Day 18: Double Mountain Sweet Jane IPA

A very late in the day IPA. For day 18 I am still staying in the PNW… Yeah I’m upset about the lack of diversity in my IPAs here recently but when the crop is ripe… Double Mountain is out of Hood River, Oregon adding to the Pacific Northwest bias that has been very apparent…

Day 17: Unibroue La Fin Du Monde

For World Beer Wednesday I am going to visit our neighbors to the North. Where Unibroue makes what some consider to be one of the best beers in the World. La Fin Du Monde is a beer made in the Belgian style, so I’m expecting ripe banana flavors out of this guy. Admittedly I’m not…

Day: 16 New Holland Dragon’s Milk Reserve

While just about everywhere out East is dealing with the last bits of Winter (hopefully), I’ve curled up with a nice warming stout. And what a stout I’ve picked to warm myself today! New Holland’s Dragon’s Milk Reserve Triple Mash. A bourbon barrel stout aged in New Holland’s own whiskey barrels. At 17% this is…

Day 15: Urban Family Blind Tyger

For week three’s local pick I am going with one of my favorites. After last week’s mediocre IPA I had to go with a brewery I know and trust. Enter Urban Family Brewing. While they do have great graphic design, I have had a few of their brews so hopefully it won’t end up like…

Day 14: Dogfish Head’s Raison D’Extra

For this week’s limited release post we will take a look at Dogfish Head’s Raison D’Extra. I have long been a fan of what Sam and the boys are doing at Dogfish Head. I would have to say that this brewery is one of my top five favorite breweries. So it had to make an…

Day 13: Almanac Farmer’s Reserve Blueberry sour

Another week, another attempt at finding a quaffable sour. This week I’m giving Almanac Beer Company out of Northern California a go. I’ve heard good things from fellow beer nerds as to the good booze coming out of this Northern Cali brewery. We have several offerings from Almanac at the store but I chose the…

Day 12: Left Hand Polestar Pilsner

For our lighter beer of the week I’m going with Left Hand Brewing’s Polestar Pilsner. Left Hand is out of Longmont Colorado and is as far East as I’ve ventured in the United States of Beer drinking for this project. I have had the darker offerings that Left Hand has put out but nothing this…

Day 11: Pfriem IPA

It’s back to the Pacific Northwest for IPA day. As mentioned before, even though it’s probably the most overdone style of beer out there, IPAs are still my go to when grabbing a pint. Since moving to the West Coast I have seen the very good and very bad of this style. That being said,…

Day 10: Ayinger Celebrator Doppelbock

For World beer Wednesday, we go to the Fatherland! Trying Ayinger’s Celebrator Doppelbock. There is something special about drinking a German beer. Most breweries in Germany have history going back more than 100 years. (Ayinger was founded 140 years ago) However, due to that history and how Germany has enacted Purity laws concerning brewing, I…

Day 9: Stone Xocoveza: A Winter Spiced Mocha Stout

For today’s adventure into the heart of darkness, we are headed south to the overly prolific Stone Brewing company. A monster on the craft beer scene, it seems like Stone has a new release at least once a week. They tend to make fantastic IPAs and Stouts. This one did come out a couple months…

Day 8: Orlison Shin Splint IPA

For today’s local pick we are going for an IPA out of Spokane Washington. Orlison Shin Splint IPA caught my eye with the cartoon artwork emblazoned on the can. I am a sucker for good marketing. As a runner, I too suffer from the occasional bout of shin splints, so this beer was tugging at…

Day 7: Firestone Walker Brav’17

Day 7! We made it a week, so now it’s time to “Treat yo self!” Giving Firestone Walker’s 2017 Bravo Imperial Brown Ale a try. I’ve had mixed experiences with Firestone Walker since moving to the West Coast, but there special releases seem to hit the mark. With the release of Bravo, Firestone is going…