Monthly Archives: May 2011

Great Lakes Edmund Fitzgerald Porter Review

It’s back to the grind after a weekend off for Memorial Day, which means there is beer to be reviewed if I want to keep pace with my 50 beer challenge.  Today I’m excited to try out Great Lakes Brewing Edmund Fitzgerald Porter from Ohio. While their beer isn’t available in the Northwest, I was thankful the awesome people at …

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Midnight Sun Panty Peeler Review

After a few days in Chicago on a business trip, I’m back in the northwest. Unfortunately I didn’t have the time I hoped while I was there to do more reviews (I only did 1 out of 4 days), so that puts me a few days behind on my 50 beer challenge.  It’s alright, I’ll make up for it this …

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Squatters Captain Bastard’s Oatmeal Stout Review

Oh the joys of travelling. I’m headed to a business conference in Chicago and had what was going to be a 45 minute layover in Salt Lake City. Once I landed in SLC I learned that my connecting flight to Chicago was cancelled. After an hour of dealing with gate agents I’m left with a ticket to Atlanta tonight and …

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Kona Brewing Fire Rock Pale Ale Review

Aloha! It’s my 9th day in a row of my 50 day beer challenge and today I’m heading to Hawaii. Well, I’m not but my mouth did as I tried out Fire Rock Pale Ale from Kona Brewing, brewed in Kona, Hawaii (well they also brew in Portland, Oregon and Portsmouth, New Hampshire but are headquartered in Hawaii). If you’re …

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Victory Brewing Hop Wallop Review

I was recently drooling over the beer selection at my local Whole Foods and realized I should pick up a few beers for my 50 beer challenge. While there, I came across Victory Brewing Companies Hop Wallop, an imperial IPA that’s been around since about 2003 but I’ve yet to try. Representing Pennsylvania, Victory is one of the east coast …

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Dogfish Head Namaste Review

Today I decided to take my 50 beer challenge to the state of Delaware, where I cracked open a big bottle of Dogfish Head Namaste. Namaste is a Belgian style white beer made with dried organic orange slices, lemongrass, and coriander. I’m always intrigued when I walk into a bottle shop and there is a sign on a certain beer …

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Oskar Blues Gubna Review

It’s the weekend which means it’s time for a big beer review from the great state of Colorado by Oskar Blues Brewing Company. Today I got to try Oskar Blues Gubna, a pretty beastly Imperial IPA which boasts 10% ABV and 100 IBU’s. First off, if you’re not a fan of big hoppy beers, Imperial IPA’s are probably not the …

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Goose Island Matilda Review

Today’s beer review of my 50 beer challenge is from a brewery that has gotten a lot of attention lately, most of which seems to be fairly negative. Goose Island, based in Chicago, IL, was recently sold to Anheuser-Busch which left a lot of beer snobs crying party foul. To me however, I love good beer so as long as the …

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Flying Dog Double Dog Double Pale Ale Review

One of my favorite breweries based solely on their branding and bottle designs has to be Flying Dog out of Frederick, Maryland.  If you haven’t seen their beer around, make sure to checkout their site and take a look at the artwork on the bottles.  They all are a lot of fun to look at. I decided to review their …

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Narragansett Summer Ale Review

Todays review for my 50 beer challenge, takes us across the country to the state of Rhode Island where I tried out Narragansett’s Summer Ale. For those unfamiliar with Narragansett beer, you may recognize the name from the movie Jaws, where the Narragansett lager had a guest appearance. Their Summer Ale, which is their first summer seasonal release in their …

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Hair of the Dog Adam Review

For the 2nd beer of my 50 day beer challenge, I decided I would keep it local and review a beer from brewery just a few minutes away from me. Hair of the Dog Brewing Company, located in Portland, Oregon was founded in 1993 and has become home of some of the most sought after Portland brews. Adam was the first …

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Redhook Wit Review

Today is the first day of American Craft Beer Week, which means my 50 beers from 50 different states in 50 days challenge officially starts. For my first review, I figured I would start with a beer from my home state of Washington that is brand new.  Simply named Wit, this seasonal Witbier comes from Redhook with the slogan “Made …

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50 Beers From 50 States In 50 Days Beer Challenge

Next Monday starts the beginning of American Craft Beer Week and to celebrate I am starting a new challenge. Starting Monday, I will be attempting to drink and review 50 beers in 50 days from each of the 50 states. Basically I am going to try and find a craft beer to try from every state in the country.  You …

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American Craft Beer Week Is Coming

Next week, May 16-22, people from all over the country will be celebrating American Craft Beer Week.  In fact there are official events being hosted in all 50 states for the very first time (very cool). The event was designed to honor the more than 1700 craft breweries currently operating in the U.S. “There’s no doubt about it—nationally, appreciation for …

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Pair Your Beer With Beer Chips

Anything made with beer is usually better. That’s why I was excited to try out some potato chips made out of beer which are simply called Beer Chips®. People have been pairing beer with mixed nuts in bars for too long and I’m a fan of trying new snacks. Beer Chips are actually made with real beer although the flavor …

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Magic Hat Blind Faith Review

Here in the Northwest we’ve had about 2 days of sun so far this year.  Today is sort of sunny so I figured I would take advantage of it and review a summer beer. I got a bottle of Blind Faith from Magic Hat Brewing Company in the mail, which is part of their summer scene variety 12 pack. The …

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