Blog Entries

Year of New Beer: Family Values Imperial Brown Ale, Sierra Nevada Brewing (CA)

Written By: Dion on 11/30/2016
Cocoa powder, roasted nuts, and hints of caramel and honey on the nose. On the tongue, the cocoa... (see more)


Year of New Beer: Buckwheat Strawberry Ale, Blackberry Farm Brewery (TN)

Written By: Dion on 11/29/2016
Subtle, slightly sweet strawberry and grain husk on the nose, with ancillary notes of freshly... (see more)


Year of New Beer: White Russian Imperial Coffee Stout, Sun Up Brewing (AZ)

Written By: Dion on 11/28/2016
Roasted coffee bean, dark chocolate, sweet vanilla, and cream make up the bulk of a complicated... (see more)


Year of New Beer (Rnd 2): Olde Pelican English Pale Ale, Orlando Brewing (FL)

Written By: Dion on 11/27/2016
The nose is slightly earthy, with some hints of light citrus followed by a bit of caramel malt.... (see more)


Year of New Beer (Rnd 1): Chocolate Mint Girl Stout, Orlando Brewing (FL)

Written By: Dion on 11/27/2016
Rich cocoa powder and roasted malts initially mask the subtle peppermint on the nose. On the... (see more)


Year of New Beer: Old Elephant Foot IPA, Tampa Bay Brewing

Written By: Dion on 11/26/2016
Citrus peel and slightly earthy hops on the nose, backed by just a touch of caramel and bread... (see more)


Year of New Beer: Organic Flight, Waves Restaurant at the Contemporary Hotel (FL)

Written By: Dion on 11/25/2016
Not sure who is the brewer on these. Maybe they just don't want to be identified. Blonde ale on... (see more)


Year of New Beer: Norbertus Hefeweizen, Allgäuer Brauhaus AG (Germany)

Written By: Dion on 11/24/2016
Fairly traditional hefe with a sweet banana dominating lesser notes of bubblegum and cloves. On... (see more)


Year of New Beer (Rnd 2): Floridian, Funky Buddha Brewing (FL)

Written By: Dion on 11/23/2016
Sweet, lightly toasted grains combine with banana, clove, and a touch of citrus on the nose. A... (see more)


Year of New Beer (Rnd 1): Icelandic Doppelbock, Einstök Beer Company

Written By: Dion on 11/23/2016
Fairly sweet on the nose with chocolate, caramel, and hints of dark fruits, all transitioning to... (see more)


Year of New Beer: Miriam's Irish Coffee Stout, Coppertail Brewing (Tampa)

Written By: Dion on 11/22/2016
Mild coffee bean, bittersweet chocolate, and toasted nut on the nose. On the tongue is a nice... (see more)


Year of New Beer: Fruit Punch Jungle Boogie, Marz Community Brewing (Chicago)

Written By: Dion on 11/21/2016
Very mild nose on the initial pour, with jam-like hints of cherry and pineapple coming on only... (see more)


Year of New Beer: Liquid Dreams, Marz Community Brewing (Chicago)

Written By: Dion on 11/20/2016
Grapefruit peel, melon, and a bit of pine on the nose. On the tongue is a pretty nice sweetness... (see more)


Year of New Beer: Funk Land Country Shuffle, Upland Brewing/Country Boy Brewing (IN/KY)

Written By: Dion on 11/19/2016
Whereas strawberry was the star of the Country Boy show, Upland takes their side of the... (see more)


Year of New Beer: Day Job, Rubobrau (Louisville)

Written By: Dion on 11/18/2016
Straight fruit juice on the nose, primarily pineapple, mango, and papaya. All of these transfer... (see more)


Year of New Beer: 5 Beans, Sixpoint Brewery (NY)

Written By: Dion on 11/17/2016
Bold coffee roast and dark chocolate lead the nose, with lighter elements of nuts, caramel, and... (see more)


Year of New Beer: Hoppy Magnolia, Urban Family Brewing (WA)

Written By: Dion on 11/16/2016
Light lemon zest, dried apricot, dusty hay, and a bit of yeasty funk on the nose. Crisp with a... (see more)


Year of New Beer: Bourbon Barrel Aged Ten Fidy 2016, Oskar Blues Brewery (CO)

Written By: Dion on 11/15/2016
Dark fruits, chocolate malt, charred oak, and a vanilla and bourbon sweetness on the nose. All of... (see more)


Year of New Beer: Blackberry Harvest, Urban Family Brewing (WA)

Written By: Dion on 11/14/2016
Fairly nondescript on the nose with only a light berry note and a touch of dry hay. The tartness... (see more)


Year of New Beer: Clearly Everybody Wants Some, Against the Grain Brewery/Hoof Hearted Brewing (KY)

Written By: Dion on 11/13/2016
Very light, sweet grains on the nose, with a generous influx of floral hops and a light grass... (see more)