Sunday, February 20, 2011

Top of the Hops Beerfest

So last night was the Top of the Hops Beerfest here in Biloxi. I was on a mission to have a 2 ounce shot from all 150 beers. I have to admit that after about a dozen of these shots I realized it may be harder than initially anticipated. The variety of types made it tough. Plus I only had 4 hours to do it in. Given the amount of shots to do and the amount of people walking around it was mathematically impossible to have them all. So here's the list of what I managed to get:

Brewery-Beer

Abita Brewing Company-Turbodog
Abita Brewing Company-Restoration
Anchor Brewing-Anchor Steam
Anheuser-Busch-Budweiser American Ale
Anheuser-Busch-AmberBock
Atlanta Brewing Company-Red Brick Blonde
Beck's Brewery-Becks
Blue Moon Brewing Company-Belgian White
Blue Moon Brewing Company-Spring Blonde Wheat Ale
Carlesburg USA-Kronenbourg 1664
Covington Brewhouse-Ponchartrain Pilsner
Czechvar-Czechvar
Flying Dog Brewery-Doggie Style
Flying Dog Brewery-Tire Bite Golden Ale
Grolsch Brewery-Premium Lager
In Bev-Stell Artois
Jacob Leinenkugel's Brewing Company-Berry Weiss
Jacob Leinenkugel's Brewing Company-Sunset Wheat
JW Dundee-Honey Brown Lager
Kirin Brewery Co-Ichiban
McSorley's Brewery-Irish Pale Ale
McSorley's Brewery-Black Lager
Michelob Brewing Company-Pale Ale
Mike's Hard Lemonade-Margarita Lime
Mike's Hard Lemonade-Lemonade
Mike's Hard Lemonade-Black Cherry
Mike's Hard Lemonade-Cranberry Lemonade
Mike's Hard Lemonade-Strawberry Lemonade
Newcastle-Newcastle Brown
Pabst Brewing Company-Pabst Blue Ribbon
Peroni Brewery-Peroni
Pilsner Urquell Brewery-Pilsner Urquell
Rogue Ales-Dead Guy Ale
Rolling Rock Beer-Rolling Rock
Rolling Rock Beer-Rolling Rock Light
Samuel Adams-Boston Lager
Samuel Adams-Noble Pils
Smirnoff-Ice
Smirnoff-Blueberry Lemonade
Smirnoff-Green Apple
Spoetzl Brewery-Brewery Bock
Spoetzl Brewery-Spring Ale Dortmunder
St. Pauli Brauerei-St. Pauli Girl
Woodchuck Draft Cider-Amber
Woodchuck Draft Cider-Granny Smith

Those are the 45 I tasted in about 2 hours. If there was less of a crowd I could have gotten through much more of the list. Many of what I got to taste were delicious and new. Tasting new beers is an excellent way to spend an evening.

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