Category Archives: Beer in Review

Beers in Review: Stone Smoked Porter with Vanilla Bean, and with Chipotle Pepper

At the time I am writing this, the 2012 Presidential Election has been called. Incumbent Barack Obama has been re-elected. Governor Romney has taken his sweet time giving his concession speech, so much so that some news outlets are saying … Continue reading

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Beer in Review: Quadruple style Ale from Hermitage Brewing Company

I count myself lucky to have been able to try this beer. This was a winter seasonal Hermitage Brewing Company had released last year in very limited quantities. I kept hearing good things about it from various people with palates … Continue reading

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Beer in Review: Hardly Thomas Barleywine from Firehouse Brewery & Grill

Had the opportunity to visit Firehouse Brewery & Grill recently to try their latest seasonal. The newest brew is called Hardly Thomas and it’s an example of an English-style barleywine. The name Hardly Thomas is a clever nod to an infamous English-style … Continue reading

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Beer in Review: Mountain Goat Brewery Hightail Ale and Australian Pale Ale

A few weeks ago, I was contacted by Daniel Munoz from Specialty Cellars. He wanted to know if I was interested in reviewing a couple of beers from Australian brewery Mountain Goat Brewery. Having never been to Austalia, or even … Continue reading

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Beers in Review: Karl Strauss “Off the Rails” and “Boardwalk Black Rye”

When I first made a trip down to San Diego to “cover” their craft beer scene, many of the breweries I visited happened to be of the production variety. At the time, many of those breweries were held in high … Continue reading

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Beer in Review: Calabaza Muertos from Rock Bottom… Happy Halloween!

It’s Halloween! That special time of the year known for children getting dressed up in cute little outfits and parading around the neighborhood trick-or-treating. It’s also become a special time of the year for adults to indulge their fantasies and … Continue reading

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Beer in Review: Almanac Beer Company Summer 2010 Vintage

Almanac Beer Company is the new kid on the block, a partnership between Jesse Friedman and Damian Fagan. “Farm to Barrel” is more than just a motto for Almanac Beer Company, it’s a mission statement setting the tone for all … Continue reading

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Beers in Review 420 Special – Single Hop Series from Hermitage Brewing Company

Yesterday was April 20th – the birth date of my nephew – but more infamously known in cannabis culture as the appropriate time to “self-medicate”. Pronounced four-twenty, the origins of the term supposedly lie in the time a group of … Continue reading

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Beer in Review: Gavroche French Red Ale

Mrs. BetterBeerBlog picked up this bottle from Whole Foods, I think she was attracted to the label. This is a fairly new beer to me and one that I’ve never heard of. It wasn’t until someone I follow on Twitter … Continue reading

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2011 SF Beer Week: New Beers from Bridgeport Brewing

Bridgeport Brewery, Oregon’s oldest craft brewery, will be releasing two new beers Café Negro Coffee Infused Porter and Kingpin Double Red Ale. Both beers will be making their appearance at a 2011 San Francisco Beer Week event. Here are the … Continue reading

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