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Mekong Vietnamese Restaurant – Beer Lovers’ Heaven

Mekong Vietnamese Restaurant – Beer Lovers’ Heaven

A few weeks ago I visited Hardwood Craft Brewing for the release of their Barrel Aged IPA, Hoplar. My wife and I really enjoyed hanging out there but we didn’t stay long because many different people recommended that I absolutely needed to visit Mekong, a Vietnamese restaurant, in Richmond. Their website name is “Mekong is for Beer Lovers,” which was a great indication of what I was in store for when I stopped by. First, the … Read entire article »

Filed under: Blue Mountain Brewery, Mekong, Sierra Nevada Brewing Co.

Dogfish Head-Sierra Nevada Life and Limb Rhizing Bines in the new IPA glass

Dogfish Head-Sierra Nevada Life and Limb Rhizing Bines in the new IPA glass

I came home this week to a white box sitting on my front porch. I wasn’t expecting anything, so I was extremely intrigued. Noticing that the return label said Dogfish Head, my excitement grew rapidly, and I tore open the package to find the following: One bottle of the Dogfish Head-Sierra Nevada Life and Limb collaboration Rhizing Bines Two new IPA glasses created by Sierra Nevada and Dogfish Head, each one bearing the mark of one of … Read entire article »

Filed under: Dogfish Head, Imperial IPA, Sierra Nevada Brewing Co.

1,000th Untappd Unique Checkin: Sierra Nevada / Boulevard Terra Incognita – SAVOR Beer

1,000th Untappd Unique Checkin: Sierra Nevada / Boulevard Terra Incognita – SAVOR Beer

SAVOR Beer Week was a great one in DC (and for this blog) and guest poster Chase had a great time at the event itself. One piece of swag ticket holders receive at SAVOR is a special collaboration beer for consumption at home. Chase was kind enough to share it with me, and I decided it was a beer that lived up the prestige of my 1,000th checkin on Untappd. in case you don’t know, Untappd … Read entire article »

Filed under: American Wild Ale, Beer, Boulevard Brewing Co., Sierra Nevada Brewing Co.

Sierra Nevada Ruthless Rye IPA

Sierra Nevada Ruthless Rye IPA

Sierra Nevada Brewing Co. is at it again, adding yet another IPA to their stable of hop-centric beers. Ruthless Rye IPA takes a decidedly different spin on the style, this time modifying the malt side of the brewing process. The inclusion of rye typically gives a beer a distinct spice and grain characteristic that is different than the spicier hops and allows the brewer to use more aggressive hops, in this case Citra and experimental … Read entire article »

Filed under: Beer, IPA, Reviews, Rye, Sierra Nevada Brewing Co.

SAVOR: Better from the Barrel: Sierra Nevada / Dogfish Head Life & Limb 2 at Churchkey

SAVOR: Better from the Barrel: Sierra Nevada / Dogfish Head Life & Limb 2 at Churchkey

Sierra Nevada and Dogfish Head are two breweries that we here at The Beer Circle are familiar with, and you should be too. I went to Churchkey for the second straight night to check out Sierra Nevada’s tap-takeover, featuring no less than 55 Sierra Nevada beers on-tap at one time. Slightly overwhelmed, I grabbed a glass of their collaboration with Dogfish Head: Life & Limb (the second running of the beer), and it’s bourbon barrel … Read entire article »

Filed under: American Strong Ale, Better From The Barrel?, Blend, Dogfish Head, Sierra Nevada 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.

Budget: Sierra Nevada Pale Ale (Video Review)

Budget: Sierra Nevada Pale Ale (Video Review)

This is a beer that there is only one true, proper way to enjoy. Sierra Nevada Pale Ale   Beer Stats Style: American Pale Ale Serving: Can (Shotgun) Size: 12oz ABV: 5.60% BA Score: 91 RB Score: 96 … Read entire article »

Filed under: American Pale Ale, Beer, Shenanigans, Sierra Nevada Brewing Co.

Budget: Sierra Nevada Brewing Company Torpedo (Bottle Redemption)

Budget: Sierra Nevada Brewing Company Torpedo (Bottle Redemption)

In a recent post, I took it upon myself to review Sierra Nevada Brewing Company‘s canned version of one of my long-time go-to brews, their Torpedo “Extra” IPA.  Hoppy and bold, this one had never let me down in the past.  I was excited about the prospect of it coming in a can, hoping that this more efficient method of packaging would result in a cheaper per-ounce price.  Unfortunately, this wasn’t the case. There’s a price you … Read entire article »

Filed under: Beer, Budget, IPA, Sierra Nevada Brewing Co.

Budget: Sierra Nevada Brewing Company Torpedo (In a Can!)

Budget: Sierra Nevada Brewing Company Torpedo (In a Can!)

While I’ve recently expounded upon how I’m a self-admitted Tröegs fanatic, another one of my favorite, dependable (and inexpensive) breweries is the Sierra Nevada Brewing Company.  In my opinion, their Pale Ale is one of the best gateway beers out there for introducing someone to what craft beer has to offer.  It’s both flavorful and inexpensive, which is why this was one of my strategically-chosen choices in a recent post. Some time ago, someone at Sierra Nevada decided that … Read entire article »

Filed under: Beer, Budget, IPA, Sierra Nevada Brewing Co.