Rasko & Disco Beer Review

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"Big finish, hope it's not the death of me!"

Last one for  #DiscoDay 4 from  #TheDiscoCollection

@haandbryggeriet_official  #DeathByDisco 10% Bourbon Barrel Aged Blueberry Milk Stout

Big finish. Oh wow. Words to follow

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"Big finish, hope it's not the death of me!" Last one for #DiscoDay 4 from #TheDiscoCollection @haandbryggeriet_official #DeathByDisco 10% Bourbon Barrel Aged Blueberry Milk Stout Big finish. Oh wow. Words to follow #disco of #RaskoAndDiscoBeerReview #haandbryggeriet #aNorwegianBeer #stout #blueberrystout #beersofinstagram

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2 months ago
"Dipa-ering into another Pomona Island Disco beer!"

Hot on the heels of the first, my second ever @pomonaislandbrew is  #InterstateFreeDisco 8.5% DIPA

Into the big finish now and this one feels like I might struggle. It's thin for a DIPA but also full bodied, strong, quite juicy and not heavily hopped. Quality is there and yet perplexing in make up. I'm going to power through this for the big stout finish next! 

 #Disco of
 #RaskoAndDiscoBeerReview 
 #PominaIslandBrew  #ManchesterBeer  #DIPA
 # #BeerStash  #BeerDelivery
 #BeersOfInstagram

"Dipa-ering into another Pomona Island Disco beer!" Hot on the heels of the first, my second ever @pomonaislandbrew is #InterstateFreeDisco 8.5% DIPA Into the big finish now and this one feels like I might struggle. It's thin for a DIPA but also full bodied, strong, quite juicy and not heavily hopped. Quality is there and yet perplexing in make up. I'm going to power through this for the big stout finish next! #disco of #RaskoAndDiscoBeerReview #PominaIslandBrew #manchesterbeer #dipa # #BeerStash #beerdelivery #beersofinstagram

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2 months ago
"Disco is now a go go with Pomona Island!"

Yes, unbelievable but my first ever can from @pomonaislandbrew  is  #DiscothequeAGoGo 5.6% Pale

Despite  #Rasko having  tried a few I've not write got into their beers yet for various reasons but obviously only heard good things. With the word Disco on the can, albeit cheating slightly here, the sentiment is there.

It's a decent start too. Quite light and pillowy mouthfeel, a gentle but tasty pale ale. Juicy, maybe hints of pineapple and citrussy with a lemon notes it's balanced and very drinkable. No big hop burr and quite sessionable.

 #Disco of
 #RaskoAndDiscoBeerReview 

 # #PomonaIsland  #ManchesterBeers
 #PaleAle  #BeerDelivery  #BeerStash
 #BeersOfInstagram

"Disco is now a go go with Pomona Island!" Yes, unbelievable but my first ever can from @pomonaislandbrew is #discothequeagogo 5.6% Pale Despite #Rasko having tried a few I've not write got into their beers yet for various reasons but obviously only heard good things. With the word Disco on the can, albeit cheating slightly here, the sentiment is there. It's a decent start too. Quite light and pillowy mouthfeel, a gentle but tasty pale ale. Juicy, maybe hints of pineapple and citrussy with a lemon notes it's balanced and very drinkable. No big hop burr and quite sessionable. #disco of #RaskoAndDiscoBeerReview # #PomonaIsland #manchesterbeers #paleale #beerdelivery #BeerStash #beersofinstagram

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2 months ago
 #STOP PRESS!! Last minute  line up addition!!

Despite hiding in plain sight in the stash I somehow missed this beer in the original line up. Can only apologise, what a cosmic plonker Rodney.

@villagesbrewery / @hopburnsblack colab'  #CosmicDiscoEgg 4.5% NZ Dry Hopped Lager

Had I noticed at the start I probably would have started with this one. There was a time when I would find it impossible to switch between asked and lagers. That was before decent craft lagers such as this crossed my palate

No aroma but a fine taste that presses initially the dry hop burr taste that I often find too much for my palate but this one reigns it back nicely into a very  tasty, light, pale lager. Gentle lemony citrus notes and malty characters. Could smash a few of these as Disco juice. A very nice surprise all round out of South East London.

Halfway through now, a good midway beer to carry into a big finish that awaits.

 #Disco of
 #RaskoAndDiscoBeerReview 

 #VillagesBrewerty  #HopBurnsBlack
 #DryHoppedLager  #Beer
 #BeersOfInstagram

#stop PRESS!! Last minute line up addition!! Despite hiding in plain sight in the stash I somehow missed this beer in the original line up. Can only apologise, what a cosmic plonker Rodney. @villagesbrewery / @hopburnsblack colab' #CosmicDiscoEgg 4.5% NZ Dry Hopped Lager Had I noticed at the start I probably would have started with this one. There was a time when I would find it impossible to switch between asked and lagers. That was before decent craft lagers such as this crossed my palate No aroma but a fine taste that presses initially the dry hop burr taste that I often find too much for my palate but this one reigns it back nicely into a very tasty, light, pale lager. Gentle lemony citrus notes and malty characters. Could smash a few of these as Disco juice. A very nice surprise all round out of South East London. Halfway through now, a good midway beer to carry into a big finish that awaits. #disco of #RaskoAndDiscoBeerReview #VillagesBrewerty #HopBurnsBlack #dryhoppedlager #beer #beersofinstagram

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2 months ago
"Oh wow, quite possibly the best sour I have ever tasted!?"

Third beer into  #TheDiscoCollection on  #DiscoDay 4 is a right stunner. Amazing flavour. @neonraptorbrew  #VampyreDisco 10% Peanut Butter & Jelly Imperial Sour Gose.

I'm stunned by this beer. A blood red thick body on the pour with a pinkish  red head that sticks around. A strange aroma that takes me a while to work out is peanut wafer, with fruits developing later. On the taste the fruit hits immediately, like a Ribena, Vimto sorbet but before the impact of the fruit properly hits a massive sour wave envelops the palate, but in a good way. I'm not massively keen on sours but this is very sour but also sweet and frity and is possibly the. best. sour. beer I've ever tasted. It's just brilliant, I'm immediately onto @tremblingmasdness webshop were I ordered it from to see if they have any left, they do, I'm thinking about another order as I sip. 

The fruit flavours are crazy, blackcurrant and redcurrant pervade, strawberry is there but I have to search for it, same with the cherry but there it is. Peanut butter for me doesnt come through too much on flavour except very late on and aroma and that's not even a problem. In theory, this combo perhaps shouldn't work but it toally does and I like it, a lot. I try not to give beer of the year nominations on one beer or while on a sesh, but this one is very close to it, I enjoyed it that much!

Further down the glass there's more fruityness, great sweetness and an abundance of amazing flavours.

Always happy to hear any other Disco beer nominations, comments welcome, check out the hashstag  #TheDiscoCollection for other Disco Day beers.

 #Disco of
 #RaskoAndDiscoBeerReview

 #DiscoDay  #DiscoDay4  #NeoRaptorBrewwery
 #NottinghamshireBeers  #BeerDelivery  #Gose
 #Beer  #BeerStash  #TremblingMadness
 #BeersOfInsatgram

"Oh wow, quite possibly the best sour I have ever tasted!?" Third beer into #TheDiscoCollection on #DiscoDay 4 is a right stunner. Amazing flavour. @neonraptorbrew #VampyreDisco 10% Peanut Butter & Jelly Imperial Sour Gose. I'm stunned by this beer. A blood red thick body on the pour with a pinkish red head that sticks around. A strange aroma that takes me a while to work out is peanut wafer, with fruits developing later. On the taste the fruit hits immediately, like a Ribena, Vimto sorbet but before the impact of the fruit properly hits a massive sour wave envelops the palate, but in a good way. I'm not massively keen on sours but this is very sour but also sweet and frity and is possibly the. best. sour. beer I've ever tasted. It's just brilliant, I'm immediately onto @tremblingmasdness webshop were I ordered it from to see if they have any left, they do, I'm thinking about another order as I sip.  The fruit flavours are crazy, blackcurrant and redcurrant pervade, strawberry is there but I have to search for it, same with the cherry but there it is. Peanut butter for me doesnt come through too much on flavour except very late on and aroma and that's not even a problem. In theory, this combo perhaps shouldn't work but it toally does and I like it, a lot. I try not to give beer of the year nominations on one beer or while on a sesh, but this one is very close to it, I enjoyed it that much! Further down the glass there's more fruityness, great sweetness and an abundance of amazing flavours. Always happy to hear any other Disco beer nominations, comments welcome, check out the hashstag #TheDiscoCollection for other Disco Day beers. #disco of #RaskoAndDiscoBeerReview #DiscoDay #DiscoDay4 #NeoRaptorBrewwery #NottinghamshireBeers #beerdelivery #gose #beer #BeerStash #tremblingmadness #BeersOfInsatgram

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2 months ago
"Cracking the whip and on the lash this is a cracking Disco beer!"

Next up from  #TheDisoCollection on  #DiscoDay 4 is @whiplashbeer   #DiscoMystic 8% Double IPA

I thought I'd missed it but got lucky with some Disco Mystic! I first saw this one back in January but didn't act quick enough to get an order in over from Ireland so though I'd missed out. Then in the summer I happened to notice some cans lurking on @beer52hq so rectified my earlier mistake and got some in. Now, I know some will say I should be drinking fresh etc but as I'm rarely a fan of DIPA's generally, drinking it later when the hop bite may have died down a bit usually works for better for me.

This one starts with a nice tropical aroma and pineapple notes which transends into the flavour. A nice smooth body and an easy drinking mouthfeel. There isn't a hop burr, its just smooth and drinkable. Unusual for me me but this is a Double IPA I can get into. Doesn't feel like 8% either. It's going down really nicely and I'm glad I picked up a second can.

 #Disco of
 #RaskoAndDiscoBeerReview

 #DiscoDay  #DiscoDay4  #WhiplashBeer
 #ScottishBeers  #BeerDelivery  #PaleAle
 #Beer  #BeerStash  #MangoPaleAle
 #BeersOfInsatgram

"Cracking the whip and on the lash this is a cracking Disco beer!" Next up from #TheDisoCollection on #DiscoDay 4 is @whiplashbeer   #discomystic 8% Double IPA I thought I'd missed it but got lucky with some Disco Mystic! I first saw this one back in January but didn't act quick enough to get an order in over from Ireland so though I'd missed out. Then in the summer I happened to notice some cans lurking on @beer52hq so rectified my earlier mistake and got some in. Now, I know some will say I should be drinking fresh etc but as I'm rarely a fan of DIPA's generally, drinking it later when the hop bite may have died down a bit usually works for better for me. This one starts with a nice tropical aroma and pineapple notes which transends into the flavour. A nice smooth body and an easy drinking mouthfeel. There isn't a hop burr, its just smooth and drinkable. Unusual for me me but this is a Double IPA I can get into. Doesn't feel like 8% either. It's going down really nicely and I'm glad I picked up a second can. #disco of #RaskoAndDiscoBeerReview #DiscoDay #DiscoDay4 #whiplashbeer #ScottishBeers #beerdelivery #paleale #beer #BeerStash #mangopaleale #BeersOfInsatgram

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2 months ago
"Mango mad for the Disco Collection!"

First beer up from  #TheDiscoCollection for  #DiscoDay 4 is @drygate 5.1%  #DiscoPogoStick Mango Pale Ale

Bouncing back to Drygate brewery from Glasgow after a short hiatus, I had plenty of their beers last year, including my beer of the year but have been a little less prolific this year. Previously Drygate featured heavily in Disco Day 1 having the original Disco Forklift Truck & DIsco Dirigible. thought I'd missed out on this one as original it came out pre summer exclusively to Lidl in Scotland. Fortunately, they released some to their webshop (and is still available there)  so obviously I put an order in, although that was some time ago now. A derivate of core range flagship Mango Pale Ale Disco Forklift Truck this one is loaded with Mango, passion fruit orange and guava.

Strong tropical fruit aromas, led by Mango with the others fighting for attention with a botanical background. Same into the taste, big fruit flavours, helped by the aroma. A slight hop burr In not sure about, but a robust pale ale with a strong body. A creamy head and great leading all the way down the glass.

A good start to Disco Day 4 but there are bigger things to come. Click the hashtag  #TheDiscoCollection to see previous  #DiscoDay beers.

 #Disco of
 #RaskoAndDiscoBeerReview

 #DiscoDay  #DiscoDay4  #DrygateBrewery  #PaleAle
 #ScottishBeers  #BeerDelivery 
 #Beer  #BeerStash  #MangoPaleAle
 #BeersOfInsatgram

"Mango mad for the Disco Collection!" First beer up from #TheDiscoCollection for #DiscoDay 4 is @drygate 5.1% #DiscoPogoStick Mango Pale Ale Bouncing back to Drygate brewery from Glasgow after a short hiatus, I had plenty of their beers last year, including my beer of the year but have been a little less prolific this year. Previously Drygate featured heavily in Disco Day 1 having the original Disco Forklift Truck & DIsco Dirigible. thought I'd missed out on this one as original it came out pre summer exclusively to Lidl in Scotland. Fortunately, they released some to their webshop (and is still available there)  so obviously I put an order in, although that was some time ago now. A derivate of core range flagship Mango Pale Ale Disco Forklift Truck this one is loaded with Mango, passion fruit orange and guava. Strong tropical fruit aromas, led by Mango with the others fighting for attention with a botanical background. Same into the taste, big fruit flavours, helped by the aroma. A slight hop burr In not sure about, but a robust pale ale with a strong body. A creamy head and great leading all the way down the glass. A good start to Disco Day 4 but there are bigger things to come. Click the hashtag #TheDiscoCollection to see previous #DiscoDay beers. #disco of #RaskoAndDiscoBeerReview #DiscoDay #DiscoDay4 #DrygateBrewery #paleale #ScottishBeers #beerdelivery #beer #BeerStash #mangopaleale #BeersOfInsatgram

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2 months ago
"How much Disco is too much Disco? So here it is, Disco Day 4 with 6 beers, 1 Day and only 1 Disco!

Welcome to Disco Day 4. The long awaited (probably only by me) return of  #TheDiscoCollection series, an occasional and very much tongue in cheek slightly self indulgent look at beers with Disco in the name for no other reason than it relates to my nickname bestowed upon me 20 odd years ago down the pub and these thongs amuse me. This is the 4th time I've put together a collection of Disco named beers, forgive my indulgence, I welcome any other suggestions for Disco named beers I might have missed. Anyway, todays drinking order as follows.

@drygate  #DiscoPogoStick 5.1% Mango Pale Ale
@whiplashbeer  #DiscoMystic 8% Double IPA
@neonraptorbrew  #VampyreDisco 10% Imperial Peanut Butter &Jelly Sour
@pomonaislandbrew  #DiscothequeAGoGo 5.6% Pale
@pomonaislandbrew  #InterstateFreeDisco 8.5% DIPA
@haandbryggeriet_official  #DeathByDisco 10% Bourbon Barrel Aged Imperial Blueberry Stout

 #Disco of
 #RaskoAndDiscoBeerReview

 #DiscoDay  #DiscoDay4  #DrygateBrewery  #WhiplashBeer  #NeonRaptorBrew  #PomonaIsland  #HaandBryggeriet 
 #Beer  #BeerStash  #BeersOfInsatgram

"How much Disco is too much Disco? So here it is, Disco Day 4 with 6 beers, 1 Day and only 1 Disco! Welcome to Disco Day 4. The long awaited (probably only by me) return of #TheDiscoCollection series, an occasional and very much tongue in cheek slightly self indulgent look at beers with Disco in the name for no other reason than it relates to my nickname bestowed upon me 20 odd years ago down the pub and these thongs amuse me. This is the 4th time I've put together a collection of Disco named beers, forgive my indulgence, I welcome any other suggestions for Disco named beers I might have missed. Anyway, todays drinking order as follows. @drygate  #DiscoPogoStick 5.1% Mango Pale Ale @whiplashbeer  #discomystic 8% Double IPA @neonraptorbrew  #VampyreDisco 10% Imperial Peanut Butter &Jelly Sour @pomonaislandbrew  #discothequeagogo 5.6% Pale @pomonaislandbrew  #InterstateFreeDisco 8.5% DIPA @haandbryggeriet_official  #DeathByDisco 10% Bourbon Barrel Aged Imperial Blueberry Stout #disco of #RaskoAndDiscoBeerReview #DiscoDay #DiscoDay4 #DrygateBrewery #whiplashbeer #neonraptorbrew #PomonaIsland #haandbryggeriet  #beer #BeerStash #BeersOfInsatgram

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2 months ago
Big finish, big smoke, classic.

@schlenkerla1405  #Marzen 5.1% Aecht Schlenkerla Rauchbier

A firm favourite I've had before but never posted or reviewed. A big finish to a Friday Session. 

Smokey Beechwood Bamberg malt flavour, smokiness, nice sweetness, solid classic. 

 #Disco of
 #RaskoAndDiscoBeerReview 

 #SchlenkerlaBrewery  #GermanBeer 
 #BambergBeer  #Rauchbier
 #SmokedBeee  #Beer
 #BeersofInstagram

Big finish, big smoke, classic. @schlenkerla1405 #Marzen 5.1% Aecht Schlenkerla Rauchbier A firm favourite I've had before but never posted or reviewed. A big finish to a Friday Session. Smokey Beechwood Bamberg malt flavour, smokiness, nice sweetness, solid classic. #disco of #RaskoAndDiscoBeerReview #schlenkerlabrewery #Germanbeer #bambergbeer #Rauchbier #SmokedBeee #beer #beersofinstagram

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2 months ago
"Stepping up the smokey scale, with a hybrid mix of classics!"

@schlenkerla1405  #Krausen Aecht Schlenkerla Rauchbier

 It's a cross between the previous Helles Lager and fresh Marzen Rauchbier. Slightly smokier flavours in this one, a bit more salinity and a  bit more smokiness on the lips. A tasty drop, cold and easily sessionable, did not last long in the glass, maybe in anticipation of the big one next.

 #Disco of
 #RaskoAndDiscoBeerReview 

 #SchlenkerlaBrewery  #GermanBeer  #BambergBeer  #SmokedBeer  #Bier
 #BeersOfInstagram

"Stepping up the smokey scale, with a hybrid mix of classics!" @schlenkerla1405 #krausen Aecht Schlenkerla Rauchbier It's a cross between the previous Helles Lager and fresh Marzen Rauchbier. Slightly smokier flavours in this one, a bit more salinity and a bit more smokiness on the lips. A tasty drop, cold and easily sessionable, did not last long in the glass, maybe in anticipation of the big one next. #disco of #RaskoAndDiscoBeerReview #schlenkerlabrewery #Germanbeer #bambergbeer #smokedbeer #bier #beersofinstagram

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2 months ago
"While everyone else is out for smoke in the air, I'm in for smoke in me beer!"

@schlenkerla1405 Helles Schlenkerla Lager Beer.

Starting with the lightly smoked Helles Lager from this legendary Bamberg brewery. 

A gently smokey aroma and all the notes of the bigger, smokier Marzen but very lightly smoked version of this classic beer. Light,, cold, tasty classic

Purchased from my local bottle shop @beer_asylum Pinner, had meant to do them for Oktoberfest. But as I ran out of October I'm drinking them for a  #FridaySession on bonfire night as the smoky connection amuses me.

 #Disco of
 #RaskoAndDiscoBeerReview

 #SchkenkerlaBrewery  #HellesLager
 #SmokedBeer  #GermanBeer

"While everyone else is out for smoke in the air, I'm in for smoke in me beer!" @schlenkerla1405 Helles Schlenkerla Lager Beer. Starting with the lightly smoked Helles Lager from this legendary Bamberg brewery. A gently smokey aroma and all the notes of the bigger, smokier Marzen but very lightly smoked version of this classic beer. Light,, cold, tasty classic Purchased from my local bottle shop @beer_asylum Pinner, had meant to do them for Oktoberfest. But as I ran out of October I'm drinking them for a #fridaysession on bonfire night as the smoky connection amuses me. #disco of #RaskoAndDiscoBeerReview #SchkenkerlaBrewery #HellesLager #smokedbeer #Germanbeer

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2 months ago
"The 5th & final beer & chciken snack lunch combo gets wild!"

The final round of matching beer and chicken jerky this week after winning packs of @arrogant_chicken  jerky from a giveaway with @vinnysdrinkreviews

Pairing Oriental recipe  soy, honey and sesame jerky with @wild_weather_ales  
 #DamnDeadCucumber 4.2% Cucumber Lactose Sour.

Saved what I thought would be my favourite for last. Possibly the least flavoursome of the 5 pack but still tasty and a good combo. Much milder flavours on the chicken to be honest, but balanced and noticeable. I think in my head I'm thinking of duck wraps by pairing it with actual cucumber but the soy and sesame flavours work together regardless. This is not a complaint on the product, just the way my brain works, or doesn't! Still, a tasty chicken snack and pairs well with the beer with of course an added cucumber connection.

I've enjoyed several Wild Weather ales recently, all have been excellent and this is no exception. It is of course a bit weird and not to everyone's taste. I have a love/hate relationship with sours and not best enamoured previously with cucumber in beer, the few I've tried, although cucumber generally I am all good with. However, as expected, this one just seems to work, Neither massively sour nor heavily cucumber in flavoured it is balanced, refreshing and tasty, especially with the savoury flavour of the chicken bouncing around the palate with added cucumber. I keep going back to it to try and pick out something else with it, its a very pleasant beer and it doesn't last long in the glass.

Its been fun doing these pairing this week, thanks to Arrogant Chicken for the winnings and playing along, although they didn't ask me to do these posts as part of the win I've just enjoyed looking at beers from the stash and pairing them with the snacks as these things amuse me. I note Wild Weather Beers are also available to buy through the Arrogant Chicken webshop along with others, which is handy for any snack pairing needs. 

 #Disco of
 #RaskoAndDiscoBeerReview

 #ArrogantChicken  #WildWeatherAles  #GourmetChickenJerky Sour  #Beer
  #CucumberLactoseSour
 #BeerStash  #BeerDelivery
 #BeersOfInstagram

"The 5th & final beer & chciken snack lunch combo gets wild!" The final round of matching beer and chicken jerky this week after winning packs of @arrogant_chicken  jerky from a giveaway with @vinnysdrinkreviews Pairing Oriental recipe  soy, honey and sesame jerky with @wild_weather_ales   #damndeadcucumber 4.2% Cucumber Lactose Sour. Saved what I thought would be my favourite for last. Possibly the least flavoursome of the 5 pack but still tasty and a good combo. Much milder flavours on the chicken to be honest, but balanced and noticeable. I think in my head I'm thinking of duck wraps by pairing it with actual cucumber but the soy and sesame flavours work together regardless. This is not a complaint on the product, just the way my brain works, or doesn't! Still, a tasty chicken snack and pairs well with the beer with of course an added cucumber connection. I've enjoyed several Wild Weather ales recently, all have been excellent and this is no exception. It is of course a bit weird and not to everyone's taste. I have a love/hate relationship with sours and not best enamoured previously with cucumber in beer, the few I've tried, although cucumber generally I am all good with. However, as expected, this one just seems to work, Neither massively sour nor heavily cucumber in flavoured it is balanced, refreshing and tasty, especially with the savoury flavour of the chicken bouncing around the palate with added cucumber. I keep going back to it to try and pick out something else with it, its a very pleasant beer and it doesn't last long in the glass. Its been fun doing these pairing this week, thanks to Arrogant Chicken for the winnings and playing along, although they didn't ask me to do these posts as part of the win I've just enjoyed looking at beers from the stash and pairing them with the snacks as these things amuse me. I note Wild Weather Beers are also available to buy through the Arrogant Chicken webshop along with others, which is handy for any snack pairing needs.  #disco of #RaskoAndDiscoBeerReview #ArrogantChicken  #wildweatherales #GourmetChickenJerky Sour #beer #CucumberLactoseSour #BeerStash #beerdelivery #beersofinstagram

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2 months ago