Friday, September 8, 2023

Beer Friday. Born Brewing, Easy Rider Ale


This Calgary beer has bike roots that I was not aware of at the time of purchasing. Now I am delighted with the beer I brought home and the entire beer review staff came out for this one and a large crowd of lonebiker fans gathered outside, some with signs demanding more rides.

We are hoping for a soft ride on the gravel bike possibly tomorrow as the acupuncturist said it's fine. Just nothing jarring like mountain biking. The sad part is its September and we are getting into the best months of the year for riding the great singletrack.

Born Brewing is in Calgary and offers up a nice lineup of beers to choose from. The one we have for you tonight was made with collaboration with Bike & Brew which is Calgary's first caffeinated bike shop which is pretty cool. The can has the Calgary river valley with the Peace Bridge and some folks riding along the paved path. 

This light 4.4 percent beer was poured into the testing mug and a three and a half fingered head stood atop and was quickly replaced by what looks like tiny cirrus clouds from above. It was magic. 

It smelled of what a nice light pilsner would smell like and that is a fine malty pilsner with notes of green grape and pine needle. We sipped and it was quite delicious, a very nice drinking pil with some non salted Ritz crackers and sweetened green grape. Oh wait, are green grapes naturally sweet already? 

Ah who cares? This didn't blow me away but I found it nice to drink. 

This beer gets 3.5 suds out of 5.

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