Thursday, November 1, 2012

Numbers 400 and 401

Jim's Beer List recently passed a round-number milestone. The 400th addition to my Beer List was a bottle of Blowing Rock IPA from Boone Brewing Company. Not surprisingly, the company is headquartered in Blowing Rock, North Carolina. The town is in the western part of the state and in the Blue Ridge Mountains. The IPA was a mystery beer that I enjoyed with a plate of chicken wings at my local watering hole. I thought the brew was a respectable example of the style.

More notable than the 400th beer on my list was the next one to make the list which was also a mystery beer from my local neighborhood bar. Number 401 on the list was a bottle of Leinenkugel's Berry Weiss from Jacob Leinenkugel Brewing Company which is located in Chippewa Falls, Wisconsin. To put it simply, this was quite possibly the worst beer that I have ever drank. It was completely horrible. A few weeks ago,  I had another contender for the worst beer which was yet another mystery beer. Elder Betty is Magic Hat's summer seasonal offering, and that bottle tasted like Vicks 44 cough syrup. The Berry Weiss tasted like sour Kool-Aid. It was just not good.