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Annual Oktoberfest and Pumpkin Beer Rankings

Here is the long awaited Oktoberfest and Pumpkin beer rankings for the 2014 season! I have been ranking Oktoberfest, Pumpkin, and Autumn beers since 2010. I noticed that there has been a … Continue reading

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September 25, 2014 · Leave a comment

Otter Creek Brewing / Lawson’s Double Dose IPA

8.5% Imperial India Pale Ale from Otter Creek Brewing (done in collaboration with Lawson’s) from Middlebury, VT. I had the opportunity to try this gem at a top beer bar … Continue reading

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May 29, 2014 · Leave a comment

Celebrate Cinco de Mayo with a Bohemia!

5.3% ABV. Pilsner from the Cuauhtémoc-Moctezuma Brewery (Cervecería Cuauhtémoc-Moctezuma Heineken de México), which is a major brewery based in Monterrey, Nuevo León, Mexico, founded in 1890. This company operates brewing … Continue reading

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May 1, 2014 · Leave a comment

Hoppin’ Frog Barrel Aged Naked Evil

11.3% ABV. Barleywine from Hoppin’ Frog Brewery in Akron, Ohio. Apparently, Hoppin’ Frog visited several Belgian monastery breweries and discovered a barrel aged ale that had an incredibly satisfying flavor … Continue reading

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April 10, 2014 · Leave a comment

Hop Venom Double IPA

8.9% ABV. Double IPA from Boneyard Beer Company in Bend, Oregon. I got to try out this goodness at Boneyard during a visit in Bend and was very impressed with … Continue reading

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April 3, 2014 · Leave a comment

Kuhnhenn Raspberry Eisbock

10.6% ABV. Fruit beer from Kuhnhenn Brewing in Warren, Michigan. I’ve heard that this beer was one of the more popular “fruit beers” out there especially it coming from a … Continue reading

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March 27, 2014 · 1 Comment

Cigar City Kalevipoeg at the Gates of Hell

11% ABV. Baltic Porter from Cigar City Brewing in Tampa, Florida. Landed this gem through a fella who lives out near the brewery (lucky guy!). Pours dark brown along with … Continue reading

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March 20, 2014 · Leave a comment

Kern River Dirty Hippie

8% ABV. Imperial Red Ale dry hopped with Summit and Simcoe hops from Kern River Brewing in Kernville, California. This was Kern River’s 6th Anniversary ale and I really enjoyed … Continue reading

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March 13, 2014 · Leave a comment

Dry Dock Bligh’s Barleywine

10% ABV. Barleywine from Dry Dock Brewing Co. in Aurora, Colorado. Yet, another highly rated barleywine made in extremely limited quantities (I was told that the brewery only made 120 … Continue reading

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March 6, 2014 · Leave a comment

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