Archive April 2011

A Trip to Germany0

by Mikeat 07:09 PM

This will not be a normal beer review post, or even editorial. I’m treating this post as a travel log detailing my beer related experiences during a recent business trip to Germany. I went in knowing little about the city I was staying in and what to expect when I got there. I had traveled to Germany before with my family, but this trip I tried to be less of a tourist and try to get a more local experience. What follows below is details of what I ate, drank, saw and experienced during the time I wasn’t working.

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Ithaca to brew Phish-inspired Stash IPA1

by Shaneat 08:51 AM

Ithaca Beer Company out of New York is set to brew a, you guessed it, Phish-inspired IPA called Stash. The beer is scheduled to be released in early June, as a special one-off production available on draft only in extremely limited distribution. The official press release from Ithaca Beer is after the break.

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Review: Bruery Mischief Gone Wild0

by Shaneat 10:51 AM

As one of my favorite breweries, The Bruery, I’m always searching out their new, limited and exotic beers. Recently I received their Mischief Gone Wild, dubbed an American Wild Ale though I beg to differ, from Scott in California. This is essentially their Belgian Strong Pale Ale, Mischief, fermented with Brettanomyces to give the beer a certain ‘funk’ character, typical of the yeast.

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Review: Sierra Nevada Ovlia Dubbel0

by Nickat 11:40 AM

Sierra Nevada in conjunction with the Abbey of Calirvaux have created three different beers, all of which will all be released this year. I was able to find a bottle of the first release, Ovila Dubbel. Picking up a bottle of any of the Ovila brews will be for a good cause and not just for your enjoyment. Part of the proceeds are going to rebuild the Ovila Chapter House, north of the Sierra Nevada brewery in Chico, CA.

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Review: Firestone Walker Abacus0

by Shaneat 10:34 AM

I’m no stranger to Firestone Walker Brewing Company, based out of Paso Robles, California. I’ve sampled their 14th Anniversary, Double Jack and Velvet Merlin and now that they’re in the Philadelphia market – it’s going to be even easier to get my hands on them. Nick and I split a bottle of the 2011 Abacus, a barrel-aged American Barleywine, last night at Craft Ale House.

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