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On Friday afternoon, I popped into my neighborhood Whole Foods to pick up something new to drink for the weekend. DC summers are a swampy mess – this is what we get when our Founding Fathers …
Eddyline Brewery and Restaurant’s River Runners Pale Ale is yet another example of the awesomesauce that can come out of both 16-ounce cans and the frequently neglected beer region of Southern Colorado.
SRM: 110 (apparently blacker than the blackest black times infinity)
It’s like riding a chocolate wave of star-dust through floral hop galaxies. Taking on the Uinta Brewing Dubhe Imperial Black IPA is a journey through the stars that is dry yet refreshing, malty yet hoppy, light yet bold. Shit is crazy, brah. The beer pours a rich, malty black with a rocky tan head. Is this a fucking stout? Is this a porter? What the shit is going on in my glass? I was expecting a big, hop-heavy aroma with the five hop varietals in this brew but it comes off as a malty, sweet beast. There is a floral ester coming in before the first sip and most of that must be the hemp seeds? That first quaff is creamy and thick, with chocolate malts and a slight bitter punch coming mid-palate to fight off any cloying, bitch-ass malts trying to hang out on the tongue. Malt goodnesses AND hops galore. Wicked.
OMGeeeeeee! After a long awaited arrival, Magic Hat #9 is finally here! The first time I saw it sitting quietly in a liquor store cooler, I shrieked like a 10-year old school girl. Those of you from the East Coast have been able to get your hands on it for a while, and have tortured us less fortunate Coloradans with your tales of taste and complexity. But no more!
Beer has been described as many things, a new acquaintance, an old friend, and some mornings a cruel nemesis. I’ve encountered several anthropomorphized versions of beer but none more useful than White Rascal, my go to beer wing man.
Whale’s Tale Pale Ale – Cisco Brewers Nantucket, MA
There is a certain amount of pomp and circumstance that comes with ordering a beer from Nantucket. Partially, that highfalutin feeling can be …
Joe’s Pilsner – Avery Brewing Company Boulder, CO
One of my favorite times to drink is at the end of a good mountain bike ride. Happy hour rides, as …
Barrel Aged Brrrbon 11’ – Widmer Brothers Brewing, Portland, OR
As part of our late night porch drinking session, Chase and I decided to crack open a Barrel Aged Barrbon. Much like Kentucky Ale’s Bourbon Barrel, …
Brew Free! Or Die IPA – 21st Amendment Brewery, San Francisco, CA
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 …
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 …
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 …