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Finch’s Beer Co.: threadless India Pale Ale

July 2, 2013 | 3

ABV: 6%

IBU: 90

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 … Read More

River Runners Pale Ale

May 13, 2013 | Avg. Reading Time: 1 min

Eddyline Brewery and Restaurant – River Runners Pale Ale

ABV: 6%

IBU: 50

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. Read More

New Belgium Brewing Company – Blue Paddle

May 6, 2013 |

Blue Paddle – New Belgium Brewing Company, Fort Collins, CO

ABV: 4.6%

IBU: 33

Available: WA, OR, CA, NV, ID, MT, WY, AZ, CO, NM, TX, KS, NE, SD, ND, MN, IA, MO, AR, TN, IL, WI, IN, GA, SC, … Read More

Uinta Brewing Dubhe Imperial Black IPA

March 28, 2013 | Avg. Reading Time: 2 min

ABV: 9.2%

IBU: 109

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. Read More

#9 | Magic Hat Brewing Co.

December 12, 2012 | 2 Avg. Reading Time: 2 min

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!

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Tripel Horse Belgian-Style Tripel Ale

September 27, 2012 | Avg. Reading Time: 2 min

ABV – 10%
A Confession: As your faithful Northeast correspondent, my beer selection has been decidedly New York-centric.
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Avery Brewing – White Rascal

August 21, 2012 | Avg. Reading Time: 2 min

ABV: 5.6%

IBU: 10

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.
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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

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

One Minute Beer Review: Widmer Brothers-Barrel Aged Brrrbon 11′

July 18, 2012 |

Barrel Aged Brrrbon 11’ – Widmer Brothers Brewing, Portland, OR

ABV: 9.5%

IBU: 40

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, … 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

Judging A Beer By Its Label

July 5, 2012 |

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 … Read More

One Minute Review: Unibroue Ephemere Apple

July 5, 2012 |

Ephemere Apple – Unibroue, Chambly, Quebec 

ABV: 5.5%

IBU: 10

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 … Read More

1 Minute Beer Review: Frambozen

June 28, 2012 |

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 … Read More