The Thirsty Beagle must have been good in 2008, because I found an assortment or beer under the tree for Christmas this year. A relative who lives in Nebraska or Santa Claus — one of the two (and if you’ve been to Nebraska in the winter, it might as well be the North Pole) – delivered this three-beer selection from Empyrean Brewing Co. in Lincoln, Neb. Here’s a mini-recap of the three ale selections:
-Luna Sea ESB: This one had a nice crispness, a light flavor and a rather nondescript finish. A serviceable choice.
-Burning Skye Scottish Style: Pretty average beer here. Didn’t leave a big impression.
-Third Stone Brown: A fairly rich flavor with a pleasant aftertaste. Probably the best of the three.