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Smuttynose Smuttlabs Smoked Cherry

I’m all for experimentation in brewing and that’s exactly what Smuttynose’s Smuttlabs line of beers is for. But sometimes, these experiments just […]

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Fullsteam Brewing Common Good

I didn’t know much of the Kentucky Common when I bought this version produced by Fullsteam Brewing. In fact, it took a […]

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Old Ox Funky Face Blood Orange Gose

I’ve been really enjoying the bottled and canned releases that Old Ox Brewing has been putting on shelves the past year or […]

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Arrogant Brewing Who You Callin’ Wussie

From the beginning, Stone Brewing (and more recently, Arrogant Brewing) has waged war on “fizzy yellow” macro-brews. It’s been part of the […]

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Harpoon Flannel Friday

There was an amber ale from Spanish Peaks called Black Dog Ale that the wife and I used to drink frequently back […]

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Great Divide Barrel Aged Old Ruffian

The standard Old Ruffian has been appropriately named by Great Divide Brewing. It’s an assertively hoppy barleywine that delivers a solid warmth […]

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Flying Dog Gourd Standard and Chocolate Tasting

Last week a bottle of Flying Dog’s Gourd Standard arrived at Barley Blog HQ. Along with the single bottle was a chocolate […]

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Avery Brewing Callipygian

The speed with which this bottle of Avery’s Callipygian travelled from the shelf to my cart would have left heads spinning. The […]

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Birra Amarcord Volpina

With so many beers on shelves, it’s important for a bottle or label to stand out amongst the crowd. Birra Amarcord’s Volpina […]

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Cascade Brewing Kriek

When Cascade Brewing finally announced word that they would be shipping to Virginia, I was excited — and ready to spend some […]

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Coronado Brewing Punk’in Drublic

I hadn’t planned on drinking a pumpkin beer until it was much cooler, if at all this year. Coronado Brewing, however, forced […]

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Highland Brewing Clawhammer

You know it’s time to start preparing for the end of Summer when Oktoberfest beers start showing up on shelves. Highland Brewing […]