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2009 Archive

Dec 31, 2009

De Proef Witte Noire

De Proef’s Witte Noire is not only another sample received from SBS Imports, it’s also cocreated by the SBS’ own Alan Shapiro. […]

Dec 31, 2009

Ridgeway Criminally Bad Elf

I bought this bottle along with one of its lesser potent brothers earlier in the month. While the first brew was an […]

Dec 30, 2009

Best Beers of 2009

After writing up the 2009 year in review last night, I began to think of the many brews that I had enjoyed […]

Dec 30, 2009

The Barley Blog 2009 Year in Review

Keeping with tradition, it’s time for a little review of this past year on The Barley Blog. This was a busier than […]

Dec 29, 2009

De Proef Van Twee

This latest collaboration in the Signature Ale line from De Proef also arrived along with the bottle of Batemans Rosey Nosey. This […]

Dec 29, 2009

Batemans Rosey Nosey

The shipment of beer that this complimentary bottle of Batemans Rosey Nosey (sent from Alan Shapiro from SBS Imports) was supposed to […]

Dec 23, 2009

Karl Strauss To The 9’s

Shortly after receiving the press release for Karl Strauss’ Winter Seasonal To the 9’s, a 22oz bottle arrived in the mail from […]

Dec 21, 2009

Twas the Beer Before Christmas: A Brewery Visit From St. Nicholas

Holy Crap! A reading of Twas the Beer Before Christmas: A Brewery Visit From St. Nicholas may very well become a new […]

Dec 21, 2009

Clipper City Heavy Seas Yule Tide

I’m a big fan of just about everything that Clipper City has put out in their Heavy Seas line. Yule Tide, however, […]

Dec 18, 2009

Stone Cali-Belgiƫ IPA

Apparently, Stone Brewing decided to label half of the bottles for this brew with a nod to Dutch-speaking Belgians (I got this […]

Dec 16, 2009

Karl Strauss Fullsuit

I don’t surf. Never have. So the name “Fullsuit” initially lead me to believe the theme of this beer was poker related. […]

Dec 14, 2009

Ridgeway Bad Elf

I’ve had a couple of the Shelton Brothers (by way of Ridgeway) beers in the past and enjoyed them both well enough. […]