time treat, here are some details. Longfin is a traditional German-style Helles. Light in color and body, the beauty of this beer is in it's crisp drinkability. A refined malt character is accented by just the right amount of hopping to produce a beer built for quaffing. Cheers!
O.G. 1.049 F.G. 1.010 5.1%ABV 18 IBU
Tuesday, August 30, 2011
"Dylans" I Creepy IPA
I went over to Dylans on Saturday to hang with him and BF Josh, we worked a little bit on is SR, well watch mostly and enjoyed a Drink or two of some home brew Beer, all the while BF Josh had his share of the hard stuff - CapriSun...
Dylan made an outstanding IPA, he used his normal IPA recipe but doubled and even almost tripled some of the ingredients. In return he made himself a wonderful double IPA that blew my socks off once again.
It poured I wonderful and very white foamy head that cascaded down my glass perfectly, the beer has an orangish wheaty, dirty copper penny, murky hue that I truly don't mind and always keeps it up front that this is raw "real" beer. The beer itself is Smooth, fruity, citrus up front like all good double IPA's should be, followed by a wonderful indescribable wheat / Caramel middle that literally makes the beer keeping you desiring more and finally finishing with a wonderful Piny resin note that has a mild back bone of malt that keeps you from getting that ol' IPA cotton mouth which reminds you that you have just had yourself a nice solid IPA Beer.
Monday, August 29, 2011
Sierra Nevada Summerfest: Lager: 5% ABV: Seasonal Release: Draft and Package
Summerfest is a delightfully refreshing example of a traditional style lager beer. While lighter in body than our ales, Summerfest displays significant hop aroma and a tangy hop bite. The long lagering period adds a smoothness that makes this beer a great summertime treat.
1957 Triumph Thunderbird
Clay Rathburn of Atom Bomb specializes in low-key customs, the kind that have a charm that grows on you. This is his latest bike, a 1957 Triumph Thunderbird built for Corey Theuerkauf. ‘Corey’s dad Tim started gathering parts to build himself a Triumph twenty years ago,’ says Clay. ‘But he recently passed away unexpectedly. His family decided to finish the project, and asked me to get it done.’ It was a pretty emotional thing for everyone involved, especially since no one knew exactly what Tim had in mind for the bike. Tim’s collection of parts was large and varied, and didn’t provide much in the way of direction. So Clay decided to go for a clean and simple build: ‘a mix of traditional chopper/bobber with a bit of Atom Bomb thrown in.’
The engine is fully rebuilt to stock Thunderbird specs, with low compression pistons. The original magneto was long gone, so Clay used a Joe Hunt. The frame was more troublesome, though: Clay discovered that an aftermarket hardtail for a unit Triumph had been welded on. ‘It didn’t fit, it was on crooked, and the front section was more or less ruined.’ So Clay built a complete custom frame onto the factory neck. The tank is an original Wassell that Tim had, and the rear fender is fashioned from a 1936 Ford spare tire ring.
Clay originally planned to shorten and use a very long springer front end that Tim had found, but it was bent up in the trees. So he located a set of oil-in-frame Triumph forks, and shaved and polished them. The bars, exhaust and miscellaneous parts were all made in house. Corey Theuerkauf now has an elegant, classy ride—and a fitting tribute to remember his father by.
Images by David Bradley.
Read more: http://www.bikeexif.com/triumph-thunderbird-motorcycle#ixzz1WTl95WGF
SIMPLY AMAZING BIKE - LOVE THIS MACHINE
Friday, August 26, 2011
Ol' Wickedblockhead from chopcult sent this to me, in return a pliney the eldar is on its way Monday homie!
Organic Hopworks IPA
Our namesake IPA is a Northwest classic. Generous additions of Amarillo, Centennial, and Cascade hops find their way into the kettle, hop-back, and dry-hop. This judicious use of the “brewers spice” creates rich and resinous flavors of citrus fruit and pine. The finest organic Canadian pilsner malt and organic Munich and Caramel malts then bring balance to your new favorite beer.
15 Degrees Plato OG
Thursday, August 25, 2011
|I stole this pic from: DailyBeerreview.com|
It's been quite a while since we've done a Happy Hour. If you are looking for an excuse to knock off early and come by for a beer, here it is. This Friday 4:00-7:00PM. Show up at 3:00 if you wanna go on a fun little shakedown ride in the hills west of our place. We'll start it off with a bunch of Pacifico and various drinks from the bar but if you want something special, bring it. See you then!
I heard from a little ugly elf that there may be some good beer there!
Wednesday, August 24, 2011
Sam Adams Summer Ale: Wheat Ale: 4% ABV: Seasonal Release: Draft and Package
Samuel Adams® Summer Ale is an American wheat ale. This summer seasonal uses malted wheat, lemon peel and Grains of Paradise, a rare pepper from Africa first used as a brewing spice in the 13th century, to create a crisp taste, spicy flavor and medium body. The ale fermentation imparts a background tropical fruit note reminiscent of mangos and peaches. All of these flavors come together to create a thirst quenching, clean finishing beer perfect for those warm summer days.
Tuesday, August 23, 2011
Monday, August 22, 2011
New Belgium Abbey Grand Cru: 9.5% ABV: Specialty Release: 22oz and Draft
Take the award-winning recipe of Abbey Ale, and precisely increase the hops, malt and fermentation time, and the result is a Grand Cru worth collecting. It is fermented with an authentic Belgian yeast strain and is re-fermented in the bottle to produce natural carbonation. Abbey Grand Cru continues to improve and age deliciously. Optimal storage is a cool (40-55°), dark place where the bottles can remain undisturbed. It is best served at cellar temperature in a New Belgium globe.
Sunday, August 21, 2011
I put up this list earlier on Chop Cult and decided to share it here as well...
Since were on a whole California "BIG" IPA kick.
Here are some BIG DOUBLE IPA's to try:
Idiot IPA from Coronado Brew Co - Super good, fruity aroma from all the different hops, much like a pliney with more of a piney hop flavor...
Pliney the Elder- Simply scrumptious, big back bone, double IPA thats just done right
Blind Pig - Half the hops of a Pliney, the original recipe, a must have...
Ballast Point Big Eye IPA - so good with a solid malt backbone with lots n lots of hops, but soooo balanced I believe it to be one of the best beers available on the market!
Ballast Point Sculpin IPA: A lighter IPA with little Malt but tons and tons of Hops - very very good and wins every award!
Karl Strauss Big Barrel IPA - So good, lots of fruity Hops with a decent backbone - I love it!
Lagunitas Hop Stoopid - Good price for a fantastic Double IPA with tone of hops - great!
Left Coast Hop Juice - A very Big IPA for those of you that want to experience an extreme.
Stone Ruination - Used to be a favorite "big" beer but now I think there are more balanced beers have followed, super good and very tasty but a strong taste of alcohol for a back bone, worth a try but it is a pallet wrecker!
Lagunitas Maximus - A traditional CA IPA that just has everything doubles from the regular Lagunitas IPA - great but can destroy your pallet!
Mission Brewery Shipwreck Double IPA - Proper English IPA but with twice the ingredients. Lots of grapefruit taste with a decent amount of malt - its a big beer and it wont let you forget about it when its gone!
Port Brewing - Mongo and Hop15 are just great Double IPA's. But on that note EVERYTHING from Port is great, if you ever have the opportunity to stop by one of their pizza restaurants you will be more than happy - I think the best Brewery over all that I have had the opportunity to experience.
Green Flast West Coast IPA - although not considered a double IPA, I would put it in that category, this is a fully double hopped west coast old skool style IPA and definitely a pallet wrecker but all so good with abundance of Pine and Malt!
This is how I felt when I woke up this morning!
Thanks for everyone showing up to the Beer Booter yesterday. Man it was a good time and if you missed it then thats exactly what you did - missed it, right Atom!
I want to put a big thank you out there to all the sponsors for helping this stuff happen. It was so much fun! I will be posting pics in the next few days so check back to see the awesomeness of Stupidity in action!
Friday, August 19, 2011
Wednesday, August 17, 2011
Tuesday, August 16, 2011
New Belgium Super Cru: 10% ABV: Specialty Release: 22oz and Draft
A tribute to New Belgium’s 20th Anniversary, Super Cru is a big, beautiful double version of Fat Tire Amber Ale, doubling the malt bill and hop profile of the traditional version. To accentuate the fresh apple ester of Fat Tire, New Belgium added Asian pear juice and tweaked it further with a saison yeast. Super Cru opens with a big bready nose, rolls from floral hop to earthy malt and finishes with a touch of clove.
Monday, August 15, 2011
After work today I headed on over to Benchmark to visit with Pat and to pick up some raffle prizes. Pat is just a ol' school hardworking guy that just wants to make good quality motorcycle parts for a reasonable price - and that he does!
For the raffle he kicked down a Slinky Air Cleaner with EVO breathers and a Mounting Plate that is not yet available for retail.
Thanks allot - Beers are on me...
Sunday, August 14, 2011
New Belgium Somersault Ale: Blond : 5.2% ABV: Seasonal Release: Draft and Package
Somersault Ale is a fun roll around on the tongue and a perfect, summer lounge-around beer that is easy to drink. Color is blonde with a suggestion of amber. Somersault tumbles out with citrus aroma from Centennial hops, a tuck of soft apricot fruitiness, completed by a smooth, upright finish with oats that were fermented in a long, slow mash. Somersaults all around!
Saturday, August 13, 2011
Heineken USA Kicked Down a Newcastle Portable Cooler bag...
Ever since the Beer Booters came into existence Heineken USA has been a core sponsor of the raffle. Think about it, a huge, literally one of the biggest Beer Companies in the world sponsors a dumb ass group like ours - hahaha, thats bitchen!
Heineken USA consists of:
Heineken, Heineken Lt & Heineken Dark
Tecate Lt & Tecate
Doe Equis & Dos Equis Amber (Original German/ Mexican Lager - yum)
Bohemia (Flemish / Mexican Lager)
By buying any of these products you will supporting a company that supports us, do so>>>>>
Friday, August 12, 2011
Went over to Biltwell headquarters last Friday, slapped a couple fives with Mike, Checked out McGoo's titanium phallus in absolute fucking weirded out awe, wished I was single for two seconds as I said Hi to Kenzie and went to a recycled wood store with Bill.
In return for sexual harassment, dirty hands, a feeling of loneliness and got to witness Bill explaining "we weren't together together in the biblical sense" to the recycled wood secretary.
After all that Biltwell our official sponsor put together a little box of goods for the Beer Booter raffle - thanks guys!
Thursday, August 11, 2011
1967 BSA Lightning custom
Union Motorcycle Classics is a bunch of like-minded friends operating out of an old red dairy barn in Idaho. Mike Watanabe and Co. are churning out a steady stream of delectable customs, and the latest is this 1967 BSA A65 Lightning. The boys bought the bike few years back, lured by its pristine 650 cc parallel twin engine. ‘The motor is stock,’ reports Mike. ‘They last a lot longer that way. A good friend of mine who is a great mechanic very carefully assembled it. He lost interest in the Lightning and sold it to me for a song—so I got a brand new motor in a matching-number basket case chassis. Then Luke and I focused on making the thing lighter to gain performance.’
Once in the barn, all unnecessary brackets and lugs were ground off the frame, along with the stock passenger peg loops. Then Union reconstructed the rear subframe to match the newly designed seat. ‘We created new lugs for all of the components we needed to install,’ says Mike, including new mounts for the custom fairing, tank, seat and side covers. ‘We used longer shocks in the rear and lowered the front considerably. The triple trees have a much steeper rake than stock.’ The bodywork is all new—‘inspired by loads of vintage BSA history’—and the side covers were reshaped to fit inside the frame rails, as opposed to outside (as from the factory). Oregon-based Glass From The Past created the molds.
Keep an eye out for this build on Cafe Racer TV soon, and if you’re ever passing through Nampa in Idaho, keep an eye out for a large red barn. There’s a treasure trove of British and European classic motorcycles inside.