I’m trying something new. Some of the container reviews seem like they might be better suited to video. I’m trying it out with a Mike Hess – Grazias. Let me know what you think. Should I stick to writing? Should I stay away from video until I get some better equipment? Should I figure out what the hack 15° Plato means? Do you know what the cause of the strange can crinkles might be? Talk to me people. I know you’re there, I can hear you breathing.
By the way, degrees of plato apparently refers to the percent of sugar in the wort.
Today we are looking at Full Pint Brewing Company – White Lightning – Belgian-style white ale brewed with spices.
Name: Something more than simply listing the company name and style of beer. But could have more oomph.
Art work: Nice painting. I assume there is a back story to this art that I wish they were sharing with the rest of us.
Label quality: The label is mostly straight (you can see in the description picture below that it’s not perfect), not peeling away, and made from moisture tolerant paper so it doesn’t get ruined from condensation (or sitting in an ice bucket).
Bottle neck label: No bottle neck label.
Beer description: Very detailed and a hint of humor with “shockingly refreshing”.
Just the facts: ABV, O.G. They even specify the malts and hops used.
I’m starting a new feature today. My goal is to write less words more often. There are plenty of sites that do a beer tasting of the day. But I don’t know of any that critique the containers themselves. I don’t have a lot of talent when it comes to describing the mouth feel or the subtleties of the aroma of a beer. But, I have some definite opinions on what the bottle or can looks like.
Let’s start with one I picked up today. This is the can for Parallel 49 – Tricycle Grapefruit Radler.
Art work: There is quite a bit of detail going on here. I really dig the styling. They get an A here.
Label quality: The label is painted on properly. No plastic wrap on this one.
Beer description: A detailed description of the beer and some humor added in to boot. Another A.
Just the facts: ABV and IBU provided. Boxes checked.
Pop top: A little extra flair with a colored pop top. Nice touch.