Month: April 2012

Oh Brother, Where Art Thou? Anderson Valley Of Course…

Anderson Valley Brother David’s Triple Abbey-Style Ale – 10% ABV Another fine craft brewer from Boonville, California, Anderson Valley Brewing Company started out as a vision in 1987 and grew by leaps and bounds in the years since. I’ve had the chance to enjoy the Barney Flats Oatmeal Stout that Anderson Valley offers. I believe it has already been reviewed by Irving. When I was beer shopping, I noticed another one from this brewery – Brother David’s Triple. Sounds interesting enough, and it has what appears to be a Trappist monk on the bottle. Ok, I’ll buy. This Abbey-style...

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Double Baggin’ it on the Long Trail Home: Long Trail Double Bag

Long Trail Double Bag – 7.2% ABV Another interesting find from some time ago, I got my hands on a few different varieties from Long Trail Brewing Co. This little brewery from Bridgewaters Corners, VT has already enticed me with their Brewmaster Series Coffee Stout. That was a fine libation. What to say about this one? This is a double altbier, which is German for “old beer.” It is called as such because it is styled like a german brown ale, mellowed and aged for an extended period of time, allowing the smooth ale flavor to shine while reducing...

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Its from Germany, So You Know its Got to be Good: Schneider Aventinus (video)

Schneider Aventinus 8.2% ABV The winter of 2011 introduced me to a style of beer that changed my perspective on dark beers forever. Wandering around a local homebrew shop looking for some kits to brew at home I came across Doppelbock, billed as a dark lager. Never having a proper dark lager and being out of Belgian kits, I decided to give it a shot. Little did I know the amount of work ahead of me when brewing my first lager but all that tedious work paid off when I took my first sip of the beer and fell...

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Aventinus – Another Delight from Deutschland

Schneider & Sohn Aventinus (Weissbier-Brauerei Georg Schneider & Sohn)  – 8.2% ABV With this website, I know we tend to focus primarily on American craft brew more than anything else, but on occasion we find ourselves seeking out gems from other lands. This offering from Kelheim, Germany is a real treasure. Listed on the bottle as “Germany’s Original Wheat Doppelbock,” this beer has the appearance of a deep hazy brown, in keeping with most dark wheat beers, as its name translates from. I had the pleasure of trying this for the first time after picking it up at Buy-Rite...

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On to Victory! Enjoying Prima Pils

Victory Prima Pils – 5.3% ABV  Greetings beer lovers! Time for another exciting review by yours truly. This time we go after the Prima Pils, brewed by Victory Brewing Company in Downingtown, PA. This was a fun adventure. I’ve stated before about my aversion to hoppy beers, but little by little I’m growing more fond of them. Well, at least more tolerant. Like my profile says, I want to expand my horizons. And because for me this is an acquired taste, I better taste a few times to get properly acclimated. I’ve thoroughly enjoyed the strongest and most bitter...

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