Thursday, April 4, 2013

First Thursday's Just For Fun: Beer!

I am a librarian and I must, by law I believe, love wine and/or craft beer. Wine doesn't like me much, but that's okay because craft beer loves me, and I love it back.

There are many I adore, and I'm always finding new ones to love. But in the interests of keeping this to a readable length, I've only listed three. The beers you see below are off the top of my head:

HopDevil IPA by Victory

This is definitely my favorite IPA.

Description from the brewery: "Bold, spicy and Menacingly Delicious™, this American hopped India Pale Ale offers an aromatic punch and then follows through with a lasting, full-bodied finish provided by quality German malts."

Raison D'Etre by Dogfish Head

I could drink this beer every day, all day, in the winter.

Description from the brewery: "A deep mahogany, Belgian-style brown ale brewed with beet sugar, raisins and Belgian-style yeast."

Lucky 7 by Evo

I was introduced to this one recently, and it was love at first sip. Super local (they are located in Salisbury, Maryland) as far as I know, but if you're anywhere nearby, definitely get some of this delish beer.

Description from the brewery: "Black with garnet highlights, this porter is rich and full flavored with notes of chocolate, coffee and smoke playing off the sweeter toffee and dark dried fruit tones."

So, how about you? Do you have a favorite craft beer?

By the way, if you didn't already know it, Jake Berg - who has written for this blog in the past - is one of the people behind DC Beer, a beer blog that is well worth your attention if you don't already read it.


  1. My favourites are all hop, all the time (with, alas, an ABV to match), and primarily Canadian: Hop Circle and Red Racer from BC, FishEYE-PA, Headstock, Boneshaker and Spearhead from Ontario. Also, when I can get it, cask Canucklehead, Hopping Mad, Hop Addict (a rarity at 4.5%), and Ten Bitter Years.

    I did try Sam Adams' Latitude 48 when it arrived in Toronto, which was pretty great! I also love Mill Street's Cobblestone Stout; it puts Guinness to shame and quickly.

  2. Perfect timing since Sunday is National Beer Day! I'm not a big beer drinker I'm a wine lover. When my friend was in school in Maryland we would go to DuClaw and I would love to get their beer sampler. It was just enough for me, my favorite was their Bare Ass Blond.

  3. Beeeeeer. My favorites are actually the ones my husband brews.

    Lately I'm liking this one:

  4. Hard to just name one, but this one is in my top 3: