"Belching Bride"

I do so love this beer

Da Shootz

Deschutes Brewing (Bend OR)
"Clean, lightly toasted, light citrus, bubbly, and refreshing. A simple style with low ABV and low IBU so you can keep on keeping on."

At 99 calories, 4 carbs a 4% ABV this is Deschutes entry into the craft "light beer" market.
I think it's a better than you major breweries light beers, but c'mon ... that's an awfully low bar.
To their credit it is adjunct free, brewed from 100% barley malts.
The colder the better with this. Was not impressed at the first try. Second time 'round I got it ice cold and it was infinitely better. Actually really good.

ABV 4%, 25 IBU
Hops: Tettnag, Lemmondrop, Azassa
Malt: Bohemian Pilsner, Pilsner, Carapils

Swag ...

... from a recent Pint Night at the local alehouse

Luponic Distortion Revolution No. 013

Firestone Walker Brewing (Paso Robles, CA)
"Luponic No. 13 delivers a seemingly impossible array of fruit flavors derived solely through hops, without any flavoring or adjuncts. The lead hop in No. 13 comes from a three-acre experiment plot planted exclusively for Firestone Walker in Washington's Yakima Valley, creating bright flavors of piña colada, key lime, and nectarine. "

A solid, drinkable, citrusy IPA, but I got none of the nectarine or Pina Colada flavors and not sure on the key lime.

ABV 5.9%


SoMa Beer Company (San Leandro, CA)
Two for two with this brewery (the Hazy IPA was excellent).
This is a very good example of the IPA style. Hoppy but a nice hit of malts. Bitter citrus finish that I liked a lot.
 Nothing over the top. Very well balanced and extremely drinkable.

ABV 6.8%

St. Chuck's Smoke

Rogue Ales (Newport, OR)
"Our version of a classic German Marzen lager featuring rich notes of smoke and caramel with a lingering, smokey finish. "

Weird ... not bad, just weird.
Bacon flavored beer? Maybe. Certainly one of the oddest beers I've ever had.
I scored this from my friend Jerry. He was at the brewery and found this. Limited production (something like only 30 cases).

ABV 6.2%, 15 IBU

Passion Fruit Kölsch

New Belgium Brewing (Fort Collins, CO)
"Passion Fruit Kölsch is a crushable, refreshing fruit-forward beer ready for fun in the sun."

Strong passion fruit aroma.
Tart, sweet and a good summer sipper.

ABV 4.3%, 13 IBU
Hops: Nugget, Azacca, Calypso
Malt: Pale, Pilsner
Yeast: Kölsch
Passion Fruit Juice

Mural Agua Fresca

New Belgium Brewing  (Fort Collins, CO)
"Produced in partnership with Primus Cerveceria, a leading Mexican craft brewery based in Mexico City founded by three cousins, Rodolfo, Jaime, and Rebeca. Mural is our joint homage to the classic agua fresca that also pushes the boundaries of what a beer can be. 
In Mexico, the agua fresca is everywhere.  They're usually found in street food markets and feature a blend of seasonal fruits. Our cerveza takes inspiration from agua frescas and features hibiscus, agave, watermelon, and lime for a fresh, vibrant sip."

Very tasty and refreshing.
Different, but really good. Definitely will buy again.

ABV 4%,

Hoptimum 2019

Sierra Nevada Brewing (Chico, CA)
"Our brewers selected the finest, most flavorful hops, pushed them beyond their limits and forged them into this all-new triple IPA. This reimagined Hoptimum is our hoppiest beer yet, providing a blend of tropical and citrus hop aroma that delivers a refined yet aggressive character."

Big hop presence. Lots of citrus with a hint of pine in the background. Surprisingly smooth and drinkable. Alcohol is not very noticeable.

ABV 9.6%, 65 IBU
Hops: Citra, Crystal, Ekuanot, Loral, Mosaic, Simcoe, Strata
Malt: Two-row Pale, Flaked Oats, Wheat
Yeast: Ale Yeast