Category Tasting Notes

WELCOME TO IPA CAMP

Sierra Nevada Beer Camp 2013 has gone IPA. But is that a good thing?

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SIX BEERS FROM CHICAGO’S RELAUNCHED BERGHOFF BREWERY

Kid Carboy taste tests six new beers from Chicago’s newly relaunched Berghoff Brewing.

A MIXED BARREL FROM VICTORY

Slouch gives a rundown of Victory’s barrel-aging experiments.

ALL DAY

Let’s talk about the All Day IPA, shall we?

THREE BEERS FROM FIREMANS BREW

Kid Carboy Jr. tastes a trio of firefighter-themed brews from California.

GUEST POST: TWO BROTHERS’ HEAVY HANDED

Pickle Burke drops by and tells us about the Heavy Handed from Two Brothers.

GERMAN OCTOBERFEST TASTE-OFF

Kid Carboy Jr. tastes a panel of German oktoberfest brews and crowns a winner.

CAPITAL OKTOBERFEST

Kid Carboy Jr. expounds upon his love of sessionable Oktoberfest brews.

MOUNTAIN GOAT BEER’S HIGHTAIL ALE

A few weeks back, one of my locals was having a pint night featuring an Australian brewery who’s products had just started to appear stateside, one Mountain Goat Beer out of Melbourne, who have been making ales since 1997 yet had just started appearing in the states. I was very intrigued, as I my experience […]

SOUTHERN TIER 2X STOUT

Kid Carboy tastes the “value imperial stout” brother of Southern Tier 2XIPA and is less than blown away.

NEW BELGIUM RED HOPTOBER

Kid Carboy tastes New Belgium’s latest fall seasonal beer and is rather unimpressed.

THE DIPA CHALLENGE

Brother Barley conducts a rather pointless DIPA taste-test. Still fun though.

LADY JAY GOES TO LADYJAIL. THEN CHUCKANUT BREWERY.

Recently, I found myself sitting in a car on Friday afternoon, at the border of the United States and Canada, anxiously awaiting a weekend of delicious Seattle hop-bombs on the way back from suffering through nine days of weak Canadian swill.* I thought I had nothing to fear. I thought my suffering was over. I […]

THREE FLOYDS BLACKHEART ENGLISH IPA

Kid Carboy tastes a coveted brew (which is any brew) from Indiana’s Three Floyds.

LAKEFRONT FIXED GEAR

Kid Carboy tastes an excellent red ale from Milwaukee’s Lakefront Brewery.

THE PLUS-MINUS RATING SYSTEM

Brother Barley introduces the paradigm-shifting Plus-Minus Rating system for beer.

THE ALCHEMIST HEADY TOPPER

Brother Barley cracks into a Heady Topper from The Alchemist. Yum!

TWO BROTHERS OUTLAW IPA

Kid Carboy tries the first canned beer from Two Brothers Brewing, Outlaw IPA.

OMMEGANG BIERE D’HOUGOUMONT

Eight malts, French hops, aged on oak and maple staves, reference to Napoleon’s downfall in the name. That sound like a beer you’d be into? Yeah, me too. I bring you Ommegang Biere D’Hougoumont.

PIPEWORKS CLOSE ENCOUNTER IMPERIAL STOUT

Kid Carboy tastes a new imperial stout from Chicago’s Pipeworks Brewing.

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