Bomber Party May 2017
Beers of the Week, DUDESTER'S FAVE, gold, Reviews

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

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Farm Flor by Graft Cidery
Beers of the Week, Reviews

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
DUDESTER'S FAVE, Field Report, silver

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

Beer for Thought, DUDESTER'S FAVE, gold

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

Beer for Thought, DUDESTER'S FAVE, silver

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

Beer for Thought, bronze

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