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North Coast Brewing Company Pranqster

North Coast Brewing Company Pranqster

There are a lot of beers out there that are great, but probably wouldn’t catch my eye as I browse the aisles of an area beer store.  As such, I’m always delighted whenever a friend offers up a new brew to share, particularly when it’s one of these I otherwise might have passed over.  It’s even better when paired with great food. The Pranqster, by North Coast Brewing Company was one such beer – and was … Read entire article »

Filed under: North Coast Brewing Co., Strong Pale Ale

Better From The Barrel: Stone’s Vertical Epics

Better From The Barrel: Stone’s Vertical Epics

Churchkey’s night of Vertical Epics not only featured Stone’s yearly special releases all the way back to 2003, it had a few of the offers aged in various barrels as well. Having never had a true barrel aged beer from Stone, I saw this as a unique opportunity to discern whether or not any were better from the barrel! Churchkey had the 07.07.07 Belgian strong pale ale (BSPA) and the 09.09.09 Belgian strong dark ale … Read entire article »

Filed under: Beer, Better From The Barrel?, Oak, Stone Brewing Co., Strong Dark Ale, Strong Pale Ale, Wine