Slam Dunkel by Weyerbacher Brewing Company
Roll me over…in the clover…roll me over, lay me down and do it again. Ahh such a classic song. A classic you say? It sure is if you have ever been to Rosie Rumpe’s Regal Dumpe Dinner Theatre in Williamsburg, Virginia. I don’t believe it is open anymore and that is a shame. It was one of the funniest dinner theatres I have ever been too.
So in honor, I will pour beer #202, Slam Dunkel by Weyerbacher Brewing Company from Easton, Pennsylvania, into my Rosie Rumpe’s mug. This Weizenbock (ABV of 7%) was dark reddish brown with an awesome off-white head. It had a nice nose of caramel malts, bread, and there was a spicy component I couldn’t quite put my finger on. It tasted just like it smelled…sweet, malty caramel but also had a…and I thought this was a bit odd…banana flavor. It was quite yummy. Medium bodied with lower carbonation made this quite creamy.
This was a nice brew that I found easy to drink. I guess you could say this Slam Dunkel was a slam dunk. Drink up!
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Tuppers' Hop Pocket Ale by Tuppers' Beers Company
Beer #172 is Tuppers’ Hop Pocket Ale by Tuppers’ Beers Company. This American Pale Ale is brewed in Hampton Virginia and has an ABV of 6%. Tuppers’ is actually two people, Bob & Ellie Tupper. This couple was on a mission to develop a unique ale and in that pursuit they tasted and took notes on over 6000 beers. In the 1990′s they worked with Old Dominion Brewing Company to brew what we have here tonight, Tuppers’ Hop Pocket Ale.
Hop Pocket was a dark amber color with a grassy and bitter citrus aroma. There were some faint bready malts hidden in the nose also. I took a sip and got some pine like tastes mixed with toasted malts. It wasn’t overly bitter. It had a medium body, quite a bit of carbonation, and a very crisp and clean finish to it. It was quite refreshing.
This was an enjoyable beer for me. I liked the mix of hops and malts…neither one too overpowering. It was also neat to know it was my first beer on the 365 that was from Virginia. Cool beans!
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