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We Got Tagged!

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By Naomi and Audrea Before the craziness of the holidays, I was trolling through some of my favorite bloggers and catching up on 2 weeks worth of reading that I had missed.  It's a busy time of year and I lag with the blogging in November and December.  I noticed that a few of my friends had been "tagged" and I was green with envy.  And then I got a notice on Facebook that Audrea and I had been tagged by Geoff of Steep Stories and I jumped for joy!  I eat this stuff up!  So here goes...Audrea and I...

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Still Riding the Tea-Beer Train

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This stuff was strong with a capital “BICEP”. The forefront of the golden brew was hoppy as heck – a placeholder for all IPAs – but possessed a spicy underpinning throughout. It was difficult to pinpoint what spices came to the fold first, so I’ll just go with “allspice” as a general mouthfeel. It tapered off nice and bitterly, as it should.

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Bartender, There's Tea In My Beer!

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A chance perusal of a Whole Foods brought me in contact with another tea beer, challenging that conclusion. Stone Brewing (out of San Diego) and Baird Brewing (out of Shizuoka prefecture, Japan) released a Japanese sencha IPA. And – I’ll be damned – it tasted like an IPA by way of green tea, hoppy and leafy. Two out of three successes so far, not bad odds.

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