Tonight we are scrambling to make some dinner, and then we are off to visit our cat in the hospital, followed by weekly trivia. I haven’t received my daily update on the status of our cat Gunnar (a.k.a. Mr. Pickles), but I promise I’ll keep you all apprised of the situation.
Tonight’s beer reviews are from two Chicago-area breweries: Temperance Gatecrasher and Revolution Bottom Up Wit.
Temperance Gatecrasher is an English-style IPA. For those who aren’t familiar with the style, it is intended to be much less hoppy than its American counterpart. As I have been on a English beer kick, I was super excited to give this a try. Sadly, I was not impressed. Instead of a nice balanced beer, I was hit with strong, astringent citrus and floral hops. Hoppy at the beginning, through the middle, and at the end. Little malt flavor to speak of. Boo. Very sad.
Luckily, Revolution Bottom Up Wit saved the day for me. This wheat beer is a solid summer brew. It packs serious lemon citrus flavor as well as a solid backbone of wheat/bread. The only odd thing I noticed was an intense spicy finish that I wasn’t expecting. Overall, I liked this beer a lot, although I found the finish a bit weird.