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Tuesday, August 23, 2011

SanTan Brewing - Epicenter Amber Ale

Dead Soldier
Where to Dig Up More About This Beer
Epicenter Amber Ale
SanTan Brewing Company
8 South San Marcos Place
Chandler, AZ USA
Est. 2007

Brain Damage Quotient = 5.5 % ABV
Fluid Oz. = 12.0

Postmortem Brew Review
Dark amber color with deep orange tones.
Malted sweetness and gentle hops on nose. Caramel, some honey (?) and wet grain aromas.
Two finger bone colored head that leaves rings of lacing.
Tastes candy caramel sweet at first but mellows as the hops kick in. Stronger in malt taste than hops.
Not overly carbonated.
Medium flavor, medium bodied.

Grim Reaper's Eulogy
Within the past 24 hours, two earthquakes have struck in the US. Colorado had a 5.7 magnitude around midnight Mountain Time. And just within the last couple of hours, it was reported that Washington D.C. was rocked by a 5.9 magnitude quake. Ladders shook, chandeliers swayed and even beer bottles were heard to topple in fridges throughout the region. (Okay, I made that last part up.)

It might be a good time to check the status of my chiller out back, to inspect for any damages. Mmmmm, let's see. I'm thirsty. Why yes...that one there! It was a natural - - - Epicenter. Muahahahaa, I always go for the quick pun. Epicenter was fine choice during a crisis such as this. I found the brew to be leaning much stronger on the malt side, but not as "unbalanced" as the name might imply. A great choice for a "Code Red" emergency. Though it's brewed out west, the irony prevails that I should have it on hand for such an auspicious occasion, here in the east.

All things considered, it's going to take an act of God to shake up our nation's capital, figuratively and literally. If that doesn't do it, the other part of the one-two punch is coming. Hurricane Irene is slowly sweeping up the east coast and poised at D.C. One of The Reaper's better projects.

Hang onto you beer my minions...

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