Good evening y’all,
I want to start off by expressing how nice it is to be back blogging about craft beer. I took about a year long hiatus due to some health issues but now we’re back in full force and I have some awesome plans lined up.
I’m feeling very chill and relax tonight. The weather in Houston today was near 100 degrees and I’ve been working over-time at the office lately like a mad man. Needless to say, I’m all tuckered out and looking forward to the weekend. But first, a good beer… BOOM. I introduce to you the Yogi Spiced Amber Ale made by Rogness Brewing Company out of Pflugerville, TX. I picked this up at one of my favorite local bottle and growler shops in Houston, Premium Draught.
Why did I choose this brew for tonight? Well, it has a special trance-like feature that only meditation and yoga have been able to achieve for me. And since I feel like enjoying a beer instead of actually doing yoga, here we are.
Let’s start at the top because Rogness Brewing Company is one of my new favorites and I REALLY enjoy their attention to detail. The founders, Dianne and Forrest Rogness, also own a popular homebrew supply shop in Austin, TX and Dianne’s love for yoga and Chai tea is the inspiration for this brew. I really appreciate their commitment to bring out quality beers and their logo design work is very appealing. This s a very unique beer made with Saigon cinnamon, ginger, clove, cardamom, and black pepper.
I particularly think the label is awesome with various yoga poses across the top panel. The beer pours like a darker amber and is very enticing, make sure you form some head towards the end of your pour. This is definitely a good test of the smell senses – take a big friendly whiff! You’ll get strong aromas of cinnamon and pepper; it actually does smell like Chai tea. Pretty impressive if you ask me.
I don’t want to admit that I like a beer called “Yogi”. It’s not exactly the manliest thing to say. But this one is full of awesomeness. The after-taste really stays with you for longer than most beers and I find myself wanting another sip, then another, aaannnddd now the bottle is gone!
I can definitely reach for another one and at only 5.2% ABV it’s not going to leave you passed out on the pavement. Now I’m craving some spicy noodles to pair with it; it might be time for late night grub run.
I hope you enjoy this one as much as I did. Yes, that is my smoking hot wife doing her yoga in the background of this picture. She’s a professional photographer and her creativity behind the camera is starting to rub off on me. Cheers to the upcoming weekend folks. I hope it’s a great one!