Yoga before Beer you’re in the Clear
This weekend was fantastic! I had a little work out mixed with some super fresh beer! Yoga at Community Brewery was the name and putting us in pain was the game. Just kidding, it was a fantastic mix of many yoga flows all while breathing in the yeasty smell of the fermenters in front of us. We set up our mats facing the beautiful distillers that held all the delicious beer that we were able to get after our class. The class started out pretty smooth, but she had us doing some pretty intense flows all followed by our chaturanga’s… my triceps are still killing me. After an hour of this awesome work out and inversions we were released to get our beers. At first I wanted to try the State Fair Funnel Cake… I mean who wouldn’t? The beer smelled straight up like dough and powdered sugar so I was expecting an exceptionally sweet beer but I was surprised by its hoppiness. It was slightly sweet up front with a bit of hops on the back and then the breath out was a nice powdered sugar scent. 3.5 out of 5. We then took a little tour of the brewery learning that they get their malt straight from the source. Meaning that the pilsner came right out of Pilsen, Germany and some sort of ale came from London (btw they refilled our beers multiple of times = lack of knowledge). We then saw where the grown malt would go to meet the water, then so on to the fermenters and yeast and such.
All in all it was a beautiful tour with beautiful people. I ended up making some wonderful friends. So one of the coolest things happened to me at this brewery and I am SOOO angry that I didn’t get a picture but it all happened so fast… Here’s to the Dallasites and the beer nerds, I was able to taste one of the first batches of Inspiration Ale! I got to watch this beautiful dark goodness flow out of it’s large fermenting cauldron (at least a story high) through a super skinny spout straight into my beer cup. I tell you my friends; this was probably one of the best experiences within my beer experiences! As I took a sip of this dark goodness I could taste the beginnings of Christmas with the ending of sweet roasted malt! After finding out this was a Belgian style ale I knew why I fell in love instantly, that is my favorite style. I took some more sips and all I could think of was malty goodness and pie! 6 out of 5-this is probably because I got it as fresh as can be!-this is probably because I got it as fresh as can be!
If there is to be more yoga at this brewery, you better believe I’ll be there!
-The Beerded Lady