This Halloween Shane and Nick open two different vintages of Southern Tier’s Pumking Imperial Pumpkin Ale. Both 2010 and 2011 vintages are opened side by side and evaluated. How does the great Pumking stand up to the test of time? Tune in to check out what we thought and Happy Halloween!
Archive October 2011
I previously reviewed the Hop on Top from Chameleon Brewing Co., and it wasn’t to my liking. Today I have another offering from Chameleon, their Ryediculous IPA. I have had IPAs of this style in the past it so far it has turned out well. A good balance can be achieved between the earthy notes, spices, and bitterness.
Porters are great beers to have during a fall evening sitting outside in a sweatshirt sharing beers with friends. In this vein, I have the Lucky 7 Porter from Evolution Craft Brewing Co. which gets its name from the 7 “lucky” malts that it is brewed with. That should make this a fairly complex, malt forward beer.
Heady Topper, an Imperial IPA from The Alchemist Pub & Brewery in Vermont, is easily regarded as one of the top beers in the style around the world. After recently opening their cannery, Heady Topper became a year-round offering in their line-up. Available in 16 ounce cans and at 8% ABV, I’m interested to see how this compares to other “world class” Imperial IPAs.
Collaborations between breweries are a great thing – they allow two different brewers to make something brand new and further hone their skills. When these collaborations take on an international flare, things get even more interesting. One such example is from Brasserie Des Franches-Montagnes (BFM) out of Switzerland and Terrapin from Athens, GA teamed up to make the Spike and Jerome’s Cuvee, a 12.1% ABV rum barrel aged Barleywine. I had it on tap at my local beer bar and knew instantly it was worthy of a review.