12 Beers From Around the World.
2017’s Beer Camp included a globe trotting collection of 12 different beers, aiming higher compared to last year’s 6 regional American beers. Still I love the concept, the collaboration, and I’m excited to see what 2018 brings. But now, let’s get to the slurred word poems that these international beers inspired.
The Bruery – Raspberry Sundae – 8% – Blonde Ale
When you hear something like raspberry sundae, you think more of a sweet milk stout. But lo and behold this was not so. What you get is a nice blonde ale, with sweet notes of vanilla and cocoa. The raspberry is very, very subtle. It’s a creamy, frothy ale with more spice notes than sweet fruit.
sipper sweet vanilla
subtle raspberry day dream ice
Mikkeller Brewery – Thai Style Iced Tea – 7.2% – Spiced Ale
It’s interesting. You can taste the strong notes of black tea along with the citrus and spice notes of clove and coriander. It’s a light, easy to drink beer. And refreshing. Which are all things that seem odd to say for a beer at over 7%.
my style, easy
summer sipping perfect
lowkey backyard bbq kind
Surly Brewing – Ginger Lager – 6.2% – Spiced Lager
You can smell and taste that ginger. And on top of that, you get a kick from the heat of cayenne. It’s not overbearing, and it somehow all comes together to make a great beer I didn’t think I was going to enjoy. It’s a weirdly delicious lager, just not something I could see myself drinking a six pack of.
and a cayenne kick to
the face, surely Surly knows how
Saint Arnold Brewing – Dry-hopped Berliner-Style Weisse – 4.2%
– Berliner-Style Weisse
It’s the lowest ABV beer here and one of my favorites so far. Sour & salty, with tart tangy flavors of lemon. It’s got a subtle malt background, with some lemongrass and hints of spice. It’s beautiful.
had a choice
of beer or water, while
stranded in a desert, I’d choose
Kiuchi Brewery – White IPA with Yuzu – 7.0% – IPA
Floral and citrus. But not your normal citrus, more like a mandarin orange flavor. Which is paired with some mellow spices and a welcome bitterness.
and white, tastes like heaven
tropic paradise island pale
Ayinger Brewery – Dunkle Weisse – 5.7% – Dunkle Weisse
A creamy caramel malt flavor, with subtle fruits, mainly banana. Which goes great with the clove spice.
where thunder rolls
in summertime, dunkle
weisse waters feed the thirsty earthy
Fullers Brewery – Atlantic Style Vintage Ale – 8.5% – Ale
A hearty beer. It has rich plum and spice flavor, that mellow out into a carmely sweet and hearty malty finish.
makes a full beer
plum bastard baby could
warm any Atlantic weary
Garage Project – Campout Porter – 7.7% – Porter
Tastes like a campfire, that’s for sure. Dominant smokey, charred malts. It’s balanced with some sweet, creamy vanilla notes. I have a hunch it would pair perfectly with a s’more.
songs around the
campfire, screaming songs wild
at the top of our lungs, cold beer
Duvel Moortgat – Hoppy Belgian Style Golden Ale – 8.0% – Golden Ale
It is what it says, a bitter hoppy Belgian. In addition to some floral hop bitterness, you get that bubblegum taste of the Belgian. There’s a hint of lemon tartness and then more hops.
golden fine shine
birds singing soft spring songs
I’m in heaven sipping on a
Avery Brewing – Dry-hopped Brandywine Style Ale – 9.4% – Brandywine
What a beast. It’s malt heavy, rich and caramelly. You get some sweet syrupy notes of toffee and spice. With a nice bitterness at the end.
wine baby star-
-ry eyed baby, this beer
sparks wreckless wildfire abandon
Boneyard Beer – West Coast Style DIPA – 8.3% – DIPA
Taste like the tropics. It’s a fruit forward beer with flavors of mango, melon, and pineapple. Other notes included, a piney earthiness, a stick, slight resin taste, and floral hops. A great take on the west coast style.
on great golden
oceans, paradise found
in a 16 ounce can of hope
Treehouse Brewing – East Meets West IPA – 7.0% – IPA
Sweet malt meets juicy citrus hops. It has some notes of pine and floral hops. Yet it has such a mild bitterness to it. Leans more toward the west coast style though.
-western boy who dreams of
something beyond endless fields of