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Reserve Society: Am I Getting My Money’s Worth?

Reserve Society: Am I Getting My Money’s Worth?

“Reserve Society” is the trending word in beer communities across the Unites States as we’ve entered 2014. From California to Washington D.C. and everywhere in between, breweries are charging an entrance fee for guaranteed access to their rarest beers, events, and even some swag. This approach circumvents the need to host beer releases at the brewery, which sometimes can get out of hand, and cuts down on the amount of people that travel to the … Read entire article »

Filed under: Adroit Theory Brewing Company, Beer Release, Breweries, Cigar City Brewing Co., Reserve Society, The Bruery, Three Stars Brewing Co., Upland Brewing Co.

2013 Winter Stout Fest

2013 Winter Stout Fest

My fourth annual Winter Stout Fest was held on December 7th (yes, I am a little late with this write up). As you will see below it was a beer tasting that will live in infamy, though in this case “infamy” is a good thing. Wanting to take a step up from last year I contacted Adroit Theory Brewing Company in my home town, Purcellville, VA, about hosting the event. While construction won’t be completed for … Read entire article »

Filed under: Tastings

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

Bluejacket Brewing Company Feature

Bluejacket Brewing Company Feature

Bluejacket Brewing Company is still making its pre-opening rounds across the District of Columbia, and Wednesday night at Churchkey was a big one. There were five beers on-tap: three new releases (including their first ever signature beer), and two delicious repeats. Their head brewer, Megan, is still crossing the nation to brew her beers at other breweries until she can get her operation up and running, and she has some interesting things up her sleeves. The … Read entire article »

Filed under: Beer, Berliner Weissbier, Bluejacket, Quad, Saison, Scotch Ale

Bluejacket Brewery Worldwide Release

Bluejacket Brewery Worldwide Release

Churchkey is known in the DC area for having a ton of great beer events; if you’ve been following this blog, you are no stranger to that! Thursday June 7th provided a truly unique and rare opportunity: the first  batch from a new DC brewery. Bluejacket Brewery is run by Megan Parisi with DC beer mogul Greg Engert. They actually produced their first beer in Tampa with Cigar City and Funky Buddha Lounge & Brewery. … Read entire article »

Filed under: Bluejacket, Imperial Porter

Guest Post: Cigar City Hunahpu Day

Guest Post: Cigar City Hunahpu Day

Editor’s Note: This is the first 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 anything else beer related feel free to send us an email at thebeercircle@gmail.com and let us know! Cigar City Hunahpu’s Imperial Stout is … Read entire article »

Filed under: Cigar City Brewing Co., Imperial Stout

How Much Is Too Much?

How Much Is Too Much?

What I’m talking about is the growing tendencies of established breweries either diluting their brands with inferior additional brews or brewing so many different beers that one cannot even determine what message the brewery is trying to convey with their brand. On the flip side, there are many breweries that are coming out with multiple beers and doing it very well. I will touch on that, too. For me there are three main examples of famous … Read entire article »

Filed under: Boston Beer Co., Cigar City Brewing Co., Dogfish Head, Guinness, Harp, Newcastle, Saranac

Luekens Liquors – Online Beer Store Review

Luekens Liquors – Online Beer Store Review

Luekens Liquors is an Tampa Bay-based retailer of some exotic, hard-to-find beers that don’t often make their way to our neck of the woods.  With three physical store locations, as well as an online presence, Luekens Liquors is where I often turn to find certain rarities. And now, a brief review: Leukens Liquors   … Read entire article »

Filed under: Cigar City Brewing Co., Stores