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Better From The Barrel: Extreme De Struise Edition

Better From The Barrel: Extreme De Struise Edition

We have a real treat for this edition of “Better from the Barrel.” De Struise, a well respected Belgian brewery, does some crazy things with their stouts. Stemming from the base of Black Albert, a 13% ABV Russian Imperial Stout, De Struise offers Cuvee Delphine and Black Damnation V: Double Black. Cuvee Delphine is step two in this process and is Black Albert aged in Four Roses bourbon barrels for a few months. Double Black … Read entire article »

Filed under: Beer, De Struise Brouwers, Four Roses, Imperial Stout

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

Adroit Theory Brewing – B/A/Y/S Imperial Stout (Ghost 4)

Adroit Theory Brewing – B/A/Y/S Imperial Stout (Ghost 4)

About a month ago I reviewed the Ghost 3 version B/A/Y/S Russian Imperial Stout from Adroit Theory Brewing Company. At the beginning of March, owner Mark Osborne gave me a tour of Adroit Theory’s brewery in Purcellville, VA. Mark has some very interesting and exciting plans for the brewery over the coming year or two. I am very excited because I only live a few miles away. As we were leaving, Mark gave me a bottle … Read entire article »

Filed under: Adroit Theory Brewing Company, Barrel Aged, Beer, Finger Lakes Distilling, Imperial Stout, Russian Imperial Stout

Beer and Food Pairing

Beer and Food Pairing

Pairing beer and food together isn’t easy yet it also isn’t magic. I recently attended a Winter Craft Brew and Beer Pairing with some friends and I wasn’t disappointed. The host was faced with a mixed bag of beer fans ranging from those without much knowledge of craft beer to those hard-core craft beer fans that only drink the mass-market beer to earn untappd badges. For a successful event I believe you must follow these … Read entire article »

Filed under: Anderson Valley Brewing Company, Beer Pairing, DuClaw Brewing Co., Firestone Walker, Rogue Ales, Southern Tier Brewing Company, Trappist Rochefort, Weihenstephan

Adroit Theory Brewing B/A/Y/S Imperial Stout

Adroit Theory Brewing B/A/Y/S Imperial Stout

Adroit Theory Brewing Company, a new brewery to the Northern Virginia scene, is set to open its doors to the public in June of 2013 in Purcellville, VA. I have been lucky enough to volunteer as a taste tester as they continue to refine their recipes. I knew it is hard work but someone had to step up and do it. Adroit Theory’s aim is to extend beyond the ordinary into “esoteric beers” that take a … Read entire article »

Filed under: Adroit Theory Brewing Company, Beer, Imperial Stout, Russian Imperial Stout

Voodoo Brewery Big Black Voodoo Daddy

Voodoo Brewery Big Black Voodoo Daddy

Voodoo Brewery‘s Big Black Voodoo Daddy, in the words of Van Halen, is what dreams are made of.  While a consistent part of the Voodoo line of beers, this beer often finds itself being aged in all manner of ways, being released in extremely small amounts at special events at the brewpub.  As such, these aged versions of the Big Black Voodoo Daddy are dreamed of, and sought after by craft beer enthusiasts everywhere.  We’ve … Read entire article »

Filed under: Beer, Imperial Stout, Voodoo Brewery

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

Jester King’s Whiskey Barrel Rodeo

Jester King’s Whiskey Barrel Rodeo

Jester King Craft Brewery is an authentic farmhouse brewery based in Texas Hill Country that I’ve been collecting labels of and that Paige has actually visited. They believe that terroir–the geography, geology, and/or climate of a certain area, basically what makes a region special–is just as important to beer as to wine. They use local rain water and wild Texas yeasts where possible. They use as many USDA-certified organic ingredients as possible and don’t rush … Read entire article »

Filed under: Beer, Imperial Stout, Jester King Craft Brewery, Mikkeller, Whiskey

The Beer Circle Central PA Second Tour Wrap Up

The Beer Circle Central PA Second Tour Wrap Up

The Beer Circle Brewery Tour of Central Pennsylvania kicked off at 11AM at Al’s of Hampden / Pizza Boy Brewing just outside of Harrisburg. We would’ve loved to have started earlier, but Al’s opens at 11 and we had to have something resembling respect for our livers. We had the usual group of degenerates from The Beer Circle and were joined by a few other drinking buddies for a great day of food, friendship, and … Read entire article »

Filed under: Selin's Grove Brewing Co., The Beer Circle, Tröegs Brewing Co.

Goose Island Bramble Rye Bourbon County Brand Stout

Goose Island Bramble Rye Bourbon County Brand Stout

I was pretty excited when I found out Goose Island was releasing a Bourbon County Brand Stout variant that contained raspberries and blackberries, but was also not exactly convinced I would actually be able to ever taste it. Luckily, I was able to trade a Founders CBS and some other things for one a few months back. I forced myself to hold onto it so more people could share this opportunity…but it wasn’t easy! I pulled this … Read entire article »

Filed under: Beer, Goose Island Brewing Co., Heaven Hill, Imperial Stout