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Stone Vertical Epic Tasting

Stone Vertical Epic Tasting

In late July, Tom and Todd of The Brewski Boxscore hosted quite the Epic tasting. What once started as a modest goal to simply taste the last three or so releases from Stone’s Vertical Epic series quickly blossomed into a drive to collect the whole set. During their travels along the East coast for family visits and summer vacations, Tom and Todd found vintage bottles of the Vertical Epics sitting on store shelves, seemingly content … Read entire article »

Filed under: Belgian, Cellar, Reviews, Stone Brewing Co., Vertical

Bell’s Hopslam Vertical, Nugget Nectar Vertical, and The Criticism

Bell’s Hopslam Vertical, Nugget Nectar Vertical, and The Criticism

Last year, my buddy Adam told me his plan to lay down a bottle each of Bell’s Hopslam and Troegs Nugget Nectar to analyze the effects that a year will have on each beer. At the time, I thought it was a little silly to not drink them fresh, but I saw the opportunity to learn a little bit more about these beers. Recently, he decided to bring the bottles over to my house since … Read entire article »

Filed under: Beer, Bell's Brewery, Imperial Amber Ale, Imperial IPA, Tastings, Tröegs Brewing Co., Vertical