Month: August 2012

Reliving Southern Memories with Abita Turbodog

Abita Turbodog – 5.6% ABV Since I am a member of a beer of the month club, I get to enjoy a few different beers that come to me from various brewers on a regular basis. I get a couple from each and it gives me the opportunity to try new flavors or revisit ones that I haven’t had in ages. One of these is the Abita Brewing Company, based out of Abita Springs, LA. Restoration Ale and Purple Haze (review coming soon) came recently and got me interested again in the brewery. It’s been a while since I’ve...

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Great Minds Drink Alike: Great Divide Rumble

Great Divide Rumble Oak Aged Imperial Pale Ale – 7.1% ABV When it comes to beers, just about anything I have ever had that is oak-aged has been a delight. That wooden environment leaves a distinct flavor in beer (or any other spirit for that matter) that is unmistakable. Hints of vanilla and whiskey often come to mind. For those of you who are familiar with Great Divide Brewing Company, based out of Denver, CO; you may have already heard of their Oak-Aged Yeti. This is a fantastic brew in my mind. I was a little apprehensive about this one...

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Rubicon Brewing Co. – Sacramento, CA

Rubicon Brewing Co. – Sacramento, CA Sactown, the capitol of the state of my youth. The end. That’s about as much as I know about it besides just kind of being out in the middle of no where. Anyway I was down in Sacramento, CA recently for business with a co-worker. We stayed downtown in an acceptable hotel which was good since we were in walking distance or a short taxi ride drive to many dinner choices. There weren’t many micro-breweries or brew pubs like my hometown but hey, not every city can be cool like Portland! Anyway, we decided...

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Hat Tricks Sports Bar – Lewisville, TX

Coach Joe Avezzano’s Hat Tricks Sports Bar – Lewisville, TX. When I’m not traveling for work, I don’t like to stray too far from my home, especially on adult beverage night. In fact, my rule of thumb is to stay within a 15 mile radius from my dwelling. Lucky for me, Dallas is 15 min to the east, and Ft. Worth is 15 min to the west, plenty of wiggle room to get in trouble. However, on this special occasion I was invited to Hat Tricks in Lewisville, Tx which can be a 20 to 30 min drive depending on Dallas...

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Putting my IPA Rubric to the Test: Ballast Point Dorado (video)

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_7V8xhqLOIE&hd=1&w=590 Ballast Point Dorado Double IPA 10% ABV I’ve been on the hunt for the perfect IPA and honestly I think I already found my perfect IPA, Avery Maharaja. So by that Avery Maharaja rubric I measure all other IPAs I find because that beer gives me the perfect balance of sweet, hops and flavor. Enters Ballast Point Dorado Double IPA, does it measure up to the my A+ beer? Does it light that fire under my britches? Well watch the video and find out. Don’t forget to leave comments below and follow us on both Youtube and Facebook. Cheers!...

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