Noticed a new seasonal at Fred Meyer the other day and couldn’t resist picking it up. I already have too much beer in the beer fridge (more on that in a minutes), but I actually had room on the shelf for another 6 pack, so I figured what the hell. 🙂
Deschutes Brewery Twilight Ale is a fine seasonal. As the website notes, this is best consumed cold and outdoors and that is exactly how it went down tonight. I poured a little out in the grass to see if it lived up to its “straw color” and yes, yes it does. So, I happened to be pleasantly surprised when I noticed that the initial hit was calm and smooth, but by about the time it reaches the back of your throat, it has a very hoppy flavor. It gave me a little wake up call and I quickly finished this and a few others. Smooth and easy with just the right aftertaste, this beer is hopped just right.
JBB6 Rating: Will Buy Again
Ok… so… Shea from just-grapes.blogspot.com just happens to have posted a picture at the end of the Seattle International Beerfest post with a great picture of their beer fridge. Many good beers in there, I might add. I thought I would do the same and back up the comment I made at the beginning of the thread.
Below you see the fridge… almost every crack and crevice has a brew in it… the only reason you see some gaps is from the 4th of july. I figure there are about 75 beers in it right now.
Due to the sharing that goes on in the cul-de-sac, I had to make sure folks understood what was off limits. Behold the sign:
And finally… some of what the sign hides… although there is actually more in the door… and I couldn’t get a great angle to show everything, but trust me… there is plenty of new beer to taste in there… I am not worried.