21st Amendment Hell or High Watermelon – Review

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Brewery: 21st Amendment
Beer: Hell or High Watermelon
ABV: 4.9%
Rating: 1/5

 

Personal Review:
If you’re looking for a beer that will come home hyperventilating, and cry on your shoulder while telling you that it got picked on all day, this is your beer. The recipe is no secret for this brew. Step One: Create a generic flavorless Hefeweizen. Step Two: Add a bag of watermelon Jolly Ranchers. There is no reason to separate your love of fruit candy and Hefeweizens, just grab one of these brews.

 

Technical Review:
On initial pour this brew is a very light yellow-brown. The head is very white and has no staying power. A testament to the light consistency.
The aroma is slightly bitter and reminiscent of a light lager. The slightly sour aroma is followed by a hint of watermelon perfume.
The mouthfeel is thin and watery.
The taste is weak at first. You hardly know your drinking a beer. This is followed by a slight bitterness from the bittering hops..

The finish has a very chemical watermelon taste.

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Finch’s Secret Stache Stout – Review

Finchs Secret Stout… shhhh

Finch’s Secret Stache Stout

 

Brewery: Finch’s
Beer: Secret Stache Stout
ABV: 5.3%
Rating: 5/5

 

Personal Review:
This is a stout that will punch you in the mouth and still have the decency to tuck you in at night. It takes you on a journey that you will not readily forget. A journey through a desolate, burnt wasteland, and out to the promised land of sweet vanilla. If you have a mustache why not soak some up and keep it secret for later? I won’t tell.

 

Technical Review:
On initial pour this brew is a very dark brown almost black color with a tinge of red noticeable. The head is a medium brown color which dissipates within about 3 minutes.
In the aroma there are noticeable dark roasted grains with a slight hint of oak, and distinguished sweet vanilla notes.
The taste is decidedly of darkly roasted malt grains with a slight earthy nuttiness.
The mouthfeel is thick and velvety.
The finish is a slightly sweet vanilla chocolate flavor.
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Dogwood Growlers! – New Growler Shop in Woodstock GA

32 oz Dogwood Growler

A 32 oz Growler from Dogwood Growlers

A new growler shop opened just down the road from me. I must admit, a small part of me is quite jealous. I have been dreaming about jumping on the craft brew bandwagon and either starting a micro brewery, or opening a growler shop myself. Regardless, I could not be happier to have a place to go to grab a fresh, craft brew.

The 32 oz growler of Finch’s Secret Stache Stout (above) cost me about 6 bucks. Prior to purchase, you can sample the taps for about 1$ each to make sure you like what you get. They also have specials.

The staff has been great. I have usually interacted with the owner Ernesto, but even when I haven’t, it is easy to tell he knows how to run a business. He is open to suggestions, easy to talk to, and is very personable. I have only visited 3 times since they have opened, and they already remember my name.

If you live in the Woodstock, Georgia area and like craft beer make sure to stop by Dogwood Growlers and get some beer from Ernesto. He runs a really great, local, family owned business with awesome, local craft beer.

Visit their site: www.dogwoodgrowlers.com

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