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Better From The Barrel: Prairie and Pirate Bomb!

Better From The Barrel: Prairie and Pirate Bomb!

From the same tasting that brought you the video gem of Greg and I taking down Stone’s Crime, I now bring you the latest in the Better From The Barrel? series featuring Prairie Artisan Ales‘ Prairie Bomb! and Pirate Bomb! Prairie Bomb is an imperial stout aged on coffee, cacao nibs, vanilla beans and chili peppers and stored in a 12oz wax bottle. The beer is relatively sought after, fitting a recent trend of imperial stouts … Read entire article »

Filed under: Beer, Better From The Barrel?, Imperial Stout, Newport Distilling Company, Prairie Artisan Ales

Better From The Barrel: Hardywood Farmhouse and Rum Pumpkin

Better From The Barrel: Hardywood Farmhouse and Rum Pumpkin

On the heels of the outstanding news that Hardywood will begin distributing some of its stock to Arlington in November 2013, I decided to find out if their most recent Barrel Collection release was actually better from the barrel. It all starts with Farmhouse Pumpkin, part of Hardywood’s Reserve Series. This pumpkin ale, farmhouse ale hybrid doesn’t fit nicely into one style, but piqued my interest as a different take on the pumpkin style that currently … Read entire article »

Filed under: Beer, Cruzan Dark, Hardywood Park, Saison

Cellar: Avery Brewing Company Rumpkin

Cellar: Avery Brewing Company Rumpkin

Craft beer these days pushes the limits of styles, taking them to places breweries never dreamed of in the past. Avery has done just that. Think about the last time you were drinking a pumpkin ale, did it cross your mind that it would taste better with triple (or quadruple) the ABV and aged in rum barrels? Well, it should have. Enter: Rumpkin. An 18% ABV pumpkin ale aged in Gosling’s rum barrels. I wanted to let that … Read entire article »

Filed under: Avery Brewing Co., Beer, Cellar, Gosling's, Pumpkin Ale