Category Archives: Amber Ale

Blazing World (Modern Times Beer)

Modern Times has recently blazed on to the craft beer scene. And before you ask, yes, I hate myself as much as you hate me for that horrendous turn of phrase. Buzz about the quality of their products had been growing exponentially online, but it wasn’t until a few months ago that their beers actually started showing up in my neck of the woods (Los Angeles). Factor in my growing love for canned beers and I knew I had to pick up a four-pack as soon as I saw it. This wasn’t the first Modern Times beer I’d had, but this one will get the first review.

Blazing World labelBLAZING WORLD is a hoppy Amber Ale with 85 IBUs and a 6.8% ABV.

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Chronic (Port Brewing/Pizza Port)

Pizza Port has been a staple of the Southern California craft beer scene for the past 22 years. Even though their bottled offerings have been available for a while now, it wasn’t until recently that they started canning a few of their more popular offerings. It was my knowledge of the quality of their product and the very affordable price point that made me decide to pick up a sixer of one their classics.

Chronic can logo smallCHRONIC ALE is an Amber Ale with a sessionable 4.9% ABV.  Continue reading

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Imperial Red Ale (Lagunitas Brewing Company)

Lagunitas makes good beers. Sure they’re big, bold, and in-your-face, but they’re good. That being said I often overlook them when it comes to choosing a beer. Maybe it’s the similar looking labels that make me walk by them in the beer aisle or maybe I just have a mental deficiency. Whatever the problem may be I didn’t skip over them this time.

Their late January release, IMPERIAL RED ALE has 54.2 IBUs and a 7.8% ABV. Continue reading

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Carlsbad Chronic (Port Brewing/Pizza Port)

I wanted something “smaller” for my final beer of the night since it had been a long and eventful day. Amber Ales are traditionally aren’t known for being big or in your face, so they lend themselves to being great beginning/ending beers. This time was no different.

CARLSBAD CHRONIC is an American Amber Ale with a sessionable 5% ABV.

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O’Hara’s Irish Red (Carlow Brewing Co.)

Look at this, two date appropriate posts in one day. Hooray for me! Enough self congratulations. Often times my roommate and I will each by beer and trade a couple. In this case I picked up the O’Hara’s Irish Stout and he the O’HARA’S IRISH RED. Since they were four packs we decided we’d go two and two apiece. Now that I’ve had then both I’m unsure which I prefer.

O’Hara’s Irish Red is an Irish Red Ale with a poundable 4.3% ABV.

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Side Car (Sierra Nevada Brewing Company)

BEER #4: SIDE CAR

Side Car Amber was the last beer on the list that I hadn’t had before or isn’t readily available, so it was my beer number four. This Amber Ale had a not too shabby 5.4% ABV.

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Pursuit of Hoppiness (Grand Teton Brewing Co.)

Pursuit of Hoppiness is an American Red Ale originally brewed as part of Grand Teton’s 2009 “Cellar Reserve Series“. This bottle-conditioned ale has a huge (for the style ) 100 IBUs and an 8% ABV. 

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