THE FINAL BEER #100!!

If you haven’t seen it already, here it is!  The FINAL beer of my 100 Barrel-Aged and Oak Influenced Beers, I give you the classic and incomparable KBS from Founders Brewing: June 28 : Kentucky Breakfast Stout : Founder’s Brewing Co : with Laurie Delk of 100 Beers.30 Days. from New Brew Thursday on Vimeo….

Standouts of the Countdown, Beers #94-99 of 100

The longest post of my countdown, but it’s time to wrap this baby up and move on to the next  challenge!! So here they are folks, some of my favorites of the countdown saved for the home stretch of reviews: BEER #94 Nebraska Hop God, 10% ABV: One of the most memorable of Stone’s Oakquinox festival…

A Tribute to Brewdog: Beers #91-93

Here’s to James, Martin, and all the guys and gals of Brewdog and the crazy interesting brews they crank out. I held on to these three in particular, waiting patiently for this 100 Barrel-Aged and Oak Influenced Beer challenge, knowing I wanted to save them to the final lap. BEER #91 BrewDog/Three Floyds Bitch Please,…

A Brewmaster Chat, Beers #87-90 of 100!

Talkin’ about barrels & sours! Join me for this fun & educational tasting with Paul Segura, Head Brewmaster of Karl Strauss as we taste through their 22nd and 23rd Anniversary beers and the wild beers that are now coming from the brewery:

Livin’ on the Sweet Side…Beers #82-86

Okay, so these beers aren’t really “sweet”, per se, but each of these has a richness in aroma and flavor that definitely appeals to the sensibilities of our personified sweet tooth. Read on and you will quickly understand… BEER #82 2009 Founders Nemesis, 12% ABV: Boy they aren’t kidding about the title on this one….

The Wonders of Bourbon County Stout, Beers #77-81

Join me as I talk with Ken Hunnemeder from Goose Island about their famous Bourbon County Stout! We taste 4 from the line, talk about the brewery, the reaction to their buyout from ABInBev and more. It’s a beer geek learning experience you won’t wanna miss!

Straight from the Barrel: Bacon & Eggs, Beers #75-76

It was my great honor to talk with Yiga Miyashiro of Pizza Port Ocean Beach and get an exclusive tasting of his award-winning Bacon & Eggs straight from the whiskey barrels! Add to that a coffee blending with Heather from Bird Rock Roasters, and you’ve got yourself one hell of a morning…

Poppies and Angels….

Sound like a happy Opium trip?  It was something like that.  A few days ago, I journeyed up to Lost Abbey for the release of their limited and highly sought after Red Poppy Ale and 2009 Angel’s Share. Friends headed up to be there when the doors opened, but after traveling across the country for…

In the Chill of the Louisiana Bayou?

It’s not a phrase you see everyday….but in the humid chill of New Orleans in February, cozying up to a bar with friends and drinking delicious beers on an average Wednesday night makes your week warmer….and definitely happier… Allagash Odyssey: 10.4% ABV: Thank you Henry! This ale aged in oak barrels is just down right…

A Tasting for the Ages…

First of all, I would like to extend a HUGE thank you to Dylan Lintern of NOLA brewing for inviting me to one of the BEST tastings, beer or wine, that I have been to in a long time.  It was truly an educational and downright fun as hell time. And thank you to Derek…