Nauti Seltzer

Nauti Seltzer

This past weekend was a good one. On Saturday, I was able to bang out an 8 mile run, which has been my longest run this year. It also took me up to a grand total of 1000 miles run since fall of 2011! Saturday night we hung out with friends Greg, Heather and Carla to play some Cards Against Humanity and have a few adult beverages.

Nauti Seltzer

The gathering gave us a chance to try out a new product on the market – Nauti Seltzer, produced by Craft Cocktail Company. Craft Cocktail is owned by the same folks who run Wachusett Brewing Company. They provided me some samples to try out, so many thanks to them!

Nauti Seltzer

Melissa and Heather did most of the drinking, although Greg and I both gave each flavor a try. Nauti Seltzer comes in four flavors:

  • Lemon Lime
  • Grapefruit
  • Raspberry
  • Cranberry

Here are our thoughts…

Melissa liked the Lemon Lime, although no one else was a big fan. Melissa says “it’s light in flavor, so it’s probably the best out of the bunch to have with food.” I though it tasted a whole hell of a lot like Zima, with a twist of lime added.

The Grapefruit had mixed reviews, and was Heather’s favorite. The smell reminded a few people of The Body Shop’s grapefruit lotions/soaps, but surprisingly, the flavor was no where near as strong. I also liked the grapefruit, and thought it would be highly sessionable.

The Raspberry was my favorite, as I thought the flavors were bold but not too sweet. Greg also liked the raspberry. The ladies were neutral on it.

Finally, the Cranberry was categorically disliked. It tasted more like fruit punch, not cranberry, and in general, had a funky flavor profile.

Nauti Seltzer

Nauti Seltzer is available nation-wide. It will appeal to folks who are looking for a low calorie (110 per 12-ounce can), low ABV, sessionable alternative to beer.

-Lost

Abandoned Building Nightshare Stout

Abandoned Building Nightshare Stout

I’m on vacation! I have the next couple of days off and we’re headed to Vermont with our friends Heather and Greg. We rented a house outside of Burlington and we’re going to spend the weekend eating and drinking our way through the city. On tap for tomorrow, is a trip to Otter Creek and Woodchuck, on our way up there. I’m thoroughly excited, and you should be too; the house we rented has a hot tub, which surely will result in more inappropriate photos of me appearing on the blog!

Tonight, I’m drinking a bottle of Abandoned Building Nightshare Stout. This is an American stout, which is aged in bourbon barrels. I do love me some bourbon, and I do love me some bourbon barrel aged beer. Sadly, this beer is utterly off the mark. To start, it’s a bit thin in body. Next, the amount of bourbon flavor that comes through is weak. I get some dull vanilla notes, with an oak finish. There are far better beers out there representing this style. Perhaps if you’re looking for a lighter stout with muted oak flavors, this one would be a good choice?

-Lost