Brews + Eats: New Belgium

New Belgium may be known nationwide as the makers of Fat Tire, but those in love with the Craft beer world know the depth of the New Belgium repertoire, including their collaborations with breweries like Alpine, Allagash & today’s Canadian star, Dieu du Ciel. One of the most creative Craft breweries from our neighbors to…

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…

Top 10 IPA’s in the USA

I love beer folks. Down to earth, warm and welcoming, always happy to talk about their passion for the sudsy glory that is BEER. I’ve been asked for awhile to list my top IPA’s and it’s always been a tough call. There are so many great ones! But finally, I have come to a decision,…

BLACK and GOLD Superbowl!!!

YEAHHHHHHH SAINTS!!!!! (It took me 4 days to get my voice back) Well let’s be honest, there is NO WAY I can be expected to give a thorough and intelligently insightful review of these beers when the fervor for the impending Saints game was at such a heightened pitch… We met at noon to taste…

Birthday Weekend Finale

After a marvelous imbibing session at Green Flash and Port Brewing/Lost Abbey, we stumbled (figuratively) over to Alesmith. Unfortunately, far from the bustling, vivacious atmosphere of Port, the tasting room here was quiet and sans music. Hands together now, you gotta turn on the tunes to drink beer to! There WAS a stereo. I saw…