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  • Stone Brewing Co. Smoked Porter Review

    The Smoked Porter from Stone Brewing Company in Escondido, California pours out a very dark brown, almost black, in color with a little light getting through showing off some ruby hues. The head is two fingers tall, finely bubbled and slowly reduces down to a creamy film with a good sized collar. On...
  • Alaskan Brewing Co. 2012 Smoked Porter Review

    The 2012 Smoked Porter from Alaskan Brewing Company in Juneau, Alaska pours out pitch black in color with just the tiniest bit of light making it through on the very edges and is topped with a two finger mocha colored head that slowly reduces down to a thin film with a good sized collar. On the nose...
  • Firestone Walker Walker's Reserve Porter Review

    The Walker's Reserve Porter from Firestone Walker Brewing Company in Paso Robles, California pours out a very dark brown in color with a little light getting through on the edges showing off mahogany hues and is topped with a two finger, tan colored head that slowly reduces down to a thin film with ...
  • Brewery Vivant + New Belgium Lips of Faith Biere de Garde Ale

    The Lips of Faith Series Biere de Garde Ale (brewed with orange peel), a collaboration from Brewery Vivant in Grand Rapids, Michigan and New Belgium Brewing Company in Fort Collins, Colorado, pours out a perfectly clear gold in color and is topped with a one finger, finely bubbled, white head that r...
  • Santa Fe Brewing Kickin Chicken Bourbon Barrel Aged Barley Wine

    The Kickin Chicken Bourbon Barrel Aged Barley Wine Ale (Chicken Killer Barley Wine aged in Wild Turkey 101 bourbon barrels for nine months) from Santa Fe Brewing Company in Santa Fe, New Mexico pours out a cloudy, deep caramel brownin color and is topped with a one finger, off-white head that reduce...
  • Avery Brewing Dictator Series The Czar Imperial Stout Review

    The Dictator Series The Czar Imperial Stout from Avery Brewing Company in Boulder, Colorado pours out pitch black in color with no light getting through and is topped with a large, dense, mocha colored head that takes forever to reduce down to a thick film with a good sized collar. On the nose, coco...
  • Lagunitas Brewing Little Sumpin' Wild Ale Review

    The Little Sumpin' Wild Ale from Lagunitas Brewing Company in Petaluma, California pours out golden orange in color with good clarity and is topped with a large, fluffy, white head that slowly reduces down to a patchy film with a good sized collar. On the nose, citrus, funk, bubblegum and yeast with...
  • Breckenridge Brewery Vanilla Porter Review

    The Vanilla Porter from Breckenridge Brewery in Denver, Colorado pours out a blackish brown in color with some light getting through showing of deep ruby hues and is topped with a two finger, mocha colored, creamy head that slowly reduces down to a thin film with a decent sized collar. This looks sp...
  • Kona Brewing Aloha Series Pipeline Porter Review

    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

      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...