Celebration Fresh Hop Ale


Out of the Sierra Nevada Brewing Co. in Northern California comes an IPA called Celebration Fresh Hop Ale (6.8 ABV, 65 IBU). The brewery’s website says that “[t]he long, cold nights of winter are a little brighter…” with Celebration. It is beautiful amber in color, has a wonderful head and a great smelling fruity aroma. […]

My Jubilation quickly turned to ehhhhh

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I sat here thinking about whether I wanted to write about this beer because I don’t find it that inspiring. It doesn’t make me love or hate it, I just ehhh it. I had this desire to try my hand at Christmas ales this year after a wonderful 2010 nestled in the bosom of Anchor Christmas Ale. […]

Halloween Party Beer Essentials

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A party is not complete without the right kind of beverages. So if you want to have the perfect pairing of beer to party goers, here’s a swell list to get your party shufflin’. For Beer Enthusiasts: Southern Tier Pumking (sweet) Weyerbacher Imperial Pumkin Ale (spicy) For Beer Bros: Elysian The Great Pumpkin (spicy) Schlafly Pumpkin Ale (spicy/sweet) For […]

Oktoberfest Shootout (aka The Hitchhikers Guide to Oktoberfest)

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Oktoberfest Shootout It’s that time of year again. The leaves have started changing colors, and have begun to descend to the earth. The temperature begins to cool. And the lederhosen finds its way into everyday life. It’s getting close to fall, and more over, to Oktoberfest. Here is a quick shootout among Oktoberfest varieties I […]

In Search of the PumpKING: Redux


After being out of Southerntier Pumking Ale I scramble for my phone and start to read reviews on good pumpkin beers. Having scouted the beer mart for about 20 minuets I finally found one that was on the top of the list. Schlafly Pumpkin Ale. I grab the pack and head home. Schlafly Pumpkin Ale […]

In Search of the PumpKING

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Its getting dark around 7PM now, the leaves are beginning to turn brown and its time to consider packing up the summer clothes, YES Fall is here. As much as I hate the cold weather, I love the return of the roboust seasonal ales that pop up around this time of year. Christmas Ales, Octoberfest Beers and […]