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New Glarus Unplugged Cran-Bic Ale

Today was extraordinary!  I had several good things happen that really gave me a lift; one being the arrival of an amazing gift from Midwest Micro Brews containing New Glarus Beer.  I have coveted New Glarus since my first encounter with them at GABF.  I decided I was “worthy” of having one to myself tonight!  It was, afterall, a most excellent day 🙂

I decided to use one of my Riedel Champagne Flutes for this auspicious occasion.  Riedel really knows how to make the finest glasses for bringing out the very best in the beer, champagne, wine or whisky that you are drinking.  This style is non-stemmed and I really like them because they have flair!

Tiny Bubbles! New Glarus Cran-Bic Ale

The Cran-Bic Ale poured beautifully into the glass with tiny, perfect bubbles spiraling effortlessly to the top of the glass.  The color is a “sassy” pale pink/red that speaks to my girly nature.  There is a large head that dissipates quickly leaving a foamy ring to circle the bubbles.

I can smell the berry goodness even though my nose is not close to the glass as I pour it.  As I pull the glass toward me, I smell more than just cranberry on the nose.  It’s a bouquet of mixed berries (Cherry, Strawberry, Blackberry) and a subtle tartness. The bubbles tickle my nose as I take in the beautiful aroma.  <Audible Sigh of Contentment>

There is a very light mouthfeel and the cranberry is prominent as it slides across my tongue.  I love the effervescence!   Tart & sweet at the same time but with a little oakiness that gives it an interesting balance.  The finish is sweet and sultry.  I am amazed at how “fruit like” this beer is without it being overpowering.   It is extremely well-proportioned.  Mmmmm…

This is an extremely drinkable beer that would be delightful paired with a light salad course or dessert but frankly I could be happy sipping this just for the sake of having it.  I like to drink things that make me feel good and that sums up exactly how I feel right now!  New Glarus Cran-Bic Ale is beautiful! If I move to Indiana next year, I foresee road trips to Wisconsin being a big part of my future.

TheArtofBeer - In Love With New Glarus Cran-Bic Ale!

Special thanks again to Michael Bergman from Midwest Micro Brews for making me one happy girl!

Midwest Micro Brews Santa Claus! aka Michael Bergman

Twas two weeks before Christmas in my unemployed house….days were spent posting resumes and wishing I had a spouse.  What is that noise at my door that I hear?  It’s Midwest Micro Brews Santa with a box full of Beer!!! Away from the door I flew like a flash.  I tore open the box in awe of the stash!

Midwest Micro Brews!

The heave of my breasts and the after sex-like flushed glow,  do justly describe how I felt as I looked into the box below.

Now Cran-Bic , now Coffee Stout & Imperial Saison, On Spotted Cow, On Cracke’d Wheat – next Fat Squirrel – Damn Right On!

Leading the pack with an unbelievable might – Hinterland Pale Ale leads us straight into the night! And as I exclaim this so outta sight, Merry New Glarus Belgian Red to us all and to all a flippin’ awesome craft beer night!

Hinterland Pale Ale & New Glarus Wisconsin Belgian Red - OMG!!!!

When the worlds got you down and your life is in tatters…Reach out to great friends cause they are truly what matters!  Who would think that a box of beer could bring so much joy?  Those who know this wonderful community full of great girls & boys!

What Heaven Looks Like!

My sincerest thanks to Michael Bergman for such a generous gesture that truly made this day fantastic.  I will see this as yet another sign that the job in Indiana is my destiny…

COURTESY OF MICHAEL BERGMAN!