Tuesday, November 13, 2007

Today's Two Beers

Boulder Cold Hop British-Style Ale
Boulder Beer was founded in 1979 and is Colorado's first craft brewery, which in and of itself is pretty impressive. I was first introduced to them via their Mojo IPA, which I got as part of a beer-of-the-month club and loved. Ever since, whenever I see one of their beers, I buy it. Part of their Looking Glass Series of specialty brews, the 22-ounce Cold Hop is a fruity, hoppy ale that's very easy to drink. I'm not sure what the alcohol content is, but since this is an English-style IPA, I'm betting it's not too high.

Clay Pipe Hop-ocalypse IPA
Clay Pipe Brewing is based in Westminster, MD., and although I've had a handful of their beers, I don't know much about the five-year-old brewery. Hop-ocalypse is an IPA that's 6% alcohol and not as hoppy as you would think, given its name. Nothing really makes this beer standout, but as IPAs go, you could do much worse. I remember liking Clay Pipe's Pursuit Of Happiness Winter Warmer a lot, though, so hopefully I can track one of them down this holiday season.

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