Back to Basics

Tonight we're drinking Origins (Batch #5), by Crooked Stave Artisan Beer Project. It's a burgundy sour ale, aged in oak barrels, it's brewed out in Denver, and it tastes like magic - but before I get started, a quick announcement.

Today marks two years since Brett and I first started this project. We've come a long way since then, documenting beers and cheeses from around the globe, all around the globe, and even briefly achieving national acclaim, but we couldn't have done it without you. You, our loyal readers, have kept this site afloat, through your generous donations and incessant support. You've held us up, and kept us humble. We couldn't have done it without you - so, cheers, to you!

Now, back to me.

The best way to describe this beer is that it tastes exactly like the bottle looks. This is the sort of beer that would be described in a Dan Brown novel - it's sour, due to the sourness, and yummy, due to the yumminess - and for exactly that same reason, it's delightful.

It looks really dark, but when held up to the light, some Coppertones(tm) are visible, around the edges. The slightly bumpy head it poured with has now entirely dissipated. It smells a lot more mellow than it tastes, which suggests that I am congested. It is a definite lip-smacker - a lot of sour strawberries, some WarHead candies (not sure which ones), and acidity. Delicious, very powerful, yummy. 

That's all I've got tonight, folks! Cheers!