Month: March 2012

Magic Hat Circus Boy Does a Disappearing Act

Magic Hat Circus Boy Hefeweizen – Magic Hat Brewing Co. – 4.4% ABV Being a lover of a good wheat beer (and good beer in general) means I have the chance to check out several varieties from several breweries. I’ve never wanted to confine myself within the boundaries of being labeled a hophead or a bock guy or whatever. I want to try it all, find out for myself which beers I like best. This forum is a great conduit for me to pass my thoughts onto you. This time around we grabbed another hefeweizen. This one was from...

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Here Comes the Great King: Avery Maharaja Review (video)

Avery Maharaja Imperial IPA 10.39% ABV I’m no hop head but I decided it was time for me to step out of my malty dark beer world and embrace something different, an IPA. I had Avery Maharaja about a month ago in a flight of beer and fell in like with this from the first sip. So I wanted to bring this all to you in hopes that another dark ale drinker would embrace this hoppier beer. Enjoy Avery Maharaja and hang on for the ride. Don’t forget to leave your comments and thoughts...

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Middle of the Road? Widmer Brothers Hefeweizen

Widmer Brothers Hefeweizen – 4.9% ABV I’ve had conversations with guys all the time about the state of craft brewing. Because I also brew my own beer, such conversations occur on a regular basis with other like-minded people. I mean, where do you think craft brewing came from? It came out of some guy’s basement or garage, where he tinkered around to find a good beer to make for himself and his drinking buddies. For some reason, I keep hearing this name Widmer Bros in conversations I’m having and I’m curious to see what these guys are all about....

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Organic Coffee Beer from Vermont? Why Not…Long Trail Coffee Stout

Since I was a young lad growing up, I always thought of beer as this golden amber nectar of the gods. To give you a little history, my first foray into beer was stumbling across some thick, slightly foamy black liquid my father had been keeping in a large, clear plastic container in the garage when we were stationed in England. Being the naturally curious five year old I was, I decided to give it a try when no one was looking. I wretched in disgust at this new substance. Upon discovering my indiscretions, my father punished me for...

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All hail the Queen … or not: Young’s Double Chocolate Stout

Young’s Double Chocolate Stout – 5.2% ABV, 25 IBU Given that i’m going to Europe next week I found it fitting to taste a European made beer for my post today. Although I will not be visiting the United Kingdom I saw this selection did not cost that much (I’m not cheap just trying to save for my trip, ha) $4 for a bottle slightly bigger than a pint. It’s a stout. I’m not a big fan of stouts but like I’ve said many times before on this blog I need to expand my palate horizons. This beer is...

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