Today, Shane opens a bottle with Nick from his cellar to pair with a medium brie cheese. Mikkeller Chipotle Porter is an American Porter brewed with chipotle chilis, giving it a rich and robust malt base combined with a tingly spice. Sit down with us as we open this one time limited release!
Archive July 2011
I recently acquired a bottle of Hoppy Man from Twisted Pine Brewing Company out of Boulder, Colorado. Considering they don’t distribute to PA, it’s no surprise I’ve never heard of them before. The Hoppy Man bottle has a label display of a Jesus looking figure, and claims to be a dry-hopped 10.5% ABV Double IPA.
Michael Jackson’s (no, not him, the beer writer) Rare Beer Club has introduced me to stellar beers in the past and this month’s selection was no exception. Available only at the brewery and to members of the RBC, Cigar City puts a spin on their standard José Martí India Porter by aging this one on French Oak Spirals. If there is one brewery that knows how to utilize spiral aging properly, Cigar City would be it.
Recently as a group present for a friend, myself and some others put together a beer tasting. A beer tasting is easy to organize, and with a bit of thought can be a good way to experience new beers and some old favorites. Below are some tips for putting together a beer tasting for somebody other than yourself.
Fegley’s Brew Works has consistently done well with their beer, with one of my favorite pumpkin beers being their Devious Imperial Pumpkin Ale. Shane and I featured their Monkey Wrench Saison last summer on a video episode. I found a different take on that same beer with the annual spring/summer release of the Space Money Raspberry Saison.