I get offered a lot of things to review here on the blog and this is hands down one of the coolest products to review yet. I would like to introduce you all to the Fizzics Draft Beer System. The long and short is that it’s like having a Keurig for beer on your kitchen counter. It can fit everything from cans to growlers, giving you a solid pour of your beer, glass after glass. We did some extensive testing with it right away sampling everything from sour ipa’s to cider. Lets check it out.
The pours through the machine were way different than the free pour into the glass. Significant flavor difference. We also found that adding the foam to the top of every glass made for a better tasting beer. Those that know beer chemistry will understand that the thick foam with keep oxygen out.
We ran all sorts of things through it. Stouts, ipa, saison, cider. Hell we even tried seltzer.
All in all the Fizzics is pretty damn cool. While it might not be for every beer drinker out there. It’s definitely a great gift item for the beer drinkers in your life and will be the center point of your next beer gathering.Those of you looking to get your own, you can get them straight from the source here, over at Amazon or your nearest Brookstone. Thanks to Courtney over at Fizzics for setting us up with their gear, we look forward to playing with it a lot more this summer. Cheers!
While I was westward a few weeks ago, I attended a nice backyard BBQ to celebrate some birthdays. As usual, I was tasked with bringing some beer for the party. A six pack of refreshing Sierra Nevada Pale Ale was an obvious purchase, but I was looking for something else to bring that was easy drinking. Now I have only ever had Fat Tire on draft once, and I usually pass up the bottles in the store for my favorite New Belgium brew – Ranger IPA. Not on this trip however. As I perused the the small cold box of the shoddy gas station I noticed a twelve pack of Fat Tire cans. Array
New Belgium BrewingÂ is the third biggest craft brewery in the country.Â Theyâ€™re better known for beers like Fat Tire and Sunshine, which are both pretty solid considering the quantity produced.Â But what Iâ€™m really into is their series called The Lips of Faith.Â Right now they have a total of 9 different beers that are part of the series.Â Each beer tends to be somewhat unique with the use of exotic spices, barrel aging, and the addition of souring agents.Â I highly recommend getting your hands on some if you can. Continue reading “NEW BELGIUM LIPS OF FAITH”
I headed into the mountains this weekend.Â The weather forecast said snow.Â Winter aleâ€™s are one of my favorites of the seasonal types.Â New Belgium Brewing, located in Fort Collins, CO, has been putting out a winter seasonal called 2 Below ever since Iâ€™ve lived here.Â As much as I like New Belgium, 2 Below was really not my favorite winter beer.Â But this season they put out another winter seasonal, Snow Day, which I have to say is one of my favorites that the brewery makes, Continue reading “NEW BELGIUM SNOW DAY”