Month: April 2013

Jay’s Pick: Founders Doom Imperial IPA

Founders Doom Imperial IPA ABV: 10%  IBU: N/A “Doom is one of those beers that we’ve talked about releasing ever since we started the Backstage Series,” says Co-Founder and Vice President of Brand & Education Dave Engbers. “It’s hop heavy. It’s barrel-aged. It’s unapologetic. It’s the definition of a Founders beer.” (courtesy of

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Oh Captain! My Captain Lawrence Imperial IPA (video)

Captain Lawrence Imperial IPA 9% ABV 80 IBU It isn’t everyday u find a sampling station in a supermarket sampling beer, so I gave the stand a try. Turns out they had an assortment of Captain Lawrence brews on hand, of which some I’ve had but the Captain Lawrence Imperial IPA stood out like Dad chaperoning his kid at a Justin Bieber concert. As I walked away I took one sip of the sample thinking ehhh this is going to be just another brew,  then it hit my lips and I swear I saw rainbows and unicorns parade through the Whole Foods....

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A Reminder of Why I Love Beer: Maine Lunch IPA Maine Beer Company Lunch IPA 7% ABV Everyone has that beer that they can lay there hat on as their perfect beer. That one beer that reminds us why we drink, blog and review beers in the first place. Today that beer came in the form of an indiscreet bottle from Maine Beer Company in Portland, Maine.  I’ve had their Peeper Ale which I was unimpressed by and decided to give them another chance and I’m very very happy I did. Today they offered up Lunch IPA and I’m thankful for catching this moment on camera. This beer single handidly reaffirmed my...

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Port Brewing Old Viscosity Ale

Port Brewing Old Viscosity Ale ABV: 10.5%  IBU: N/A Code named by our brewers-”The Big Black Nasty,” this is monstrous dark ale is brewed to no particular style. Thick and sludgy like oil from the crankcase of a wheat threshing combine, Old Viscosity blurs the boundaries of Porter, Stout, Old Ale and Barleywines… (Old Viscosity) yields an incredibly rich and luscious ale that reveals chocolate and cocoa notes melded to silky body of burnt wood, vanilla and ash. (courtesy of...

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