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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

Why Can?

Why Can?

Recently, the beer community has begun to see more and more of its beers, including certain top-tier selections, find their way into cans vs. bottles.  Why could this be?  Aren’t cans what you find macro selections like Budweiser, or the storied Natty Daddy in? We’re certainly not the first to mention it, but canning beer definitely has its advantages vs. bottling, which include: They recycle more efficiently. They block sunlight and oxygen better than glass, preserving your beer. They’re … Read entire article »

Filed under: Beer Facts

Dogfish Head-Sierra Nevada Life and Limb Rhizing Bines in the new IPA glass

Dogfish Head-Sierra Nevada Life and Limb Rhizing Bines in the new IPA glass

I came home this week to a white box sitting on my front porch. I wasn’t expecting anything, so I was extremely intrigued. Noticing that the return label said Dogfish Head, my excitement grew rapidly, and I tore open the package to find the following: One bottle of the Dogfish Head-Sierra Nevada Life and Limb collaboration Rhizing Bines Two new IPA glasses created by Sierra Nevada and Dogfish Head, each one bearing the mark of one of … Read entire article »

Filed under: Dogfish Head, Imperial IPA, Sierra Nevada Brewing Co.

Quintessential Holiday Beers: Our Picks

Quintessential Holiday Beers: Our Picks

With the holiday season now in full swing, many of us find ourselves surrounded by friends and family wanting to take a few moments to relax, catch up, and delight in the joy of sharing a few of our favorite brews together.  While our staff writers are busy preparing for trips back home, Christmas shopping, making gifts, or baking, a few of us wanted to be sure to take a few moments to share our … Read entire article »

Filed under: The Beer Circle

1,000th Untappd Unique Checkin: Sierra Nevada / Boulevard Terra Incognita – SAVOR Beer

1,000th Untappd Unique Checkin: Sierra Nevada / Boulevard Terra Incognita – SAVOR Beer

SAVOR Beer Week was a great one in DC (and for this blog) and guest poster Chase had a great time at the event itself. One piece of swag ticket holders receive at SAVOR is a special collaboration beer for consumption at home. Chase was kind enough to share it with me, and I decided it was a beer that lived up the prestige of my 1,000th checkin on Untappd. in case you don’t know, Untappd … Read entire article »

Filed under: American Wild Ale, Beer, Boulevard Brewing Co., Sierra Nevada Brewing Co.

Sierra Nevada Ruthless Rye IPA

Sierra Nevada Ruthless Rye IPA

Sierra Nevada Brewing Co. is at it again, adding yet another IPA to their stable of hop-centric beers. Ruthless Rye IPA takes a decidedly different spin on the style, this time modifying the malt side of the brewing process. The inclusion of rye typically gives a beer a distinct spice and grain characteristic that is different than the spicier hops and allows the brewer to use more aggressive hops, in this case Citra and experimental … Read entire article »

Filed under: Beer, IPA, Reviews, Rye, Sierra Nevada Brewing Co.

SAVOR: Better from the Barrel: Sierra Nevada / Dogfish Head Life & Limb 2 at Churchkey

SAVOR: Better from the Barrel: Sierra Nevada / Dogfish Head Life & Limb 2 at Churchkey

Sierra Nevada and Dogfish Head are two breweries that we here at The Beer Circle are familiar with, and you should be too. I went to Churchkey for the second straight night to check out Sierra Nevada’s tap-takeover, featuring no less than 55 Sierra Nevada beers on-tap at one time. Slightly overwhelmed, I grabbed a glass of their collaboration with Dogfish Head: Life & Limb (the second running of the beer), and it’s bourbon barrel … Read entire article »

Filed under: American Strong Ale, Better From The Barrel?, Blend, Dogfish Head, Sierra Nevada Brewing Co.

Low Key Beer Tasting event – How To

Low Key Beer Tasting event – How To

Last weekend after running a 5k, a group of running beer drinkers (or is it beer drinking runners?) and I got together to help make more room in my beer fridge. I wanted to use this as an opportunity to introduce different breweries and styles that I have experienceded in my extensive drinking research. We didn’t take notes but did share our thoughts. Beers (in order of appearance): Sixpoint Resin Sierra Nevada Pale Ale Sierra Nevada Hoptimum 2012 Tröegs Scratch … Read entire article »

Filed under: Cigar City Brewing Co., Cisco Brewers, Sierra Nevada Brewing Co., Sixpoint Brewery, Tastings, Tröegs Brewing Co.

Budget: Sierra Nevada Pale Ale (Video Review)

Budget: Sierra Nevada Pale Ale (Video Review)

This is a beer that there is only one true, proper way to enjoy. Sierra Nevada Pale Ale   Beer Stats Style: American Pale Ale Serving: Can (Shotgun) Size: 12oz ABV: 5.60% BA Score: 91 RB Score: 96 … Read entire article »

Filed under: American Pale Ale, Beer, Shenanigans, Sierra Nevada Brewing Co.

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.