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Recap: Barrel Room Collection Release at Voodoo Brewery

Recap: Barrel Room Collection Release at Voodoo Brewery

Last weekend, Greg, Russ and Kenton made the trip to beautiful northwestern PA to see the brand new Voodoo Brewpub and hopefully buy some delicious barrel aged beers. This weekend was no normal weekend, it was the long awaited Barrel Room Collection release. For our faithful readers, you’ll remember our attempt to liveblog the event, but we figured it warranted a full writeup as well. A lot of people speculated as to when everyone would start to line … Read entire article »

Filed under: Beer, Beer Release, Breweries, Buffalo Trace, Imperial Stout, Laird's Apple, Pappy Van Winkle, Tripel, Voodoo Brewery

Mad Fox Brewing Company – Falls Church, VA

Mad Fox Brewing Company – Falls Church, VA

Mad Fox Brewing Company of Falls Church, Virginia is a common meeting spot for various The Beer Circle writers, but I noticed we hadn’t given it a full review to this point. Luckily, Mad Fox has started offering tours on the first Saturday of each month, which I finally had time to take advantage of this weekend. As always, parking for this brewery is great in an area where parking is miserable. You just can’t find … Read entire article »

Filed under: American IPA, Beer, Breweries, Mad Fox Brewing Co.

2012 Winter Stout Fest

2012 Winter Stout Fest

What’s in a date? If the date was this past Saturday, December 15th, it would mean that it was time for my 3rd Winter Stout Fest. After the success of last year’s Winter Stout Fest, I decided to hold it at my house again. There was such a buzz this year that there was talk on Google+ about chartering a 787 to bring people to Virginia. Saturday’s Lineup included: Alaskan 2008 Smoked Porter Brooklyn Black Ops 2011 Cigar City … Read entire article »

Filed under: Tastings

Community Beer Works – Buffalo, NY

Community Beer Works – Buffalo, NY

While up in Buffalo, New York, over Thanksgiving, I wanted to visit a local brewery or two (time and liver permitting). Three people recommended that I visit Community Beer Works so I made sure to check that one out. CBW opened their doors about six months ago in an old malting mill located just off of the Niagara River. The mill had shut down in the early 1900’s but at one time it was the largest mill … Read entire article »

Filed under: American Barleywine, Barleywine, Breweries, Community Beer Works

Event: Monk’s Cafe Beers of the Cellar

Event: Monk’s Cafe Beers of the Cellar

At our Eclipse tasting, Jeff’s friend Matt informed me of a rare “Beers of the Cellar” event at Monk’s Cafe in Philadelphia, on April 10, 2012. Considering I could only dream of what they sell at the bar, getting a taste of Tom’s cellar was too good to pass up–even at $95 a ticket. The dinner featured beers older than I am, sours of many vintages, and a six-course meal. I rolled into Monks a bit … Read entire article »

Filed under: Barleywine, Bars, Brauerei Schloss Eggenberg, Cantillon, Cider, Domaine Familial Louis Dupont, Dopplebock, Gueuze, J.W. Lees & Co., Kriek, Monk's Cafe, Port Brewing Co., Quad, Victory Brewing Co.

2011 Winter Stout Fest

2011 Winter Stout Fest

Back in the fall of 2010 I had the idea to get some friends and fellow Stout fiends together to share and enjoy the wide gamut of flavors and aromas that stouts have to offer. The 2010 Stout Fest was held at Whole Foods in Vienna, VA. Jason, their beer buyer, was the host for the event and set up the beer menu, which also included an Old Ale and Barleywine. Jason talked about each of … Read entire article »

Filed under: Tastings