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Surly WET

Wet-hopped IPAs aren’t easy to craft. The timing and effort that goes into getting those freshly harvested hops into the brewing process […]

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At A Crossroads

The Barley Blog has been a near-daily part of my life going on 12 years now. When first launched in December of 2006, the site was more for me than any one else — an exercise in blog design and development that just so happened to be about the micro-beers…

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Lickinghole Creek One Lion Imperial Stout

I love stouts like Lickinghole Creek’s One Lion Imperial Stouts. The beer is fairly big (8.3% ABV) and presents itself quite well […]

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2018 Great American Beer Festival: DelMarVa Winners

This past weekend was the 37th Great American Beer Festival in Denver Colorado. The annual extravaganza featured over 800 breweries serving over 4,000 beers to those folks that visited and participated. As for the actual competition, out of the 2,404 companies that entered 8,496 different products for evaluation, the DelMarVa…

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Ommegang Fruittanomyces

If we are to believe the story on the back of this bottle of Ommegang’s Fruittanomyces, this Belgian-style witbier is the result […]

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Evolution Brewing Introduces Brutale DriPA

Evolution Craft Brewing Company is releasing their first ever Brut IPA. This trending style of beer is light bodied with bubbly effervescence conditioned with fruity Simcoe and Ekuanot hops. Enzymes are added to the fermenting process to lower the gravity for a dry champagne-like finish. Unlike traditional IPA’s, the blend…

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Commonwealth Bizango

Just the other day, I was lauding Commonwealth for their impressive Iconoclast — a damn fine double IPA. Today, I’m not necessarily […]

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Commonwealth Iconoclast

I’m a big fan of the IPAs (standard, imperial and double) that Virginia’s Commonwealth Brewing has been producing the past several years. […]

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Flying Dog Alpha Initiative #03

It’s amazing to see (and taste) what Maryland’s Flying Dog has accomplished with their IPAs over the years. From limited, one-off single-hop […]

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Olde Hickory Lindley Park

Not being familiar with the surrounding areas of Olde Hickory’s location in North Carolina, I can’t elaborate on the significance of naming […]

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Founders Mosaic Promise

I picked up a couple of six-packs of Founders Mosaic Promise at my local Safeway when it first appeared for the season. […]

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Olde Hickory The Event Horizon

While a majority of the beers I brought back from my June OBX trip were of the lighter fair (IPAs, sours), I […]

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