Bent Hill Coconut Porter

Bent Hill Coconut Porter

As if moving and unpacking wasn’t stressful enough, we are now packing for our trip to the Azores. I don’t remember if I mentioned the trip on the blog previously. In any event, we’re going for a destination wedding and we’re going to have a blast.

I’m settling down for the evening with just enough time for a beer review before bedtime. In my glass is Bent Hill Coconut Porter, a gift from my mother who visited us last weekend. The beer is an American Porter style brew and carries a 4.4% ABV. The low ABV translates to uber-drinkability. As far as coconut porters go, it’s a decent one. There is no mistaking the toasted coconut, chocolate and faint coffee flavors.

Seeing as I’ve never heard of them before, I assume that Bent Hill is a new brewery. Based on this coconut porter, I’m interested in giving their other beers a go.

-Lost

Switchback Citra-Pils

Switchback Citra-Pils

Long time no blog, eh? The move is now done and we’re settling into the new place. Today the last of our furniture, the mattress, was delivered. All I have to say is: THANK GOD. We have been sleeping on the couch the last few nights, and as comfortable as it is, it’s no bed. Plus, the new bed is a major upgrade over what we used to have, being larger (king) and better quality (memory foam). I’m going to sleep like a baby tonight.

I’m enjoying my first review beer since moving in. Switchback Citra-Pils is a unique beer to kick things off with. First, it’s a relatively rare style, the Keller weisse. Second, it’s brewed with a great variety of hops called Citra (one of my favorites). The brew is super easy drinking and goes down super quick. Just what the doctor ordered. For flavors it’s surprisingly malty, packing a strong biscuity malt-ness. The hops, in my opinion, don’t shine like I expected, but rather come through as a subtle lemony citrus. Yum.

-Lost

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