Tag Archives: craft beer

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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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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Beer Rules

From David- Founder of Sommbeer: SommBeer’s 7 Beer Rules Editor’s Note: Since the time I first wrote these rules, Sommbeer has grown into a community of 60+ contributors, partners, partnerships and loyal fans.  I am therefore obligated to mention that these rules are my own (but still completely valid mind you). 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…

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Ten Fidy Review

Featured Contributor – John Fahrner @fahrn13 from Michigan Imperial, is there a word out there in the beer world that is more attractive?  There aren’t to many words that peak my interest more than the word Imperial, and following that word with stout, well 9 times out of 10 I’ll give that beer a try.  For some reason Ten Fidy is a beer that was on my wish list for the longest time and just kept getting put off as a brew to pick up and try.…

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Fermentation, Aging and Oak – The Food Trinity

    From David- Founder of Sommbeer: Ever notice how some combinations just make sense?  Cajun cooks live by this concept.  When they use onions, bell peppers and celery for the foundation of almost all of their dishes it’s referred to as the Cajun Trinity.           A few weeks ago I was grilling asparagus on the grill, topped with balsamic vinegar.  The meal also included aged cheese and some fresh bread.  What to drink with my bbq?  Red wine!  All this…

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Brewery Vivant Solitude Beer Review

Featured Contributor – John Fahrner @fahrn13 from Michigan Check out a review on this brewery –> Brewery Vivant Review I’ll be the first to admit that Abbey Ale’s are not typically my first choice when head to the store in search of a something new and tasty.   However, I have a world of respect for Brewery Vivant, they create quality beer with Belgian tradition and some local love.  So regardless of the fact that Abbey Ales stray a bit from my normal style I am always…

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