Monthly Archives: June 2011

Big Sky Brewing Trout Slayer Review

I heard a fact today that Montana has the highest per capita beer consumption in the U.S.  While I’ve never been there, it seems to make sense from what I’ve heard.  It sounds like a great place to fish, hunt, camp and just be in the wilderness (also it sounds like there isn’t much to do other than those things). …

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Cigar City Jai Alai White Oak Aged IPA Review

It’s a rainy day here in the Northwest (what’s new?) and I’m dreaming of being somewhere warm. While I might be stuck here today, I can at least pretend to be somewhere warm in Florida by drinking a beer from Cigar City Brewing. Cigar City is a craft brewery located in Tampa, Florida and they were kind enough to send …

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Boulevard Long Strange Tripel Review

I’m sitting here in my office listening to the glorious sound of an I.P.A. I brewed this weekend fermenting while sipping on a great tasting beer and writing about it. I love Mondays. Today I decided to check out Boulevard Brewing’s Long Strange Tripel to represent Missouri in my 50 beer challenge which I happened to pick up on a …

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Marble Brewery Oatmeal Stout Review

I’ve spent a little time in New Mexico years back (since that’s where my father in law lives), but I’ve yet to try any New Mexican beers. In my time there, I wouldn’t have thought that it would be a great craft beer producing state, but I was wrong.  While they don’t have a lot of big name breweries, they …

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Founders Cerise Review

I absolutely love fresh cherries, however most cherry flavored foods and drinks taste nothing like the real deal.  While I generally am open to trying cherry flavored drinks, I’m usually left a bit disappointed as it generally turns out tasting like cough syrup.  I decided though to leave all preconceived notions at the door and try Founders Cerise to represent Michigan in …

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Summit Horizon Red Ale Review

Maybe it’s just the marketer in me, but I get excited to hear about breweries who have been around for 25 years who launch a new beer that just a short time later becomes one of their consistant top sellers. It goes to show that established breweries can still push the limits of brewing some great beers. This is the …

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Snake River Pale Ale Review

I’ve drivin through Wyoming a few times in my life and learned that if there is any way to avoid doing it again in the future, then I’m probably making the right decision. I’m sure there are some great places in Wyoming, but I just remember seeing signs that didn’t lie which said stuff like “Nothing, next 112 miles.” Luckily …

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The Bruery Saison Rue Review

Today I kept things on the west coast and checked out Saison Rue from The Bruery to represent California in my 50 beer challenge.  Time is closing in and I need to make up a few days I missed in my challenge so hopefully I’ll be able to start reviewing a few beers a day. In the mean time, Saison …

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Laughing Dog Brewing Alpha Dog Review

It’s been a while since I’ve reviewed a beer that I would consider a true hop explosion, which is how we usually roll here in the northwest. Today I decided to take my 50 beer challenge to the state of Idaho to try Laughing Dog Brewing’s Alpha Dog Imperial IPA to see if it stacked up to other Northwest hop …

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Kentucky Bourbon Barrel Ale Review

It’s Monday and that means it’s time for a beer. Well, pretty much any day is a great time for beer, but it gives me an excuse right? Today I’m taking my 50 beer challenge to the state of Kentucky, where I tried Lexington Brewing’s Kentucky Bourbon Barrel Ale. Lexington Brewing only makes 3 beers, Kentucky Ale, Kentucky Light, and …

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Dundee Summer Wheat Review

One of the fun parts about doing my 50 beer challenge is that I get to try a few new beers that a lot of other people haven’t drank yet. Today’s beer is a fairly new summer seasonal and hails from the state of New York. Dundee Brewing Co., which is a part of North American Breweries, recently released their …

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Terrapin Rye Pale Ale Review

The past few days I’ve been pretty lucky with scoring some more beer for my 50 beer challenge from states that are pretty tough to find around here. Yesterday I received a package from the great people over at Terrapin in Athens, Georgia that contained two bottles of their Rye Pale Ale to represent Georgia in my challenge. I always enjoy trying …

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Baxter Brewing Stowaway I.P.A. Review

Over the past few days I’ve taken some time away from this blog and headed down into the Oregon wine country with my wife to spend a few days relaxing, visiting wineries, and having some much needed rest. We were near Eugene, Oregon so I talked her into stopping by Ninkasi Brewing to check it out and have a beer …

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Abita S.O.S. (Save Our Shore) Review

While I was travelling in Chicago last week, I picked up a bottle of Abita S.O.S. (Save Our Shore) to represent Louisiana in my 50 beer challenge. If you haven’t checked out their website created specifically for this beer, I’d suggest that you take a look as it’s pretty well done. If you’re unfamiliar with this beer, it was created …

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Lazy Magnolia Southern Pecan Review

When I started my 50 beer challenge a couple of weeks ago, there were a few states that I was a little worried about finding beer from, one of those being Mississippi.  If you’re not familiar, Mississippi is definitely not known for their craft beer scene.  In fact, there is only 1 brewery (Lazy Magnolia) in the entire state, and …

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Samuel Adams East-West Kölsch Review

I’ve heard that summer has come for some parts of the country.  While we’re still waiting for the sun to come out here in the northwest, it’s time for the summer seasonal beers to start poking their heads out of hiding. The Boston Beer Company (Samuel Adams) always seems to have a seasonal variety pack to match each of the …

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