Oakmeal by Stone Brewing Company

Tasting: August 21, 2016 Style: Imperial Oatmeal Stout aged in Bourbon Barrels Beer #: 996 ABV: 11.4% Oakmeal This is a repeat of Stone’s 12th anniversary oatmeal stout. This time, it’s in a cork and cage presentation 500 milliliter bottle and it’s further aged in bourbon barrels. Nice. Had to use a corkscrew as I […]

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Posted in All Beers, Ratings: 90 - 94, Style: Stout/Porter on Aug 25th, 2016, 7:38 am by Administrator     

Woah Citra and Uncharted Territory by Magnify Brewing

Woah Citra and Uncharted Territory by Magnify Brewing Company Seems like there is not a bigger lightning rod brewery than Magnify. There are just so many local haters and the hate is directed at the owner. Apparently, it is due to belief that he’s a trust-fund kid that was set up by his parent’s wealth. […]

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Posted in All Beers, Ratings: 85 - 89, Ratings: 90 - 94, Style: IPA/Double IPA, Style: Lager on Aug 20th, 2016, 3:42 pm by Administrator     

Ironbound Cider by Jersey Cider Works

Ironbound Cider by Jersey Cider Works A lot of my friends will drink a hard cider as a change of pace to craft beer. Typically, it’s skillfully placed near craft beer and hard to miss in better beer stores. I haven’t been a fan of cider because my experience to date has been with overly […]

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Posted in Odds and Ends, Style: Fruit/Saisson on Aug 15th, 2016, 6:57 pm by Administrator     

Mosaic Dry-Hopped Fort Point by Trillium Brewing

Tasting: July 23, 2015 Style: Pale Ale Beer # 993 ABV: 6.6% Mosaic Dry-Hopped Fort Point Another high reputation IPA in my hands? This must be my own summer of love. This time, a four pack comes my way by way of a friend that went north on his way to see Phish. My own […]

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Cleaning out the fridge

Tasting: June 12, 2016 Style: Imperial IPA Beer #: 988 ABV: 7.8% 07747 (Galaxy) 07747 (Galaxy). Massive tangerine, herbal as in some underlying black pepper and black tea. Some ever so mellow dankness and peach but you have to let it sit on the palate for a few moments to get that at all. But […]

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Posted in All Beers on Aug 8th, 2016, 7:21 am by Administrator     

Nimble Giant by Troegs Independent Brewing

Tasting: July 3, 2016 Style: Imperial IPA Beer # 986 ABV: 9.0% Nimble Giant. Six months ago, Troegs announced they were going to start canning a brewery favorite called Nimble Giant and it sounded right up my alley. Described as grapefruit, pineapple with honeysuckle and a massive 9.0% ABV. Since it was not on shelves […]

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Posted in All Beers on Jul 30th, 2016, 6:25 pm by Administrator     

Magic Green Nuggets and All Citra Everything by Other Half

Thrilllist published an article imploring people not to wait on line for rare limited-release craft beer. (Link to article) Their argument was based on a few points: 1. They believe that only critical things in life should warrant waiting. 2· Lines create the notion that limited beer is better beer. 3· Lines scare people into […]

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Dinner by Maine Beer Company an American-style Imperial IPA

Tasting: July 21, 2016 Style: American-Style Imperial IPA Beer #: 983 ABV: 8.5% Dinner by Maine Beer Company. And the summer of amazing beer keeps rolling on and on. While I was enjoying the last of my growler of Hill Farmstead Society & Solitude # 5 – 96 points, I received a trade notification on […]

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Posted in All Beers, Ratings: 90 - 94, Style: IPA/Double IPA on Jul 22nd, 2016, 7:08 am by Administrator  Comments Off on Dinner by Maine Beer Company an American-style Imperial IPA   

Crusher Imperial IPA by The Alchemist

Tasting: July 16, 2016 Style: Imperial IPA Beer #: 982 ABV: 9.0% Crusher Neighborhood complaints shut down foot traffic to The Alchemist’s Waterbury, Vermont in 2013. A series of tent sales followed but The Alchemist consequently began planning a new facility. On June 30th, Stowe became the new retail home of The Alchemist. To no […]

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Posted in All Beers, Ratings: 95 - 100, Style: IPA/Double IPA on Jul 17th, 2016, 8:38 am by Administrator  Comments Off on Crusher Imperial IPA by The Alchemist   

Double Galaxy American Double IPA by Hill Farmstead

Tasting: July 11, 2016 Style: Imperial IPA Beer #: 980 ABV: 8.0% Double Galaxy And the summer of awesome beer just keeps on rolling. This installment comes as a result of a friend and fellow craft beer enthusiast that just returned from a vacation in northern Vermont. While my own Hill Farmstead trip last summer […]

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Posted in All Beers, Ratings: 95 - 100, Style: IPA/Double IPA on Jul 14th, 2016, 8:14 am by Administrator  Comments Off on Double Galaxy American Double IPA by Hill Farmstead   

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