Prairie Apple Brandy Barrel Noir

Prairie Apple Brandy Barrel Noir: Something Sweeter THE BEER Prairie makes a few barrel aged stouts. Last year we loved the Bomb!, their spicy coffee stout. They also have a very nice bourbon barrel aged oatmeal stout, Prairie Noir, that comes in 16.9 oz bottles. Prairie Apple Brandy Barrel Noir on the other hand, comes… Continue reading Prairie Apple Brandy Barrel Noir

Sierra Nevada Barrel Aged Narwhal

Sierra Nevada Barrel Aged Narwhal: Improving on Excellence Winter is the season for awful award shows and hearty beers. Barrel aged stouts are among the thickest, booziest beasts of the craft brewing world. So when a legendary brewer like Sierra Nevada decides to brew a new one, we have to uncork it. THE BEER Sierra… Continue reading Sierra Nevada Barrel Aged Narwhal

Buffalo Bayou Gingerbread Stout

Guest Tasting w/  Jess (@Epicfaul) and Christine (@Revstich) THE BEER The holidays bring us together with family and friends and in that vein we review Buffalo Bayou Gingerbread Stout, a beer given as a Christmas gift, with two guest reviewers.  Jess and Christine both enjoy beer, but neither is huge fan of imperial stouts. A… Continue reading Buffalo Bayou Gingerbread Stout

Founders Big Lushious

THE BEER Founders Backstage Series, perhaps most famous for bringing Canadian Breakfast Stout and Blushing Monk (amongst others) to large format bottles, returns with its latest offering to close out 2014. ‘Stout season’ is a marketing term the social media types at Founders love to use when the weather turns. They urge craft beer aficionados… Continue reading Founders Big Lushious

Prairie Artisan Ales Bomb!

One of the most sought after 12oz beers of the past year, Prairie Artisan Ales Bomb!  is another in the increasingly popular style of spicy stouts mixed with the already popular, and well covered by us, coffee beer. Can an Oklahoma brewer take on this complex blend of flavors?   Kickstarter, that micro finance wonder-boy… Continue reading Prairie Artisan Ales Bomb!