Author: Juan J

Not a Loser: Elysian Loser Pale Ale

Loser Pale Ale (7.0% ABV, 57 IBU) What caught my eye first when I saw this beer was the name. I think its safe to say that most people would, with a big loser across the label. Its a pale ale and above the word loser is the phrase “Corporate Beer Still Sucks.” Well said. The micro is officially called Loser Pale Ale (7.0% ABV, 57 IBU) and comes from a northwest brewery Elysian Brewing Company wich is located in Seattle. This respectfully tasting beer had a fluffy head and presented with a cloudy, opaque copper color. The citrusy...

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Lithuanian Lobster Lovers Beer

Lobsters Lovers Beer (9.5% ABV) I had lunch today at one of my old favorite Greek/Eastern European delis (old because I havent been there in over a year) and tore up their very delicious beef and lamb gyro. Yum! While I waited for my order I strolled by their various sections of various foreign brands of food, wine and reading material. Somehow I was mysteriously pulled to the beer section without protest I might add. Wow I thought as I gazed them over. Many were pilsers which I wasnt looking for. Other labels were in Cyrillic which I have...

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Phat Matt’s IPA

Phat Matt’s IPA (7% ABV, 64 IBU) Man, have I mentioned here that I love IPAs? I’m both a student and a slave of the hop infused liquidity sustenance known as a micro IPA. I always get excited when a new one drenches my palate. Which is what happened for this post’s tasting. Cruising the micro section of a nearby convenience store I saw Phat Matt’s IPA (7% ABV, 64 IBU) and I instantly grabbed it. I’m not really sure why but I wonder if the label’s pic of the phat dude looks like your’s truly. Ha. This phatty...

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Two East Coast IPAs: 90 Minute IPA & Hopdevil IPA

90 Minute IPA (9% ABV, 90 IBU) & Hopdevil IPA (6.7% ABV, 50 IBU) Hmm, East Coast and IPA – is this a combo that I will like or not? If so which of the two IPAs will I prefer? This is what I thought earlier when I was looking for some IPAs from the wrong coast I mean East Coast when it comes to micro beers. With a little help from the beer guy at a local respectable grocery store I got my hands on two IPAs from the Northeast that the beer dude recommended. Up tonight for...

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Salute to Acropolis Steakhouse: Portland, OR

Acropolis Steakhouse Plus: Portland, Oregon Come hither dear sir – find a cozy seat, have a hearty meal and enjoy the top of the line entertainment show that Portland has to offer!!! Whoa is this a Manhattan quality theatrical show or part of the Shakespearean Festival in Ashland, Oregon or is this the mother-effen Portland Oregon’s own Acropolis Steakhouse!? Your guess is correct. Portland is not only known for its limitless mirco breweries but is also home to the most strip joints per capita according to the Willamette Week in all of the US. Don’t belive me? Well you...

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