Friday, January 11, 2008

Fridays Beer ! Extra

Oh joy! A new treat from the Boys on Keewatin St. in Winnipeg....
Half Pints Brewing

Yes indeed the Half Pints Brewing Company has come through with something brand new and I am excited like a 6month old puppy about it.

You see I've never had a "Burly Wine" before and know nothing about it except that for the Half Pints it's priced at about two times most of their other brews....... about $8 for the 660 ml bottle with 10.5% abv.

The bottle is sealed with wax and once opened pours a very rich amber/brown/caramel with a slightly cloudy body. The head is rich cream froth that thins out and laces around the glass.

The nose comes across very intense with powerful banana peel and citrus hops over top of those bakeshop malt aromas that make the salivary glands spasm the way standing next to a beautiful woman and inhaling perfume from her neck makes other glands react.

This is essentially sex in a glass if you are a red blooded man.

The first taste is a strong rush of the hops with the malt/caramel combination climbing over the top for your attention ..... POTENT!

It reminds me a lot of the Belgian strong ales like Piraat and Gulden Draak. This is beer to satisfy your hunger and fill your senses to keep you warm and feed the fires of lust and joy!

From a small craft brewery in Winnipeg yet!

Now back to for FNB&B



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Anonymous WL Mackenzie Redux said...

Happy annual birth celebration OMMG...sorry had to bow out on you at the friday bluze 'n booze...have a good one.

Looks like you started off with the right joy sauce..Half Pints is gaining a rep as the best little brewery in Canada. Dave Rudge used to be the head brewer at Bushwakkers in Regina where he created the "old strath dee" barley wine.

Have you you tried the Humulous maximus yet?...incredible!!

Anyway have a good day and try yo kee[ that snow crippled back on the couch today.


1/12/2008 7:14 a.m.  
Blogger OMMAG said...

Thanks redux .... things are getting better... day by day.

I try to get a sample of each product from Half Pints as they come along.... most new ones are short runs.... the Burlywine came out in December and is sold out now.
Next up .... something called The Father!

1/12/2008 10:43 p.m.  

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