More Overlooked Beers of 2012 (Part 3)

Here is the final set of blog-worthy beers from last year that didn’t get mentioned in a regular blog post – more overlooked beers from 2012.

I made a resolution in 2013 to blog more frequently, and so far this year I’ve been able to keep up with my beer explorations (sort of). But before I completely turn the page on last year, I have one more post of 2012 beers.

I’ll start with my second trip to Disney in 2012. We had a Disney vacation in June 2012, but I went back in November for our Annual Meeting. The conference was held at the Swan and Dolphin Resort, which was steps away from the Disney Boardwalk and the only brewpub in Walt Disney World – the Big River Grille and Brewing Works. When I went in for dinner I ordered the sampler, which came with five house brews:

  • Southern Flyer Light Lager, a light beer for the masses (3.6%)
  • Gadzooks Pilsner, a crisp European-style Pilsner for the masses (5.0%)
  • Steamboat Pale Ale, an easy-drinking American-style Pale Ale, the best brew on the menu (5.5%)
  • Rocket Red Ale, a nicely balanced Red Ale (5.6%)
  • Sweet Magnolia American Brown Ale, a smooth and tasty dark ale

Big River is from the same family of restaurants as Gordon Biersch and Rock Bottom, but the beer isn’t nearly as good as at those joints. Still, I enjoyed drinking local craft brew in Disney World, and I had several other awesome Florida beers at the Cabana Bar and Beach Club at the Dolphin.

Big River Grille Sampler

Next, here comes a parade of bombers, starting with three from my local brewery – Baying Hound Aleworks in Rockville, Maryland. Featured here: Rockville Kölsch Style Ale, Lord Wimsey’s Mild Pale Ale, and Hop Shot India Pale Ale.

Baying Hound Aleworks

Baying Hound Bombers

Rogue VooDoo Doughnut Bacon Maple Ale

Rogue VooDoo Doughnut
Bacon Maple Ale – YUM!

Beer of the Month Club: November 2012

Real Ale Brewing Company from Blanco, TX and
Sand Creek Brewing Company from Black River Falls, WI

Beer of the Month Club

Beer of the Month Club: December 2012

Lake Placid Craft Brewing from Lake Placid, NY and
Boulder Beer Company, Boulder, Colorado

Cisco Brewers

Cisco Brewers Duo

Random Beers from Total Wine

Random Beers from Total Wine

Sea Dog Hazelnut Porter, Shipyard Monkey Fist IPA, and
Flying Fish Exit 16 Wild Rice Double IPA

Kalik duo

A Duo of Kalik Beers in the Bahamas

And a final shout out to Flying Fish Exit 8, Mad Fox Tuesday tappings, Westover Beer Market, the anniversary beer dinner at Gordon Biersch in Rockville, the Dogfish Head Tap Takeover at Rustico, dinner at Biergarten House in Washington, D.C, dinner at Growlers of Gaithersburg on New Years Eve, and a growler of Growlers Belgian Blue-Eyed Ale to celebrate the New Year!

2 responses to “More Overlooked Beers of 2012 (Part 3)

  1. As much as I have liked just about every Rogue beer I’ve ever tried the Voodoo Doughnut Bacon Maple Ale sounds horrible. How would you describe the taste?

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