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Novice Homebrewer: Next of pumpKIN Review

Novice Homebrewer: Next of pumpKIN Review

I hope that you read my post on brewing my pumpkin ale, Next of pumpKIN. Here is the tasting review. I had decent expectations going in, but I did also expect some shortcomings due to the amount of pumpkin that remained in the beer since it came out of the muslin bag. Let’s just say I was more than pleased with the results. Lincoln Abbey Next of pumpKIN Beer Stats Style: Fruit/Vegetable Beer Serving: Bottle Size: 12oz ABV: 7.80% BA Score: N/A RB … Read entire article »

Filed under: Brew It Yourself, Fruit / Vegetable Beer

The Summer of Pumpkin

The Summer of Pumpkin

It started with a simple tweet from Honeygo Wines (@honeygowines) that Shipyard Pumpkinhead hit the shelves on June 22. It took a double take for me to realize what that tweet actually said. Then, on June 27, a Facebook photo from my local distributor Westy’s indicated that Weyerbacher Imperial Pumpkin Ale just arrived. At this point, I had to take a step back and think about what was going on. It is June. Days after the summer solstice. … Read entire article »

Filed under: Fruit / Vegetable Beer, Shipyard Brewing, Weyerbacher Brewing Co.

The Bruery, Elysian, and Stone La Citrueille Celeste De Citracado

The Bruery, Elysian, and Stone La Citrueille Celeste De Citracado

Saying either the breweries or the name of this beer is kind of a mouthful, let alone the two together. For this collaboration, Tyler King and Patrick Rue represented the Bruery, Dick Cantwell for Elysian, and Mitch Steele from Stone. As this was brewed on September 7th, 2011 and released outside the breweries on October 31, I’m not really on top of the “Drink this Fresh” commandment on the bottle. In my defense, I bought it … Read entire article »

Filed under: Beer, Elysian Brewing Co., Fruit / Vegetable Beer, Stone Brewing Co., The Bruery

Budget: Budweiser Chelada

Budget: Budweiser Chelada

There are those who like their beer, and there are those who like their beer mixed with lime, salt, clam juice, and tomato juice. While this is a foreign concept to a freshly-minted college graduate from Suburbia, Clamatos are apparently all the rage south of the border. And if there’s one thing I learned from Spring Break, it’s that Mexicans know how to have a good time. Our good friends over at Anheuser-Busch have decided to … Read entire article »

Filed under: Anheuser-Busch, Beer, Fruit / Vegetable Beer, Shenanigans