• Shipyard IPA

    Posted July 8, 2012 by ironarrow42

    Fuggles India Pale Ale, 5.8% ABV Shipyard Brewing Co., Portland, ME     Fuggles. The name just makes me smile, so we're already off to a promising start!   Poured into a pint nonic glass, the beer is clear, medium-to-light-amber or a light copper hue capped with a finger's wid...

  • Westmalle Tripel

    Posted July 8, 2012 by ironarrow42

    Westmalle Trappist Abbey, Belgium Trappist ale, 9.5% ABV     I served this appropriately enough in a stemmed Westmalle glass. The beer is a bright, hazy golden-yellow hue capped with a very thick, dense and slightly rocky white head. The aroma is tart and fruity, with a grainy note ...

  • Big Sky Trout Slayer Wheat Ale

    Posted July 8, 2012 by Mark

    The Trout Slayer Wheat Ale from Big Sky Brewing Company in Missoula, Montana pours out golden in color with good clarity and is topped with a two finger, foamy, white head that reduces down to a quarter inch film. On the nose, hay, a little grass, some herbs and floral. In the mouth, big wheat flavo...

  • Bristol's Beehive Honey Wheat Ale

    Posted July 8, 2012 by Mark

    The Beehive Honey Wheat Ale from Bristol Brewing Company in Colorado Springs, Colorado pours out bright gold in color with good clarity and is topped with a one finger, white head that readily reduces down leaving a small collar. On the nose, honey, grain and a little yeast. In the mouth, grainy and...

  • Great Divide Wolfgang Doppelbock Lager

    Posted July 7, 2012 by Mark

    The Wolfgang Doppelbock Lager from Great Divide Brewing Company in Denver, Colorado pours out a deep ruby red in color with good clarity and is topped with a two finger, foamy, tan colored head that slowly reduces down to a film with a quarter inch collar. On the nose, molasses, pumpernickel bread, ...

  • Fort Collins Major Tom's Pomegranate Wheat Ale

    Posted July 7, 2012 by Mark

    The Major Tom's Pomegranate Wheat Ale from Fort Collins Brewery in Fort Collins, Colorado pours out a pale straw in color with some cloud and is topped with a one finger, fluffy, white head that slowly reduces down to a thin film. On the nose, wheat, sweet fruit and yeast aromas. In the mouth, this ...

  • Green Flash Pizza Port Stone Highway 78 Scotch Ale

    Posted July 6, 2012 by Mark

    The Highway 78 Scotch Ale, a Stone Collaborations 2011 craft beer from Green Flash, Pizza Port & Stone Brewing, pours out a deep ruby, almost brown, in color with just a little cloud and is topped with a one finger, tan colored, foamy head that reduces down completely after a few minutes. On the nos...

  • Flying Dog Doggie Style Classic Pale Ale

    Posted July 6, 2012 by Mark

    The Doggie Style Classic Pale Ale from Flying Dog Brewery in Frederick, Maryland pours out a copper amber in color with good clarity and is topped with a two finger, off-white, foamy head that slowly reduces to a film. On the nose, toffee with fresh citrus. In the mouth, orange and grapefruit with a...

  • Tommyknocker Jack Whacker Wheat Ale

    Posted July 6, 2012 by Mark

    The Jack Whacker Wheat Ale from Tommyknocker Brewery & Pub in Idaho Springs, Colorado pours out a cloudy, golden yellow in color and is topped with a two finger, white head that reduces down to a film after a few minutes. On the nose, grain, lemon and a little sweetness hiding in the back. In th...

  • Stone Smoked Porter with Chipotle Peppers

    Posted July 5, 2012 by Mark

    The Smoked Porter with Chipotle Peppers from Stone Brewing Company in Escondido, California pours out a very dark, chocolate brown in color with some light getting through on the edges and is topped with a large, khaki colored head that slowly reduces down to a thick film with a nice collar. On the ...