Does Lawson’s Finest Sip of Sunshine Live Up to the Sneakiness?

Lawson's Sip of Sunshine

Lawson’s Finest Sip of Sunshine ABV: 8% IBU: ? The IPA world is enduring a massive shakeup with new beers hitting the market with flavor profiles that shake the traditional IPA. We already saw Julius slide in the rankings like Emilio from Mr Deeds and claim the tops spot amongst some very seasoned and very comfortable IPAs. […]

Magic Hat Electric Peel IPA – A Grapefruit Sculpin Killer?

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Magic Hat Electric Peel Grapefruit IPA – ABV: 6% IBU: 65 One of my favorite go to beer these days is Grapefruit Sculpin and when I had my first sip of that beer last year, it changed my perspective of fruit beers and forever challenged the fruit beers that release in its wake. Electric Peel […]

Big Hundo IPA Had Me Like … (video review)

Big Hundo IPA

Magic Hat Big Hundo IPA It took me a while to come around to hoppy beer. Earlier on in this website’s tenure , I talked a lot of trash about IPAs, like my post The IBUs Are Too Damn High. I didn’t like hoppy beers and I still rail against beers that are too hoppy for […]

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


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


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 […]

Cheers to 20 Years! – Otter Creek 20th Anniversary Ale

Otter Creek 20th Anniversary

Otter Creek 20th Anniversary Ale – 12% ABV At the beginning of the year, I did a review on Otter Creek Brewing, based out of Middlebury, VT; and their flagship brew – an altbier named Copper Ale. What I didn’t realize is that right around that same time, or just before it, Otter Creek was celebrating […]

Falling For Hops with Heady Topper (video)

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httpvh:// The Alchemist Heady Topper – 8% ABV In this video review, I had the distinct pleasure of enjoying Heady Topper by The Alchemist. In one of my latest posts, I mentioned that I believe that beer is the nectar of the gods. This fine little ditty just reinforces that. I’ve never been a big fan […]

Double Baggin’ it on the Long Trail Home: Long Trail Double Bag

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Long Trail Double Bag – 7.2% ABV Another interesting find from some time ago, I got my hands on a few different varieties from Long Trail Brewing Co. This little brewery from Bridgewaters Corners, VT has already enticed me with their Brewmaster Series Coffee Stout. That was a fine libation. What to say about this […]

Magic Hat Circus Boy Does a Disappearing Act

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Magic Hat Circus Boy Hefeweizen – Magic Hat Brewing Co. – 4.4% ABV Being a lover of a good wheat beer (and good beer in general) means I have the chance to check out several varieties from several breweries. I’ve never wanted to confine myself within the boundaries of being labeled a hophead or a […]

All hail the Queen … or not: Young’s Double Chocolate Stout

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Young’s Double Chocolate Stout – 5.2% ABV, 25 IBU Given that i’m going to Europe next week I found it fitting to taste a European made beer for my post today. Although I will not be visiting the United Kingdom I saw this selection did not cost that much (I’m not cheap just trying to […]