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Beer for Thought – Vol. 7 – Bell’s HOPSLAM Ale

BREWERY:  Bell's BEER:  HOPSLAM Ale STYLE:  Double IPA ABV:  10.0% Malts:  Not listed - but an overall lighter malt bill with a dash of honey added. Hops:  Hallertau Hersbrucker, Centennial, Glacier, Vanguard, Crystal, and Simcoe (late dry hop addition). ______________________________________________________ FROM THE BREWERY:   "Starting with six different hop varietals added to the brew kettle… Continue reading Beer for Thought – Vol. 7 – Bell’s HOPSLAM Ale

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Field Report – #0008 – Bruton – Stone R Belgian Style Golden Ale

Brewery:  Bruton Style:  Belgian Style Golden Ale ABV:  7.5% IBU:  27 Field Report Location:  Chesapeake and Ohio (C&O) Canal Tasting Notes:  Recently I came across a local beer store that had a handful of beers by Bruton in stock at a reasonable price for a rarer beer (at least for me), so I grabbed a few.… Continue reading Field Report – #0008 – Bruton – Stone R Belgian Style Golden Ale

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Field Report – #0007 – New Belgium – DAYBLAZER

Brewery:  New Belgium Style:  Golden Ale ABV:  4.8% IBU:  13 Field Report Location:  Chesapeake and Ohio (C&O) Canal Tasting Notes:  Following a trend of the larger national craft brands, Dayblazer is an 'easygoing ale' available in larger-than-typical 15 packs.  Cut from the same mold as Founder's All Day IPA and PC Pils, or Lagunitas 12th… Continue reading Field Report – #0007 – New Belgium – DAYBLAZER

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Cellar Talk – Flying Dog Horn Dog Party

As a local to Frederick Maryland, having such a monster brewery like Flying Dog nearby is a real treat.  This was highlighted this week with the Horn Dog 2017 release event.  A couple of us all made sure to get there right at noon, not wanting to miss any of the awesomeness. Upon arrival, we… Continue reading Cellar Talk – Flying Dog Horn Dog Party

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Cellar Talk – New Additions!

Since the first batch of Bourbon County Stout by Goose Island was released in 1992, the practice of hoarding saving bottles of rare and unique beers has surely grown.  I've acquired quite a collection over the past few months, and want to begin documenting some of these beers.  I will try to put up a post… Continue reading Cellar Talk – New Additions!