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Anchor Brewing 2016 Christmas Ale

Every Winter, I look forward to two annual releases. Sierra Nevada’s fresh hop Celebration is always a nice break from porters and […]

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Flying Dog Brewhouse Rarities Salt & Pepper Tripel

I’ve had a few Belgian-style ales (mostly saisons) that have been brewed with a variety of peppercorn. In the case of Flying […]

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Flying Dog Single Hop Denali Imperial IPA

One of my favorite series from Maryland’s Flying Dog is their Single Hop Imperial IPA run of beers. It has produced some […]

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Long Trail Ales Space Juice

I’ve had a few IPAs from Vermont’s Long Trail over the years, but none of them have combined the array of flavors […]

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Ommegang Lovely, Dark and Deep

Back in November of last year, I reviewed a double IPA from Brewery Ommegang. In that post I mentioned a shift — […]

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Allagash Fluxus 2016

Every year, in commemoration of their first beer let loose in the wild, Maine’s Allagash Brewing releases Fluxus. Much like its Latin […]

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O’Connor Brewing Haulin’ Oats

I love the name of this 7% ABV oatmeal stout — it stood out on the shelves and, like most label artwork, […]

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Coronado Brewing North Island IPA

It’s interesting to me that a brewery known for crafting solid West Coast IPAs has brewed an example of the style more […]

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Caboose Brewing Barrel Aged Vanilla Hobo Stout

I think it was back in May of 2016 that I first cracked open a bottle of Caboose Brewing’s Hobo Stout with […]

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Starr Hill Double Bass

I like a rich, chocolatey stout for dessert — a rich, decadent brew to sip on the remainder of the evening. Starr […]

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Starr Hill Warm Up Winter Ale

I’ve run across many winter warmers/ales through the years that have been brewed with spices — a good number of them come […]

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Ommegang Valar Dohaeris

I’ve never watched an episode of Game of Thrones, but I can appreciate a good beer regardless of its origin or theme. […]