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Hardywood Christmas Morning

9.5% abv. A blend of Brazilian and Sumatran coffee beans from Richmond’s Blackhand Coffee Co. take this variation of Hardywood’s (Richmond, VA) Gingerbread Stout (GBS) to a whole new level of decadence. … Continue reading

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December 10, 2015 · Leave a comment

Recommended Winter Beers – 2015 edition

I hope you all had a great Thanksgiving with your loved ones (or favorite bartender)! It is time for theBeerAuthority’s 2015 Winter Brews Rankings! As usual, I wanted to get the list out … Continue reading

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December 1, 2015 · 1 Comment

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

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