I’ve never been to Missouri, but now I can say I’ve tasted their beer, thanks to the Clubs of America Great American Beer Club!
I liked the Gunslinger Double IPA right off the bat because “Gunslinger”, a zippy song by the late Bo Diddley, happens to be one of my favorites.
I’ve got a story I really want to tell, About Bo Diddley at the O-K Corral. Now, Bo Diddley didn’t stand no mess, He wore a gun on his hip and a rose on his chest,
Bo Diddley’s a gunslinger…
I was hoping the beer would be equally jaunty — and it was — but the double-dose of IPA bitterness put a slight grimace on my face after each sip. Needless to say, my boyfriend happily took one for the team and drank the remaining 2 Gunslinger IPAs.
According to him, the Gunslinger is a flavorful, intense IPA with a perfect balance of hops and bitterness. He enthusiastically noted that the Gunslinger was the perfect accompaniment to his dinner of grilled steak, roasted potatoes and brussel sprouts!
I found the Big Bison Ale to be a little (or a lot) more my speed. Big Bison is a good way to
describe the beer. It has a full, bold flavor with an addictive, mild sweetness. It’s definitely malty-licious. It was the perfect pre-dinner/cooking sipper to tide me over until our pizzas were baked. The Big Bison Ale would be a great liquid substitute for dessert or excellent with dessert (e.g. a creme brulee or scoop of ice cream). Of course, it would also be fun to drink with a nice, juicy bison burger.
The Clubs of America Great American Beer Club has done it again — provided me with two distinct and exciting entry points to a delicious brewery in a far-away land (hey, I’ve never been to Missouri!).
The one downside, I must add, is that it’s harder for me to settle for less exciting beers now. I walk into a liquor store and it’s the same usual suspects — the big domestic and international brews, the same, old (delicious but now predictable) Colorado microbrewery selections, etc….Expanded horizons are apparently more difficult to satisfy. If you’re stuck in a beer rut, joining the Great American Beer Club is the way to go!