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Budget: Great Lakes Brewing Company – Edmund Fitzgerald Porter

Budget: Great Lakes Brewing Company – Edmund Fitzgerald Porter

In the Budget column, I strive to write about beers that taste better than they cost.  Tonight’s entry fits squarely in that territory – an excellent exemplar of a style, that won’t even come close to breaking the bank. In this post, I take a look at the Great Lakes Brewing Company‘s Edmund Fitzgerald Porter. Great Lakes, based out of Cleveland, Ohio, is “committed to crafting fresh, flavorful, high-quality beer and food for the enjoyment of … Read entire article »

Filed under: Beer, Budget, Great Lakes Brewing Co.

Kuhnhenn Brewing Co. Bourbon Barrel Aged Barley Wine

Kuhnhenn Brewing Co. Bourbon Barrel Aged Barley Wine

Kuhnhenn is a brewery I’m pretty familiar with. Dedicated readers will remember that a few months ago, I reviewed Kuhnhenn’s Dark Heathen Triple Bock. After recently drinking Sam Adam’s 1997 Triple Bock with Russ and Paige, I remembered the other Kuhnhenn beers in my cellar and pulled their Bourbon Barrel Aged Barley Wine. Russ has already experienced Kuhnhenn’s accomplishments with barrel-aging and I figure it’s my turn to enjoy it as well! This particular bottle is … Read entire article »

Filed under: Barrel Aged, Beer, Bourbon, English Barleywine, Kuhnhenn Brewing Co., Reviews

Hoppin’ Frog D.O.R.I.S. the Destroyer

Hoppin’ Frog D.O.R.I.S. the Destroyer

The older and more elusive brother to B.O.R.I.S. (the Crusher), D.O.R.I.S. the Destroyer from Hoppin’ Frog Brewery is pegged as even darker, hoppier, and stronger than the Crusher. Specifically, this has more hops and more malts; toss in dry-hopping, and this seems to take the imperial stout style to the extreme. Nestled in Akron, Hoppin’ Frog is quietly making a name for itself within the craft circles. Besides regularly producing barrel-aged beers (such as the aforementioned … Read entire article »

Filed under: Beer, Hoppin' Frog Brewery, Imperial Stout, Reviews