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Russian River Damnation Batch 23

Russian River Damnation Batch 23

Every 23 batches of Russian River’s Damnation is destined for special treatment, as head brewmaster Vinnie Cilurzo spices up the recipe and tosses the result onto oak chips for almost a month to transform the beer. So why 23? Pretty much every Russian River label tosses in the number as an Easter Egg somewhere in the illustration, but Damnation is the only one to receive a recipe change for each 23rd iteration. Its label sheds some … Read entire article »

Filed under: Oak, Russian River Brewing Co., Tripel

Beer and Running

Beer and Running

Beer and running are two of my favorite things. Did I start running because I drink beer? Beer isn’t necessarily the evil that it’s portrayed as. Beer, like red wine, does provide some health benefits. The malt and hops used to make dark beers contain flavonoids, the same heart-healthy compounds in vegetables and wine that counter cell damage, thus reducing your risk of heart disease and cancer. Beer also contains B vitamins and chromium, which aid in … Read entire article »

Filed under: Beer Facts, Flying Fish Brewing Co., Russian River Brewing Co., Sixpoint Brewery

Russian River Pliny the Younger vs. Pliny the Elder

Russian River Pliny the Younger vs. Pliny the Elder

I made the venture to Philadelphia from Harrisburg for Monk’s Cafe’s Pliny the Younger event. This was the second year in a row that I have attended, and with proceeds benefiting Alex’s Lemonade Stand, it’s one of the better beer related fundraisers. I arrived at 9:00 AM with a group of friends, and that placed us third in line. Knowing that Monk’s had a half keg this year rather than the normal sixtel, we weren’t … Read entire article »

Filed under: Beer, Imperial IPA, Monk's Cafe, Russian River Brewing Co.