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Reserve Society: Am I Getting My Money’s Worth?

Reserve Society: Am I Getting My Money’s Worth?

“Reserve Society” is the trending word in beer communities across the Unites States as we’ve entered 2014. From California to Washington D.C. and everywhere in between, breweries are charging an entrance fee for guaranteed access to their rarest beers, events, and even some swag. This approach circumvents the need to host beer releases at the brewery, which sometimes can get out of hand, and cuts down on the amount of people that travel to the … Read entire article »

Filed under: Adroit Theory Brewing Company, Beer Release, Breweries, Cigar City Brewing Co., Reserve Society, The Bruery, Three Stars Brewing Co., Upland Brewing Co.

Low Key Beer Tasting event – How To

Low Key Beer Tasting event – How To

Last weekend after running a 5k, a group of running beer drinkers (or is it beer drinking runners?) and I got together to help make more room in my beer fridge. I wanted to use this as an opportunity to introduce different breweries and styles that I have experienceded in my extensive drinking research. We didn’t take notes but did share our thoughts. Beers (in order of appearance): Sixpoint Resin Sierra Nevada Pale Ale Sierra Nevada Hoptimum 2012 Tröegs Scratch … Read entire article »

Filed under: Cigar City Brewing Co., Cisco Brewers, Sierra Nevada Brewing Co., Sixpoint Brewery, Tastings, Tröegs Brewing Co.

Guest Post: Cigar City Hunahpu Day

Guest Post: Cigar City Hunahpu Day

Editor’s Note: This is the first of what we hope is many contributions from our readers. These guest posts come from our friends, followers, and fellow beer geeks who have something they want to share. If you’ve attended a great event, tasted a rare beer, want to give your favorite brewery some love, or anything else beer related feel free to send us an email at thebeercircle@gmail.com and let us know! Cigar City Hunahpu’s Imperial Stout is … Read entire article »

Filed under: Cigar City Brewing Co., Imperial Stout

How Much Is Too Much?

How Much Is Too Much?

What I’m talking about is the growing tendencies of established breweries either diluting their brands with inferior additional brews or brewing so many different beers that one cannot even determine what message the brewery is trying to convey with their brand. On the flip side, there are many breweries that are coming out with multiple beers and doing it very well. I will touch on that, too. For me there are three main examples of famous … Read entire article »

Filed under: Boston Beer Co., Cigar City Brewing Co., Dogfish Head, Guinness, Harp, Newcastle, Saranac

Luekens Liquors – Online Beer Store Review

Luekens Liquors – Online Beer Store Review

Luekens Liquors is an Tampa Bay-based retailer of some exotic, hard-to-find beers that don’t often make their way to our neck of the woods.  With three physical store locations, as well as an online presence, Luekens Liquors is where I often turn to find certain rarities. And now, a brief review: Leukens Liquors   … Read entire article »

Filed under: Cigar City Brewing Co., Stores