So my buddy that was supposed to write this post failed to inform me about his thesis being due last Friday. I am letting him get off this time because, well, that's slightly more important than beer. Only slightly.
We all know how well the trip to Arlington turned out. We scored 22 runs, and Kid Rick pitched his first of two straight complete game shutouts. It was the prelude to the Houston series that didn't go exactly as planned, but it's hard to complain about a good series in Texas, no matter who you play. Also, it was nice to see Ian Kinsler hit a home run with his first at bat against the Rangers in their ballpark.
I asked my friend about which beer he would write about. He told me that Grapevine Craft Brewery is his favorite of the local fares, and that their Lakefire Rye Pale Ale would be his choice. So, here it is.
What you have here is a nice apricot-colored quaff that goes perfectly with a night gathering around a fire and a frisbee. The dry-hopped flavor cuts through the subtly spicy maltiness, and the finish is flavorful but clean, preventing it from being too overbearing. By not being too heavy, it's a beer that can be pleasant for the craft beer lover and the beer novice as well. At 5.5% ABV and only 35 IBUs, its going to be perfect for warm summer nights at the ballpark.
Grapevine Craft Brewery is located in Grapevine, TX.