Happy Father’s Day!

dad and riggins

As we did for Mother’s Day, we’re going to lead today’s post off with a Happy Father’s Day wish to our dads.  All the golf tournaments, basketball games, driving lessons, and overall life advice from Dad have certainly played a large part in making me who I am today, so the three beers we’re reviewing here are raised to all the dads out there, and to the dads to be in Brian and John!  Along with all the dads and dads to be out there, I’d also like to shout out to all the Father-in-Laws as well.  I couldn’t have asked for a better second dad than Win who did a magnificent job raising two wonderful women!  Here is one of those wonderful women spoiling him on his birthday a couple of years ago.
win and kendall
anniversary pic
Now, why in the world didn’t we post last week?  We bought a new six pack right?  Well, yes we did and I failed to tell you about it, but last week was our anniversary and it was spent together, blog free, with Riggins and a few bourbons since we were married on National Bourbon Day.  Alright, what’s in the six pack
1.  Ballast Point Grapefruit Sculpin
2.  Dogfish Head Namaste
3.  Lowcountry Palmetto Pilsner
4.  DuClaw Blood Orange Neon Gypsy IPA
5.  Lagunitas Lucky #13 Red Ale
6.  New Holland Tasmanian Hatter IPA
Starting this mix pack out today (well, last week really) is the Ballast Point Grapefruit Sculpin.
ballast point grapefruit sculpin
I first sampled this beer over at Trip and Cassie’s last weekend while Kendall and her sister were in Aruba.  Trip was raving about it so after having one I decided it was time to examine it here.  Now, when I tried this over at his house, it was post-Carolina baseball loss to Oklahoma State in the Super Regional so my taste buds were a little, emmm, shot at that point.  I still liked it enough to give it this try and man alive am I glad I did.  I think this could be the best beer I have ever had.  I kid you not…this is fantastic.  It tastes great, smells magnificent, looks beautiful in that English Pint Glass, and it has just the right amount of bitterness and sweetness to it.  I loved it and this will be a new staple in the Buchanan family fridge.  It also is now the new champion on Pick Six with our first over ***** rating!
dogfish head namaste
Up next, we have the Dogfish Head Namaste Witbier.  Now, I hate the word namaste because of some stupid radio ad I kept hearing over and over and over and over again.  I don’t even remember the product they were selling, but I hated it.  That being said, I do not hate this beer.  It is quite good.  It is a light, very carbonated, and refreshing summer beer.  It did not have much of a head and didn’t leave any lacing, but it just tasted good.  It has a nice little spice to it at the end that kicks the rating up to a solid ****.  Go grab one!
lowcountry palmetto pilsner
Closing out today’s post is Palmetto Brewing Company’s Lowcountry Pilsner.  This is a solid, crisp, refreshing pilsner.  Very easy drinking.  It has a moderate carbonation, but it has a slightly dank aroma to it that prevents it from measuring up to some other pilsners we have sampled, but it holds its own and comes with a good recommendation here.  ***.75

We’ll close out the mix pack this week and then pick up another.  Somebody has a birthday coming up this weekend so we’ll have to see what types of beers we can find for that special someone!

Cheers,
Franklin

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