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Stone Brewing Company’s GoTo IPA Review

Featured Contributor – Nick  @QuickSud For this session, I chose a true ‘session’ beer – Stone Brewing Company’s new 2014 offering, the GoTo IPA. Before we get into the brew, let’s quickly talk about the Session style of beer. In basic terms, this is a beer with a lower ABV, lending itself well to a proper 2-3 hour drinking ‘session.’ Yes, this is a beer that you can indulge in over the course of a few hours and not immediately feel its effects. With that…

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Yuengling Traditional Lager Beer Review

Featured Contributor – John Fahrner @fahrn13 from Michigan Yuengling Traditional Lager is a beer that I was introduced to on a vacation.  A buddy of mine told me that he found a beer that was not only really enjoyable and flavorful but also totally affordable.  To be honest I went into trying this beer feeling kind of skeptical about it, surely a craft lager that comes in a 12 pack costing only $10 would let me down right? Far from it, in fact the beer is so…

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Bell’s Two Hearted Ale Beer Review

Featured Contributor – John Fahrner @fahrn13 from Michigan Bell’s Brewery is one of the most successful and well respected craft breweries in the country and their reputation is well earned.  Although Oberon takes the prize as their most well known beer Two Hearted Ale is the first beer I think of when talking about this brewery.  Throughout the year Bell’s releases a ton of seasonal and specialty beers that are highly sought after but when it comes to Bell’s I always end up coming home to Two…

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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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Brooklyn Pilsner Review

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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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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Celebrator – The Happy Beer Meal – Beer Review

From David- Founder of Sommbeer: 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…

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Stroker Ace Beer Review

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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Magic Hat’s Wilhelm Scream Review

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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Founder’s Dirty Bastard Scotch Ale Review

Featured Contributor – Nick  @QuickSud Founders’ Dirty Bastard Scotch Ale The word ‘Bastard’ is rarely associated with anything positive. You may stub your toe and exclaim the word. You may have been slighted at work and felt the need to utter the sound. In the case of Founders’ Dirty Bastard Scotch Ale, however, the exact opposite is true. This sud will help you associate the words ‘Dirty Bastard’ with nothing but pleasant thoughts of a cold, malty and flavorful brew. I first encountered Founders Scotch Ale inside of…

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