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July 8th, 2009 Bill Zavorskas 1 comment

The fireworks welcomed in America's 233rd birthday

The fireworks welcomed in America's 233rd birthday

Anne & I had a blast this past 4th of July weekend. We got together with family & friends throughout the holiday weekend. Our highlights included attending a cookout, singing karaoke, having dinner at the beach, & watching a spectacular fireworks display. And of course there was plenty of beer to help usher in America’s 233rd birthday.

Bell’s Oberon Ale (Bell’s Brewery; Kalamazoo, MI; American Pale Wheat Ale; ABV: 5.8) was a big hit with everyone. An easy drinking pale ale, the smooth wheat taste is complimented by citrusy hops, light malt, & spices. This is an excellent session beer for summer.

Scrimshaw Pilsner (North Coast Brewing Co.; Fort Bragg, CA; German Pilsener; ABV: 4.4) is another very drinkable brew. The sweet malt taste up front is balanced by Tettnang hops & a crisp, clean finish. Like Bell’s Oberon Ale, I highly recommend this pils as a session beer.

Flying Dog Kerberos Tripel (Flying Dog Brewery; Frederick, MD; Tripel; ABV: 8.5) is a very enjoyable Belgian tripel. The taste is a wonderful array of sweet malt, citrusy hops, & spices. This beer is so drinkable that it’s easy to forget the 8.5% ABV.

I hope that your 4th was as memorable & fun filled as ours.