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

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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)

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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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

Vintage Codes for Horn Dog
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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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Beer for Thought – Vol. 6 – Smuttynose FinestKind IPA

BREWERY:  Smuttynose Brewing Company BEER:  FinestKind IPA STYLE:  IPA ABV:  6.9% Malts:  North American 2-row, Crisp Pale Ale, C-60 Hops:  Magnum (Bittering); Simcoe, Centennial, Santiam, Cascade (Flavor/Aroma); Amarillo, Centennial (Dry Hop) ______________________________________________________ FROM THE BREWERY:   "You could say, then, that Smuttynose IPA is a physical salute to the glory of the American hop grower.… Continue reading Beer for Thought – Vol. 6 – Smuttynose FinestKind IPA

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Beer for Thought – Vol. 5 – Anchor Brewing GO WEST! IPA

BREWERY:  Anchor Brewing BEER:  GO WEST! IPA STYLE:  IPA ABV:  6.7% Malts:  2-row pale Hops:  Apollo and Bravo (Brew); Citra, Equinox, Calypso, Eureka! (Dry Hop) ______________________________________________________ FROM THE BREWERY:   "Fast-forward to Go West! IPA™, made with 2-row pale barley malt and dry-hopped with a unique blend of 4 American hops. Its mouthwateringly complex aromas… Continue reading Beer for Thought – Vol. 5 – Anchor Brewing GO WEST! IPA

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Beer for Thought – Vol. 4 – Uinta Birthday Suit 22nd Anniversary Sour Plum Ale

BREWERY:  Uinta BEER:  Birthday Suit 22nd Anniversary Sour Plum Abbey Ale STYLE:  Wild Ale ABV:  7.6% ______________________________________________________ FROM THE BREWERY:   "A playful combination of sour tanginess and subtle dried fruit esters round out this sour plum Abby Ale.  Celebrate the 22nd anniversary of Uinta with this 750mL corked and caged bottle!" ______________________________________________________ INTRO The… Continue reading Beer for Thought – Vol. 4 – Uinta Birthday Suit 22nd Anniversary Sour Plum Ale

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Beer for Thought – Vol. 3 -Southern Tier Phin & Matt’s Extraordinary Ale

BREWERY:  Southern Tier BEER:  Phin & Matt's Extraordinary Ale STYLE:  Pale Ale ABV:  5.2% ______________________________________________________ FROM THE BREWERY:   "To say a beer is extraordinary is to trust its ingredients from the start. Crystal clean filtered water, whole hops, and the choicest malted barley create this American-style pale ale we are pleased to call Phin… Continue reading Beer for Thought – Vol. 3 -Southern Tier Phin & Matt’s Extraordinary Ale

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Beer for Thought – Vol. 2 – Yuengling Light Lager

BREWERY:  Yuengling BEER:  Light Lager STYLE:  Lager ABV:  3.2% ______________________________________________________ FROM THE BREWERY:   "An exceptional brew that appeals to the consumers who don't want to sacrifice character for a low-calorie light beer.  Masterfully developed to maintain the full flavor profile akin to our flagship lager brand, but has only 99 calories." ______________________________________________________ INTRO Yuengling… Continue reading Beer for Thought – Vol. 2 – Yuengling Light Lager