I have a friend that works at Blue Point and (knock on wood) will continue to do so even though the evil empire (AB) purchased the company. The former owner swears that no one will lose their position.
I also worked with Goose Island before the big purchase and of the eight folks I used to work with only two remained after six months… I hope that doesn’t happen with Blue Point.
My friend shipped me some of their tasty toasty lager a while back before her wedding (loved the kilts!). I shared around the office (beer karma is good karma) but had a couple of bottles for myself. After speaking to her on the phone I was reminded of that tasty beer and decided to go to my notes and write about it.
Blue Point Toasted Lager - Blue Point Brewing Company
This one pours out a clear golden amber color, with a large off white head that left clean and well defined lacing. It had notes of toasted malt, caramel, fresh cantaloupe, tart apple, and mild summer grasses. It had a medium mouth feel with a smooth fairly clean finish, surprisingly mild carbonation, and just a touch of hop astringency.
This had a good complex balance of notes and layers. It is clear that it is an award winner for it’s category. Though lagers aren’t my first choice, they are popular with my wife and I try and choose ones to keep around that I know she will enjoy in the quiet evening or with supper. This one would be well worth keeping on hand.
American Amber Lager | 5.30% ABV