Tag Archives: BBA

Christmas Beer

It’s Beginning to Look a lot Like Christmas Beer

Christmas beer season is upon us. Unlike the conversation associated with the slew of pumpkin ales that arrive months before trick or treaters hit the streets, Christmas beers are largely well received. Partly, it might be because holiday beers are wildly diverse. In general, there is usually some level of earthy and warming spice involved, as well as robust malt. Some are hopped, some are aged, some are lagered, and some are all of those. Like gifts under a tree, there’s a little something for…

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#BCBS 2016

#BCBS 2016 In Pictures

Love it or hate it, The Black Friday release of Goose Island Beer Company’s Bourbon County Brand Stout (BCBS) is a monster event in Chicago, as well as the rest of the nation. Some deplore it because it represents AbInBev’s successful encroachment on American craft. Others, notably in Chicago, love the BCBS release for its history and influence on American Craft Beer. Meanwhile, many could care less about anything beyond the fact that BCBS tastes fantastic. Regardless of how anyone feels, BCBS Black Friday release…

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New Holland Dragon's Milk Bourbon Barrel Stout

New Holland Brewing Dragon’s Milk Bourbon Barrel Stout

First brewed in 2001, New Holland Brewing describes Dragon’s Milk Bourbon Barrel Stout as, “A stout with roasty malt character intermingled with deep vanilla tones, all dancing in an oak bath.” Sometimes flowery descriptions provided by breweries fail to materialize once one sips the beer, but not Dragon’s Milk. Although all beer ratings are subjective, most rate Dragon’s Milk highly, with good reason. Dragons may breathe fire, but the immense salvation provided by the mere sight of this delicious beer will douse any flame. ABV:…

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