• River North Avarice Belgian-Style Imperial Stout Review

    Posted November 3, 2012 by Mark

    The Avarice Belgian-Style Imperial Stout from River North Brewery in Denver, Colorado pours out pitch black in color with no light getting through and is topped with just over a finger of mocha colored, dense, evenly bubbled head that very slowly reduces down to a thin film with a good sized collar....

  • Goose Island 2012 Bourbon County Brand Stout Review

    Posted November 2, 2012 by Mark

    The 2012 Bourbon County Brand Stout from Goose Island Beer Company in Chicago, Illinois pours out pitch black in color with no light getting through and is topped with a two finger, tightly knit, mocha colored head that slowly reduces all the way down. On the nose, big, big sweet bourbon aromas perm...

  • Southern Tier Imperial Pumking Ale Review

    Posted November 2, 2012 by Mark

    The Imperial Pumking Ale from Southern Tier Brewing Company in Lakewood, New York pours out an orange-copper in color with perfect clarity and is topped with a two finger, evenly bubble, creamy white head that slowly reduces down to a thin film with a small collar. On the nose, this smells just like...

  • Germany Trip Report

    Posted November 2, 2012 by thebeergeek

    After a busy and stressful summer selling Merideth's book Teachings From The Tap, we badly needed a vacation. And we could think of no better place to recharge our batteries than our favorite beer travel destination, Germany. Beginning in Baden-Württemberg to visit friends, our journey then too...

  • Rogue Ales Double Chocolate Stout Review

    Posted November 1, 2012 by Mark

    The Double Chocolate Stout from Rogue Ales in Newport, Oregon pours out pitch black in color with no light getting through and is topped with a large (three plus fingers) mocha colored, evenly bubbled, dense head that very slowly reduces down to a thick film with a large collar. On the nose, this sm...

  • Port Brewing High Tide Fresh Hop IPA Review

    Posted October 31, 2012 by Mark

    The High Tide Fresh Hop IPA from Port Brewing Company in San Marcos, California pours out golden yellow in color with a little cold haze and is topped with a one finger, snow white, fizzy head that reduces down quite quickly to a thin film with a small collar. On the nose, fresh, oily hops dominate ...

  • Left Hand Brewing Fresh Hop Warrior IPA Review

    Posted October 31, 2012 by Mark

    The Fresh Hop Warrior IPA from Left Hand Brewing Company in Longmont, Colorado pours out a reddish-copper in color with some small suspended sediment and is topped with just over a finger of white, dense head that slowly reduces down to thin film with a small collar. On the nose, some malt sweetness...

  • Sierra Nevada Beer Camp #15 Oatmeal Stout Review

    Posted October 30, 2012 by Mark

    The Beer Camp #15 Oatmeal Stout from Sierra Nevada Brewing Company in Chico, California pours out pitch black in color with no light getting through and is topped with a two finger, dense, mocha colored head that slowly reduces all the way down leaving just a quarter inch collar. On the nose, lovely...

  • Avery Brewing Co. Old Jubilation Ale Review

    Posted October 29, 2012 by Mark

    The Limited Release Old Jubilation Ale from Avery Brewing Co. in Boulder, Colorado pours out dark mahogany brown in color with little light getting through and is topped with a two finger, khaki, small bubbled head that slowly reduces down to a thin film with a quarter inch collar. On the nose, all ...

  • Three Floyds Calumet Queen Kolsch Style Ale Review

    Posted October 28, 2012 by Mark

    The Calumet Queen Kolsch Style Ale from Three Floyds Brewing in Munster, Indiana pours out a clear, pale gold in color and is topped with a fizzy, one finger, white head that reduces all the way down leaving a thin collar. On the nose, aromas of grain husk, lemon, wheat, noble hops and a touch of sw...