Beer of The Week: Belhaven Scottish Stout

Posted on August 16th, 2011

About this beer: Scotland’s Belhaven brewery is known for a.) being around almost literally forever. and b.) for making simply stunning beers that exemplify Scottish brewing. Their beers are usually nothing short of stunning, I have yet to have a bad beer on draft. I decided to see if their beers bottled would be as fine an example of good beers. I was far from right. I chose the Scottish stout, which when on draft ranks in my top ten of beers, it’s chocolaty,sweet and creamy. It has one of the most amazing mouth-feels ever. In the bottle? not so much.

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Beer of the Week: Full Sail Old Boardhead Barleywine ’09

Posted on July 13th, 2011

About the beer:

For a guy who knows an appreciates craft beer I admittedly know very little about barleywines. For the most part barleywines have always been selected for me or given as gifts, with this week’s Beer of the Week selection being no exception. Over the weekend a selection of the Beeriety crew had the opportunity to pop open an Old Boardhead Barleywine by Full Sail brewery. The 22 oz., which was gifted to us by friend of Beeriety Meg Whyte, had been aging since 2009 when she had resided in Portland, OR. Since it was a rare treat for the east coast Beeriety team you can bet expectations were high, given the aging and anticipation of trying this new (to us) barleywine variation.

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Beer of the Week: Stone Cali-Belgique IPA

Posted on March 1st, 2011

 

About The Beer: This brew from the famed Stone Brewery takes their classic IPA and mixes it up by brewing it with Belgian yeast rather than the typical American strain. The result is a hybrid IPA that draws in equal parts of old Belgian tradition and new American experimentation.

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Beer of the Week: HaandBryggeriet’s Wild Thing

Posted on January 25th, 2011

About the Beer:

Norway’s HaandBryggeriet is known for making traditional Norweigian styles and for their commitment to hand-crafted brews produced without filtering or pasteurization. All of their bottled beers are bottle conditioned and contain live yeast, causing them to actively change the beer as it ages. In a sense, their beers are alive. As they claim on their website: “We make living beer thats not filtered or artificially  carbonated, but naturally re fermented in the bottle [sic].”

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Beer of the Week – Sam Adams Infinium

Posted on January 11th, 2011

About the beer: Recently, Sam Adams, America’s largest craft brewery, and Weihenstephan, the world’s oldest brewery, collaborated to create a new beer called Infinium. There was a lot of hype prior to the release of this beer, partly driven by the fact that Weihenstephan rarely does collaborations. The day of the release, there was a massive line outside the Sam Adams Brewery in Boston full of excited beer lovers wanting to get their hands on this new product.  Brewed in the tradition of the German Beer Purity Law, Sam Adams describes the beer as “groundbreaking” with a “champagne-like” character.

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