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Wild Raspberry Ale – Great Divide Brewing Co., Denver, CO
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 …
Ruination Tenth Anniversary IPA – Stone Brewery, Escondido, CA
As the name states, this beer will ruin you.
However, this is the first beer that I have taken the time …
Special Double Cream Stout – Bell’s Brewing, Kalamazoo, MI
Available: AZ, AL, DC, FL, GA, IA, IL, IN, KY, MI, MN, MO, NC, ND, OH, PA, SC, VA and WI
When I saw special double cream stout …
Bruin Bier Extra – Brouwerij der Sint-Benedictusabdij de Achelse Kluis, Achel, Belgium ABV: 9.5%
Trappist breweries are somewhat of a rarity in this world. As there are only seven Trappist breweries in the world (and seeing a six of them …
Levity Amber Ale – Odell Brewing Company, Fort Collins, CO
Like most amber ales, the first thing you are going to notice is it’s bronze in color. But it’s what’s inside that makes this amber ale …
Edmund Fitzgerald Porter – Great Lakes Brewing, Cleveland, OH
Availability: Indiana, Illinois, Kentucky, Michigan, Minnesota, New Jersey, New York, North Carolina, Ohio, Pennsylvania, Virginia, Washington D.C., West Virginia and Wisconsin.
I watched far too much …
A few weeks ago, some friends and I were at Whole Foods picking up some of their amazing guacamole (seriously, best grocery store guac EVER), and decided to get some drinks as well. None of us are particularly knowledgeable about …
Ephemere Apple – Unibroue, Chambly, Quebec
As a reward for finishing my most recent article (Editor’s note: 1,000 words over a week and a half- hardly a Asimovian pace) I plunged into a snifter of …
Black Jack Porter – Left Hand Brewing Company, Longmont, CO
I stumbled on this beer after all of the Avery Brewing Company Tap Room staff and I were gifted a mixed case from some of …
Let’s face it, we all know it’s coming. Even though we may have a few of the details wrong (zombies prefer faces over brains—who knew?) recent events continue to validate our fears. If you don’t believe any of this, I’m having a Bath Salts party this weekend and you’re invited.
ABV: 9.6% | IBU: 53
Southern Tier calls Back Burner an “imperial barley wine style ale.” As it turns out, barley wine is not something hobbits drink. I know, I feel completely betrayed too. It took me, like, a half an hour to get my Frodo costume together. It is, however, a super tasty beer with a respectable alcohol content.
Dale’s Pale Ale – Oskar Blues Brewing Company, Longmont, CO ABV: 6.5% IBU: 60
Beer in a can is the fucking bee’s knees. And there is something about this little red, white, and blue can that Dale’s comes in …
Session Premium Lager – Full Sail Brewing, Hood River, OR
ABV: 5.1% IBU: 18
This beer is inexpensive, but like other cheap beers, it does it without sacrificing the quality of beer you will drink. The simple, all-malt recipe make this lager …
When I think of the combination of beer and basketball, initially my mind drifts towards Trey Parker and Matt Stone’s critically acclaimed, Oscar nominated, box office smash hit BasketBall. While their biopic about the creation of America’s newest national …
ABV: 7.5% | IBU: N/A
I’m pretty skeptical of anything boasting an added fruit flavor. 9 out of 10, times it turns out to be a gimmicky mix of artificial tastes and colors—ultimately tasting nothing like the actual fruit. Fortunately, this is not one of those cases. As it turns out, Dark Horse Brewing Co. has put together an exceptional stout that balances a fantastic blueberry nose with dark, rich flavor.
Frambozen- New Belgium Brewing Company, Fort Collins, CO ABV: 6.5% IBU: 15.5 Frambozen is exactly what it advertises, which is a raspberry brown ale. It has an understated amount of tart but just enough to pack a tasty punch. This …
ABV: 8% | IBU: 22
Unibroue beers are juxtaposed with history and mythology. In an important way, the juxtaposition is quite literal; the bottom refermentation process that most of its French Canadian beers undergo produces a look and style that defies modernity. These unfiltered beers are a refreshing alternative to both the sterility and uninteresting nature of your local Safeway favorites, and one note style-box beers. Maudite is no different. It’s murky look and yeasty odor inspires curiosity. Part of it, I’ll admit, is bias. Its compatriot, La Fin du Monde, is one of my personal go-tos. And with a name that translates literally as “the Damned,” there are plenty of reasons why this beer deserves a pour.