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Fat Head’s Head Hunter IPA

Fat Head’s Head Hunter IPA

My past couple reviews strayed away from my home market, and while I love the beers I had the chance to drink, I think it’s time to cover a local establishment who just started bottling their flagship beer. Fat Head’s Saloon started as a humble bar in Pittsburgh’s South Side, which blossomed as the area improved and became a hot bed for nightlife. Fast forward to the current, and Fat Head’s stands as one of … Read entire article »

Filed under: American IPA, Beer, Fat Head's Saloon, Reviews

New Glarus Brewing Company’s Hop Hearty IPA

New Glarus Brewing Company’s Hop Hearty IPA

Many moons ago, my dad was in the Navy on the USS Forrest Sherman. He’s been the chaplain of their alumni association since its founding, which means he roadtrips out to the East coast every year for the reunion. For the past few years it’s been in Ocean City, Maryland, but next year it changes locations to Bath, Maine. Beer roadtrip, anyone?! One of the nice things about these trips is that he stops in … Read entire article »

Filed under: Beer, IPA, New Glarus Brewing Co.

Brew It Yourself: American IPA

Brew It Yourself: American IPA

Now that Jeff has given us the ins and out of getting started with homebrewing, we wanted to further delve into successes, failures, and what we’ve learned along the way. For Christmas this year I also received my first ever homebrew kit (Gold Complete) and decided to bring in 2012 with my first batch. I wanted to start with something simple, an American IPA, using a kit from Northern Brewer with a few edits to … Read entire article »

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Budget: Sierra Nevada Brewing Company Torpedo (Bottle Redemption)

Budget: Sierra Nevada Brewing Company Torpedo (Bottle Redemption)

In a recent post, I took it upon myself to review Sierra Nevada Brewing Company‘s canned version of one of my long-time go-to brews, their Torpedo “Extra” IPA.  Hoppy and bold, this one had never let me down in the past.  I was excited about the prospect of it coming in a can, hoping that this more efficient method of packaging would result in a cheaper per-ounce price.  Unfortunately, this wasn’t the case. There’s a price you … Read entire article »

Filed under: Beer, Budget, IPA, Sierra Nevada Brewing Co.

The Phoenix Ale Brewing Company’s Camelback IPA

The Phoenix Ale Brewing Company’s Camelback IPA

This posting is coming to you from Phoenix, AZ! Of course, now that I’ve actually adjusted to the 3 hour time change, I’m flying home tomorrow. Bah. At least I will be flying home after visiting one more brewery- but more on that to come later in the week. I spent the weekend in Tucson for a good friend from Illinois’ wedding. Because the groom is also a beer lover, we hit Nimbus Brewpub on Friday night … Read entire article »

Filed under: Beer, IPA, Phoenix Ale Brewing Co.

Event: Surly Brewing Company at Churchkey

Event: Surly Brewing Company at Churchkey

Last weekend at Churchkey, Washington DC’s famous beer bar, Surly Brewing Company out of Brooklyn Center, Minnesota was on display with 10 offerings available. Surly’s Founder Omar Ansari even flew in to mingle with patrons, talking about anything from why Surly doesn’t can Darkness to future plans for the brewery. I got out of work a little early and grabbed a seat by the windows to hunker down and get my share of Surly goodness. I … Read entire article »

Filed under: American Brown Ale, American Wild Ale, Imperial IPA, IPA, Russian Imperial Stout, Surly Brewing Co.

Budget: Sierra Nevada Brewing Company Torpedo (In a Can!)

Budget: Sierra Nevada Brewing Company Torpedo (In a Can!)

While I’ve recently expounded upon how I’m a self-admitted Tröegs fanatic, another one of my favorite, dependable (and inexpensive) breweries is the Sierra Nevada Brewing Company.  In my opinion, their Pale Ale is one of the best gateway beers out there for introducing someone to what craft beer has to offer.  It’s both flavorful and inexpensive, which is why this was one of my strategically-chosen choices in a recent post. Some time ago, someone at Sierra Nevada decided that … Read entire article »

Filed under: Beer, Budget, IPA, Sierra Nevada Brewing Co.

Mud Hound Brewing Company Vultus

Mud Hound Brewing Company Vultus

Mud Hound Brewing Company is in the research and planning phase of setting up a small brewery in western Loudoun County, Virginia. Our buddy Daniel Stiles (@dstilesphoto) is on the brewing team that’s working on recipes for beers that they aim to come out with sometime in 2013. We will definitely keep our readers posted on their progress. Vultus IPA represents the first bottled offerings from the brewery. Hopefully it is the first of many! Bob’s … Read entire article »

Filed under: IPA, Mud Hound Brewing Co.

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 »

Filed under: Bell's Brewery, Blend, Fruit, Imperial IPA, Imperial Stout, IPA, Oatmeal Stout, Rye, Tastings