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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

Beer Giving Back

I was raised in a family where helping those around you was always considered very important, and it’s something that I still try to do. I’ve been on work trips to East Saint Louis, IL, Albuquerque, NM, Seneca, NY, and Wilmington, NC. (You’d never guess I’ve hung drywall and refinished hardwood, huh?) In State College I try to give back individually and through my graduate program. My program has adopted families through the Women’s Resource Center for at least six years, and we’ve also participated in blanket and food drives for the community. For my part, I’m a pen pal for a nine year old in the Bald Eagle School district. The day I get her letters is always one of my favorite day of the month.  As a result, I’m … Read entire article »

Filed under: Opinion

Barrels, Barrels, Everywhere

Barrels, Barrels, Everywhere

Hopefully, Samuel Taylor Coleridge isn’t rolling over in his grave because of my liberal use of a line from Rime of the Ancient Mariner. I love most barrel-aged beers because of the flavors and aromas that are imparted to the beer. Many breweries these days have a barrel-aging program. Besides the beer itself there is an added bonus: an over abundance of used barrels. I had been wanting to get a used barrel to put in … Read entire article »

Filed under: Barrel Aged, Cascade Brewing, Heavy Seas Beer, Weyerbacher Brewing Co.

Cellar: Weyerbacher Riserva

Cellar: Weyerbacher Riserva

This week I sat down for three straights days of three vintages of Weyerbacher Brewing Company’s American Wild Ale: Riserva. Weyerbacher thought highly of the most recent batch, saying before the release: Riserva is an 11.7% abv amber ale, fermented with wild yeast and red raspberries. In choosing the barrels to blend specifically for this year’s batch, we were able to achieve an absolutely beautiful taste profile that’s the epitome of the sour beer experience. We … Read entire article »

Filed under: American Wild Ale, Cellar, Weyerbacher Brewing Co.