1. Lake Placid Hefeweizen
The last month's shipment of my beer of the month club recently came and this beer was in it, along with the second beer I'm reviewing this week. What I liked about the club selection for the year was that in each month's shipment, which had two styles each from two different breweries, I think there were maybe two or three breweries that I actually had beer from before. Lake Placid Craft Brewing was one that I had not tried before and their two offerings were pretty decent. This hefeweizen was nothing unusual, just a true-t0-style brew. Hefeweizens are light beers but they can definitely range from ultra light to cloudy and full of flavor. This beer was on the latter half of the spectrum. There's not much else to say other than that this was just a very good representation of the hefeweizen style - citrus, floral, fresh, banana-ie (don't use that word in Scrabble). Great summer beer.
Overall Rating: B+
2. Uinta Brewing Co. Wyld Ale
As I mentioned, this beer also came in my beer of the month shipment. Uinta Brewing, out of Salt Lake City, Utah, is a brewery that I've tried but I hadn't tried their series of beers called Four+ Beers. This series is named Four+ because all of them follow the German purity law, or Reinheitsgebot, which states that beer must be made only with water, barley and hops (yeast was added later on to the law). Wyld is an American Pale Ale, using organic ingredients. It has a malt-forward taste with a decent hop finish. At 4% ABV, this beer has some pretty good flavor and would make for a good session beer. It also seems pretty versatile for pairing with food, etc. I also have to say that I dig their label designs for the series of Four+ beers.
Overall Rating: B