A few minutes ago, I completed a long post accompany the photo above (you can tell which ones I opened before I remembered I needed a photo, right?) , one which explained the consumption of the beers picture in personal terms, dealt with the reality that “Session Beer” is to Lew Bryson as “Extreme Beer” is to Sam Calagione, explored why I have a bit of a man-crush on Sierra Nevada going back to the early ’90s and otherwise contributed a bit of light and wisdom to the sorry world of ours.
And then it all went away.
I am a beta tester for the forthcoming release of whatever-version for Firefox. I got an update on Friday. I am not sure if my problems are related to that, but this same thing happened to me yesterday while writing a post for this blog on my notebook. For no discernible reason, when I went to preview the post, all the content disappeared.
So I’m going with Firefox as the villain, if only because this entire updated version sucks. Every good thing they’d done in multiple previous updates is gone. I am extremely pissed about that. But I can do nothing about that.
So we pick up the pieces and move on.
All that survives of what might have been one of the finest, best conceived, well constructed and eminently logical posts ever, is the brief comments on the beers picture above because those notes were written as a text file and then inserted here. This is what I had to say (in order of opening and drinking):
California Common – (Beer Camp beer #8. 6.5%): Quite nice. Golden in color, nice earthy hop notes against a strong malt backbone, an unexpectly bitter finish. More full-bodied than Anchor Steam.
Weizenbock – (Beer Camp beer #37. 6.6%). Lemony nose upfront, golden in the pour, more lemon and citrus and cakey-notes on the palate. Really solid finish wth a lingering and pleasant aftertaste.
Double IPA – (Beer Camp beer #29. 8.5%). An imperial IPA which, and I say this is a good thing, that is not nearly the big hop bomb, bitter experience one might expect from a West Coast brewery. Balanced, alcohol evident but subdued, bitter finish which does not leave the taste buds gasping for air.
Jupiter Black Ale – (Beer Camp beer #16. 8.5%). Poured with a tan head and deep black color, grassy notes in the nose with a faint chocolatey background. Roasty and rich on the palate ansd very nice overall, albeit pretty familiar.
Pick of the litter: Weizenbock. Just a nice beer I’d enjoy drinking frequently. Isn’t that what it’s all about?
My thanks to Patrick Mullin, the sales rep who is Mr. Sierra Nevada in these parts, for those beers and early samples of Southern Harvest Ale 2011 and Oliva Dubbel.
As for you readers, you will never know what you missed.
Maybe that’s a good thing. I have been drinking, you know?SHARE