Wednesday, August 09, 2006
ARRR, MATEYS, IT'S SHIPYARD EXPORT ALE
This is the last of the items I picked up in my very first run to the CITY BEER STORE, simply because it was a palty $1.69 and it looked like something that'd be hard to find elsewhere. And they are from Maine - Maine! Yoo hoo!Anyone out there been to Maine before? I hear it's another world, an entire "nautical themed" state complete with crusty old sailors, salty fishermen and people freezing their collective ass off on the frozen tundra. Well, right there in Maine is the SHIPYARD BREWING COMPANY (see what I mean about the Nautical theme??), and they make a halfway decent Golden/Blonde Ale called SHIPYARD EXPORT that I might try on tap if I ever make it to "the Barnicle State". It's quite carbonated and pours with virtually no head whatsoever, but it is a lovely orange color that I admired for at least 10 seconds before digging in. In fact, while drinking it slowly, I entertained notions that it might be an actual Belgian-Style Ale, but it was far too simple and maybe a little too watery-tasting for that. Still, liked it better than some folks. I gave it a 6/10 - not something I'll buy again soon (there's sooooo many left to try!) but something I'd grab out of someone's fridge when they weren't looking.
Posted by Jay H. at 8:25 AM