It’s pretty interesting to step back and think about the origins of the IPA. In the last decade or so the American IPA has really become the forerunner in the IPA category of beers here in the States. Burton Bridge’s Empire IPA was probably the first true commercial English IPA that I have tried, which is . . . → Read More: Burton Bridges – Empire IPA Review
This year I finally picked up the much talked about Nugget Nectar from Troegs Brewing Company (Harrisburg, PA) for myself to try. In years past I bought this beer for my hop loving friends but never actually tried it myself. As I continue to broaden my beer horizons, I find myself liking more and more beer . . . → Read More: Troeg’s Nugget Nectar Review
I recently was lucky enough to visit the Stoudt’s Brewery in Adamstown, PA for a second time (I mentioned Downingtown in the video which is where Victory Brewing is located as I was there earlier in the day). My first trip to the brewery was somewhat unplanned as a friend and I were driving out to . . . → Read More: Stoudt’s Brewers Reserve 2X Chocolate Porter
In this episode I review an Oak Aged Imperial Pumpkin Stout courtesy of Harvest Moon’s (New Brunswick, NJ) head brewer, Kyle McDonald. For a more in depth look into Harvest Moon and the man behind the beers, check out Whosisbrew’s interview with Kyle.
When Harvest Moon’s original Imperial Pumpkin Stout was brewed back in late Summer/early . . . → Read More: Harvest Moon’s Oak Aged Imperial Pumpkin Stout Review
During Part II of our Mardi Gras party 2011, we try a 15th Anniversary Barley Wine from one of New Jersey’s oldest Craft Brewery’s, Climax Brewery (Roselle Park, NJ).
This Barley Wine remains true to style yet is still quite drinkable even with its 10.5% ABV. This beer would be great to lay down and could . . . → Read More: Climax 15th Anniversary Barley Wine
During Part II of our look at American Brewed Belgian beers, we try two Belgian Dark Strong Ales Rock Art Brewery’s Riddler and 21st Amendment Brewery’s Monk’s Blood.
Rock Art’s Riddler was very enjoyable, with lots of complexity, maltiness including notes of dark fruit. It was well balanced, has a slight tartness and finished slightly dry. . . . → Read More: American Brewed Belgian Dark Strong Ale
What to drink instead of Blue Moon
Spring is nearly upon us and what better way to welcome it in then by enjoying a delicious Belgian Witbier? In this first episode of our American Brewed Belgian Style Beers, Steve from Gardenstatebeers.com and myself sample Ommegang’s Witte and River Horse’s Double Wit.
Ommegang (Cooperstown, NY) is probably one . . . → Read More: American Brewed Belgian Wit Beer Review
In the final episode of our Pittsburgh beer tasting, Noah and I review The Church Brew Work’s Dunkel and Voodoo Brewing Company’s Wynona’s Big Brown Ale.
The Church Brew Works brewpub was previously a church which closed in August of 1993. The building was dormant until The Church Brew Works reopened the doors of St. . . . → Read More: Pittsburgh Beer Review – Episode 4
In this third episode of our Pittsburgh Beer tasting, Noah and I review Full Pint Brewing Company’s Amber Ale and Erie Brewing Company’s Railbender Ale.
Full Pint Brewing Company opened its doors in May 2010 in Pittsburgh’s North Versailles neighborhood. Since their opening, the five (yes 5!) brewmasters with 50 years of brewing experience between them, have . . . → Read More: Pittsburgh Beer Review – Episode 3