Saturday, November 7, 2020

Beer Friday. Sea Change Brewery, Death Wave

 Man... Would you look outside. Literally it went from dry  epic summer bike conditions to epic fat bike conditions in just one day. If you happen to be a reader from England (there are quite a few of you) this is quite normal for Alberta and does seem to happen almost every year. It is a literal Winter wonderland out there right now and I just hid in the house all day because some overtime was worked on nights and now the recovery starts late. 

We hope to get out tomorrow to get some pics for you guys because wow, it will be amazing. It's snowfalls like these that help make Canada the wonder country that it is and ironically most of it's residents bitch incessantly about the Winter.

That brothers and sisters drives me bat shit crazy. 

We are Canadians.

We are supposed to embrace the changing of the seasons.

Yet almost everyone complains and forgets how to drive every year in the first snowfall. We could be our meth lab neighbors down below the 49th. I'll take the snow and the bad driving.

Sea Change is making another appearance on here. This is the little microbrewery, pub that took up residence in this little town of ours which I recommend trying out. As I have said before it's a great little pub with  a limited menu of tacos or burritos which are quite delicious. 

Today's pour is their take on Mexican Lager. Very appropriately for an Albertan based brewery to do as most Albertan's fly to Mexico around this time of year to get drunk and fight about whose  hockey team is superior. Oh and on that note, we have Connor McDavid and Leon Draisatil so fuck you all! 

The pour went well and after the festivities from the pour and moving down to the lab there is still a small I'd say a four fingernail thick head on this after all that time. I was kind of impressed. But it does not take much to impress me. I'm a grown ass man that still thinks trains are cool.

The color is much akin to a Mexican beer and suddenly I realized we made a huge mistake. This is not Mexican beer weather by any means! This is angry dark beer weather which we have in the waiting. Well shit. I kind of messed this one up. Does it really matter though? Does it? 

I am sure Sea Change will hate me for this but this smells of hair spray. I swear to God that was my first impression. Upon further sniffs it was the earthly hops that threw me off and it was actually quite pleasant. We sipped and enjoyed the crisp bold and powerful taste you get out of this. Unlike the Mexican beers I am familiar of this one does not seem watered down. Floral like hops and a sense of slight chocolate dip cookie batter. 

A definite win for Beaumont having these guys here.

This beer gets 4.5 suds out if 5. 

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