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Blue Moon – Going Beyond the Orange

Blue Moon – Going Beyond the Orange

We all have had a Blue Moon with a slice of orange, even if we don’t want to admit it. In the past, I’ve added ice cream to stouts, eggnog to stouts, sorbet to IPAs, and orange juice to IPAs so I wondered what Blue Moon would taste like if I added something other than a slice of orange. Step 1: Assemble the ingredients Blue Moon Tasting Glasses Pineapple, blueberries, onion, potato Yes…onion and potato! Step 2: Added the ingredients to … Read entire article »

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From the Cellar: Guinness Draught (Can)

From the Cellar: Guinness Draught (Can)

In celebration of yesterday’s most joyous feast of Easter, I decided to dig deep into the cellar and open a truly special beer, one that has withstood the test of time and travel. Serving as a faithful companion through good times and bad, this particular can of Guinness Draught has been by my side ever since St. Patrick’s Day around 4 years ago and has aged gracefully in closets both in Pittsburgh and Penn State. As … Read entire article »

Filed under: Beer, Guinness, Irish Dry Stout, Reviews, Shenanigans

Unlikely Pairings: Bud Light + ?

Unlikely Pairings: Bud Light + ?

It’s time to finally get around to reviewing this quality beer. Not only that, but I experimented below with a few variations to enhance its quality, if it’s possible. When purchasing this beer, I was amazed to still find the rare St. Patrick’s Day bottles still available for purchase! Hurrying home, I was ready to give this beer a full analysis. “Here we go!”™ Bud Light Beer Stats Style: Light Lager Serving: Bottle Size: 16 oz. ABV: 4.20% BA Score: 47 RB Score: … Read entire article »

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Corona: With or Without Lime?

Corona: With or Without Lime?

Dussell is whatever he needs to be. Whether he’s hanging on the wall at Zeno’s or speaking the correct language to a beautiful woman, he always has a beer in hand. He’ll drink just about anything, but really prefers Keystone Light, because like Keith Stone, Dussell is always smooth. *Disclaimer: Our sponsor, AB InBev, does not endorse this reference to a competitor product. The ultimate showdown. Corona side-by-side: one with lime, one without. When you’re sitting … Read entire article »

Filed under: American Adjunct Lager, Beer, Grupo Modelo S.A. de C.V., Shenanigans

Introducing: The Bud Circle!

Introducing: The Bud Circle!

Faithful readers of The Beer Circle: We come to you this day with incredibly exciting news: The Beer Circle has finally obtained full-time sponsorship! As such, we have been asked to rename our site, and you can expect to see almost exclusively reviews of cool, refreshing Budweiser and Anheuser-Busch/AB-InBev products, available at nearly all major retailers and beer distributors nationwide at excellent prices. You should also expect to see more frequent postings, as this sponsorship deal … Read entire article »

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Our Favorite Bar in Blocks: Recreating Zeno’s Pub in Minecraft

Our Favorite Bar in Blocks: Recreating Zeno’s Pub in Minecraft

It’s no secret that for a few of our The Beer Circle writers, geekery is not just limited to the beer-geek realm.  Fortunately, these geek powers tend to be used for good, not evil.  But sometimes awesome.  The most recent bit of craft beer-fueled debauchery that Garrett and Kenton found themselves in was an undertaking to recreate their favorite college bar in Minecraft – as accurately as the game would allow.  This bar, Zeno’s Pub, … Read entire article »

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Guest Post: Ten Reasons You Should Not Be Caught Without a Beer Bong

Editor’s Note: This is another of what we hope is many contributions from our readers. These guest posts come from our friends, followers, and fellow beer geeks who have something they want to share. If you’ve attended a great event, tasted a rare beer, want to give your favorite brewery some love, or share anything else beer related feel free to send us an email at thebeercircle@gmail.com and let us know! It is like a marmite relationship when it comes to beer bongs – you either love them or you hate them. You either go “ooooooooaaaaahh” as soon as someone walks in the room with one, or you tend to turn into that parent that won’t allow their son/daughter to have any fun in their life. If you are one of those people who would … Read entire article »

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Budget: Sierra Nevada Pale Ale (Video Review)

Budget: Sierra Nevada Pale Ale (Video Review)

This is a beer that there is only one true, proper way to enjoy. Sierra Nevada Pale Ale   Beer Stats Style: American Pale Ale Serving: Can (Shotgun) Size: 12oz ABV: 5.60% BA Score: 91 RB Score: 96 … Read entire article »

Filed under: American Pale Ale, Beer, Shenanigans, Sierra Nevada Brewing Co.

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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Ultra-Budget: Anheuser-Busch “Natty Daddy”

Ultra-Budget: Anheuser-Busch “Natty Daddy”

Every now and then, a truly special beer comes along and finds its way into our hearts and gas stations. Bestowed upon us because we are deemed worthy of this ambrosia of the beer gods, it represents an experience so intense, so powerful, that only those with the greatest of intestinal fortitude even dare attempt to stomach these beers not intended for consumption by lesser beings. Somehow, the great American purveyors of craft beer, 7-Eleven, seem … Read entire article »

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