Vermont

Woodchuck Private Reserve Barrel Select Cider

Woodchuck Private Reserve Barrel Select Cider

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Sometimes I take a break from reviewing craft beer and take a quick gander into the land of the cider. Without diminishing the excellence of craft beer, I believe that I can vouch for cider as a valid companion to beer. I first became interested in cider on a trip to Normandy, France. In this […] ... [Read more]

Woodchuck Limited Release Summer Cider

Woodchuck Limited Release Summer Cider

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I know! Finally another random cider review! Tell me about it. This time it’s Woodchuck’s Limited Release Summer Cider. This will be my 3rd of 4 reviews of their limited seasonal ciders. So far I would say my favorite is the Limited Release Fall Cider. For starters … don’t be deceived by the photo! There […] ... [Read more]

Woodchuck Limited Release Winter Cider

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Taylor: Ever since tasting Woodchuck Cidery’s amazing Limited Release Fall Cider, I have been on a quest to try the other 3 Limited Release ciders and decide which of the family is king. Thankfully I was able to procure a 6-pack of the ever-popular Winter Cider at my local Binny’s, and gave it a go […] ... [Read more]

Woodchuck 802 Cider

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I can’t say that I know much about draft ciders, but my life has been filled with apples from an early age (applesauce, apple juice, apple cider, apple pie, etc.)…so that’s gotta count for something. And there’s just something about cider that fits with Fall. The other night I attacked a bottle of Woodchuck 802 […] ... [Read more]

Woodchuck Limited Release Fall Cider

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Taylor: Not too long ago some of the PHM guys and I went to a fall beer tasting at Binny’s Beverage Depot in St. Charles, Illinois … it was a great time, and we tasted some really good Marzens and Pumpkin Ales (the best of which was Wild Onion Pumpkin Ale). There was another beverage, […] ... [Read more]

Otter Creek Copper Ale

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One of the remaining bottles left in my fridge from a recent batch of beers from Vermont is Otter Creek’s flagship Copper Ale. This is an altbier, or old (style) beer. I think it is the first altbier I have tasted. Decent looking bottle with a so-so label. Poured (you guessed it) a nice rich […] ... [Read more]

Rock Art Vermonster Barley Wine

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This is the beer that introduced me to Rock Art Brewery and in many ways put the small Vermont operation on the larger craft beer map. You see, Rock Art received a cease and desist letter from the legal cronies of Monster Energy Drink, who were at the time planning a charge into the alcoholic […] ... [Read more]

Rock Art Whitetail Golden Ale

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Only the second beer from Rock Art Brewery that I have tried, Whitetail is a nice crisp ale that has great balance. After enjoying the Ridge Runner Barley Wine I was looking forward to something a little different from Rock Art and Whitetail fit the bill (it was also the only other one I had). […] ... [Read more]

Long Trail Blackbeary Wheat

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People in Vermont love them some Long Trail. The Bridgewater Corners, VT brewery makes a host of different beers, and the Blackbeary Wheat is one of their four year-round offerings. The labels are a little childish for my taste, but it’s what’s inside the bottle that counts, isn’t it? Blackbeary Wheat is toted as an […] ... [Read more]

Rock Art Ridge Runner Barley Wine

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Rock Art Brewery in Morrisville, Vermont is one of the classic American craft breweries that you don’t hear too much about. Founder and Brewmaster Matt Nadeau looks and sounds like just the kind of guy you want behind your beer: humble and down to earth with a heavy Nor’eastern accent and a flock of creative […] ... [Read more]