Author: Steve

  • Founders Sumatra Mountain Brown

    Founders Sumatra Mountain Brown

    American Brown Ale, Texas Brown Ale or as Founders calls this beer ‘Imperial Brown Ale’ generally describes a malt forward beer, a pumped up version of an English Brown recipe with hops like Cascade aggressively added and the ABV often much higher than the British original. The Oxford Companion to Beer notes that American Browns […]

  • Avery Fortuna: Barrel Aged Series #28

    Avery Fortuna: Barrel Aged Series #28 Tequila, distilled from the blue agave plant native to Mexico, heralds south of the border adventure and indulgence like no other spirit. Consumption is popularized as the rapid shooting of pours, rather than by snifter. And while bourbon or single malts are consumed straight by connoisseurs, tequila is so tied […]

  • Willoughby Brewing Hazy Days

    Willoughby Brewing Hazy Days Willoughby Brewing Company was founded in 1997 and has recently garnered modest national attention. Much of that buzz has come in praise of their excellent Peanut Butter Cup Porter, a beer that sounds like what it tastes like and World Beer Cup gold medal winner in 2014. But brewmaster Rick Seibt has proven […]

  • de Garde Hop Bu

    And think of the summers of the past Adjust the base and let the Alpine blast Pop in my CD and let me run a rhyme and put your car On cruise and lay back ’cause this is summertime -Will Smith THE BEER A Berliner Weisse, according to the German Beer Institute, constitutes a”sour, tart, […]

  • Schlafly Pumpkin Ale

    “…as if his soul had been extinguished within his lungs at the very moment the sweet pumpkin gave up its incensed ghost.” ― Ray Bradbury, The Halloween Tree THE BEER As pumpkin beers go, we have covered quite a few. The style started as a simple use of a gourd as an adjunct for flavor […]