Saturday, November 17, 2007
Today's Two Beers
Full Sail Pale Ale
Full Sail Brewing Company is based in Hood River, Ore., and is employee owned. I've had about 10 of their beers and have never been disappointed. Their Pale Ale -- one of their three core brands -- is 5.4% alcohol and not overly hoppy. This would definitely be am enjoyable beer for people who think a lot of craft brews are too much work. It's also one that could be consumed over a whole evening of drinking.
Cisco Brewers Whale's Tale Pale Ale
Hadn't heard of this Nantucket, Mass., brewery until I saw this at The Foodery yesterday. They also seem to make spirits (under the name Triple Eight Distillery) and wine (Nantucket Vineyard), which is damn impressive. Whale's Tale Pale Ale is a hoppy, malty beer, but like Full Sail Pale Ale, it's not too extreme for the non-beer-enthusiast crowd. This comes in 750-ml bottles, but mine, unfortunately, was a 12-ouncer.