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://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VfeG4KCUmlg 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 […]

The Champion or Just Another New England Loss? Otter Creek Russian Imperial Stout


Otter Creek Russian Imperial Stout ABV 10.6% (aka I’m gonna mess you up) Mid- 2011 I had the pleasure of being handed one of the best Russian Imperial Stouts I’ve had to date at Iron Monkey in Jersey City, NJ. It was my first time there and so many things had gone wrong that night, […]