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Former editor in chief of an award winning publication, avid outdoorsman, love hiking, kayaking, fishing, biking, visiting state parks, published writer, avid drinker, certified bartender, beer rater and I ran a bar tending school, and blogger writing under title of the Man Can Critic 

Tuesday, June 19, 2012

6/19/12 Beer of the Day - Magic Hat Summer Scene

Today's beer of the day Magic Hat Summer Scene. On Monday night I went to my usual destination in Mount Carmel, Dorko's Cafe. It was that time of year for the grill give away so trivia action was fierce. I wasn't expecting additions to their cooler so I didn't bring my reviewing gear. But low and behold when I arrived I caught glimpse of some new Magic Hat beers that I had to add to my list given this opportunity. The Trivia was excellent on this night with it being close and the excitement of mid round competitions made the night awesome. In the end it came down to a tie breaker and as usual when it comes to tie breakers the RZA brought home the trophy. This made it two weeks in a row and the crowd was not happy with another win from everyone's favorite team from Minersville. Out of the three beers that I had Elder Betty was clearly the best and one of the reason's I love summer. It was a real easy drinking beer that I could of easily kept drinking all night long. But I figured I wouldn't have to many more opportunities to have any of the other beers so I then had Pistil. This was also a really great beer with really great flavor but I liked the flavor combinations in Elder Betty better. The last beer I had was Blind Faith IPA. This wasn't a bad beer for an IPA but it was an IPA and this is still by least favorite style even though it is growing on me with having so many different IPA's. Thanks for reading and as always drink responsibly.


Nutritional information from myfitnesspal.com

Magic Hat - Elder Berry Beer

  1.   
Calories165Sodium0 mg
Total Fat0 gPotassium0 mg
Saturated0 gTotal Carbs0 g
Polyunsaturated0 gDietary Fiber0 g
Monounsaturated0 gSugars0 g
Trans0 gProtein0 g
Cholesterol0 mg  
Vitamin A0%Calcium0%
Vitamin C0%Iron0%
*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.

Magic Hat Brewery - Pistil

  1.   
Calories144Sodium0 mg
Total Fat0 gPotassium0 mg
Saturated0 gTotal Carbs15 g
Polyunsaturated0 gDietary Fiber0 g
Monounsaturated0 gSugars0 g
Trans0 gProtein0 g
Cholesterol0 mg  
Vitamin A0%Calcium0%
Vitamin C0%Iron0%
*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.



Information from Magic Hat web site

Introducing Elder Betty

Summer: Blind Faith
An ale of enlightenment created to aid in deciphering the puzzles along life's road, and to interpret signs in the voyages of the spirit. Blind Faith is an extremely well-balanced India Pale Ale with a crisp, refreshing hop bitterness and a deep malt body to match. Visit the I.P.A. on Tour site.
  • TYPE: India Pale Ale
  • YEAST: English Ale
  • HOPS: Apollo, Cascade
  • MALTS: Pale, Crystal
AVAILABILITY: April 1 to July 31

Pistil — Stop and smell the petals Pistil is a summer beer unlike any other, brewed with a combination of dandelion petals, Pale and Acidulated malts, flaked oats, and Apollo and Northern Brewer hops that results in a one-of-a-kind beer with a slightly sour acidity and a smooth malt body. Perfect for taking down deep thirst.
  • TYPE: Dandelion Beer
  • YEAST: California Ale
  • HOPS: Apollo, Northern Brewer
  • MALTS: 2-row Pale, Acidulated, Flaked Oats
AVAILABILITY: April 1 to July 31


4 comments:

  1. Noticed on the reviews of Magic Hat's "Blind Faith" and "Pistil" the term SRM ! What exactly is that ??

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  2. According to craftbeer.com
    Standard Reference Method (SRM)
    An analytical method and scale that brewers use to measure and quantify the color of a beer. The higher the SRM is, the darker the beer. In beer, SRM ranges from as low as 2 (light lager) to as high as 45 (stout) and beyond.

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  3. Thanks for clarification concerning one of the dizzying array of "measuring sticks" regarding my favorite beverage.

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