Tuesday, September 24, 2013

Kirkland Amber Ale, Mikey Likes It

My son Mike sent me this from Detroit!

Having spent the last 7 years in Michigan, I have inadvertently become a bit of a beer snob. Mostly by osmosis. There is simply great beer everywhere in Detroit. 

Beer was one of the items on our Costco shopping list today. When we got there we were both excited to see Bell's Two Hearted Ale. A strong (and delicious) IPA brewed in Kalamazoo, Michigan. Bell's Two Hearted is a frequent guest in our fridge.

But then I spotted something else. Not far away, was a pallet of Kirkland brand Amber Ale. 

Now, ambers are my preferred kind of beer. I love a heavy sweet beer that packs an extra punch. Fat Tire Amber Ale by New Belgium Brewery out of Colorado is one of my absolute all-time favorite beers. 

Since you are my Mom, I decided to opt for the Kirkland Amber. At $18.99/case per case of glass bottles, it was an easy economic choice over the Two Hearted (at $31.99 per case of glass  bottles). Although the significantly lower price made me suspicious of the quality of the Kirkland Amber. 

Man, were my suspicions unfounded. The Kirkland Amber has a robust body with a sweet malty taste that lingers on the tongue. I would rate it up there with any great microbrew amber. A simply great beer. Dare say in the league of Fat Tire. Honestly, I can't tell you how impressed I am with the quality of this Amber...especially at the price Costco is selling it.

I was so impressed by the first, I had three more. Just to test the flavor, indeed.

Love you Fifi! Pic attached :)

1 comment:

  1. After this testimonial, perhaps some will magically appear on our table. :-)