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Voodoo Brewery Wynona’s Big Brown Ale

Voodoo Brewery Wynona’s Big Brown Ale

I’ve had the good fortune to have a remarkable brewery pop up right in my hometown’s backyard, complete with a funky, cool brewpub for enjoying the beers on-site.  I recently took a look at the great Voodoo Brewery and Brewpub, and found the overall experience fantastic.  The brewery already has a number of world-class beers well-established within the beer community, and having a wide variety of these available on-tap so close to home is truly … Read entire article »

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Novice Homebrewer: Tasting the First Beer!

Novice Homebrewer: Tasting the First Beer!

Ah, the fruits of my labor. Here we have arrived at the best part of homebrewing: drinking your own brew. After a successful brewing and bottling process, it was time to pop one open. Keep in mind that before I performed this review, I had several of my homebrews. Each one was getting better over time, so this review will reflect a much better product than the very first one I tried. The first one … Read entire article »

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Event: Surly Brewing Company at Churchkey

Event: Surly Brewing Company at Churchkey

Last weekend at Churchkey, Washington DC’s famous beer bar, Surly Brewing Company out of Brooklyn Center, Minnesota was on display with 10 offerings available. Surly’s Founder Omar Ansari even flew in to mingle with patrons, talking about anything from why Surly doesn’t can Darkness to future plans for the brewery. I got out of work a little early and grabbed a seat by the windows to hunker down and get my share of Surly goodness. I … Read entire article »

Filed under: American Brown Ale, American Wild Ale, Imperial IPA, IPA, Russian Imperial Stout, Surly Brewing Co.