Monday, August 30, 2010

Storm King Stoutshake

I am writing this post as I sip on a Storm King Stoutshake. Ingredients: half a quart of vanilla ice cream, 6 oz Victory Storm King Stout. Thats it. I had to mess with the ratios to get the right consistency and flavor. You could definitely go a lighter or heavier on the stout depending on taste and desired thickness. Tastes like a malty coffee milkshake. The hops and alcohol are very present, but after a few sips become much more bearable. Definitely a drink that gets better and better as you progress. What shake should I try next?

Schneider Aventinus Aged 5 years vs Fresh

Weizenbocks are one of my favorite styles of beer, and Schneider Aventinus is one of my favorite beers, and I was excited to do a comparison of aged to fresh. I was fully expecting to enjoy the aged Aventinus much more than the fresh, but I had the complete opposite reaction. The aged and fresh beer taste quite different. The fresh has a malty full body feel, and the aged Aventinus has more of a dry thinner wheat wine-y taste to it. The color and haziness on both beers was identical. This just makes me more excited to start brewing my own of this variety. The fresher the better.