Thursday, November 21, 2013


I was sitting at the bar at Prime 16 in Orange doing some "groundwork" for a blog post; sniffing, sipping, observing, taking notes, sipping. It's a difficult job, but somebody's got to do it.

I was minding my own business laboring strenuously at the task at hand. When suddenly, from behind me, I hear a voice. "I'm sorry to interrupt your work (he actually said work), are you Brauista?"

Me, "Huh? Wha?"

I turn to face the man.

"Yes, I am!" **giggle**(^∀^)

He went on to tell me that he reads my blog regularly and how it was nice to meet me.


How flippin' cool is that? I'm famous. Or notorious. Or something.

I have to admit, it is certainly neat to be recognized and it's always great to meet a fellow beer enthusiast!

The subject of my research?

Winterfest (5% ABV) by Back East Brewery served in a 16-oz shaker pint is very dark amber with a small head that leaves behind layers of lacing all the way down to the last sip. Nice!

The aroma is malty with a hint of cocoa.

The taste is roasty malt with a whisper of cocoa. The winning flavor in this beer for me was the cinnamon. It can be tasted from start to finish and perfectly compliments and enhances the subtle sweetness of this beer.

The mouth feel is medium with just the right amount of carbonation. This beer is very drinkable; I knocked back a pint before realizing it had happened. Good thing for the sessionable alcohol content!

Winterfest is, by far, one of my favorite offerings from Back East Brewing. Deep, dark, and delicious!

Overall: very good

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