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Rogue Yellow Snow IPA

February 12, 2015 | 0 Comments

I have a strange relationship with Rogue Ales: I often see their bottles at the store and think “They’ve made exactly what I want in an experimental beer!” and then end up bizarrely disappointed when...

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Firestone Walker 18th Anniversary Ale

February 2, 2015 | 0 Comments

The brewers at Firestone Walker in Paso Robles, California, have been consistently excellent with their special releases. Parabola, their annual Imperial Stout, is among the best examples of the breed. No surprise then that their...

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Anchor Steam Merry Christmas 2010

January 29, 2015 | 0 Comments

For some amazing scientific reason that I don’t fully understand, aging alcohol at home is alleged to enhance the flavor and character of the drink. Wine and whiskey connoisseurs have long known this, and now...

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Tweak – Avery Brewing

January 27, 2015 | 0 Comments

Tweak, by Avery Brewing in Colorado, can best be described through analogy to an exotic super car. It’s fairly rare, it’s overpowered, it assaults the senses and there are very few people who would seek...

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Jolly Roger – Drake’s Brewing

January 26, 2015 | 0 Comments

Drake’s Brewing from San Leandro, California, has been producing a special edition beer every year called Jolly Rodger. Each year (going back to 2009) there are variations on the recipe, but they’ve all tended to...

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The Abyss – Deschutes Brewing

January 22, 2015 | 0 Comments

Deschutes Brewing in Bend, Oregon is an established name in the large scale craft beer world. Along the lines of Sierra Nevada and New Belgium, Deschutes was an early force against the big domestic breweries....

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Betty IPA

January 10, 2015 | 0 Comments

Hangar 24 from Redlands, California has been around for a few years, offering a standard variety of beers and labeling them with aviation themes. While I certainly appreciate the airplane connection, the beers themselves have...

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Back Home Gingerbread Stout

December 25, 2014 | 0 Comments

Craft brewers have embraced the winter or holiday beer concept for several years now, with new offerings popping up every alongside the old pros that have been brewing their own versions for years. Golden Road Brewing...

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