Beer Review

Starr Hill Snow Blind

About this time of year, as the weather grows colder and the days shorter, my fridge starts too fill up with warming, […]

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Surly Darkness 2018

Last year, I was able to check Surly’s Darkness off from my list of bucket list beers. It was a transcendent moment […]

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Surly Damien

In 2011, Surly decided not to toss aside the remaining wort from brewing their annual release of Darkness, a big, bad Russian […]

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Unibroue Ale Gâteau Forêt-Noire

I’m a big fan of the Belgian-style strong dark ales that Unibroue has produced through the years. Rich, full-flavored and with their […]

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Surly WET

Wet-hopped IPAs aren’t easy to craft. The timing and effort that goes into getting those freshly harvested hops into the brewing process […]

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At A Crossroads

The Barley Blog has been a near-daily part of my life going on 12 years now. When first launched in December of 2006, the site was more for me than any one else — an exercise in blog design and development that just so happened to be about the micro-beers…

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Lickinghole Creek One Lion Imperial Stout

I love stouts like Lickinghole Creek’s One Lion Imperial Stouts. The beer is fairly big (8.3% ABV) and presents itself quite well […]

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2018 Great American Beer Festival: DelMarVa Winners

This past weekend was the 37th Great American Beer Festival in Denver Colorado. The annual extravaganza featured over 800 breweries serving over 4,000 beers to those folks that visited and participated. As for the actual competition, out of the 2,404 companies that entered 8,496 different products for evaluation, the DelMarVa…

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Ommegang Fruittanomyces

If we are to believe the story on the back of this bottle of Ommegang’s Fruittanomyces, this Belgian-style witbier is the result […]

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Evolution Brewing Introduces Brutale DriPA

Evolution Craft Brewing Company is releasing their first ever Brut IPA. This trending style of beer is light bodied with bubbly effervescence conditioned with fruity Simcoe and Ekuanot hops. Enzymes are added to the fermenting process to lower the gravity for a dry champagne-like finish. Unlike traditional IPA’s, the blend…

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Beer Review

Commonwealth Bizango

Just the other day, I was lauding Commonwealth for their impressive Iconoclast — a damn fine double IPA. Today, I’m not necessarily […]

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Commonwealth Iconoclast

I’m a big fan of the IPAs (standard, imperial and double) that Virginia’s Commonwealth Brewing has been producing the past several years. […]

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