Category: Beer Reviews

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Surly Bender

Surly Bender is an American Brown Ale. 5.1% ABV, no canning date. Nothing rare or out of the ordinary about this beer, except that I have been trying to get a hold of one for...

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Westbrook Mexican Coffee Cake

Westbrook Mexican Coffee Cake is an American Double/Imperial Stout. This variant of Mexican Cake this is still aged on cocoa nibs, vanilla beans, cinnamon sticks, and fresh habanero peppers, but as the name suggests this adds...

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Schlafly Hop Trial: Enigma

Schlafly Hop Trial: Enigma is a Golden Ale. 6.5% ABV, bottled on 05/27/16 opened on 07/16/16. It looks like Schlafly does a series of single hop beers to showcase various hop varieties. This one features...

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Independence Liberty Lunch

Independence Liberty Lunch is an American IPA brewed with Lemondrop, Citra and Mosaic hops, 5.5% ABV, canned on 06/18/16, opened on 07/15/16. Can provided for review. This beer is named after the former Austin Texas...

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The Bruery Mash

The Bruery Mash is an English Barleywine aged in bourbon barrels, 12.5% ABV. This review is for the 2015 vintage. The beer has a cloudy toffee brown color with a little bit of red highlights, nice...

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Schlafly Hop Trial: Bramling Cross

Schlafly Hop Trial: Bramling Cross is a Golden Ale, 6.5% ABV, bottled on 06/02/16 opened on 07/12/16. It looks like Schlafly does a series of single hop beers to showcase various hop varieties, this one features...

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Funky Buddha Hop Stimulator

Funky Buddha Hop Stimulator is an American Double/Imperial IPA, 9.5% ABV, bottled on 04/07/16, opened on 07/03/16. The beer pours with a chill hazed golden orange color, with a nice head that hangs around with...

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Crooked Stave Petite Sour Blueberry

Crooked Stave Petite Sour Blueberry is a mixed fermentation ale aged in oak with blueberries, 5.5% ABV, no bottle date. This one pours with a perfectly blueberry color which can only be described as purple/pink,...

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Angry Chair Dodo Birds

Angry Chair Dodo Birds is a Berliner Weissbier brewed with pineapple and hibiscus, 4.9% ABV. Big thanks to my friend Jim M. for sending this growler my way with his lovely wife when she passed...