IPAs run the gambit from weak to over the top 25% ABV hop bombs with enough IBUs to take the rust off an old bike chain. Every now and then you want an easier drinking, flavorful IPA that will allow you to still drive home safely after consuming. Not a full session beer, but something a bit slower speed. Hoping to answer this need is the All Occasions IPA from Evil Twin Brewing out of Denmark, a 8% ABV IPA billed as a “no BS” beer.
After changing my kegerator from a single tap system to a dual tap tower, I had to get a new keg. In the spirit of supporting a local brewery that I thoroughly enjoy, I made the trip out towards Lancaster, PA to get a keg of the Spring House Pecan Sandie Porter. This review is based off this sixtel that I brought home with me.
My top three favorite beverages are water, coffee, and beer. So naturally I search out any coffee-infused beer that I can. Recently, I came across the C4 Double Coffee Brown Ale from 8 Wired Brewing Co. out of New Zealand. I’ve had a few of 8 Wired’s offerings in the past, and remember enjoying them. Plus this was a new coffee beer for me, so I was already sold.
I have really enjoyed many of the beers Great Lakes produces ever since I got into the craft beer scene. Unfortunately, it has taken me years to actually sit down and review one. Today, I’m doing just that with their highly acclaimed (world class ratings on Beer Advocate) Edmund Fitzgerald Porter, an American-style Porter at 5.8% ABV.
Shane and I recently shared a bottle of the limited release Double DBA (Double Barrel Ale) from Firestone Walker. The Double DBA is part of the Proprietor’s Reserve Series, Batch No. 001. Released at the end of July into distribution, this is dubbed a Barrel-Aged Imperial Extra Special Bitter, housed for 12 months in a combination of new American oak barrels and retired bourbon barrels.