Beer in a Scotch glass – Uncle Jacob’s Stout by Avery

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If you’re going to drink yuppie beer, you may as well drink it from a Scotch glass.

First of all: apologies to those of you who may not be able to find this particular ¾ pint in a state near you… I feel for ya. I have a similar issue with Founders Centennial IPA, which is nowhere to be found in Colorado – although I’d love for someone to prove me wrong…

Here are three things to know about Uncle Jacob’s Bourbon Barrel Stout:

1. It’s a bottle of dessert. You can probably wash it down with chocolate cake, but the cake isn’t necessary.
2. This is likely the only 12 ounces of beer you’ll need to drink all night. And @ 14.83%, do not use a bong… not a beer bong, anyway, (Colorado + Washington, I’m looking at you.).
3. It pairs well with cheese. Really well. Grab some 24-36 month aged cheddar, and no one will doubt your yuppieness. You’re in!

Many thanks to Avery for this one! It’s one thick stout.

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Uncle Jacob’s Bourbon Barrel Stout… It’s “Chris Christie” thick.

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Beer in a Scotch glass – Green Flash’s Green Bullet

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If you’re going to drink yuppie beer, you may as well drink it from a Scotch glass.

Holy cows, I love this brew! Another of the seemingly “unfiltered” variety, it looks like there’s a tiny universe of tasty particles floating about in every glass. Green Flash classifies this as a Triple IPA. I’m the last person to know what that means, except for the following:

IPAs typically weigh in around 6-7% alcohol
DIPAs tend to hover between 7.2-9-ish%
– The Green Bullet – a TIPA – registers 10.1%, which means I’m starting to get super chatty. Apologies to my increasingly patient girlfriend.

I’ll spare you the verbosity and simply note that Green Bullet brims with flavor, character, and West Coast style – on steroids. Yet another staple in our fridge.

Green Flash Green Bullet

You, too, can get a bit tipsy after a couple of Green Bullet TIPAs from Green Flash Brewing.

Beer in a Scotch glass – Deschutes’ Chasin’ Freshies IPA

I dig unfiltered beer. I also have no idea how to brew beer. And really – I don’t even know how to properly taste beer.

When I read beer reviews, people comment on ‘mouthfeel’, ‘finish’, ‘lacing’, ‘head’… and on and on. Peeps get super nuanced, and hats off to them. I know this: if a beer is unfiltered, or even gives the impression of being unfiltered, I’m trying it. I’m really not even clear on whether Deschutes’ Chasin’ Freshies is technically unfiltered, but it looks like it probably is. Or I got a bottle with floaties. Chasin’ Floaties!

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If you’re going to drink yuppie beer, you may as well drink it from a Scotch glass.

Here’s what you need to know:

Chasin’ Freshies is a seasonal beer that will probably fly off shelves because the bombers are less than $5. It’s super hoppy, and it has a snowboard on the label, which means all the Breck “Brahs” will inhale the H out of it faster than my snowboard can get jacked at Keystone (and YES, that happened three years ago. Awesome New Years Day present!).

Anyway – if you love hops *and* not having your snowboard stolen, this beer was made for you. Cheers, Brah!

Deschutes Chasin' Freshies IPA

“Hey, Brah! Let’s go steal that guy’s beer!” “Sick, Brah! Then we can take a phat nap! Sick!”

Beer in a Scotch glass – Ska Brewing’s Modus Hoperandi

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If you’re going to drink yuppie beer, you may as well drink it from a Scotch glass.

Another Beer of the Week consumed in a glass intended for booze: Ska Brewing’s Modus Hoperandi IPA.

Kudos to Jeff, Melody, and Mitchell for harping on me to try this one – it’s easily one of my go-to hoppy beers, and it’s become one of my favorites of any style.

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Ska Modus Hoperandi – this beer is “Dick Cheney” bitter

Dick Cheney bitter beer face, aka: Dick Cheney face

Cheers, Dick!

Beer in a Scotch glass – Lagunitas’ a Little Sumpin’ Wild

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If you’re going to drink yuppie beer, you may as well drink it from a Scotch glass.

Why does beer taste better in a Scotch glass? I have no idea. The glass is smaller, and you think you’re getting more beer because you have to keep pouring to finish a 12-ounce bottle? Scotch is expensive and it makes you feel classy when you drink anything from a Scotch glass? You’re Ron Burgundy?

I’ve wanted to try this one for a while, but whenever I go to the store, I see “a Little Sumpin’ Wild” next to “a Little Sumpin’ Sumpin’“, and I always opt for the latter. Luckily, you can’t go wrong with either. Cheers to Lagunitas… And one more Lagunitas brew to seek out is the Lagunitas SUCKS (Brown Sugga’ Substitute Ale). If you see this on the shelf, just buy it. It’s a kick-ass seasonal DIPA, so don’t pass it up.

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a Little Sumpin’ WILD is perfect for peeps looking for a bit o’ Belgium in their IPA

Beer in a Scotch glass – Samuel Smith’s India Ale

Well, here’s something new: the Beer in a Scotch glass series. Here’s how it works:

– I pour beer into a Scotch glass, then I drink the H out of it.

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If you’re going to drink yuppie beer, you may as well drink it from a Scotch glass.

My pledge is:

I will not post any crappy beers here. Or anywhere. These ‘Beer in a Scotch glass‘ beers have either been recommended by friends, and I’ve vetted them, OR I’ve discovered them myself, and I’m passing along solid recommendations to you. If you disagree with me, please go drink a Scotch glass full of your favorite beer. Then have four more. Then go to sleep.

The first beer in this series is dedicated to the best friend I’ve ever had who’s from England: Tony. Tony and I recently spent a Saturday drinking UK beers, watching English Premier League soccer, and feeding his one-year-old mushy carbs. Samuel Smith’s India Ale was one I’d been eyeing for a while, but I hadn’t made the leap. It’s much different from an American IPA, and I recommend it as a session brew on a weekend afternoon. It’s less bitter, less boozy, and less American. Drink up.

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Samuel Smith’s India Ale will make you feel like a proper British American