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.
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.
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.