renegade review

Enough.  I’ve had a bottle of Whirly Bird sitting in my fridge for about four weeks.  No more delays.  I drank it, and enjoyed it.  It’s not as heavy as Lake Superior’s oatmeal stout, but has just as much bite.  I ate oatmeal in the morning and drank the beer at night – a nice way to close the loop on the day.  Bonus: the label for this one is by far my favorite of all the Braus. 

Thanks to Heritage Liquor in Maplewood for having this before I was even looking for it.  I’ll save the Pale Ale for some other day. 

Lemony, but not a shandy

Brau Brother’s Whirly Bird was not at Surdyk’s as of June 16th, so Becca got a 6-pack of the Pale Ale. Never before have I had a beer with such a strong lemon flavor, unless I overdid it lemon-ing on a Hefe. The website calls it a session beer, but I don’t know. If there is a hops bitterness, I miss it because it gets slammed by lemon tanginess.