Sunday Morning Stout by Weyerbacher
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Beer for Thought – Vol. 10 – Sunday Morning Stout by Weyerbacher Brewing

BREWERY:  Weyerbacher BEER:  Sunday Morning Stout STYLE:  Imperial Barrel Aged Stout with Coffee ABV:  12.7% Malts:  Not listed Hops:  Not listed ______________________________________________________ FROM THE BREWERY:   "Weyerbacher Brewing was founded in 1995 in a livery stable in downtown Easton, Pennsylvania. What began as a daydream in an avid homebrewer’s head has grown to the craft… Continue reading Beer for Thought – Vol. 10 – Sunday Morning Stout by Weyerbacher Brewing

Bomber Party May 2017
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Beers of the Week – Vol. 2 – Bomber Party Special Edition

A birthday party is a great excuse to break out some rare-r beers and have a tasting - so thats just what transpired.  With everyone in attendance bringing a bomber or growler of their choice, we all got to experience a rollercoaster of brews - covering a collection of sour and wild ales alongside some… Continue reading Beers of the Week – Vol. 2 – Bomber Party Special Edition

Farm Flor by Graft Cidery
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Beers of the Week – Vol. 1

I have realized that I come across far too many noteworthy beers to do a full writeup of each (even if they do deserve it!).  To address this, I will start doing a weekly review of the week past, highlighting some of my favorite brews that I've come across.  This weekend as a special one,… Continue reading Beers of the Week – Vol. 1

Deschutes Fresh Squeezed IPA
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Field Report – #0012 – Deschutes – Fresh Squeezed IPA

Brewery: Deschutes Style:  IPA ABV:  6.4% IBU:  60 Field Report Location:  Hilton Garden Inn, Bethesda MD Tasting Notes:  Upon wandering around Bethesda this week, I stumbled across a local bottle shop called Beer Wine & Co that featured a 10% discount on build-your-own 6-pack deal.  They had a wide enough selection of beers I hadn't tried to… Continue reading Field Report – #0012 – Deschutes – Fresh Squeezed IPA

Pepe Nero by Goose Island
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Beer for Thought – Vol. 9 – Pepe Nero by Goose Island (2011)

BREWERY:  Goose Island BEER:  Pepe Nero STYLE:  Belgian Style Farmhouse Ale ABV:  6.4% Malts:  Black malt, crystal rye, pilsner, rye. Hops:  Pilgrim, Saaz ______________________________________________________ FROM THE BREWERY:   "With an aroma of roasted chestnuts and a mysteriously dark, mahogany hue, Pepe Nero is a farmhouse ale brewed with black peppercorns. His roasty sweetness melds into… Continue reading Beer for Thought – Vol. 9 – Pepe Nero by Goose Island (2011)

Grilled Octopus at Mussel Bar
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Field Report – #0011 – Omnipollo – Selassie

Brewery: Omnipollo Style:  Imperial Coffee Stout ABV:  11% IBU:  10 Field Report Location:  Mussel Bar, Bethesda MD Tasting Notes:  I was lucky enough to get to spend a week down in downtown Bethesda for a work-related training program. One of the nights for dinner, I wandered around for what seemed like hours trying to pick… Continue reading Field Report – #0011 – Omnipollo – Selassie

Saison au Miel with Matching Left Hand Glass
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Field Report – #0010 – Left Hand – Saison au Miel

Brewery:  Left Hand Style:  Saison ABV:  6.8% IBU:  10 Field Report Location:  DUDESTER's Brewing (hidden location...for now :)) Tasting Notes:  Here I am, standing in the cooler of my local beer store, looking for something to welcome the first real week of spring weather.  After nearly going with a usual Bloodline, I spotted a hidden four… Continue reading Field Report – #0010 – Left Hand – Saison au Miel

Lake Placid's Bean-To Coffee Stout
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Field Report – #0009 – Lake Placid – Bean-To Coffee Stout

Brewery:  Lake Placid Style:  Coffee Stout ABV:  7.0% IBU:  NA Field Report Location:  Chesapeake and Ohio (C&O) Canal Tasting Notes:  Checking in yet again at my local stop on the C&O - I find today a coffee stout from upstate New York's Lake Placid Brewing.  Bean-To as it goes, was a cool find at a… Continue reading Field Report – #0009 – Lake Placid – Bean-To Coffee Stout

The Kentucky Breakfast Stout by Founder's Brewing
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Beer for Thought – Vol. 8 – Founder’s Kentucky Breakfast Stout (KBS)

BREWERY:  Founder's Brewing BEER:  Kentucky Breakfast Stout (KBS) 2017 STYLE:  Double IPA ABV:  11.8% Malts:  Not listed - but it doesn't even matter.  See below. Hops:  Again, not listed.  A very mild 70 ibu is barely noticable. ______________________________________________________ FROM THE BREWERY:   "It's up to us to really diversify, we can't just be limited to… Continue reading Beer for Thought – Vol. 8 – Founder’s Kentucky Breakfast Stout (KBS)

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Brewery Visit – CuSHWA Brewing Company

Brewery: Cushwa Brewing Company Date of Visit: Saturday, February 18th Address: 10212 Governor Lane Blvd, Ste 1012, Williamsport, MD Beers to Try: Collapsible False Bottom, Chocolate Love, The People’s Champagne, TyPA Workflow Disruption.   Thoughts: A third and final stop on the notorious February 18th brew tour that already included GearHouse Brewing Co and Roy… Continue reading Brewery Visit – CuSHWA Brewing Company