Friday, September 11, 2020

Beer Friday. Sea Change Brewing, Striker Session Ale


After four long months of practically no work I got the call to go out for a set of nights at the mine. Basically I went from doing nothing for months at the shop to being flat out for a full 7 day week of 14 hour nights in the middle of a mine and I am now recovering.

Part of that recovery was supposed to be a local bike ride. You know.. the kind of ride that will ease one back into the swing of things. Maybe a few small hills will be climbed. Maybe I would give it somewhat hard on a straight away or two.. Hell, I would just explore this quant little town on a super fine September day with just me and my hardtail breaking into days off.

As you can see today's ride was not posted on here meaning the Lonebiker minimum 8 kilometres of travel time did not happen. This ride didn't even come close. I got on the bike and instantly regretted my decision. It didn't even take a full pedal rotation and I knew I made a bad decision. I did manage to ride right around the block and back to the house instantly grabbing the iPad and going to a Netflix movie. Yes I know a lot of you reading this being active cyclists probably lifted your nose up at that move but it was a great one.

Never before has being a sloth felt so right other than today.

Today's beer comes from Sea Change brewery with a location right here in Beaumont. The small brewery is a brewpub that has some great beer with a very limited menu. If you go, we hope you like tacos, although they have been having features lately to try and boost things but be forewarned. Not a lot on the menu. The tacos by the way are quite delicious.

We poured and were greeted with a nice murky and dirty want to be golden beer, no we don't mean that in a bad way. Most good beers have that murky look to them, it's the crisp cool looking smooth gold ones that you gotta worry about. Well no, I'm wrong.

Guys. I'm quite tired ok.

We sipped and enjoyed the moment with this one as it was quite nice on the palate. A nice sense of all around decent hops with a very nice and clean finish. This session ale is quite heavy. Not your normal Budweiser backyard beer. I guess that's where the murky look to this one comes from as it's soul is dirty which adds to good taste. Am I right?

When sipping a tropical smell hits you, mixed pineapple, mango and kiwi with a dark hoppy twist reminding you this isn't fruit juice. Some tastes of mango hit you with a nice mild hop aftertaste with zero bitterness that finishes as I said 'smooth.'

This beer gets 4 suds out of 5.




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