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I didn’t throw it on the ground!

Black Sheep Lodge was the chosen location for this pint night. It was oddly the first time I had been there despite living relatively close to it. It had a really laid back, friendly pub atmosphere. They also have really great drink specials throughout the week. As far as venues go, it’s worth checking out.

The first beer I tried was called Irish Red.

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It really wasn’t that bad! It actually had a slight reddish color, which I wasn’t entirely expecting (despite it being called Irish Red). It has a pretty high IBU rating (coming in at 51), so I was a little surprised that I still liked it.  It was really refreshing, but not super light. 

Rating: 3.9/5.0 stars
Name: Irish Red
Brewery: Circle Brewing Company
Location: Austin, TX

The second beer I tried was a bit riskier. I ordered it on recommendation only, with no description or details of any kind. I agreed to it simply because I couldn’t pronounce the name, so it seemed like an interesting challenge. It was called Weihenstephaner Hefeweissbier.

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It was super light, very bubbly, and very, very lemony. It was really refreshing and would be perfect on a hot summer (or spring) day. It’s a German (obviously) Hefeweizen. I didn’t like it as much as the Irish Red, but it was still pretty good. I was quite proud of myself. I didn’t throw anything on the ground!!

Rating: 3.6/5.0 stars
Name: Weihenstephaner Hefeweissbier
Brewery: Bayerische Staatsbrauerei Weihenstephan
Location: Freising, Germany

And since I was being all wild and crazy and trying things that weren’t dark, I tasted this thing called Stone Enjoy By IPA. And I made The Beer Face (but I didn’t throw it on the ground because it wasn’t mine). I’m clearly still not ready for IPAs – particularly that one. I’m not even going to rate it, because that just seems unfair. But at least I know there are other beers out there besides stouts that I can enjoy.

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