Beer Delivery from Hawaii and Decicco’s

– My buddy Chris was in town and called me up to see if I was in for drink. When am I not?? He showed up with some goodies from his travels in Hawaii (where his fiancée resides and his future nuptials are) and some things he picked up from Decicco’s on his way up to the Capital District. I pulled out some stuff from my recent MA trip, birthday beers from Elise, and since I’ll be at Hill Farmstead this weekend for the Harvest Festival, the Everett I’ve been saving since our trip there over the summer.

A night of having a couple of beers quickly turned into an all-nighter, watching an entire season of Archer, eating an entire 10-cut pizza from Inferno, staying up until 2:30AM and showing up two hours late to work next day. Whoops. Totally worth it, though, as it’s not often I get a chance to catch up with Chris.

As for the beers that day:

  • Galaxy White IPA – Anchorage Brewing Company
  • CoCoNut PorTeR – Maui Brewing Co.
  • Everett – Hill Farmstead Brewery
  • Sobrehumano Palena ‘ole – Maui Brewing Co.
  • Slumbrew Trekker Triple – Somerville Brewing Company
  • Gandhi-Bot – New England Brewing Co.
  • Mischief – The Bruery
  • Imperial India Pale Ale – Green Flash Brewing Co.

I was actually really impressed with the stuff from Maui. I’m NOT a huge fan of most of the stuff we have available from Kona (but I’m sure their other stuff is great) so I was pretty happy the beers from Maui delivered. The porter had a tough time standing up next to Everett (one of the best porters in the world in my opinion) but it was great and not something I’m used to expecting from a can. Even the Sobrehumano had this flavor going on with it that just BEGGED to be sour, of which Jolly Pumpkin does and is fairly well rated. I gotta keep my eyes out for that. Lastly the Trekker Triple really surprised me. I’ve been pretty bored of Belgians lately (well, maybe just bored of Ommegang’s yeast strain) and I thought it was really solid. I’ve been happy with all of the beers from my haul from MA and I’m going to start making my way out there for my next couple of hauls.

Anyways, on to what you guys are really here for, beer porn!

Filmishmish – The Bruery

 

The Bruery Filmishmish

– Again, this was pretty late in the night by the time we cracked this one open and we were drooling over trxxpaxxs’ cellar at this point. This one didn’t wow me the way Cascade sours have, or even some of the other stuff from The Bruery. (Granted, I’m still a sour noob.) Solid, but not mind-blowing.

From the Team Buffalo Gang Bang Beer It Forward #2.

Chocolate Rain – The Bruery

– Wow. Hype city. For the money, rarity, and hype surrounding this beer, I’m not sure that I’d rate it higher than Southern Tier’s Choklat (of which I have several in my cellar). It’s not that I didn’t like this beer, and I appreciate trxxpaxxs for opening his up, but this was waaaaaaaay too sweet for my blood and didn’t live up to these super lofty expectations surrounding this beer in the BA community.

From the Team Buffalo Gang Bang Beer It Forward #2.

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