Eight malts, French hops, aged on oak and maple staves, reference to Napoleon’s downfall in the name. That sound like a beer you’d be into? Yeah, me too. I bring you Ommegang Biere D’Hougoumont.
Brother Barley gets his hands on the legendary Founders CBS. Mmm…
The Stoic is Deschutes Brewing’s newest beer in their Reserve Series lineup (which includes such impressive brews as The Abyss and Black Butte XXIII). To quote directly from the website’s description: A prized, potent, Belgian-style Quad of stirring depth and complexity. Four nuanced fermentations. Aged, sequestered, in select rye whiskey & wine casks. Ergo a […]
Beerford reviews Block 15’s Wandlepad Belgian Blonde.
Doc goes all granola crunchy and takes down Peak Organic’s Hop Noir, a delicious Cascadian Dark Ale from Portland, ME
Brother Barley reviews an excellent Imperial Brown Ale from a Georgia newcomer, the Wild Heaven Ode to Mercy.
Lord Copperpot is overmatched by a complex offering from Cigar City.
The Czar’s assistant, Karl, reviews some of Sam Smith’s offerings.
3.5 hop review of Upright Brewing Four Play
Our guest Herr Direktor spends his paid day off watching cars skid off the road, abdicating his parenting duties and drinking an excellent Scottish-style ale from Three Floyds.
The Commander rallies the troops for happy hour in a blizzard and emerges triumphant with a remarkable British-style Double Imperial Stout.
Always late to the party (By roughly 200 years), the folks at Aleheads.com finally review the venerable Guinness Foreign Extra Stout.
So life happens and I haven’t had the opportunity to tell you how our Bodega experience ended up. If you recall (which, of course you don’t), the Commander and I had ditched our wives and children somewhere in central Ohio, and proceeded to visit Bodega in Columbus for happy hour. After sampling the Goose Island Minx […]
Slouch Sixpack puff, puff, passes Cigar City’s Humidor Series India Pale Ale.
3.5 Hops for a solid BSDA and one of Magnus’s favorites…the Brooklyn Local 2.
Lord Mashtun Copperpot and Commander Pint O. Chug spend happy hour at the Commander’s favorite beer bar in Columbus, Ohio. Part 1 of a series.
3.5 Hops for one of the best American-made Tripels…the Midnight Sun Panty Peeler.
I’ll see Brother Barley’s 3.5-hop-rated pumpkin/octoberfest lager session beer and raise him a 3.5-hop-rated 8.8% ABV imperial pumpkin ale! The folks at Old Bag o’ Nails Pub in Upper Arlington, Ohio have been rotating this one through their craft beer taps for the last month or so. It’s served in what our too-cool-for-blogging friend Pappy O’Caniel […]
The Commander assaults a member of the Belgian clergy and walks away intact (and satisfied).
Brother Barley blurs the lines between wine and beer and discovers some magic.