Sunday, January 18, 2015

Drinking, again. Terminal beers, reviewed.

In this case, I'll defer to the wisdom of the crowd.

This photo of mine from 2011 —of three beers at the Terminal Brewhouse, in Chattanooga, Tennessee— has received nearly 5,200 hits on Flickr*, many of which are recent. The photo itself is of no startling artistic merit —if I might arbiter my own work. Maybe the interest was due to my commentary. Nah. Adequate enough as a review, but really of no scintillating linguistic merit. Surrendering, I'll post the photo, and quote myself.

Ah, it was the beers ... that's what got their attention.

Terminal beers, reviewed.

Three beers enjoyed in lovely company, on a hot June day.

Left to right:
  • Terminally Ale (American Copper Ale) Good caramel malt backbone with a floral hop aroma. 5.6% alcohol-by-volume (abv).
  • Magnum P.A. (India Pale Ale, i.e., IPA) Big 'hop-bomb,' but not overly grapefruity, as many American IPAs tend to be. The menu stated 6% abv and 82 IBUs (International Bittering Units). As comparison, Budweiser is approximately 12 IBUs. The name of the beer is a play on "Magnum," a hop varietal used for bittering, and the old television show, "Magnum P.I."
  • Rock Out With Your Bock Out (Maibock) Very pleasant toasted malt flavor and aroma. I disagree with the brewpub's description of "good clarity," but tasty nonetheless. 5.8% abv.
Look at that lacing adhering to the nonic glasses: a sign of beer with lovely body.

The photo was taken —and the beers enjoyed— on 2 June 2011. The Terminal Brewhouse sits in a former hotel recently saved from demolition. Shaped like the Flatiron building in New York City, the building was erected in the early 1900s in downtown Chattanooga, Tennessee, adjacent to the city's rail terminal.

  • * Photos for Yours for Good Fermentables are posted on Flickr: here.
  • Drinking, Again is a series of occasional reviews of beer (and wine and spirits). No scores; only descriptions.
  • Graphic created by Mike Licht at NotionsCapital.

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