Rosé de Gambrinus – Cantillon

 

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Cantillon Rosé de Gambrinus 2014 cork date. .

APPEARANCE: Pours a star bright ruby red, with brilliant pink rim variations. Soft and gentle one finger of rose colored head that dissipated within moments leaving a slight halo. .

AROMA: Big bursting waves of fresh raspberries being muddled along with a second layer of raspberry jam that brings with it a nice light vinegar aroma. Strawberry lemonade swirling around with hay and barnyard funk. .

TASTE: Taste follows the nose almost perfectly, with a bit more brightness coming from the raspberries. The tartness comes dancing in with lemon, grape skins, pomegranate and cherries. A wonderful marriage of tart,sour and sweet fruits. It ends with fresh grass clippings, hay and a slight mustiness. .

MOUTHFEEL: Medium minus body with a lively medium carbonation. It manages to stay light and crisp with a lingering mouthwatering finish that just begs you to take another sip. .

OVERALL: This is easily in my top raspberry lambics and one of my favorite Cantillon beers. It has such a harmonious mix of tart, funk and raspberry while still being a very complex beer. Rosé de Gambrinus paired exceptionally well with the Chèvre. . .

Beer Zombies craft beer festival 02.18.17

Come for the festival, stay for the bottle share! Beer Zombies 3rd anniversary beer festival and following day bottle share at The Atomic in downtown Las Vegas.  Purchase tickets here Beer Zombies Festival Tickets

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2016 The Roaming Pint craft beer lover’s holiday gift guide!

All your craft beer lovers holiday shopping in one place! Beside Beer Zombies there is an amazing variety of craft beer gifts. trp-logo-header-dark-1260

 

Thank you for visiting The Roaming Pint’s Holiday Gift Guide for Craft Beer Lover’s. Each year we try to assemble the best craft beer products to help you find the best gift for the craft beer lover in your life (even if it’s yourself ;).
We will be adding products as the holiday season rolls on so be sure to check back periodically. Cheers!

2016 Craft Beer Lover’s Gift Guide

Tombstone IPA – Tombstone Brewing

 

 

Every once on a while I get completely surprised by a beer that I have never heard of. That was the case with Tombstone IPA, that was sent my way by a couple of awesome beer guys Nick & Shane out of Arizona.

From the Website Tombstone. – Tombstone Brewing Company is committed to bringing world class beer to the Town Too Tough to Die. Located in legendary Tombstone, Arizona, we seek to create an inviting, laid-back environment where people can casually gather for a pint as well as an exciting destination within a destination for beer lovers, crafting ales and lagers that range from the traditional to the far reaches of what beer can be.

 

Tombstone IPA – 7.1% ABV


APPEARANCE:  Pours a hazy, rich, burnt orange color, with a large foamy egg shell colored head. The head stands tall and proud like its daring you to take the first drink. Slowly fades down to nice halo ring of foam leaving tracks of its travel down the glass. Color is spot on for the style, and exactly what I was hoping for when I cracked the growler open.

 

AROMA: Pouring from the growler the huge, intense aromas come shooting out of the glass. Right away I get a blast of grapefruit, fresh pressed orange juice, over ripe peaches. As it settles down a delicate layer of melon, passion fruit and canned lychee begins to pop through. The nose ends slightly earthy and floral, like a field of newly sprouted wild flowers. Such a great layering of smells going on in this beer.

 

TASTE: The nose on this beer really paved the way by showcasing the amazing hop profile used. The taste decides to pave the way by letting the light sweet malt base come in first, then letting the hops start their dance. The delicate floral notes I got on the nose present themselves up front, just long enough to let you know this isn’t a one trick pony beer. The next wave comes crashing down with the huge juice bomb I was hoping for. Fresh squeezed orange, grapefruit, peach and slightly bruised stone fruits.The mid palate brings with it a grassy, earthy layers  leading into the slight hop bitterness.Right at the second the soft hop bitterness rears its head you get greeted by a splash of honey that has been stirred in that completely balances and ties the flavors of this IPA together.

 

MOUTHFEEL: Medium body and medium carbonation with a soft creamy body that completely coats the mouth. No detection of the 7.1% abv whatsoever. Finnish is clean with a slight hop oil resin that really begs you to take the next drink.

 

OVERALL: A really well crafted and delicious NE style ipa, coming out of a small town in AZ. It is everything i have come to look for in the style. Juicy, slightly sweet, not to bitter and easily crush able. I will 100% be looking forward to whatever the guys at Tombstone put out next!

RATING: 4.3/5 Zombie Heads!

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GO Keg USA – Go Keg Flex

It was nice to get back in to Las Vegas after a 10 day road trip from Arizona to California. Got a chance to get out to Red Rock for some hiking and brought along my new Go Keg Flex growler from Go Keg USA. This thing rocks, kept my beer cold for the hike and then delivered a freshly carbed glass! Super impressed with the product.

From the website:

 The Flex Tap Design- Makes The Most Portable Growler Even Easier For Travel. We Rid the Bulk For More Convenience And Portability.  The Light Weight Design Makes This The Choice For Beer Enthusiast That Are Taking Their Beer Up Mount Kilimanjaro For A Celebratory Cold One. Also Included Is A Charger CO2 System That Will Keep Your Beer Fresh So You Can Enjoy It Whenever You Would Like!

If anyone is interested in grabbing one you my  code BZGKUSA1 at checkout and you get 10% off any purchase.

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Beer Zombies beard oil now available

The wait is over, Beer Zombies beard oil made by Beerd Co. is live! This all natural, hand made beard oil will help smooth any unruly beard while adding moisturizing oils to any facial hair. Head over to Beer Zombies Web Store to get your bottle now.

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Upcoming Beer Zombies events August.

In the month of August, Beer Zombies will be having a booth at two events.

First one is Saturday August 20th at the Del Mar Pizza & Beer Fest. ( <- Link to website )

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With more than 100 local and international brews served, beer aficionados will enjoy hard-to-find specialty craft brews alongside favorites from the San Diego brewing scene. For the first time, San Diego’s best mobile pizza ovens will be serving melted cheese goodness to add to the craft brew experience. Pair your beers with a variety of tasty pizza styles purchased directly from the mobile ovens.

  • Admission into the Pizza & Beer Fest area is free with track admission of $6.
  • Receive five 7 oz. tastings for $20. Full-sized beers may also be purchased
  • Purchase pizzas directly from mobile pizzeria’s

 

The second event that Beer Zombies is very honored to be involved in will take place Friday August 26th is, Bearded Villains Las Vegas second annual beard & mustache summer bash.

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We are planning on launching our new Beer Zombies beard oil collaboration with Beerd Co. at the BVLV event!

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If you are planning an event and would like to have Beer Zombies attend please drop us an email @ BeerZombies1@hotmail.com

 

Cheers, BZ

Best beer brewed in Las Vegas?

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I get asked this question a lot, what is your favorite Las Vegas brewed beer? To be fair I think it needs to be broken down into two separate questions. What is your favorite Las Vegas brewed beer, that isn’t available year round or packaged? The answer to this first question I actually did a blog post on for 2015 which can be found here. The second question to be fair should be, what is your favorite Las Vegas brewed beer that is packaged and available year round? The answer to that is:

 

Joseph James Citra Rye – 5.4% ABV 55 IBU

American Pale Ale

APPEARANCE: Citra rye pours a brilliant honey amber color, with star bright gold rim variations that make the color of this beer pop with vibrancy. The head builds upon itself bringing a pillowy porcelain white frothy foam that slowly dissipates into a soft halo that sticks around throughout drinking.

AROMA:  The nose is a delicately layered bouquet that brings aromas of  grapefruit, melon, lime, gooseberry, passion fruit and lychee from the Citra hops. The Centennial hops layer in soft but bright lemon and floral notes. The rye on the nose adds a dose of peppery spice and warm oven baked breads into the mix.

TASTE: Where the nose lets the hops lead the way, the taste brings forth the rye and light malts first. The flavor never exhausts the taste buds or gets boring in anyway. It opens up with slightly sweet bready malts, light spice and a dusting of pepper. Caramel wafer cookies swirling around that make way for the fruits to play. Dancing lemon zest, grapefruit, sweet over ripe lychee, with a light pine all flowing through a field of lemon grass and wild flowers. The beer tip toes across a high wire balancing itself perfectly between the malts and hop flavors to deliver an extremely well balanced american pale ale.

MOUTHFEEL: Light plus body, with a medium prickly carbonation. The rye adds a crispness to the creamy texture of the beer. Love the way the long citrusy finish ends with that sharp rye spice.

OVERALL:  This is my favorite Las Vegas brewed beer that is packaged and available to me year round. All bottle shops in town carry Citra Rye and it is stocked in most grocery stores as well. If you are visiting the Las Vegas area be sure to keep an eye out for it on draft in many strip locations. Joseph James won a well deserved Bronze Medal for Citra Rye in the 2013 GABF awards for American Pale Ale. Its such a easy drinking, well rounded APA that I highly recommend trying out whenever you visit us here in Las Vegas!

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Beer Zombies mural Alesmith

Had the honor and pleasure of doing a Beer Zombies mural inside the Alesmith tasting room. Such a fun day mingling with the staff, patrons and even the owner himself Peter Zien! If anybody that owns a bar, brewery or other venue that would like to have a Beer Zombies mural please email me at BeerZombies1@hotmail.com.

 

 

 

Beer Zombies ISO: List

samplebzHere is my current list of beers that I am in search of, hit me up if you can make any of these happen!

Good Morning | Tree House Brewing Company
Kentucky Brunch Brand Stout | Toppling Goliath Brewing Company
Mornin' Delight | Toppling Goliath Brewing Company
Dinner | Maine Beer Company
Hunahpu's Imperial Stout - Double Barrel Aged | Cigar City Brewing
Founders CBS Imperial Stout | Founders Brewing Company
Juice Machine | Tree House Brewing Company
Barrel-Aged Abraxas | Perennial Artisan Ales
Abner | Hill Farmstead Brewery
Morning Wood | Funky Buddha Brewery
Ann | Hill Farmstead Brewery
Double Galaxy | Hill Farmstead Brewery
Society & Solitude #4 | Hill Farmstead Brewery
Double Dry Hopped Congress Street | Trillium Brewing Company
Duck Duck Gooze | The Lost Abbey
In Perpetuity | Tree House Brewing Company
Kuhnhenn Bourbon Barrel Fourth Dementia | Kuhnhenn Brewing Company
Double Citra | Hill Farmstead Brewery
Cantillon Blåbær Lambik | Brasserie Cantillon
Galaxy Dry Hopped Fort Point Pale Ale | Trillium Brewing Company
Swish | Bissell Brothers Brewing Co
Artaic | Trillium Brewing Company
Fuzzy Baby Ducks IPA | New England Brewing Co.
Trappist Westvleteren 8 (VIII) | Brouwerij Westvleteren
Resolute - Coconut | Brothers Craft Brewing
Ephraim | Hill Farmstead Brewery
BBA Abominable: Coffee And Cinnamon | Fremont Brewing Company
Cable Car | The Lost Abbey
Notorious Triple IPA | Boneyard Beer Company
Assassin Imperial Stout | Toppling Goliath Brewing Company
Black Gold (2015) | Central Waters Brewing Co.
Susan | Hill Farmstead Brewery
BDCS | Ozark Beer Co.
Congress Street IPA | Trillium Brewing Company
Drie Fonteinen Oude Geuze Vintage | Brouwerij Drie Fonteinen
Society & Solitude #5 | Hill Farmstead Brewery
Upper Case | Trillium Brewing Company
No Rules | Perrin Brewery
Adam From The Wood | Hair of the Dog Brewing Company
Keene Idea | Alpine Beer Company
Sosus | Toppling Goliath Brewing Company

2006 The Abyss | Deschutes Brewery