A Beer You Can Bring Home to Meet Your Mother: Magic Hat Feast of Fools (video)

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Magic Hat Feast of Fools 2014 Raspberry Stout I brought a bottle of an Imperial Barrel Aged stout to my family’s house for Thanksgiving thinking I was treating them all to a very special beer. Turns out they didn’t like it at all and I ended up drinking 750ml of a 13% imperial stout, which […]

Magic Hat’s Meatwhistle Gives Me the Feels

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Every day on my commute home from work I drive up Route 1&9 in New Jersey and for decades a symbol of my hometown has been this rotating neon sign of an eagle flapping its wings behind a huge A, I’m speaking of the iconic Anheuser Busch factory in Newark, NJ. If you’ve ever flown […]

Jay’s Pick: Maine Beer Co Mean Old Tom

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Maine Beer Co. Mean Old Tom ABV: 6.5%  IBU: N/A Our American-style stout aged on organic vanilla beans.  Intense notes of coffee and dark chocolate lead way to subtle notes of natural vanilla.  Flaked oats generate a silky mouthfeel. (courtesy of Main Beer Company)  

Beer Level Awesome: Great Lakes Edmund Fitzgerald Porter

Edmund Fitzgerald Porter

Great Lakes Edmund Fitzgerald Porter – 5.8% ABV | 37 IBU One of the newest breweries to distribute to New Jersey is Great Lakes Brewing Company and I’ve had the pleasure of tasting three of their beers so far. All of their beers have been fine specimens of beer brewed under the German purity law […]

Bell’s Black Note Stout

Bell's Black Note Stout

Bell’s Black Note Stout ABV: 11.5%  IBU: N/A Black Note Stout blends the complex aromatics of Expedition Stout with the velvety smooth texture of Double Cream Stout and ages the combination in freshly retired oak bourbon barrels for months. The resulting harmony of flavors captures the finest features of all three components: malty notes of […]

Sixpoint 3Beans

Sixpoint 3Beans

Sixpoint 3Beans ABV 10% – IBU 85 – SRM 31 Take thou also unto thee wheat, and barley, and beans…and put them into one vessel. The beans of bygone brewers, united with cacao and coffee, to create a trinity of roasted, rich, and savory flavors. (description courtesy of sixpoint.com)

Rahr Snowmageddon – A Taste of Ft. Worth’s Finest (video)

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httpvh://www.youtube.com/watch?v=e0DZ_Vge6v0 Rahr Snowmageddon 10% ABV They say everything is bigger in Texas. This is no exception. I got my hands on Rahr Snowmageddon during a recent visit home. This is an anniversary ale, available each February to commemorate the rebuilding effort that was made after the brewery was nearly destroyed by a massive snowstorm in […]

Winter Warming with Brooklyn Black Chocolate Stout

Brooklyn Black Chocolate Stout

Brooklyn Black Chocolate Stout – 10% ABV It’s wintertime and I’m in the mood for some darker, heavier brews. Not that I usually don’t enjoy those year-round, but especially this time of year you need something thick and hearty that will put hair on your chest and keep you company during the cold spells. Enter […]

Sandy’cane Can’t Hold us Back: Goose Island Bourbon County Stout

Bourbon County Stout

httpvh://www.youtube.com/watch?v=D0MGWia86T0   Goose Island Bourbon County Stout 15% ABV Jason C  raves about Bourbon County Stout like if it were the  beer God had on tap upon entrance to the pearly gates, so when I had the opportunity to buy some I couldn’t resist. A four pack set me back around $30 Bourbon County Stout better  be worth […]

Is 13 Really My Lucky Number? Bottleworks 13th Anniversary Ale (video)

Bottleworks 13th Anniversary Ale

httpvh://www.youtube.com/watch?v=88bLF5hLGXo Bottleworks 13th Anniversary Ale 11% ABV I’m finishing out my stint of reviews on beers with the number 13 in the title with Bottleworks 13th Anniversary Ale. This beer is actually brewed by Stone Brewing company for Bottleworks Beer store in the Seattle, Washington area. For this brew they went BIG and used 13 […]