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Feb 15, 2018

Terrapin Raspberry Truffle Wake -n-Bake

Terrapin’s Wake-n-Bake series has always been a popular post-dinner treat in Barley Blog headquarters. The rich imperial stout utilizes coffee and oatmeal […]

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Jan 23, 2018

Firestone Walker Velvet Merkin

Originally brewed as a component of Firestone Walker’s first anniversary release, Velvet Merkin has garnered its own cult following through the years […]

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Jul 20, 2017

3 Stars Brewing Courting the Squall

I’ve had a rocky relationship with D.C.-based 3 Stars Brewing. I just haven’t gotten along with their beers all that well. That […]

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Feb 16, 2017

Ship Bottom Barnacle Bottom Stout

It’s good to have friends that reward you with beer. This growler of Ship Bottom Barnacle Bottom Stout was a nice surprise […]

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Jan 24, 2017

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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Jan 20, 2017

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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Oct 4, 2016

Ithaca Super Stout

You don’t see too many oatmeal stouts brewed with coffee — at least, I haven’t run into too many of them through […]

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Jul 22, 2016

Otter Creek Couch Surfer

Wow — It’s been eight years since I last posted any sort of review of anything from Otter Creek Brewing. The company’s […]

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Jan 14, 2016

Great Lakes Brewing Ohio City Oatmeal Stout

To get straight to the point, Great Lakes Brewing Ohio City is a darn good beer — the 5.4% ABV oatmeal stout […]

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Dec 17, 2015

Firestone Walker Velvet Merlin

Velvet Merlin is a beer that I’ve had on my watch list for quite some time, but it wasn’t until this past […]

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Nov 18, 2014

Flying Dog Oatmeal Raisin Stout with Oatmeal Raisin Cookies

The last pairing that arrived from Flying Dog Brewing is a combination that essentially pits similar entities from two worlds — brewing […]

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Mar 4, 2014

Mendocino Brewing Oatmeal Stout

I’m sure that I’ve mentioned it once or twice on the site, but the first stout that truly turned me into a […]

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