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Year of New Beer (DAY 2000!) - 30th Anniversary: Jack & Ken's Ale, Sierra Nevada Brewing (CA)

Written By: Dion on 06/23/2017
I've been drinking whatever craft beer I could get my hands on for nearly 25 years. For some... (see more)


Year of New Beer: Citra Extra Pale Ale, Knee Deep Brewing (CA)

Written By: Dion on 06/22/2017
Surprisingly modest nose of grapefruit and orange zest with an underlying dry grass. Very similar... (see more)


Year of New Beer: Hesperidium, St. John Malt Brothers Brewing (IN)

Written By: Dion on 06/21/2017
Breaking one of my personal rules, I purchased an IPA in an undated can. The only explanation I... (see more)


Year of New Beer: Palmistry, Urban Artifact (Cincinnati)

Written By: Dion on 06/20/2017
Huge amounts of fruit on the nose as the listed pineapple and guava show up, joined by hints of... (see more)


Year of New Beer: Calliope Hoppy Pils, Falls City Brewing (KY)

Written By: Dion on 06/19/2017
Sweet cereal grains, traces of apple, and cut grass on the nose. Very similar on the tongue as it... (see more)


Year of New Beer: The Abyss (Rye Whiskey Barrel-Aged), Deschutes Brewery (OR

Written By: Dion on 06/18/2017
Decadent aromas of coffee, brownie batter, charred malts, and brown sugar. Hints of oak and a... (see more)


Year of New Beer (Rnd 2): Enjoy By 7-4-17 Unfiltered IPA, Stone Brewing (CA)

Written By: Dion on 06/17/2017
Juicy grapefruit aroma with just a touch of grassiness and sweet malts as the can warms. As... (see more)


Year of New Beer (Rnd 1): Beer Camp Across the World: East Meets West IPA, Sierra Nevada/Tree House

Written By: Dion on 06/17/2017
A dead phone causes yesterday's beers to show up a day late...This one features a nice citrus on... (see more)


Year of New Beer: Beer Camp Across the World: Thai Style Iced Tea, Sierra Nevada/Mikkeller (CA/Den)

Written By: Dion on 06/16/2017
Soft citrus and tea lead the nose, almost like an Arnold Palmer. With warmth comes a touch of... (see more)


Year of New Beer: Beer Camp Across the World: Dry Hopped Berliner Weisse, Sierra Nevada/St Arnold

Written By: Dion on 06/15/2017
 Beer Camp Across the World: Dry Hopped Berliner-Style Weisse, Sierra Nevada Brewing/St.... (see more)


Year of New Beer: Ruinten Triple IPA with Orange Peel and Vanilla Bean, Stone Brewing (CA)

Written By: Dion on 06/14/2017
Pungent orange strikes the nose first, with hints of honey and a slightly sweet vanilla following... (see more)


Year of New Beer: Velvet Lurker, Blue Stallion Brewing (Lexington)

Written By: Dion on 06/13/2017
Deep, rich, vanilla-tinged, coffee-soaked brownie on the nose. Slightly floral hints of almond... (see more)


Year of New Beer: Beer Camp Across the World: Atlantic-Style Vintage Ale, Sierra Nevada/Fullers

Written By: Dion on 06/12/2017
Hints of dark fruit, subdued caramel malt, and a bit of bread crust on the nose. On the tongue is... (see more)


Year of New Beer: Beer Camp Across the World: West Coast Style DIPA, Sierra Nevada/Boneyard (CA/OR)

Written By: Dion on 06/11/2017
Nice blend of citrus and pine hop aromas, slightly herbal with hints of tangerine. Flavors follow... (see more)


Year of New Beer: Pale Sour Ale, Brewery Ommegang (NY)

Written By: Dion on 06/10/2017
Lemon acidity with some sour apple and dry grasses on the nose. A bit floral. Similar taste, but... (see more)


Year of New Beer: Tropicannon, Heavy Seas Beer (MD)

Written By: Dion on 06/09/2017
Smells like a tangerine lifesaver or gummy bear candy. Unfortunately that doesn't follow through... (see more)


Year of New Beer: Fruition, Brewery Ommegang (NY)

Written By: Dion on 06/08/2017
Nose opens with more traditional banana, clove, and wheat notes. With warmth comes soft, slightly... (see more)


Year of New Beer: Cyanator, Blue Stallion Brewing/Monnik Beer Company (Lex/Lou)

Written By: Dion on 06/07/2017
Everything about the description on this label screams train wreck. Initially, the aroma does... (see more)


Year of New Beer: Hoptical Delusion, Mirror Twin Brewing (Lexington)

Written By: Dion on 06/06/2017
Citrus peel and hints of orange marmalade with pine resin and caramel malt on the nose. These... (see more)


Year of New Beer: Fugli, Oskar Blues Brewery (CO)

Written By: Dion on 06/05/2017
Got caught up in this UK baseball game and forgot to post! Tons of fruit on the nose, both citrus... (see more)