Right Brain Brewing Naughty Girl Stout : Beer Review

Featured Contributor – John Fahrner @fahrn13 from Michigan Craft beer is great for many reasons, high on that list of reasons is the ability for a brewery to think differently and experiment with new ideas and create different experiences for those willing to indulge.  Right Brain Brewing is a company that is known for brewing slightly on the experimental side and their flagship CEO Stout is delightful and has won multiple awards annually honoring its overall deliciousness.  Another offering in the stout line up for Right Brain is Naughty…

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Rochester Mills Milkshake Stout: Brew Review

Featured Contributor – John Fahrner @fahrn13 from Michigan With the holiday season upon us the weather is changing and all around I’m hearing people talk about holidays and holiday foods.  One of the things that caps off holiday meals is some kind of rich desert, usually a pie or a cake.  Granted a good cup of coffee is a nice pair for pretty much any desert but for the craft beer drinker sometimes a good brew can be just as (if not more) satisfying as a desert…

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Beer Review – Brooklyn Pilsner

Featured Contributor – Nick  @QuickSud Can a pale lager truly be called a Pilsner if not brewed in the town of Plzeň, Czechoslovakia? How about if it’s brewed in New York? To answer this question, let’s dig a bit deeper into the particular style. So, what exactly is a Pilsner? The short answer is that it is a pale lager invented in 1842 in the town of Plzeň. One of the key ingredients of a true Pilsner is the soft water found in Plzeň –…

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Beer Review — The Humble Harvester from Rock Art Brewery

Featured Contributor @BeerBallyhoo There are rare occasions when I drink a certain type of beer (or wine, for that matter), that I find myself transported. The aromas and flavors act as a time machine that sends me, in my mind’s eye, to a place that I in some way cherish. Think of those York Peppermint Patty commercials, and you’ll kind of get what I mean. The first time I tasted the Humble Harvester IPA from Rock Art Brewery, I imagined myself sitting in a newly-mown hay field…

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Wake Up Dead Nitro Brew Review

Featured Contributor – John Fahrner @fahrn13  from Michigan As I write this the first snow flakes of the season are falling, and although there is plenty of reason to be less than thrilled about that it’s a good reminder that a new season is upon us.  No I am not referring to winter, I’m of course referring to to stout season.  The time of year that you can dive into heavy full bodied brews that warm you up in a similar fashion as a good cup of…

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Beer Review: Switchback Brewing Co. Märzen

Featured Contributor @BeerBallyhoo These days there are plenty of perfectly respectable breweries who will slap an “Oktoberfest” label on pretty much any old bottle of amber ale; unfortunately, they are missing the point entirely. A true Märzen is a lager, traditionally brewed sometime in (you guessed it) March, then enjoyed, once it’s been properly aged and settled, in (you guessed it again) October. The brand-spankin-new Märzen from Switchback Brewing Co. is not one of those falsified ales. It’s a true lager: slowly fermented in multiple stages,…

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Beer Review – Celebrator – The Happy Beer Meal

Beer Review – Celebrator from Ayinger – Double Bock I was shopping in one of my favorite liquor stores, doing what I normally do, hoarding Bell’s Expedition stout for cellar aging.  As is customary when wasting time on a lunch hour, I started to chat with the staff ” Can I help you sir?” he asked.  “Nope I just like your store” I said eyeballing some Scottie Karate.  He seemed to recognize my appreciation for fine beer and soon motioned me to the front counter.…

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Beer Review – Stroker Ace

Featured Contributor: Adam McIntosh @The1MacAttack I picked up the new Short’s variety pack a couple days ago at my local grocery store, knowing that it would be worth it. Shorts, in their ever growing impressive list of IPA’s has one called the ‘Stroker Ace‘, before I had actually tried to beer, I assumed that it was going to be strong and hoppy, beefed up like a pure American muscle car. When I hear the word ‘Stroker’, they think of a car or a motorcyle roarin’ down…

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Beer Review: Magic Hat’s Wilhelm Scream

Featured Contributor Katie  @PunkRockPoet84 The Confession: I am a complete White Girl when it comes to pumpkin spice; candles, lattes, coffee beans, and (of course) beer!  I need it all! My issue with pumpkin beers is that they are usually wheat beers, which I’m not the biggest fan of. So when I saw Magic Hat’s pumpkin ale at the grocery store, I grabbed it like a little kid going for their first pieces of Halloween candy! The Beer: Upon my first sip of this beer…

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SommBeer’s 7 Beer Rules

SommBeer’s 7 Beer Rules BEER RULE #1 – Don’t Add Fruit to Beer    Please don’t put oranges in my beer.  I do not like oranges in my beer,  I do not like them here or there, I do not like them anywhere. This is forbidden at my house….. BEER RULE #2 – No Light Beer Beer is for flavor and fun.  If you want to lose weight don’t drink beer.  This same principle applies to non-alcoholic beer, don’t do it. BEER RULE #3 No Twisty…

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