So Liz and I just secured our tickets for the American Craft Beer Fest, a nice birthday present from the folks. It is on June fourth in Boston. over 100 breweries and over 400 beers, it should be really awesome. For a look at the line-up click here.
Mississippi is not known for being ahead of the race in anything, including beer. With a 5% alcohol by weight limit to any beer sold in the state Mississippi beer lovers are forced to cross borders to get their hands on delicious world class beers. Mississippi is denied more beer than any other state in the country. There is a group of individuals who are trying to fix this nasty little problem. Raise Your Pints is a grassroots organization that is trying to fix the outdated beer laws and make home brewing in Mississippi legal.
Founders Brewing Company
Grand Rapids, MI
India Pale Ale
This was my first beer to try from founders. Not bad at all I really enjoyed it. I feel that it really sticks to the style well. I grabbed this one from Carborro Beverage Co. in Carborro NC.
Appearance – Burnt copper with a 1 1/2 finger tan head. Good lacing.
Aroma – Citrus, floral, malty.
Taste – Spicy. A good piney taste in the foreground. Good malts but absolutely hoppy. Great spice.
Mouth Feel – Dry from the hops. Good smooth medium body texture. Gets bubbly when swished in the mouth.
Drinkability – Good IPA. Dry and hoppy but doesn’t leave you parched when you drink it. Good to drink often.