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Your Father Smelt of Elderberries
Stone Brewing Company
Medieval-style ale brewed with Elderberries
I haven't been a fan of Stone's Stochasticity series thus far, but I picked up this latest offering from Greg Koch and company largely, if not completely because of the Monty Python connection. Even if the beer stinks, it's still a pretty cool bottle to put on display, right? However, friends, trust me when I say that this brew is over the top, shout it from the mountains, doing cartwheels in the Wise Guys bomber aisle-fantastic!
Stone Brewing Co.
Ale brewed with cocoa, pecans, wheat & rye, with one quarter aged in bourbon barrels
Having skipped Indiana last year, it was a pleasant surprise to see that Stone would be sending w00tstout 3.0 our way in 2015. If I remember correctly, the inaugural release in 2013 went on to be one of my favorite beers of the year. Here's hoping this collaboration from Drew Curtis, Wil Wheaton and Greg Koch remains the same, if not having gotten substantially better!
2015 Southern Hemisphere Harvest Fresh Hop IPA
Sierra Nevada Brewing Co.
Beer Guy here! Hey! Is there a seasonal brew that you absolutely and without a doubt have to try every time it makes its way back to the shelves? Well, for me, it's Sierra Nevada's Fresh Hop IPA from their 5-Beer Harvest Series. I just can't get enough of these New Zealand hops!
Here we go!
The pour on Fresh Hop is amber in color with a wonderfully fluffy, off-white head that shows great retention and lacing throughout.
Lagunitas Brewing Company
Beer Guy here!
Loooook.... I've had a few ginger beers in my life, and, I'll be honest, it's not a style I make an effort to seek out. It's just not my thing. That being said, it's Left Hand Brewing, home to Wake Up Dead, Twin Sisters, aaaaand Fade To Black! Give credit where credit is due.
Let's get to it!
I got in to craft brews because drinking the same old beer just wasn't for me. I wanted to expand the debate of Miller vs Coors. Everyone knows of Miller’s Triple Hops and that Coors Light has a crisp and refreshing finish and is frost-brewed. And I’m sure this reminds some of you of your own long road into craft brews.
As my regular customers know, I am currently employed at Wise Guys Discount Liquors. (www.wiseguysliquors.com) And this opportunity alone has helped me evolve my pursuit to know the world of micro brews. I am happy to announce I am in the beginning stages of the Cicerone program specializing in Beer. I thought I knew about beer, but I’ve learned even more since taking these classes.