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 […]


Beer styles are fluid designations (literally and figuratively). Like trying to categorize art (What separates Dada from Surrealism? Does Abstract Expressionism really mean anything?) or film (What genre is Inglourious Bastards? A war picture? A comedy? Revenge porn?), beer styles are somewhat of a lazy shorthand. They’re a way for us to categorize brews into […]