I am a born again blogger. This isn’t my first rodeo, but now, I have a purpose. Without further ado, this is my spiritual rebirth. In the name of the hops, the malts and the yeasts, I baptize this first blog as a second coming.
How do you approach your significant other and tell her that you want to have your cherry popped? Easy, don’t tiptoe around the subject. Just go for it. I asked her if she wanted to join me and four others in a sensual experience. No lie, she said yes! It was great!
Poppin’ your cherry is a tricky concept. The obvious first question; Which cherry do I put my mouth on first? Cherry beer, that is. Beer is complex. I want to take it slow, I want to savor every sensation. Like an eager beaver, I lined them up and took a crack at each one.
I am not an expert beer reviewer, but I’m pretty good at drinkin’ beer. In this case, I did a pretty good job at drinking four cherry beers purchased from Malt and Vine.
Stumptown Tart Cherry Saison
by Bridgeport Brewing Company (Portland, OR)
Appearance: Pinkish gold color
Taste: Subtle cherry flavor, faint sour impression
Feel: Light body with a clean finish
Brainless on Cherries Belgian Style Ale
Release #46 by Epic Brewing (Salt Lake City, UT)
Appearance: Pours light garnet red
Smell: Soft cherry
Taste: Flavor enhances as it warms
Feel: Finishes bold and oaky
Corvus Kriekus Sour Ale with Cherry
by Black Raven (Redmond, WA)
Appearance: Dark amber presentation
Smell: Sour eliciting aroma
Taste: Tart cherry
Feel: Light and smooth
by Walking Man Brewing (Stevenson, WA)
Appearance: Deep, dark color
Smell: Chocolate covered cherries
Taste: Bursts of cherry with chocolate undertones
Feel: Less heavy than comparable stouts
Overall, I hoped my cherry poppin’ experience lasted longer than it did. What can I say, my beer stamina is not like it used to be when I was younger. And, I’m still not a one beer kind of man.
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