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Sierra Nevada Hoptimum 2015: Optimal Presentation

Drinkability is important in a good beer. Far too often we find breweries making an “ultimate” beer that focuses on the most intense qualities of brewing ingredients. While for lovers of malt, hops and flavor additives this may seem like beer nirvana, the average beer drinker might be turned off by the stronger aspects of…

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Dogfish Head Black & Blue: Cruisin for a Bruisin

Can we take a moment and talk about how amazing Dogfish Head is at designing labels? There are so many breweries out there trying their damnedest to have their labels stand out as much as possible on the shelf, but Dogfish Head maintains a sense of restrain. Their labels are simple, quaint even with a…

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Stone Pale Ale 2.0: Hmm… Upgrades.

One of my favorite memories as a kid was seeing The Matrix in the theater with my dad. He picked me up from school one day and said that he had something cool to show me. He then immediately drove to Costco which made me question what “cool” meant for my father. Luckily that preliminary…

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Stone Ruination 2.0: The Gargoyle is Back

It was a sad day in the beer world when Stone announced the discontinuation of a few of their flagship beers. Ruination, Levitation and Subliminally Self Righteous were all going to be phased out along with the original recipe for Stone Pale Ale. It seemed that San Diego’s most abrasive brewery was doing a little…

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Unibroue La Fin du Monde: Abbey Normal

When I first started drinking craft beer I had a very limited palate which could not handle certain bigger brews. Beers like Alaskan Amber, Fat Tire and Sam Adams Boston Lager were perfect for me because they were drinkable but not too crazy. After a few months I tried beers like Red Nectar, Sierra Nevada…

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Colt 45 Malt Liquor: Something Something Something Dark Side

While many of my friends in high school started drinking before they were 18, I never found myself imbibing with them. I was a late bloomer in the drinking world and I completely skipped years of alcohol, specifically malt beverages. When you are young and broke a malt liquor is a great choice for getting drunk.…

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Sam Adams Rebel Rouser Double IPA: The New Hopness

Being a beer reviewer without a major publication backing my writing gives me a lot more freedom in saying whatever the hell I want to. This magical freedom comes with many positives (constant format change, no minimum word count, etc) and a few negatives here and there (I am doing this for free love). I truly…

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Iron Fist Dark Days Stout Aged in Rum Barrels

So last week I had this really nice review typed up for Sam Adams Cold Snap. The review was taught, informative and in my opinion rather funny. I feel it was one of the better reviews I have written, and with that being said of course it got deleted. I love that WordPress auto-save only…

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Stone Enjoy By 3.14.15

I remember being in high school and having my own room at home. I had my own bed, my own desk and everything on my side of the door belonged to me. My room was my space and I treated it however I wanted to. I was able to rather easily maintain a clean and…

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