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Goose Island Rare Day

I was one of the lucky few to attend Goose Island’s Rare Day event last week. Porch Drinking offers a very nice recap of the event. Be sure to also … Continue reading

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November 18, 2015 · Leave a comment

Recommended Oktoberfest and Pumpkin Beers – 2015 edition

Since the real Oktoberfest begins today,  here is the long awaited Oktoberfest and Pumpkin beer rankings for the 2015 season! I have been ranking Oktoberfest, Pumpkin, and Autumn beers since 2010. I noticed … Continue reading

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September 19, 2015 · Leave a comment

Half Acre Beer Hates Astronauts

7% abv. India Pale Ale from Half Acre Beer Company in Chicago, IL. Aside from the name that appealed to me during my visit to Half Acre, I heard this … Continue reading

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June 18, 2015 · Leave a comment

FiftyFifty Imperial Eclipse Stout – Pappy Van Winkle (20 Year)

11.9% ABV. Rare Imperial Stout aged in Pappy Van Winkle bourbon barrels from FiftyFifty Brewing Co. in Truckee, CA. Landed this long time want of mine through a friend-connected trade … Continue reading

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May 7, 2015 · Leave a comment

Barrel-Aged Alesmith Speedway Stout & Variants

I had an opportunity to taste and review several barrel-aged variants of the award winning Speedway Stout from AleSmith Brewing Company located in San Diego, CA. Bourbon Barrel-Aged Speedway Stout 12% … Continue reading

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March 26, 2015 · Leave a comment

Toppling Goliath PseudoSue

5.8% abv. This single hop ale showcases the Citra hop named for the largest T-rex fossil ever discovered from Toppling Goliath Brewing Company in Decatur, IA. Pours a hazy golden … Continue reading

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March 19, 2015 · Leave a comment

Lost Abbey Cable Car

7% abv. American wild ale from The Lost Abbey in San Marcos, CA. I came across this beer during a brewery/bar hopping weekend with buddies at Toronado in San Diego. … Continue reading

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March 12, 2015 · Leave a comment

Fremont Brewing Kentucky Dark Star

11% abv. 2013 Limited release bourbon barrel Kentucky Dark Star Oatmeal Stout from Fremont Brewing Co. in Seattle, WA. A generous buddy shared this beer from his travels with me. … Continue reading

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February 19, 2015 · Leave a comment

An Introduction to the Funky, Tangy World of Sour Beer

To a novice, the idea of a sour beer might bring to mind an unpleasant mouth pucker, like you’ve just bitten into a lemon. But in truth, they’re delightful beers … Continue reading

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February 4, 2015 · Leave a comment

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