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Rogue Brewery – Voodoo Doughnut Bacon Maple Ale

July 30, 2012 |

Voodoo Doughnut Bacon Maple Ale – Rogue Brewery, Portland, OR

ABV: 5.6%

IBU: 30

*Editor’s note. Today we bring you a unique treat to kick off the start of your work week. For a beer that has already cultivated such … Read More

Lagunitas Brewing Company – Lucky 13.alt

July 27, 2012 |

Lucky 13 Alt – Lagunitas Brewing Company, Petaluma, CA

ABV: 8.8%

IBU: 76

Beers from Lagunitas are back in Colorado and I’m one happy beer consumer. One of the first beers I fell in love with, after moving out … Read More

Great Divide – Grand Cru

July 26, 2012 |

Grand Cru – Great Divide Brewery, Denver, CO

ABV: 11%

When it comes to beer, Great Divide’s Grand Cru translates perfectly to the case of a classic tragic romance. It is without a doubt one of the finest beers I … Read More

Cisco Brewers – Whale’s Tale Pale Ale

July 26, 2012 |

Whale’s Tale Pale Ale – Cisco Brewers Nantucket, MA

ABV: 5.6%

IBU: 35

There is a certain amount of pomp and circumstance that comes with ordering a beer from Nantucket. Partially, that highfalutin feeling can be … Read More

Big Daddy’s Brewing Company – Virginia Creeper Pale Ale

July 25, 2012 |

“Chug along, chug along, like the Old Virginia Creeper” – Old Crow Medicine Show

Virginia Creeper Pale Ale – Big Daddy’s Brewing Company Roanoke, VA

ABV: 5.5

IBU: 40

Traveling through Virginia … Read More

Cumberland Brewery – Moonbow Wit

July 25, 2012 |

Moonbow Wit – Cumberland Brewery Louisville, KY

ABV: 4.6

IBU: 12

Louisville, Kentucky will always be one of my all-time favorite cities. It holds my best memories and it’s where I found some of my greatest friends. It makes … Read More

Happy Hour Bike Ride with Joe’s Pilsner from Avery Brewing Company

July 24, 2012 |

Joe’s Pilsner – Avery Brewing Company Boulder, CO

ABV: 4.7%

IBU: 50

One of my favorite times to drink is at the end of a good mountain bike ride. Happy hour rides, as … Read More

Ommegang – Three Philosophers

July 24, 2012 |

Three Philosophers – Brewery Ommegang, Cooperstown, NY

ABV: 9.8%

Dear fruit beer,

Look, we’ve had a good run. When I was 21, you were my first. Now that I’m older, I can’t put up with your damn inconsistencies. Sometimes you’re like … Read More

Abita Brewery Company – Andygator

July 23, 2012 |

Andygator Helles Doppelbock – Abita Brewing Company, Abita Springs, LA

ABV: 8%

IBU: 20

To beat off this hot summer heat, I got in the “do as the Romans did” mentality and decided to try a beer from somewhere … Read More

Unibroue – Don de Dieu

July 20, 2012 |

Don de Dieu, Unibroue, Chambly, QC, Canada

ABV: 9%

IBU: 10.5

People, events and moments are ephemeral when they fail to etch a mark into our memories. It’s fairly straightforward; only the special ones get a place. With a … Read More

Two Brothers – Cane and Ebel

July 19, 2012 |

Cane and Ebel- Two Brothers Brewing, Warrenville, IL

ABV: 7.0%

IBU: 68

Two Brothers Brewing started in 1996 by brothers Jim and Jason Ebel. After running a beer and wine making supply shop, they quickly grew to love the … Read More

Rogue—Mocha Porter

July 17, 2012 |

Mocha Porter—Rogue Ales, Newport, OR

ABV: 5.3% IBU: 54

What goes better with moving than beer? Not much. I recently down-sized from a spacious 2-bedroom into a studio, so at the end of a week of schlepping all my … Read More

Big Hurt Beer

July 16, 2012 |

Big Hurt Beer –  Minhas Craft Brewery, Monroe, WI

ABV: 7.0%

Walking past a random grocery store in Chicago last November, I caught a glimpse of Frank Thomas, looming large over the liquor aisle and proudly holding up two … Read More

21st Amendment Brewery – Brew Free Or Die IPA

July 16, 2012 |

Brew Free! Or Die IPA – 21st Amendment Brewery, San Francisco, CA

ABV: 7%

IBU: 70

In honor of the recently celebrated Amurrrcuhhh Day, I’ve decided to review the Brew Free or Die IPA. I may or may not have … Read More

Hop into Summer with Zommerhop

July 14, 2012 |

Zommerhop –  Brouwerij de Molen from the Netherlands

Style: American IPA

ABV:6.2%

IBU:42

Hops: Permiant and Sazz for bittering. Columbus and Cascade for aroma and flavor.

Background: Summer has hit and the temperature is rising. You are looking for a beer … Read More

Odell Brewery – IPA

July 13, 2012 |

IPA – Odell Brewery, Fort Collins, CO

ABV: 7%

IBU: 60

If you are ever in Fort Collins, CO, you will be thankful to find four breweries less than a mile away from each other. To get the best … Read More

Smirnoff Ice BLACK Fruit Punch

July 13, 2012 |

Smirnoff Ice BLACK Fruit Punch

ABV: 8%

One of the best perks of my job, as beer buyer for a liquor store, is free beer. I receive samples from sales reps of new products and seasonal items to taste … Read More

Hinterland Luna Coffee Stout

July 12, 2012 |

Hinterland Luna Coffee Stout – Hinterland Brewery, Green Bay, WI

ABV: 5.8%

IBU: 30

 

Downtown living gets hectic and all the noise and bustle can quickly create an uncomfortable ambiance in my brain. Life downtown seems perpetually hurried … Read More

Great Divide Brewing – Wild Raspberry Ale

July 11, 2012 |

Wild Raspberry Ale – Great Divide Brewing Co., Denver, CO

ABV: 5.8%

IBU: 18

There is some misconception that all so-called fruity beers are both one-note and seasonal in nature. The misconception may be self-inflicted. Distinctly fruit beers have often been afterthoughts … Read More

Stone Brewing Co. – Stone Ruination Tenth Anniversary IPA

July 10, 2012 |

Ruination Tenth Anniversary IPA – Stone Brewery, Escondido, CA

ABV: 10.8%

IBU: 110

As the name states, this beer will ruin you.

However, this is the first beer that I have taken the time … Read More