Floppy Ear Beer Company

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CAN you believe it’s almost Christmas!   Duck ya!  It’s the season to drink good beer around the tree but also be creati...
12/19/2021

CAN you believe it’s almost Christmas! Duck ya! It’s the season to drink good beer around the tree but also be creative and make gifts for other people.

You’ve seen how many @anaheimducks games I’ve been to this year already and know what a fan I am, so when I saw this @saintarcherbrew Flying V hazy ipa I knew I had to do something fun with the cans and not get rid of them!

First the beer. The name is of course an epic ode to the old mighty ducks movies (I’m still not over the name change to drop the mighty by the way) and has the old school logo on it. But the beer inside it is even better. While the can doesn’t have a description of malt bill or hops, I can tell you the beer itself pours hazy and is a juice bomb. I wish I knew the hops in it but it has a great balance or bitter and juicy. Really refreshing at 6.2%.

Now for the craft part of it. I opened an Etsy store a few months back which I haven’t promoted much of yet but I’ve turned old cans into little succulent planters or candles. I made some candles for my family for Christmas and made a hop scented one for me (naturally).

I can’t wait to really get things off the ground next year with floppy ear beer, my Etsy store and to go to watch more ducks games!

Paws and drink good beer! Cheers!

Quack, quack, quack, quack, quack….5 quacks for 5 games already this year!   Might be the most games in a season I’ve ev...
12/04/2021

Quack, quack, quack, quack, quack….5 quacks for 5 games already this year! Might be the most games in a season I’ve ever been to. And killer seats to boot! Let’s go @anaheimducks ! Hard to beat boys night at the @hondacenter ! Oh wait it does get better…golden road beer all night. And maybe the best part is watching @whitfitz crush it for the @anaheimduckspowerplayers ! Cheers floppy ear fam! #ducks #nhl #beer #craftbeer #boysnight

The names welch.....Mike Welch.Sorry but couldn't help myself with dressing up in a tuxedo (a rare occurrence).Congrats ...
11/25/2021

The names welch.....Mike Welch.

Sorry but couldn't help myself with dressing up in a tuxedo (a rare occurrence).

Congrats to the beautiful @tara.r.welch ....oh and I guess @gregorywelchh too! What a beautiful wedding this past weekend and thank you for letting me be a part of it!

Yes I'm that guy that brings his own craft beer to a wedding. Sue me. But cheers to @wayfinderbeer for this golden tiger Lager. Crisp. Clean. And smooth. The perfect sipping beer while getting ready for wedding festivities while also packing in the flavor.

Paws and drink good beer! Cheers!

The best power duos in life include PB&j, Scooby-Doo and shaggy, eggs and bacon and now.......@yardgamesworld and floppy...
11/13/2021

The best power duos in life include PB&j, Scooby-Doo and shaggy, eggs and bacon and [email protected] and floppy ear beer!

It was only logic-al that I took Matt to a few local breweries before he LEFT. And I took him to two of my [email protected] and @leftcoastbrewing_irvine . Both unique in their own ways but both equally awesome!

Bottle logic is my favorite brewery of all time so I had to take Matt before the ducks game. We had two flights worth of beer to introduce Matt to the range of styles but I made sure he got a few of the big heavy stouts to experience the great beers they put out. But we both agree....the 714 blonde is just the best they have to offer. So flavorful and refreshing....just crushable.

And then I took him to @leftcoastbrewco in Irvine to show him one of my favorite hidden gem breweries. I've never been to the Irvine location and it's amazing (the BBQ food is unreal). And even though the bears sucked, we had an awesome time and drank some amazing brews (including my personal favorite when it comes to beer names....nuclear chi chis 🤣) .

Overall this is just an appreciation post about how cool it is to meet someone I met through Instagram and immediately consider them a close friend. There is lots more to come from Matt and I in the future so stay tuned! In the meantime make sure you're following him and grab his awesome book on the history of some of the most popular yard games in the world!

Paws and drink good beer! Cheers!

I finally got to meet @yardgamesworld in person and I am duckin pumped!  After many video calls and texts, we finally we...
11/11/2021

I finally got to meet @yardgamesworld in person and I am duckin pumped! After many video calls and texts, we finally were able to meet up in person when Matt got sent out here on a business trip.

If you are not following him you need to immediately. He is even cooler in person and he is one of the hardest working guys out here on instagram working to launch his brand and his new book (https://www.yardgamesworld.com/products/the-worlds-greatest-backyard-games-book)

As an added bonus, he's a sports nut just like me and I got to take him to watch my second favorite team....the @anaheimducks !

I've gotten back into hockey big time this year and with the ducks playing well, it was awesome to be able to show Matt one of my local sports venues.

And no sports game is complete without beer right? And what better way to support your team than to drink the beer made for the team! @brewery_x is a sponsor of the ducks and brewed up the quack ipa and the blonde duck beer just for hockey season.

Other than being awesome because it supports both a team I love and a brewery I love, the beer is fantastic! Both offer unique tastes and I highly recommend you check brewery x out if you can.

Oh and did I mention that Matt was good luck because the ducks won 4 to 1! Great seats, amazing game and even better company. Hard to beat a Sunday like that!

Paws and drink good beer! Cheers!

Parker always wants a pizza the action, especially when food is involved.   And I think it's toot-ally awesome to have a...
11/07/2021

Parker always wants a pizza the action, especially when food is involved. And I think it's toot-ally awesome to have a buddy around that wants to be near me 24/7. But Parker gets all gas-ed up when he eats human food.....

Ok I'll stop but how am I not supposed to make a million puns and dad jokes when a beer is named pizza t***s! 🤣🤣

I'm already a huge fan of @drekkerbrewing but I HAD to grab this beer off @tavour based on the name alone! As an added bonus it was a 7% ipa so I was actually excited for the content in the can on top of the silly name.

This beer is a New England Style IPA brewed with CTZ, Rakau & Ekuanot hops. I really enjoyed the flavor of this beer as the melon tastes really shone through and had a really nice balance of bitter and tropical. The aroma was pretty incredible as well and the mouthful was fairly light. I've mostly had other beer styles from drekker but they nailed this one and I'm pretty excited that I have another one in the fridge waiting for me.

Name aside, this is a quality beer that you should definitely try.

3.75 floppy ears out of 5!

Paws and drink good beer! Cheers!

"Do you want a s'more?""S'more of what?""You're killing me smalls!"Name a better movie quote.......bet you can't.   This...
11/05/2021

"Do you want a s'more?"
"S'more of what?"
"You're killing me smalls!"

Name a better movie quote.......bet you can't.

This is an appreciation post to all of you.......thank you for helping me turn Floppy Ear into something meaningful and a small business. When I started this account it was a side hobby and it's become much more than that. Thanks to all your support and purchases I was able to make my first donation to @irvineanimals . This shelter is so near and dear to my heart because that's where I got Parker from and this donation couldn't have been made without you all. So from the bottom of mine and Parkers heart THANK YOU.

Speaking of appreciation, it's fall which means it's dark beer season (even if it's still 75 degrees here in so cal). So I thought I'd do something marsh-mellow tonight and drink s'more beer thanks to @dimensionliquor and @topplingbrews .

You all know of my beer crush on toppling goliath but this is the first stout I've ever had from them. I've been so intrigued by all the epic stouts they post about and I was so excited to get one finally. This beer does NOT disappoint.

You can see from the color (and the fact that you can't even see the floppy ear logo on the glass) that this beer is as thiccc and dark as hell. The nose on it screams campfire smores and the first sip takes you immediately to camping. This beer is smokey, roasty and so complex. It's heavy on the palate but so smooth and balanced. It's chocolatey and marshmellowy and just incredible. It does not feel like you're drinking a 10% beer which is a testament once again to the Brewers. I need like six more of these for the next time I'm camping or need the fireplace. This one is Parker approved!

4.5 floppy ears out of 5!

Paws and drink good beer! Cheers!

Sometimes simple is better.   In beer and in life.  So along those lines...Cheers to a safe Halloween weekend everyone! ...
10/31/2021

Sometimes simple is better. In beer and in life. So along those lines...

Cheers to a safe Halloween weekend everyone! I hope you enjoy it with good people and have a great one!

Beer credit to the always amazing @dimensionliquor

@21stamendment @bluemoonbrewco

Sometimes simple is better. In beer and in life. So along those lines...

Cheers to a safe Halloween weekend everyone! I hope you enjoy it with good people and have a great one!

Beer credit to the always amazing @dimensionliquor

@21stamendment @bluemoonbrewco

Parker has been barking at me that he hasn't been in enough posts lately...and I'm sure you all agree.   So Parker was p...
10/29/2021

Parker has been barking at me that he hasn't been in enough posts lately...and I'm sure you all agree. So Parker was pils-nerding out when he saw this big beer and wanted to share his thoughts!

I saw the words "imperial pilsner" on @tavour and knew I had to try it. This barrel and flow collab series from @troegsbeer @troegs_hershey is a big one coming in at a whopping 10.4%! Woof....not what you think of when you hear pilsner.

I was intrigued not only by the imperial title but also the double dry hopped aspect of it. The result is something that left my palate scratching it's head......and not in a bad way. The first sip hit me hard. When I think pilsner I think light, crisp and refreshing.

This one though was heavy, dank and sweet. Just the opposite of what I was expecting. And this one is heavy on the booze taste.

At the beginning I won't lie I was a little bummed but by the end I really really enjoyed it. I just had to shift my preconceived notion if what a pilsner is.

Definitely worth trying!

3.5 floppy ears out of 5!

Paws and drink good beer! Cheers!

I'm trying to be more open to random adventures these days and go with the flow.  So last night when I got a text from a...
10/16/2021

I'm trying to be more open to random adventures these days and go with the flow. So last night when I got a text from a friend of mine asking if I wanted to go to a ducks game an hour before it started I dropped everything and went on a whim.

Last night turned out to be one of the most spontaneous nights I've ever had (due to some secret details I won't reveal 😏) but it turned out to be one of the most fun nights I've had in years. I'm embracing doing more things on my own, Iiving in the moment and having fun.

Despite the @anaheimducks giving up the game winning goal with 7 seconds left 😑, I had the best night and hope there's more in store.

Now, no fun random adventure would be compete without beer right? I absolutely love that sports venues (or at least angel stadium and the Honda center) are embracing craft beer and I can always find something good to enjoy. Last night I snagged a @saintarcherbrew blonde ale to keep things mellow and it was delicious.

Nothing crazy, not hop forward but plenty flavorful with lots of great wheaty notes. They make some good stuff and this one is always a winner at a sports game for me.

Paws and drink good beer! Cheers to new friends, hockey season and new adventures!

🚨 It's World Mental Health Day 🚨Parker is here to tell you....it's ok to not be ok!   Today is a day where the objective...
10/11/2021

🚨 It's World Mental Health Day 🚨

Parker is here to tell you....it's ok to not be ok! Today is a day where the objective is to raise awareness of mental health issues around the world and to mobilize efforts in support of mental health.

I've learned a lot about mental health over the past few years, and especially over the last 4 months. But you know what? It's ok and things get better! Take care of yourself friends and if not, there are people out there who are willing and able to help! You aren't alone and there are strength in numbers! If you ever want to chat, I am happy to help and listen.

I found the perfect beers for today and wanted to share this AWESOME collaboration! I found this collection on @tavour and its called Things We Don't Say. This beer was brewed by @eagleparkbrewing @liquidlovebrewing @divinebarrelclt @ziplinebrewing @sourcebrewing and is dedicated to erasing the stigma around mental health. What I really loved about this collection is that a portion of proceeds are donated to Hope for the Days su***de prevention and mental health training program.

Outside of the amazing message these beers stand for, these beers are damn good! This Neipa is loaded with cashmere and Azzaca hops make this one easy sipping and bitter and nice.

I give this beer 5 floppy ears out of 5 because of the amazing message and what this delicious beer stands for.

Paws and drink good beer! Cheers and take care of yourself friends!

A mango cart in the golf cart is #saturdayvibes in a nutshell.  Saturdays are now dedicated to golf with the boys!Just a...
10/09/2021

A mango cart in the golf cart is #saturdayvibes in a nutshell. Saturdays are now dedicated to golf with the boys!

Just a classic beer to enjoy on the course, especially when you're by the beach. This San clemente course is becoming my home 18 hole course.

Think a few brewery stops are in order in the way home. Any suggestions?

Paws and drink good beer! Cheers!

I'm crafting up some puns because I'm on my game lately!   As Parker and I put all the hecticness behind us, we are gett...
10/09/2021

I'm crafting up some puns because I'm on my game lately! As Parker and I put all the hecticness behind us, we are getting back out there.

Tonight? @gamecraftbrewing with some friends! My go to spot always, gamecraft comes through as usual! I've had the festbier and the mango wheat ale and Both are great selections. But the festbier is incredible and perfect for October! Oh and the food is another great addition.

Special thank you and shoutout to @ocbrewgirl for supplying Parker with water and dog treats. You're one of his favorite people!

By the way, it's sweater weather and we have you covered this year over at our shop!

Paws and drink good beer! Cheers!

The weather here may be un-octo-ber-able but it's finally fall beer season in my mind!!    That pun too much of a stretc...
10/02/2021

The weather here may be un-octo-ber-able but it's finally fall beer season in my mind!! That pun too much of a stretch for you? Then I'll shower you with more with this oktoberfest lager. Sorry....but I'm going a little ches-nutty these days with everything going on!

Bad jokes aside.....how is it October! The last few months, and especially last few weeks have been a blur! But my storage unit is full and completely packed and there's only a small pile of stuff that needs to be moved tomorrow and the house is DONE!

I worked my ass off this week moving and cleaning and tonight I decided to ring in October with not only a German style beer but a shower beer after all that moving!

Oh and good timing that my new @xbox series x showed up today so I could relax and enjoy my mellow evening.

Enter @urbanchestnut o-katz oktoberfest lager. Fully named oachkatzlshwoaf (woah), okatz is 5.4% and 22 ibu marzen style lager. And it's delightful. Not very hoppy as a traditional marzen is, but malty and a little sweet. It's amber in color and just so damn smooth. This is a true Bavarian style that gets me pumped to go visit Germany next year and try all the traditional beers. Luckily I have 2 of these from @tavour because it was damn good and got me in the October mood.

3.75 floppy ears out of 5!

Paws and drink good beer! Cheers!

Hoppy National Drink a Beer day floppy ear family!   Best national day ever in my opinion!I've been working my gr-ass of...
09/29/2021

Hoppy National Drink a Beer day floppy ear family! Best national day ever in my opinion!

I've been working my gr-ass off to finalize the house, move (closing next monday) and finalize fun divorce paperwork so the clock has been galac-ticking!

So I apologize for being a little Mia lately. Also, all I have to drink out of at the house now is random mugs that haven't been packed up 🤣 I'm hoping by this time next week Parker and I are back in full action or close to it!

Finishing packing and carrying heavy s**t requires you to be a warrior, so my good friends at @topplingbrews got my back! On this #nationaldrinkabeerday I grabbed the intergalactic warrior ipa and it's phenomenal. This 6.3% and 45 ibu ipa is just what the doctor ordered. Warrior and galaxy hops come together for a perfect marriage of balance and bitterness in this beer. It's a classic single ipa that reminds me of why I fell in love with craft beer in the first place. No frills and each ingredient you can really taste.....its so damn good. Not quite as good as their king sue but this one may be one of my favorite from them.

The bitterness hits you on the backend of the taste and its not overly hoppy. The citrus of these hops explodes in your mouth and lingers. Can you say 🤤🤤🤤

Haven't done this in awhile but....

4.25 floppy ears out of 5!

Paws and drink good beer!

Thanks @tavour for the score!

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