• Kona Brewing Aloha Series Pipeline Porter Review

    Posted November 20, 2012 by Mark

    The Limited Release Aloha Series Pipeline Porter from Kona Brewing Company in Kona, Hawaii (although I believe this was brewed and bottled in Oregon) pours out a very dark cola brown in color with some light getting through on the edges and is topped with a two finger, mocha colored, frothy head tha...

  • 2012 Festival of Wood and Barrel-Aged Beer Results

    Posted November 20, 2012 by Mark

      The Festival of Barrel Aged Beers (FoBab) is the largest celebration of wood and barrel aged beer in the USA. The Illinois Craft Brewers Guild hosted the 10th Annual FOBAB last Saturday, November 17th. The event highlights craft beer that has been aged in a wooden barrel or been in contact...

  • Sierra Nevada Beer Camp #53 Floral IPA Review

    Posted November 18, 2012 by Mark

    The 2012 Beer Camp #53 Floral IPA from Sierra Nevada Brewing Company in Chico, California pours out a murky golden-orange in color, has quite a bit of floating sediment and is topped with a two finger, frothy, off-white head that slowly reduces down to a film with a quarter inch collar. On the nose,...

  • Left Hand Fade To Black Volume 4 Rocky Mountain Black Ale

    Posted November 18, 2012 by Mark

    The Fade To Black Volume 4 Rocky Mountain Black Ale from Left Hand Brewing Company in Longmont, Colorado pours out pitch black in color with no light getting through and is topped with a one finger, creamy, dense, mocha colored head that slowly reduces down to a thin film with a modest sized collar....

  • Sierra Nevada Beer Camp #65 Imperial Red Ale Review

    Posted November 18, 2012 by Mark

    The 2012 Beer Camp #65 Imperial Red Ale from Sierra Nevada Brewing Company in Chico, California pours out a very dark red in color with some brown hues, a little suspended sediment and is topped with a two finger, khaki colored, dense head that slowly reduces down to a thick film with a large collar...

  • Bear Republic Racer X Double IPA Review

    Posted November 16, 2012 by Mark

    The Racer X Double IPA from Bear Republic Brewing Company in Healdsburg, California pours out an orangey copper in color with good clarity and is topped with an off-white, two finger, foamy head that slowly reduces down to a thick film with a large collar. Big hops on the nose. Aromas of pine, citru...

  • Firestone Walker Pale 31 California Pale Ale Review

    Posted November 15, 2012 by Mark

    The Pale 31 California Pale Ale from Firestone Walker Brewing Company in Paso Robles, California pours out a golden yellow in color with some cold haze and is topped with just over a finger of snow white, frothy head that reduces down to a very thin film with a small collar. On the nose, nice and ho...

  • Stone Brewing Co. Lukcy Basartd Ale Review

    Posted November 15, 2012 by Mark

    The Lukcy Basartd Ale (a blend of Arrogant Bastard Ale, Oaked Arrogant Bastard Ale and Double Bastard Ale) from Stone Brewing Company in Escondido, California pours out a deep reddish brown in color with good clarity and is topped with a two finger, foamy, light tan head that slowly recedes down to ...

  • New Belgium Lips of Faith Imperial Coffee Chocolate Stout

    Posted November 14, 2012 by Mark

    The Lips of Faith Series Imperial Chocolate Coffee Stout from New Belgium Brewing Company in Fort Collins, Colorado pours out pitch black in color with no light getting through and is topped with a dense, two finger, mocha colored head that very slowly reduces down to a thick film with a decent size...

  • Stone Brewing Co. Double Bastard Ale Review

    Posted November 14, 2012 by Mark

    The Double Bastard Ale from Stone Brewing Company in Escondido, California pours out a clear, deep, ruby red in color and is topped with a large (three fingers plus), cream colored, dense head that slowly reduces down to a thick film with a good sized collar. On the nose, big hops and a solid maltin...