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Surly Brewing SurlyFest

Surly Brewing has been bucking the traditional Oktoberfest release for ten years now. The brewery’s SurlyFest may still present a decent malt […]

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Karl Strauss Queen of Tarts

Last year, San Diego’s Karl Strauss won a handful of medals during the Great American Beer Festival including “Mid-Size Brewing Company of […]

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Wicked Weed Old Fashioned

I’ve never sat at a bar and ordered an Old Fashioned — the bourbon-based drink typically made with sugar, bitters and a […]

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Lickinghole Creek Bad Hombre Three Chopt Tripel

Lickinghole Creek’s Three Chopt Tripel is one of my favorite examples of the style brewed in Virginia — the bourbon barrel-aged version […]

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New Belgium Sour Saison

New Belgium’s Sour Saison in the latest release in their newish Belgian Reserve line of beers. This 7% ABV (18 IBU) is […]

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New Belgium Voodoo Ranger Atomic Pumpkin Ale

I guess September isn’t too early to crack open a pumpkin ale, especially as cold as the weather has been in the […]

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Sierra Nevada Beer Camp Dry-hopped Barleywine

When Sierra Nevada and Avery Brewing got together to collaborate on their Beer Camp offering, they decided not to make a new […]

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Sierra Nevada Beer Camp Hoppy Belgian Golden

I’m a big fan of both Sierra Nevada and Duvel Moortgat (the makers of some incredibly amazing Belgian ales). Both companies are […]

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Sierra Nevada Thai-style Iced Tea Ale

Of all the Beer Camp bottles that I cracked open this past June, it was this collaboration between Sierra Nevada and Mikkeller […]

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Trinity Hopped Toddy

I had this bottle of Trinity Hopped Toddy for a few months before finally deciding to open it late one evening in […]

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Sierra Nevada Beer Camp West Coast Style DIPA

This 8.3% ABV (65 IBU) double IPA is exactly the kind of beer I was expecting at some point when I purchased […]

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Sierra Nevada Beer Camp White IPA with Yuzu

Both Sierra Nevada and Hitachino Nest have crafted some excellent beers through the years — both companies sport some of my favorite […]