"Community" is just thematic. Add to these facts that Ethan was late because he was in a car accident, and as I wrote the first draft of this post, I sat next to a special someone who was over to work on an essay for class.
|Photo: Brett Farrar|
Why not, then, choose an intimately-crafted beer by Community Brewing Company in Dallas?
Inspiration is a Belgian dark specialty ale, a style that seems to be the norm for Belgian beers, it's delicious.
It is named for the street on which the brewery was built, hence the descriptor "intimate." As I discussed the origin of the name, Martin brought up a somewhat metaphysical idea, with which he is greatly familiar, that a "location" becomes a "place" when people interact with it and have memories and ideas bound to it. Good conversation.
Then, according to Ethan, more good conversation; to Martin and me, a half-hour headache.
----Description and rating----
Inspiration was worth the effort of opening a bottle cap encased in wax. First impression was high carbonation. I was especially careful when I poured it. The nose is best described as fruitcake. Hints of orange zest. Taste was similar, but minus the orange and plus some banana and a spicy bitterness. The texture was extraordinarily bubbly due to high carbonation. As it warmed up, the carbonation subsided, yielding a creamier feel, and the smell and taste both added strong notes of apple cinnamon.
Rating-- We agreed on a 7, but I myself shy away from strict numerical ratings. I'd rather describe my thoughts in a nutshell statement. It's a quite good beer. Not necessarily one to have regularly, but worth mentioning and worth keeping around for a good day. Like today.
"I'm going to prove you wrong." --Ethan J Longoria
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(This blog post is written by Brett Farrar)