Das Ist Gut – Penn Brewery Kaiser Pils

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Pennsylvania Brewing Company Kaiser Pils – 5% ABV The hills are alive with the sound of flowing beer! For all of you non-German speakers (like myself) the title of this review simply translates to “That is good.” This is what I thought of when I had this selection from the Pennsylvania Brewing Company, aka Penn […]

Trying to Beat the Heat: Ayinger Altbairisch Dunkel (video)

Ayinger Altbairisch Dunkel

  Ayinger Altbairisch Dunkel 5% ABV All the Gold Bond in the world couldn’t stop me from sweating yesterday so I pulled out the big guns, BEER! The temperature in Jersey reached 101 and before you southern folks start playing the worlds tiniest violin for me, humidity plus high temperatures is not the same as dry heat […]

Heil Bier! Weihenstephaner Hefe Weissbier (video)

Weihenstephaner Hefe Weissbier

Weihenstephaner Hefe Weissbier 5.4% ABV I want to go on describing this beer, how it tastes and how it stacks up in comparison to other wheat beers out there but really I don’t need to do that. This beer is hands down the best no frills (adding additional flavors) wheat beer on the market and […]

Dopplebocks Gone Wild: Weihenstephaner Korbinian (video)

Weihenstephaner Korbinian

Weihenstephaner Korbinian Dopplebock 7.4 ABV I’ve developed something of an affinity for Dopplebocks because its the merger of two things I look for in a summer beer, flavor and quaffability. I love dark ales like stouts and belgian dark ales but during the summer months its hard to drink a beer that’s rich and thick […]

Its from Germany, So You Know its Got to be Good: Schneider Aventinus (video)


Schneider Aventinus 8.2% ABV The winter of 2011 introduced me to a style of beer that changed my perspective on dark beers forever. Wandering around a local homebrew shop looking for some kits to brew at home I came across Doppelbock, billed as a dark lager. Never having a proper dark lager and being out […]

Aventinus – Another Delight from Deutschland

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Schneider & Sohn Aventinus (Weissbier-Brauerei Georg Schneider & Sohn)  – 8.2% ABV With this website, I know we tend to focus primarily on American craft brew more than anything else, but on occasion we find ourselves seeking out gems from other lands. This offering from Kelheim, Germany is a real treasure. Listed on the bottle […]