Agner & Wolf Marzen

Agner & Wolf Marzen

My training for a 10-mile race next month is going very well. In the last 7 days, I ran 22 miles (three runs). I’m feeling very strong and very positive. Right now I just have to pray I don’t get injured. Do any of you runners have tips to avoid getting hurt in the last few weeks before a big run?

Tonight there is no running. Instead, I’m hanging out with the wife and drinking a bottle of Agner & Wolf Marzen. Agner & Wolf are a relatively new brewery out of Nashua, NH. This is the first beer I’ve tried from them.

And let me tell you, this one is hitting the spot. The beer is an Oktoberfest marzen style with 5.2% ABV. It’s super drinkable, with nothing but caramel malt and a slight hint of earthiness. It’s frankly nothing unique, but this is just what the doctor ordered. No overbearing or whacky flavors…just delicious beer. Yum.

-Lost

Two Brothers Dog Days

Two Brothers Dog Days

I can’t believe it’s almost Friday again. I also cannot believe I have virtually no plans this weekend. Well, Friday and Saturday I have no plans. On Sunday I go golfing with some buddies…probably the final round of the year. And let me clarify by saying, it’s more about crushing beers than the game of golf. While playing 18 is one of the few times I really throw back. You might assume that I drink in volume all the time. I mean, I’m a beer blogger and I write about beer most nights, right? Fact of the matter is, I drink frequently, but rarely in any significant volume.

Tonight’s review is of Two Brothers Dog Days, which is one of the last beers I have left from my trip to Chicago. The brew is an export style lager, a relatively rare style.

I drank this with Heather and Greg. Our thoughts went a little like this:

  • Heather said it smelled like popcorn butter. She thought it was just OK.
  • Greg said it smelled like moldy bread and vegetables. He thought it went down quick and had a smooth finish. “Better than Budweiser, but not as good as Yuengling”.
  • I found the beer to be unremarkable. Unimpressive lager with a citrus finish.

-Lost

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