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Community Beer Works – Buffalo, NY

Community Beer Works – Buffalo, NY

While up in Buffalo, New York, over Thanksgiving, I wanted to visit a local brewery or two (time and liver permitting). Three people recommended that I visit Community Beer Works so I made sure to check that one out. CBW opened their doors about six months ago in an old malting mill located just off of the Niagara River. The mill had shut down in the early 1900’s but at one time it was the largest mill … Read entire article »

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Hair of the Dog Fred

Hair of the Dog Fred

Hair of the Dog is a Portland, OR based brewery that began brewing in 1995. Most of its beers are named after people or places that inspired the brewers, ranging from family members to the nickname of Portland itself. Many of Hair of the Dog’s beers are bottle-conditioned, so they will stand up to aging with the best of them. Hair of the Dog even maintains vintage guides for its beers so you can go … Read entire article »

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Cerveza Cucapa Tequila Barrel Aged Ale

Cerveza Cucapa Tequila Barrel Aged Ale

Billed as one of Mexico’s first microbreweries, Cucapa opened its doors in 2002. There isn’t a whole lot of information about the brewery out there, but it does hold the distinction of being the first Mexican brewery to score over 90 from the Beverage Tasting Institute for four of its beers. They also brew a wide variety of styles, including rye, pale ales, kolsch, imperial stouts, and of course, barrel-aged barleywines. I think this may be … Read entire article »

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Cellar: Tröegs Flying Mouflan: 2011 vs. 2012

Cellar: Tröegs Flying Mouflan: 2011 vs. 2012

My friend Jack sent me a message and asked if I would like to share a two-year vertical of Tröegs Flying Mouflan, and I didn’t think twice about accepting his request. Not only do I love Flying Mouflan, this tasting has so many underlying stories. What does Flying Mouflan taste like after a year compared to fresh? What is the difference between the Harrisburg and Hershey Tröegs breweries? Do I like to drink beer? As many of you … Read entire article »

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DuClaw Devil’s Milk

DuClaw Devil’s Milk

Although typical barleywines tend to be brewed with an abundant amount of malts, Maryland’s DuClaw Brewing Company flips this idea on its head and pumps Devil’s Milk full of hops. While the variety of hops change nearly each time this is brewed, DuClaw always dry-hops this beer after fermentation to make sure that you know that this isn’t your average barleywine. DuClaw Devil’s Milk Beer Stats Style: American Barleywine Serving: Bottle Size: 22oz ABV: 10.60% BA Score: 86 RB Score: 98 … Read entire article »

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