Joshua's Pint Glass is Always Half Full

This is Joshua Landis. He’s a skinny, but extremely handsome beer lovin’ man. He enjoys rock and/or roll, brewing his own ales, guzzling microbrews, and long walks on the beach… but sorry ladies, he’s taken.

This loving dad and husband has decided to share his love for good beer with the loyal TPM readers. Now, I present to you his take on a great Summer brew, our first installment of Suds in the Sun!

Take note on what is said here about beer in cans. Cans, though often looked down upon, are the optimal storage container for keeping your brew fresh,

When I think of a good Summer beer the first thing that comes to my mind is a nice crisp refreshing German pilsner. No, not that St. Pauli Girl crap they try to pass off as a German Pilsner. I’m talking about a overly Noble hopped, golden, crisp, zesty and refreshing German Pilsner. One of my favorites is Sly Fox’s Pikeland Pils. 4.9%, 44IBUs and an OG of 11.7.

This beer pours crystal clear, golden in color with a thin white head. The aromas that come off of this beer are clean and crisp with lemon and subtle earthy hops. The flavor continues the lemon aroma and follows with a clean smooth Noble hop bitterness. In the back, I can taste a bit of honey and bread. The carbonation is spot on while remaining light and refreshing. This beer is not a summer seasonal, but available year round. I can drink this one on the hottest day of the Summer and the snowiest Winter night.

A few weeks back I took a vacation to the Poconos, and this was the beer that I brought along to share. One interesting thing about this beer is that Sly Fox chose to put it in a can. I know canned beer has a stigma, but when you think about it there is no way for light to penetrate the can so therefore it can’t get skunked. Perfect for taking along on vacation and perfect for sitting by the campfire in the middle of the woods.

If you have the chance give this beer a shot.


~ by thepaintedman on July 19, 2010.

4 Responses to “Joshua's Pint Glass is Always Half Full”

  1. Thanks for publishing the review and all the kind works Justin!

  2. whoops – “words” not works

  3. Great review Josh… now I need to break open a few cans of these.

  4. I wish more craft breweries on the east coast would distribute in cans. They’ve been doing it out in Oregon for a little while now, and I have to say some of the best brews I’ve had from the left coast are canned. (Caldera Brewing Co. in particular makes some really spectacular canned beers.) They travel easier, they chill more quikly (if you want a chilly beer), and they taste just as good as the bottle 90% of the time. Next time I’m a little closer to the poconos, I’ll pick up a case and give it a shot.

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