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One Minute Reviews

PD’s staff take one minute to give their initial take on beer. Hilarity ensues

Brasserie Dieu du Ciel | Rigor Mortis

June 25, 2015 |

Summer time is here, and aside from the scorching heat and long anticipated summer nights, I sometimes crave a darker style beer to balance the light lagers and pale ales that have come to be the norm. On this particular day I was in the mood for a beer I’ve had my eye on for awhile, the Rigor Mortis from Dieu du Ciel out of Canada. One thing I know is that everything I’ve had from this brewery rocks my socks, and I couldn’t help but be drawn toward their Abbey-style brown ale. Read More

4 Hands Brewing | Send Help

June 9, 2015 |

ABV: 4.5%

Send Help is not your typical summer seasonal. This blonde ale from 4 Hands Brewing was made in collaboration with Randy Ploesser and Todd Bratud of Send Help skateboards. And while it’s a bit unconventional, it does succeed in capturing summer in a can, which is appropriate for St. Louis since summer seems to land as early as April. I’ll be honest, I saw the purple-foam-hand-covered-skeleton waving to me from the beer shelf and couldn’t resist giving it a try.

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Peticolas Brewing Co. | Operation Collaboration

May 25, 2015 |

ABV: 8%
IBU: 75

It’s no surprise that one of my favorite local breweries is none other than Peticolas Brewing Co. They continue to push the envelope with their superior brews, consistently delivering year after year. One of the most anticipated collaborations in the DFW craft brew scene – Operation Collaboration IPA – is a joint effort between Peticolas and Chuck Silva of Green Flash Brewing Co., and includes two experimental hop varieties simply known as 07270 and 06277 for now. Read More

Uinta Brewing Co. | Tinder Rauchbier

May 22, 2015 |

One of the great things about warmer weather is spending time with family and friends. Whether it’s an impromptu poker game, gathering for a BBQ or heading to the hills to sleep under the stars, there doesn’t have to be another boring weekend indoors. We truly are lucky to live in Utah, a place where we ‘usually’ have four seasons, each possessing benefits. As the affectionate weather trend continues, we can’t help but turn on the deck lights, powder off the outdoor speakers from the inside out and lounge on the porch with interesting brews. Read More

Uinta Brewing | Tinder

May 14, 2015 |

One of the great things about warmer weather is spending time with family and friends. Whether it’s an impromptu poker game, gathering for a BBQ or heading to the hills … Read More

Widmer Brothers Brewing Company | Upheaval IPA

April 23, 2015 |

Photo Courtesy of Mairwen Eslinger

If you look up “upheaval” in the dictionary, you’ll find the following:


A violent or sudden change or disruption to something.

Synonyms: disruption, disturbance, … Read More

White Rabbit Brewery | Dark Ale

March 20, 2015 |

ABV: 4.9% | IBU: 27

Australia is in many ways a few steps behind the U.S. Weed legalization, even for medicinal purposes, is a foreign concept, clotheslines and sunshine are preferred over dryers, and chunky heeled shoes straight out of Clarissa Explains it All litter the streets. I worried that beer quality would follow suit. I pictured a land where the craft beer movement had not infiltrated, and the macro beers of the 90’s flowed freely, just at much higher prices. I was right about the prices ($11 for a pint?!), but I was wrong about the beer. Although Melbourne sits at the base of some of the most celebrated wine country in the world, amongst the bountiful grapes I have discovered many spunky little craft breweries busy quenching the thirst of Aussie hop heads like myself.

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Peticolas Brewing Co.| The DUKE

March 18, 2015 |

ABV: 12% | IBU: 35

They say Texans are crazy and indeed we are. For one the weather in Texas can be quite temperamental, going from incredible warm sunny days and then dropping to freezing temps on another.

Luckily for us, the weather has been in our favor lately. So good, that it’s allowed for nights on the patio accompanied by great friends, a craft beer in hand and Cards Against Humanity mayhem. Causing for one heck of a hilarious and memorable game night! Read More

Paradox Beer Company | Pepitas Grande

February 27, 2015 |

There’s nothing like getting two days off work in a row. With this heaven-sent rarity I find that one has more of a chance to actually take a step back and relax, while also having time to be productive and catch up with reality if needed. My two day weekend was complimented with the oh-so-pleasant tartness of Paradox’s Pepitas Grande paired with my legs propped up on my lazy boy listening to The Growlers.

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Elysian Brewing Company | Loser Pale Ale

February 11, 2015 |

ABV: 7.0%
IBU: 57

I know what you’re thinking, but no, I did not choose to write about Elysian’s Loser Pale Ale because it’s from Seattle and the Seahawks lost the Super Bowl and everyone is (still) talking about how Pete Carroll made the play call that lost it all… But now that you mention it, my choice of beer does allow me to draw some interesting comparisons between the Anheuser-Busch acquisition of Elysian Brewing and the Super Bowl.

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Kettle Green Brewing Co | Holy Grale Hemp Ale

January 30, 2015 |

When I moved to Australia earlier this month, people warned me that the Land Down Under lags behind the rest of the world in almost every way, including beer. I was afraid I would reach for a pint after my long voyage and find only vintage old style lagers prevailing. Instead, what I’ve found is actually a budding craft beer culture that hasn’t yet gone hop-crazy and therefore fits my palate perfectly. Read More

Peticolas Brewing Company | Velvet Hammer

January 19, 2015 |

ABV: 9%

IBU: 85

As if there weren’t enough days to drink during the week. Somehow Thursday’s always seem to take the prize as one of my … Read More

Rogue | Voodoo Doughnut Pretzel, Raspberry, & Chocolate Ale

December 9, 2014 | 1

My boyfriend returned from a weekend in Portland slightly scruffier than when he left and toting a large pink bottle of voodoo. Two of Portland’s most beloved brands, Voodoo Doughnut … Read More

Pyramid Breweries | Apricot Ale

October 15, 2014 |

ABV: 5.1%

IBU: 11

Since I couldn’t attend GABF this year, I decided to do the second-best thing and write about it. Today I’d like to introduce you to Pyramid Breweries’ Apricot Ale, the 2014 GABF Gold Medal Winner in the Fruit Wheat Beer category. Read More

Hair of the Dog – Adam Old Ale

October 2, 2013 |

Hair of the Dog Brewing – Adam Hearty Old World Ale – Batch Number 88
ABV: 10%
IBU: 50

When Alan Sprints first started Hair of the Dog, he was given the ancient recipe for Dortmunder “adambier” by fabled beer writer Fred Eckhart. The Hair of the Dog Adam Old Ale is now an American Craft Beer legend. The flavors are dark and chewy, with a big berry/spice character, and the 10% ABV definitely warms you when the weather’s chillin’.

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Epic Brewing – Escape to Colorado IPA

August 6, 2013 |

Epic Brewing – Escape to Colorado IPA

ABV: 6.2%
IBU: 55

Epic Brewing out of Salt Lake City, UT will open it’s second location in Denver in a little over a month.  We’ll have more on that soon, but in honor of their arrival to the Mile High City, they released four Colorado inspired brews last month.

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Saint Somewhere/Prairie Artisan Ales – Plus Tot L’etat Farmhouse Ale

July 3, 2013 | 2

Saint Somewhere/Prairie Artisan Ales – Plus Tot L’etat Farmhouse Ale

ABV:  6.5%

IBU: 25

A farmhouse style ale that is brewed with persimmon and elderflowers.

This Saison pours a hazy … Read More

Avery Brewing Co. – Snapping Turtles

June 27, 2013 |

ABV 9.5%

This taproom only treat was one warming experience. Avery blends the rich dark maltiness of a wee heavy with peated malt and to top it off, adds smoked … Read More

Great Divide 19th Anniversary Ale

May 16, 2013 |

ABV – 10.2%

The song “Minotaur” by Thee Oh Sees epitomizes the swirly sway motion of the booze bomb known as Great Divide 19th Anniversary Ale. A roasty molasses nose gives way to an almost dark rum booziness while the sweet birch syrup is complimented with a dry woody finish. Read More