Pouring Alesmith IPA (video)

Alesmith IPA

Alesmith IPA 7.25% ABV 73 IBU I was lucky enough to be sent one of the best IPAs I’ve ever had, Alesmith IPA. From the aroma, to the taste and aftertaste, you’re never disappointed with this beer. This is one of those beers that reminds me why I love beer so much. Thank you Alesmith for […]

Devastatingly Dank – Stone Brewing Enjoy By 4.20.14


Stone Brewing Enjoy By 4.20.14 Ever wonder what its like to run face first into a pine tree while sucking on a grapefruit?  Well, it is exactly like drinking a Stone Enjoy By double IPA.  Stone Brewing has made waves for the past year with their Enjoy By series of double IPAs and, rightfully so. […]

Jay’s Pick: The Bruery Sour in the Rye


The Bruery Sour in the Rye ABV: 8.7% IBU: N/A We brewed this ale with around 40% rye as a base malt and let our sour yeast and bacteria eat away at it in oak barrels for over a year creating a sour ale with a complex character of rye spice, oak and a subtle […]

Jay’s Pick: Sculpin IPA


Ballast Point Sculpin IPA ABV: 7% IBU: 70 “One of the best IPAs I’ve ever had” – Irving.  That’s all you need to know.

First Sip … Boom! Ballast Point Dorado Double IPA

Ballast Point Dorado

Ballast Point Dorado 9.6% ABV Fewer things are as exciting as getting beer (aka yeast samples) mail.  Often times for me it starts with the surprise of getting a package when you weren’t expecting one.  Wondering who it could be from, I quickly cut the tape to find that someone has taken a fair amount […]

Lagu-what? Lagunitas Maximus


Lagunitas Maximus  – 8.2% ABV For those of you who can’t speak Spanish or have a hard time properly pronouncing some of their words you see, I offer a lesson on that and on a tasty beer from Lagunitas Brewing Company out of Petaluma, CA – Lagunitas Maximus. The side of the label says it […]

Port Brewing Old Viscosity Ale

Port Brewing Old Viscosity

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 […]

Lagunitas Sucks at Making Bad Beer

Lagunitas Sucks by sbb of flickr.com

Lagunitas Sucks – 7.85%ABv 64IBU Lagunitas Sucks….say what?  Don’t let the name fool you. So, put down the malt and back away slowly…because it is hop time. Lagunitas Sucks is a Double India Pale Ale (DIPA) seasonal beer brewed by Lagunitas Brewing Company.  Lagunitas Sucks was originally brewed in 2011 as a Brown Shugga’ substitute […]

An Out-of-Body Experience with Firestone Walker Double Jack

Firestone Walker Double Jack by by The Northwest Beer Guide (aka, The Pickled Liver) of flickr.com

Firestone Walker Double Jack 9.5%ABV 100 IBU Have you ever had a beer that is so good that it makes you cry like a little school boy?  A beer that is so good, you just feel unworthy?  A beer so good, you love your life more and more with each sip?  Well, if you answered […]

Ain’t Nobody Got Time For Jack: Sculpin IPA

Sculpin IPA

Ballast Point Sculpin IPA 7% ABV 70 IBUs So I think I found my favorite IPA’s favorite IPA from a brewery that always gives me top quality brews and never let’s me down, Ballast Point. This brewery has given me real gems like Dorado and Victory at Sea, is there anything this brewery can’t do? Today’s […]