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Selin’s Grove Phoenix Kriek

Selin’s Grove Phoenix Kriek

The last time I visited Selin’s Grove Brewing Company I was disappointed to find that the Framboise had kicked before I got in. Luckily, while trying out Troegs’ Splinter Gold in Harrisburg, I read on Selin’s Grove Facebook page that something “tart and in my goblet” was recently tapped. After an opportune phone call, I learned that the oft sought after Phoenix Kriek was fresh and ready to go. I jumped at the chance to … Read entire article »

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Novice Homebrewer: Batch #3- Straw Bear-E Wheat

Novice Homebrewer: Batch #3- Straw Bear-E Wheat

As I previously posted, my third batch was a Cooper’s wheat beer kit with the addition of fresh strawberries. I can’t say that wheat beers usually impress me, but strawberry wheat beers were also some of the earliest beers I drank in my transition into craft beer. I think it’s possible to make a great one, and I was wondering how mine would turn out. Lincoln Abbey Straw Bear-E Wheat Beer Stats Style: American Wheat Serving: Bottle Size: 12oz ABV: 8.30% BA … Read entire article »

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Miller Brewing Company MGD Light 64 Lemonade

Miller Brewing Company MGD Light 64 Lemonade

As the only female on The Bro Circle, I can clearly only drink beer that is made specifically for women- I mean, they’re lucky they even get me to drink fruity beer, because it’s really hard to stray from my typical cranberry and vodka. My motto is “the Sweeter, the Better!” You can imagine how excited I was when I saw 12 bottles of this in a friend’s house. Apparently they use it for punishment when … Read entire article »

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Sprecher Brewing Company’s Generation Porter

Sprecher Brewing Company’s Generation Porter

Tonight brings us our second foray into Sprecher Brewing Company’s beer- the Generation Porter. This Robust Porter was initially brewed in 2004 to celebrate Sprecher’s 20th anniversary. It is a limited release from their Premium Reserve line. It is brewed with Dutch cocoa and pure raspberry concentrate. Here’s hoping it tastes as great as it sounds! Generation Porter Beer Stats Style: Robust Porter Serving: Bottle Size: 16oz ABV: 5.73% BA Score: 78 RB Score: 67 … Read entire article »

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Capitol City Brewing Company Cherry Blossom Ale

Capitol City Brewing Company Cherry Blossom Ale

When Capitol City Brewing Company opened in 1992, it marked the first time since prohibition that a brewpub operated in Washington D.C. The brewery steeps itself in history and symbolism of the United States, placing Lady Liberty atop all its menus. I got a little gem in my inbox from them (placed below) earlier this week and thought, “what better way to get into the Cherry Blossom, and Spring, spirit than with a beer?” For those of you … Read entire article »

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New Glarus Apple Ale

New Glarus Apple Ale

Though I grew up in Illinois, I have an extensive amount of family that lives in Wisconsin.  Lucky for me, Wisconsin really produces some fantastic beer, and my family enables me drinking it by stocking the fridge every time I visit.  I picked up the New Glarus Apple Ale over Christmas, out of a combination of curiosity and habit.  Habit is a function of always wanting to try the offerings of their Unplugged series, and … Read entire article »

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Beer Dinner: Bell’s Brewery at RFD Washington

Beer Dinner: Bell’s Brewery at RFD Washington

On the evening of January 10th, RFD in Washington offered up a dinner my friends and I could not refuse: a 5 course dinner paired with Bell’s Brewery beers including Black Note. We thought the $60 price tag seemed a bit steep up front, but we went for it anyway. RFD stands for Regional Food and Drink and is located a block away from the Verizon Center, near Washington DC’s Chinatown. It’s the “sister bar” of … Read entire article »

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