Alaskan Brewing Co. Amber Ale


Beer type: Amber Ale
Alcohol Level: 5.3%
Brewed By: Alaskan Brewing Co.
IBU: 18

Shoutout to Maurice for leaving this one at my place.

We all know that I love amber ales. This beer is not an exception to that rule. With the traditional amber color and smooth taste, this beer is as good at it looks. This beer comes all the way from Alaska into your glass just so you can enjoy it as much as I do. I suggest really swirling this one in your mouth to taste all the flavors.

I’d highly recommend this beer to anyone. It’s a easygoing beer to drink and anyone can enjoy it. Alaskan Brewing Co. says it’s “Richly malty and long on the palate, with just enough hop backing to make this beautiful amber colored “alt” style beer notably well balanced.” Whatever they do to make it, they shouldn’t stop.


Bell’s Amber Ale


Beer type: Amber Ale
Alcohol Level: 5.8%
Brewed By: Bell’s


What beer do I not like? Either way, this beer is one to like. Bell’s Amber Ale is your classic Amber Ale. You can find it out at your liquor store year round. This beer has a smell of caramel and a beautiful amber color. The aftertaste is a balanced mix of bitterness and sweetness. Overall, a refreshing, flavorful beer to have after a day of work or after any occasion.

Bell’s made another great brew. They say that this beer is a good mix between sweet caramel and citrus hops. Whatever it is, it works. Michigan brought home another great one, even if they couldn’t close the NCAA Men’s Championship…..sorry.


Church Street Crimson Clover Irish Red Ale


Beer type: Irish Red Ale
Alcohol Level: 5.5%
Brewed By: Church Street Brewery
IBU: 35


So, I love amber and red ales a lot so I’m a little partial. But, this Irish Red Ale is definitely one you need to try. I wish I could’ve tried this on St. Patrick’s Day and not after. It’s got a rich smell and a big head of foam when you pour it in a glass. Pair this with a red meat and some potatoes and you’ll be satisfied.

Church Street Brewery is in Itasca, a Chicago suburb. They say this beer has, “Notes of caramel, toffee, and buttered toast provide for a smooth and complex flavor profile – topped with a creamy head.”

Overall, I’m a big fan of this beer and I’d suggest it to any fan of local, craft beer.