TBR Reports on William Bass’ Pale Ale
File Date: 2.9.14
File Name: Titanic size snow piles.
The Beer: Bass Pale Ale
Type: English Pale Ale
Stats: 5.0% ABV
Brewer: Bass Brewers Ltd.
Web Site: www.bass.com
State/Country of Origin: United Kingdom (England)
Brewer Brand Hype: Bass is a full-flavored English-style ale that is still brewed according to its original
Brewer Info: The Bass Brewery was founded in 1777 by William Bass in Burton upon Trent,
England. The main brand was Bass Pale Ale, once the highest selling beer in the UK. By 1877,
Bass had become the largest brewery in the world, with an annual output of one million barrels.
Its pale ale was exported throughout the British Empire, and the company’s distinctive red triangle
became the UK’s first registered trademark.
recipe. Select malts, aromatic hops and water rich in essential salts and minerals combine to give Bass its
slight burnt roast aroma and high-quality, full-bodied flavor. The original English Pale Ale and England’s
first trademark, Bass has been embraced by trail-blazers since 1777. The brand has been painted by Manet,
fought over by Napoleon and was served on the Titanic.
Label: The World’s Finest Pale Ale. Iconography – As Bass Pale Ale’s popularity grew, unscrupulous imitators
tried to pass off inferior products as Bass by copying the unique red triangle logo. In 1875, concerned for
the reputation of their beloved brew, Bass brewers applied for and were granted England’s first registered
trademark. This fine pale ale has been brewed in the great British tradition using the finest two-row
The Brewski Review: Served on the Titanic? Interesting. I think I have a snowpile as big as the iceberg that
sank the Titanic sitting next to my driveway. I believe my patience with winter has reached a high point –
I’ve had enough. It’s snowing every couple of days and I’ve officially run out of places to throw it.
This winter has been brutal. If it’s not snowing it’s subzero weather. I’ve had to replace a battery in one car,
my pickup truck won’t start (it also needs a new battery) and my Explorer has a leaking power steering pump
(or hose): the fluid drains out within a couple of hours. So, I’ve not been a happy camper this bitterly
cold season. Not even a good beer makes me feel better these days. This beer comes close. It’s a wonderful
tasting pale ale in my humble opinion. It pours as a amber/copper color and has a quick dissipating head that
leaves just a trace of lace on the glass. There is a nice mild, almost sweet taste that is smooth on the way
down and leaves no bitter aftertaste. Just the way I like it.
Drinkability: Will definitely drink again.
Appearance: Light amber/copper color.
The Buds: Nice and smooth.
TBR Cap Rating: 4.5 out of 5 caps.
Love the promo ad by Bass.
And another clever promo ad from Bass & Co.
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Karnival Kolsch by Stoudt's Brewing Co.
The Brewski Report Reviews Stoudt’s Karnival Kölsch and a Very Man-ly Trick Question.
File Date: 7.23.2011
File Name: What does a Ferrari 250GT Spyder California and a Garage Beer Fridge Have in Common?
The Beer: Karnival Kölsch
Stats: 4.8% ABV
Brewer: Stoudt’s Brewing Co.
Web Site: www.stoudtsbeer.com
State/Country of Origin: PA, USA
Brewer Info: Whether you’re a beer novice or afficionado, Stoudt’s Brewing Company is a great destination for all beer lovers out there. As one of the pioneering craft breweries in America, Stoudt’s offers a variety of amazing Lagers and Ales. Enjoy the cozy atmosphere of our Brew Pub next door, where you can sample all of our seasonal and specialty beers. Check out a free tour at the brewery and pick up some beer to go at the bar!
Brewer Brand Hype: This refreshing German-style ale was brewed using 2-row malt, a small amount of red wheat malt and all German hops for bittering and aroma. This straw colored ale is smooth like a lager due to the colder fermentation temperature and an extended cellering time. It is dry and crisp with a slight fruitiness which compliments the mild hop bitternes and aroma.
Label: Kölsch style beer.
The Brewski Review: Quite similar to Goose Island’s Summertime Kolsch beer. Light, crisp with just the right amount of malt and hoppy bitterness. Nice warm weather beverage to quench your thirst. And, if your summertime has been as hot as my summertime, it would be good to stock up on quite a few cold ones. One of the best things I ever did was put an old, used fridge in my garage. Now, while I’m working outside in the hot weather or enjoying a dip in the kids pool, I can walk over to the garage and pull out a nice chilled brewski. Life is good. ‘If you have the means…’, as Ferris Bueller would say, ‘I highly recommend picking one up.’ Just don’t rub it with a diaper. It’ll make you that much less of a man. Oh yeah, the answer to the eternal question? They’re both cool but most of us can only afford the spare beer fridge. That’s okay because you can’t drink and drive right? That’s what I keep telling myself. Oh yeah, by the way, when I did a short career stint in SoCal I knew the fella who built the Ferris Bueller 250GT replica. When he drove it around town people would ask him why he was driving such an expensive car. He loved playing the Richie-Rich role.
Appearance: Golden straw colored.
The Buds: Crisp and hoppy.
TBR Cap Rating: 4.25 out of 5.
Ferris, Sloan and Cameron out for a joy ride.
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