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Reason Beer Pale

Reason Beer’s Blonde served as a decent introduction to the company that showed promise of things to come. When I purchased that […]

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Reason Beer Blonde

Reason Beer — out of Charlottesville, VA — officially launched just this year. The brewery may be brand new on the scene, […]

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Ardent Saison

Richmond, Virginia’s Ardent Craft Ales has been around a few years now, but this is the first time I’ve crossed paths with […]

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Stone Vengeful Spirit IPA

Stone Brewing’s latest seasonal release is Vengeful Spirit IPA. The 7.3% ABV (57 IBU) brew continues the company’s tropical fruit-forward trend as […]

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Surly Darkness

Like most fans of any one particular beer style, I have a list of those brews that I would love to get […]

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Big Boss Bourbon Barrel-aged Tavern Ale

In my recently posted review for Big Boss’ Saints on Raspberries (and via Twitter) I mentioned that, based on the packaging date […]

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Clown Shoes Crasher in the Rye 2017

Clown Shoes Brewing makes some pretty damn good stouts. For the 2017 iteration of their Crasher in the Rye (11.5% ABV), the […]

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Big Boss Saints on Raspberries

I was pretty surprised when a box from North Carolina appeared on my earlier this week. I wasn’t expecting anything from any […]

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Allagash Uncommon Crow

As mentioned in yesterday’s review of Ommegang’s Bigger and Bretter, I’m a pretty solid supporter of that brewery. If there were another […]

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Ommegang Bigger and Bretter

I’ll be the first to admit that I am an Ommegang fanboy. From the first time I encountered the brewery’s Three Philosophers […]

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Surly Furious Black

Ah, yes, the black IPA. It is a fickle thing. How does one balance a pungent hop profile with the characteristics of […]

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Guinness 200th Anniversary Export Stout

Apparently, October 16th, 1817 marks the first arrival of a Guinness-brewed stout on American shores (South Carolina, specifically). In celebration of the […]