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Mikkeller Hop Burn (High)

Mikkeller Hop Burn (High)

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I stumbled upon this beer at my local liquor store and by the looks of the new label design (Keith Shore) this beer would be a hop bomb in a bottle.  Doing a little research I found out that this is part of a 2 beer series where Mikkel uses a top fermenting ale yeast […] ... [Read more]

Troubador Magma Belgian Triple IPA

Troubadour Magma Belgian Triple IPA

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In my experience there are two ways to make this beer.  1) Brew an IPA in the US, where more hops is better, then add Belgian yeast and 2) Brew a Strong Golden Ale in Belgium and add hops.  I’ve found that I prefer the latter and this beer confirms it.  The quality of this […] ... [Read more]

Ska Brewing Modus Hoperandi India Pale Ale

Ska Brewing Modus Hoperandi India Pale Ale

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I have to confess. I’m a hop junky. Ever since I got hooked on the little, lupulin filled green cones it’s like I can’t get enough. In fact it’s hard for me to genuinely remember what I was thinking the first time I tasted an IPA and thought, “Man this is bitter.” Truth be told, […] ... [Read more]

Founders Curmudgeon's Better Half

Founders Curmudgeon’s Better Half

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Once again Founders puts forth a phenomenal brew!  Like many of their limited bottle releases, this beer was an experiment in their tap under the name Kaiser’s Curmudgeon.  This beer bares a great name and stellar label.  The Ol’ Mudge (as I like to call him) sits poised ready to dig into a stack of flapjacks with […] ... [Read more]

Founders All Day IPA

Founders All Day IPA

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I knew this beer was hitting stores near me the second week in February 2012 and I still had a hard time finding it.  I was not able to get to the store the day is arrived and two days later I ended up visiting 4 different locations in search for Founder’s latest addition to […] ... [Read more]

Mikkeller Beer Geek Brunch Weasel

Mikkeller Beer Geek Brunch Weasel

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I will be dead honest…this is a weird beer.  When the cap is on and I read the label it seemed unique.  However, when I took my first sip I could not help but think, “I’m drinking shit!”  Allow me to elaborate.  Back when the Dutch controlled much of the trading in the East Indies, […] ... [Read more]

Fort Collins Double Chocolate Stout

Fort Collins Double Chocolate Stout

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The enjoyment of beer should always start in the drinking of beer. Is that too much of a no brainer? Secondly, one should never form an opinion (or worse, express that opinion) if one has not actually drunk said beer. I’ll confess that every now and again I get distracted by the discourse and — […] ... [Read more]

Hoppin' Frog Barrel Aged B.O.R.I.S 2009

Hoppin’ Frog Barrel Aged B.O.R.I.S. 2009

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2009 Vintage:  Taking the original BORIS as a base, this beer undergoes some aging in Heaven Hill Whiskey barrels for some time.  The cap on my bottle was green indicating it was batch 3 in 2009 (Gold – Batch 1-2 in 2009; Black – Batch 4 in 2010; Red – Batch 5 in 2011).  I’ve […] ... [Read more]

Boulevard Dark Truth Stout

Boulevard Dark Truth Stout

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My second attempt at Boulevard’s Smokestack Series come in the form of a big stout with a Belgian touch.  Using a Belgian yeast strain and a massive grain bill this beer does not disappoint.  Seriously. It looks very similar to Great Divide’s Belgian Yeti  with an opaque black color and dense, fluffy, mocha head.  The beer […] ... [Read more]

Anchor Porter

Anchor Porter

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In the midst of sampling their Christmas Ale (’99-’11 vertical) I took a break to indulge on this wonderfully crafted dark ale.  I’ve had this beer before, but it has been a few years since.  I wanted to revisit it for a few reasons:  1) it is good beer and 2) it is a great […] ... [Read more]