Old Chicago World Beer Tour – Visit 2.1.10
Posted on February 3, 2010 by mike
Been really busy lately and haven’t had any real good opportunities to get out and work on the Old Chicago World Beer Tour as of late. However, the beer blog is in full swing and my buddy Dan has his design site rocking and a new one in the works. So we decided to have a monthly blogging meeting and where better to go than Old Chicago.
#32 Widmer Drop Top Amber Ale
I bought a case of this when I was in Portland, OR this past summer. This was and is a session beer. When I say session I mean it is light enough and yummy enough to drink a load of them, and we did this past summer. Copper or bronze color depending on the light it really lacks a head on it, but does have sweet hoppy floral aroma to it. As I drank more of it, and not a shit ton like last time, I can taste some caramel sweetness that seems to be balanced by an earthiness that I can’t place…
#33 Budweiser American Ale
I figured I’d give Budweiser’s first attempt at riding the wave of the craft brew movement. It is a deep bronze color and has a little head on it. A good sign indeed. However, there really isn’t any aroma and the flavor does lake. It actually tastes like a light beer with a little more sweetness and hop bitterness. It is nice and crisp and could totally refresh me on a hot summer day. One thing I thought was odd to was some of the lacing stuck to the very top of the glass the whole time I drank the beer. Kind of nasty looking. I really think Budweiser should either rename their “craft brews” and step outside of their comfort zone and make something amazing, or just leave the trend alone and let other people do it.
It was a pretty low key night. Some good ideas were expressed and I love the Italian Nachos. I do think we came to a conclusion though. Dan is going to have to guest appear on my brew reviews, so look for that in the future! Until then, we’ll chat next time we hit up the Old Chicago World Beer Tour.