Magic Hat Winter Mingle: Si No Me Dan De Beber Lloro!

Magic Hat Winter Mingle

Sitting by the fire with your fully decorated and lit Christmas tree listening to sounds of Chuito while the smell of mashed up plantains wafting through the air as the pasteles boil away in the kitchen. Its that time of year where you can almost taste the pernil on your lips and your knees get weak from the thought of the forthcoming […]

Left Hand Milk Stout: The Forgotten Stout

Left Hand Milk Stout

Left Hand Milk Stout – ABV:6% IBU:25 With the surfeit of Left Hand Nitro Milk Stout, I thought I’d take a moment to pay homage to its roots and review the OG Left Hand stout. Milk Stout is a beer that I had when I first started drinking craft and I thought it was time to tip my hat […]

New Holland Dragon’s Milk, A Sip of Home

New Holland Dragons Milk

I am a transplant to the Rocky Mountains but hail from the state of freshwater lakes, warm sand and New Holland Brewery.  When New Holland Brewing started distributing to Colorado, I was instantly transported back home. One of New Holland’s most popular beers is the infamous Dragon’s Milk.  This bourbon barrel imperial stout does not […]

A Near Perfect Coffee Stout? Terrapin Wake n Bake (video)

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Terrapin Wake n Bake Possibly one of my favorite coffee stouts readily available in my market, Terrapin Wake n Bake. I honestly don’t remember it being this good, but one sip and I was in like. There’s nothing I can really say here that will do it justice. Watch the video and let me know […]

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

FeastofFools

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

MeanOldTom

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)