Judgement: Sierra Nevada Summerfest

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Sorry for the lack of updates over the last couple of days.  I’m still getting used to this whole blogging thing and will do my best to keep giving you consistent posts.

Anyways, my friend JW and I made a trip down to the Flying Saucer (http://www.beerknurd.com/), where I sampled the Carolina Blonde (tasty).  It was recommended to me by one of my colleagues from our Charlotte office (thanks John) and is an impressive regional beer out of Moorseville, NC.  I have yet to find it in a grocery store, but if you see it on a menu give it a shot.  The next night some of my colleagues and I took a field trip down there again.

I took some pictures on my camera phone, but it took an unfortunate tumble later that evening and I was only able to save a shot of the Mystery Beer.

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The mystery beer, which was ordered by one of my colleagues from our Charleston Office was Saranac.  It was some sort of cherry flavored beer and was quite disgusting.  Everyone took a sip, frowned, and chased with whatever it was they were drinking.  I tried quite a few different brands, the first couple being Belgian beers that packed a hell of an alcohol content punch.  Eventually I gave the Fat Tire a try.  I loved that it comes in a big-ass bottle and loved even more its taste.  We’ll give it a shot here soon.

Anyways, back to the issue at hand.  Mrs. Beer disagrees with me, but I found the Sierra Nevada Summerfest to be quite pleasant.  It isn’t as good as the Sweetwater brands, but it stands on its own and represents the Sierra Nevada label well.  I’ll be buying it again, but not until next summer, simply because there are other beers I want to try before the summer is out and Mrs. Beer doesn’t like it.  While it is overpriced, if you’re looking for a crisp summer beer, then give this one a shot.

Taste:  7/10

Drinkability:  6.5/10

Price:  5.5/10

Availability:  6.5/10

Alcohol Content:  7/10

Presentation:  8/10

Overall:  6.8/10

Tonight, we’ll have the arrival of a new beer and next week we’ll have a couple of new features.  We’ll be having our first guest post from my friend that ordered the Mystery Beer this week.  We’ll just call him Mr. E. Beer (mystery?).  I wonder what the E stands for?

Wednesday night we’re going to have our first beer taste test with some folks from the office.  We’ll be having blind taste tests of the following light beers:

Michelob Light
Bud Light
Miller Lite
Coors Light
Natural Light
Busch Light

We’ll have another post later tonight with the new beer.

Mr. Beer

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