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Adroit Theory Brewing – B/A/Y/S Imperial Stout (Ghost 4)

Adroit Theory Brewing – B/A/Y/S Imperial Stout (Ghost 4)

About a month ago I reviewed the Ghost 3 version B/A/Y/S Russian Imperial Stout from Adroit Theory Brewing Company. At the beginning of March, owner Mark Osborne gave me a tour of Adroit Theory’s brewery in Purcellville, VA. Mark has some very interesting and exciting plans for the brewery over the coming year or two. I am very excited because I only live a few miles away. As we were leaving, Mark gave me a bottle … Read entire article »

Filed under: Adroit Theory Brewing Company, Barrel Aged, Beer, Finger Lakes Distilling, Imperial Stout, Russian Imperial Stout

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.

Comparing FiftyFifty Brewing’s Eclipse Versions

Comparing FiftyFifty Brewing’s Eclipse Versions

On a lovely Saturday, Russ Beck, myself, and my two friends Matt and Adam got together to partake in a tasting of five varieties of FiftyFifty Brewing Eclipse. Of the seven barrel aged versions, six make it to the retail market, five of which were for sale in Pennsylvania. Four of them were picked up at Al’s of Hampden by my fiancee, and one (the 18-Year Elijah Craig) was secured at Capone’s outside of Philadelphia … Read entire article »

Filed under: Beer, Blend, Elijah Craig, FiftyFifty Brewing Co., Four Roses, Rittenhouse