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Drinking Through the 2019 Surly Darkness Barrel-Aged Variants

September 27, 2019 |

For the second year in a row, Surly Brewing Co. will be releasing a series of barrel-aged variants of their popular Russian Imperial Stout, Darkness. The different barrel and adjunct beers were released at Darkness Day last year and will follow suit this year.

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Sixpoint Brewery | Righteous Barrel-Aged Rye Ale

May 21, 2018 |

Spring came very late this year, which delayed my normal drinking schedule a bit. By Easter, I’ve typically transitioned to pilsners, session IPAs and goses, but this year’s cooler temperatures had me settling back into my winter routine. It may have been fate when Sixpoint Brewery‘s Righteous Barrel-Aged Rye found its way into my fridge, and it was a welcome sight during this unseasonably cool, rainy spring.
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Shorts Brewing Company | Soft Parade

September 2, 2016 |

ABV: 7.5% | IBU: 15

The mad genius of Soft Parade is that it’s a year-round beer. When you look at that label—which I’ve obsessed over before—it screams a late summer beer (which is why I’m talking about it now). However, it has the heft to get you through fall and summer and a sweetness to pick you up with the blooming each spring. Shorts says they created it to appeal to wine drinkers, and I think they might have failed. Instead, they created a product that can hit the beer drinkers who want sweet and unique, the people who want a heavy hearty ale, and the people who want to just get fucked up (that 7.5% ABV always comes as a shock).

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Joseph James Brewing Co. | Citra Rye American Pale Ale

July 18, 2016 |

ABV: 5.4% | IBU: 55

When I think about amazing craft beer, Nevada never really came to mind until a couple years ago when I found two amazing breweries out of the state mainly known for Vegas and deserts. During the 2014 Great American Beer Festival, I stumbled (figuratively, not literally) across both Brasserie Saint James and Joseph James Brewing. Joseph James Brewing’s Citra Rye APA has got quite a bit of praise, including a GABF medal in 2013, Men’s Journal Best Beers in America, and from craft beer drinkers like me.

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Rhinegeist | Streaker Rye IPA

June 30, 2016 |

ABV: 6% | IBU: 60

Streaker Rye IPA from Cincinnati’s up-and-coming  Rhinegeist provides insight into why this Queen City brewery is enjoying such rapid success. Rhinegeist recently celebrated its third anniversary, only days after partying with friends from New Belgium Brewery to help kick off the release of the Fat Tire and Friends CollaBEERation 25th Anniversary project (as reported by PorchDrinking’s Jasmin Hudacsek). In a crowded world of craft brewing, Rhinegeist is making beer enthusiasts take notice. Read More

Westbrook Brewing Co. | One Claw

April 28, 2016 |

When I think about the lowcountry of South Carolina, a few things come to mind: oyster roasts, Spanish moss, and Westbrook Brewing Company’s One Claw.

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Bronx Brewery B-Sides | Rye Fidelity Imperial RIPA

April 11, 2016 |

ABV: 8.1%

BREWING: March – April

Rye Fidelity Imperial RIPA, the fourth of the B-Sides series, is already a leading fan favorite and I can see why. Coming straight out of the tanks at an impressive 8.1% ABV, your palate takes a punch from a pouring of flavors that will have you straying from your typical devotions.

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Big aLICe Brewing | Jalapeño Rye

July 17, 2015 |

Black IPA | ABV 7%

As one of four craft breweries in Long Island City, Big aLICe Brewing separates itself from the newly-emerging pack by specializing in nano batches of uniquely concocted brews. To date, co-owners Kyle & Scott, along with assistant brewer Jon Kielty, have developed 141 varieties over a span of 2 years. Today, I am introducing you to one wicked innovation that will open up your mind, and your sinuses.

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Stone Brewing Company | Spröcketbier Debut

May 7, 2014 |

Two regular guys set out to brew a simple beer that ended up taking over the world. Well, that is, if you call two Stone Brewing Company veterans with a decade of combined experience “regular guys” and consider winning Stone’s … Read More

Arcadia Ales – Sky High Rye

September 9, 2013 |

Arcadia Ales – Sky High Rye (6.0%, 55 IBU), Battle Creek, Michigan

Rye is a word that, being of German heritage, means the most delicious thing you’ve ever tasted. I think of rueben sandwiches and Templeton’s Rye Whisky. That seedy, … Read More

Wild Woods Brewery: Jake vs. Erin

March 15, 2013 |

Wild Woods Brewery is one of my new favorite places in Boulder. In my initial visits to the brewery, I was very impressed with their six core beers (check out the review). But when the opportunity presents itself, I must try the small batch options. In my most recent trip, both Erin and Jake brewed Pale Ales individually and each showcase a different single hop variety. I got to try both beers head-to-head and here are the results of Jake vs. Erin. Read More