Beer of the Week: Boulevard Sixth Glass Quadrupel

Posted on September 14th, 2011

About this beer: Boulevard is a regional craft brewery located in Kansas City, Missouri. They were virtually unknown to me until this year’s American Craft Beer Fest.  I didn’t get a chance to try the quad and was incredibly excited to get my hands on it. It clocks in at a healthy 10.5% ABV and is supposed to have hints of dates with a “sweet malt smell.”

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Beer of the Week: Brewdog Dogma

Posted on June 29th, 2011

About this beer: Scotland’s Brewdog is one of the most intimidating craft beer companies around. They make the world’s strongest beer, The End of History. (41% ABV) They aren’t just known for making crazy high ABV beers alone, they also have an incredibly wide range of non-coma inducing goodness. For this beer review I choose to step away from the relative safety of trying their highly regarded IPA (Punk IPA) and chose to drink something a bit more eclectic. Having never tasted one of Brewdog’s brews before I decided to go with Dogma, which is a strong ale made with honey, kola nut, poppy seed, and guarana.

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Beer of the Week: Sam Adams Stony Brook Red

Posted on February 1st, 2011

About the Beer:

It’s a difficult task attempting to place the  Sam Adams within the American beer culture. As far as craft brewers go, one would be hard-pressed to deny their influence on America’s beer economy. In stark comparison to the American Macro-brewing industry, Sam Adams has remained an independent force providing a fine selection of brew over the past three decades. One of the most intriguing series of brews of late to come from the Boston Beer Company’s first home in Jamaica Plain, Massachusetts, is their trio of brews known as, “The Barrel Room Collection“. The most stellar of which is the Stony Brook Red. All three beers are meant to represent Sam Adams’ take on several Belgian style brews.

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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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The Crafted Can – Young’s Double Chocolate Stout Review

Posted on August 17th, 2010

For this week’s installment of The Crafted Can, I took on Young’s Double Chocolate Stout, from British brewery Wells and Young. This 5.2% beer isn’t only packaged in a can, as you can also purchase it in bottles. However, you get a special treat when you buy the canned version: a cartridge of nitro called a widget. The 12oz. can is given extra length to house the widget.

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