Month: December 2012

Cheers to 20 Years! – Otter Creek 20th Anniversary Ale

Otter Creek 20th Anniversary Ale – 12% ABV At the beginning of the year, I did a review on Otter Creek Brewing, based out of Middlebury, VT; and their flagship brew – an altbier named Copper Ale. What I didn’t realize is that right around that same time, or just before it, Otter Creek was celebrating its 20th anniversary in the brew game. In celebration of 20 years making beers, Mike Gerhart (brewmaster at Otter Creek) and crew decided to brew up a special one-off batch called – what else? – Twentieth Anniversary Ale. This recipe was to be based...

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Sour Power? The Bruery 5 Golden Rings

The Bruery 5 Golden Rings 11.5% ABV Walking into a beer store this weekend I was amazed to see the biggest collection of Bruery beers I’ve ever seen in one place and to my surprise they had this year’s Christmas Ale offering, 5 Golden Rings. Without hesitation I picked up the beer and made a B line for the cashier. I was very excited to get this home and drink it mainly because of the reputation of the Bruery with beers such as Black Tuesday and Chocolate Rain how could they go wrong? Well I was about to find out. 5...

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Flavor Versus Fitness – A Beer Fitness Showdown

Beer Fitness Surely you have seen them before. The commercials are out there everywhere, marketing low calorie beers with exceptional taste and only a handful of carbs. Sure, they look appealing right? You see a smoking hot girl in a bikini and a young virile stud with a washboard  stomach and they are both enjoying the newest trend in ultra light beers, having a great time on the beach with friends, also members of the select few “beautiful people.” If you have ever tasted one of these, you would probably agree with me as to why they look so...

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75 Minutes of Fame? Let’s Find Out! 75 Minute IPA (video)

Dogfish Head 75 Minute IPA 7.5% ABV I really missed out last year when I couldn’t get a hold of a bottle of Dogfish Head 75 Minute IPA. Then my fellow Drinker Jason C bought me a bottle that he happened to run across, only problem is that he wound up drinking without me #fail. So When the new release came out recently I had to snag a bottle of this and finally wrap my lips around this delicious IPA. One of my first IPAs was 90 minute IPA I had it about 3 years ago and for me...

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Another Hop Monster – Firestone Walker Double Jack

Firestone Walker Double Jack – 9.5% ABV My colleague Irving had the distinct honor of introducing us to a popular flavor from Firestone Walker – Union Jack. This is their version of an IPA. Right about that time, I had been working a review for their Double Jack, a stronger take on that style, or more specifically, a Double IPA or Imperial IPA. I know that Union Jack is a great take on an IPA, and Firestone Walker has yet to disappoint me with anything they have offered. I was excited to write about this one because it is a...

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