OMMEGANG BIERE D’HOUGOUMONT

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.

DESCHUTES THE STOIC

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 […]

SOUTHERN TIER PUMKING

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 […]