Monday, October 15, 2018

St. Louis Gueuze Fond Tradition Beer Review

The St. Louis Gueuze Fond Tradition from Brouwerij Van Honsebrouck is a traditional Gueuze Lambic that comes in with an ABV of 5% and is the focal point of this review. It is done in the pure tradition of this style which is a blend of young and old Lambics. It is definitely geared toward the experienced beer drinker and for me, I truly did appreciate the style. There was a great feel of apple in the aroma as well as the flavor, a good amount of tartness, and a feel of the carbonation which did add an effervescent tone. There were some notes of dryness and sweetness, but overall I found it to be light, appealing and refreshing. Check out my video to see and hear more of my thoughts on it. And if you have tried this beer, then let me know what you thought of it by dropping a comment below.

Sunday, October 14, 2018

Guinness 200th Anniversary Export Stout Beer Review

From Guinness, the Guinness 200th Anniversary Export Stout pays homage to Benjamin Guinness and the first beer brewed with a new roasted grain called black patent malt. It was this recipe that Guinness says laid the foundation for the brewing of their beer over the next 200 years. Drinking this beer is drinking a bit of history and tradition.

For me, I will say that I felt this in the beer as there was a feeling of simplicity and traditional age, much like other traditional styled beers. Overall, I found the beer to be solid with a good amount of roastiness, chocolate, coffee and a bittering note throughout. There was a good maltiness but like a good amount of the other Guinness beers, I also felt a certain amount of thinness which also affected my overall perception of it. I personally have come to like my stouts with good body, and this one was just a little too light for me. This being said, it is a decent tasting beer and fits fine into the Guinness line especially for those that enjoy the Guinness Draught and even Guinness Extra Stout. Check out my video to see and hear more on this one. And if you have had this one before then let me know what you think by leaving a comment.

Saturday, October 13, 2018

Dogfish Head Burton Baton Beer Review

The Burton Baton from Dogfish Head Craft Brewery, a Double IPA that is a blend of an English-style Old Ale and an Imperial IPA that is brewed and fermented separately in stainless steel tanks before being brought together and blended in large oak tanks. This final result is an ale that comes in with a 10% ABV and an IBU level sitting at 70. This all being said, I found this beer to be a delightful brew with some great smoothness. It played more like a Strong Ale for me though than an IPA; there was a decent amount of maltiness and the bitterness seemed to be more on the initial than the finish. There was a nice feel of the oakiness as well as vanilla characteristic from the barreling. There was some booziness that did arise in the aroma as well as the flavor, but it was nothing off-putting. Definitely, one that I would recommend for anyone that enjoys a nice barreled beer, and if you have had it then let me know by leaving a comment. Check out the video to see and hear more of my thoughts on this one.

Ale-O-Ween Beer List Announced For Dayton Event


Halloween-themed festival returns with a larger lineup of seasonal and rare Ohio beers.


DAYTON, Ohio – “Spooky Tooth.” “Nightmare on North.” “Nosferatu.” “Brewedwitch.” These are just a few of the frighteningly great beers available at Ale-O-Ween, a Halloween-themed craft beer festival, being held at the Dayton Steam Plant on Saturday, Oct. 20 from 6-9 p.m. Ale-O-Ween is a fundraiser for the Ohio Craft Brewers Association (OCBA), a nonprofit guild that exists to promote, preserve and unify Ohio’s craft brewing industry.

Building on the success of 2017’s inaugural Halloween-themed craft beer festival, over 40 Ohio craft breweries will be pouring samples of more than 100 beers, featuring seasonal styles, limited-release brews and popular favorites. This year, Ale-O-Ween will also take advantage of the Steam Plant's outdoor space, allowing for more attendees and more participating breweries.

In addition to craft beer samples, Ale-O-Ween will feature live music by The AmpFibians and Team Void, food from The Drunken WafflePa’s Pork and The Wicked ‘Wich of Dayton, face painting by L. Hetherington Studio and tarot card readings by House of Ravenwood. Craft beer enthusiasts are encouraged to dress up to win prizes in the Ale-O-Ween costume contest. Ohio On Tap app users in attendance will also earn five bonus passport stamps redeemable for prizes.

OCBA is offering a group discount to this year’s event, the Ale-O-Ween Six-Pack: get six regular or early admission tickets for the price of five. Individual general admission tickets are available in advance for $40, which includes a souvenir glass and tasting tickets for 20 four-ounce samples. Early admission tickets are also available for $50, granting admission at 5 p.m. Designated driver admission is available for $15 and includes a food voucher. Tickets can be purchased online at http://www.beerfesttickets.com/aleoween

Lyft is offering discounted rides to and from Ale-O-Ween. Riders can enter promo code ALEOWEEN18 for 25% off two rides (up to a $5 discount per ride) on the day of the event.

Ale-O-Ween is sponsored by Frantz Ward LLPLyftMosaic Employee BenefitsOhio Beer CounselPrestige GlasswareThe Steam PlantUrban ArtifactWarped Wing Brewing CompanyYellow Springs BreweryFigLeaf Brewing CompanyMaumee Bay Brewing Co.The Phoenix Brewing CompanyRhinegeistRoyal Docks Brewing CompanyBranch & Bone Artisan AlesCrooked Handle Brewing CompanyThe Dayton Beer CompanyGrainworks Brewing CompanyHairless Hare Brewing CompanyLock 27 BrewingMunicipal Brew WorksParadigm Shift BrewingPretentious Barrel House and Toxic Brew Company.
 
2018 Ale-O-Ween beer list:
16 Lots Brewing Co.
 – The Beast DIPA; Oktoberfest
Branch & Bone Artisan Ales – Violet Perception - Ginger, Lime, and Pea Blossom Berliner Weisse; Spectral Alphabet - IPA with Mosaic and Citra
Carillon Brewing Co. – Squash Ale; Coriander Ale
Crooked Handle Brewing Co. – Witcher Imperial Pumpkin Ale; Roadside Peanut Butter Porter
The Dayton Beer Company – Deep Sea Diving Peanut Butter Vanilla Stout; Broken Empire Barrel Aged Russian Imperial Stout; Canal Boat IPA; Beast of Tadmor Village Barrel Aged Doppelbock
Devil Wind Brewing – Ein Prosit! Festbier; Mind the Gap ESB
Elevator Brewing Co. – Great White Pumpkin Ale; Pommes du Paradis - Belgian Apple Ale; Gravity 4.0 - Belgian-style Tripel; 380 - IPA
Eudora Brewing Co. – Cheval Magique Belgian Golden Strong Ale; Groove Juice Session IPA
Fat Head's Brewery – Head Hunter; Spooky Tooth
Fifth Street Brewpub – Ramona Brown Ale w/ Maple & Praline; Better Than #psl Squash Saison
FigLeaf Brewing Company – StarCrusher Double Hazy IPA; Wee Easy Scotch Ale; Ponderous Porter; 24 month Bourbon Barrel Aged Black Solstice
Fretboard Brewing – Mellowship ISP; Fretboard Vlad Pilsner; Fugee Breakfast Ale; Shimmy Shimmy Cocoa Pop Chocolate Red
Grainworks Brewing Company – poundsign nofilter NE IPA; Oatmeal Stout; My Blue Heaven Blueberry ESB; Pineapple Cherry Tart
Great Lakes Brewing Co. – Nosferatu, Imperial Oyster Stout
Hairless Hare Brewery – Whirlfloced IPA; Buckeye Nation Peanut Butter Porter
Heavier Than Air Brewing – Lost at Sea American Honey Amber; McCook Bound American Stout
HiHO Brewing Co. – Oktoberfest; Ginger Beet Saison
Little Fish Brewing Company – Apricot Reinheitsgewhat!?; Poisson Grand - Honey Saison
Lock 27 Brewing – Stumbling Nag DIPA; Hippity Hopsta NEIPA; Pumpkin Pi Imperial Pumpkin Ale
Lucky Star Brewery – Mucho Michelada-Bloody Mary, Ojos Locos-Mexican Lager
MadTree Brewing – Blood Orange PsycHOPathy; Happy Amber
Maumee Bay Brewing – Dreamin' Demon; Brewedwitch Barleywine; Barrel Aged Total Eclipse w/ maple; Alegae Bloom
Mother Stewart's Brewing – Wet Hop Pale Ale; Porter; Oktoberfest
Municipal Brew Works – Approachable Blonde; Orange Agave Blonde; Scout IPA; True West Coffee Porter
North High Brewing – North High Stick amber ale; Mr. Fahrenheit NE IPA
Paradigm Shift Brewing – Nightmare on North - Pumpkin Ale; Donkey Bones - Vienna Lager; Festus - Festbier; Wonderwall - IPA
Phoenix Brewing Company – Dark Lylith Imperial Chocolate Stout; Orange Eyes Pumpkin Ale; Embalming Fluid Double IPA; Cyclops Milkshake IPA; Undertaker Imperial Rye IPA
Platform Beer Co. – Paranormal Hoptivity, Yammy Yammy
Pretentious Barrel House – Derisive with Strawberries; Proficient (Sour Saison); Truculent with Peaches; Sybarite with Apricots
Rhinegeist – Infinite Dawn; Existential Apples; Mushhushu; Quarky Citra
Roundhouse Depot Brewing Co. – Ichabod Train Pumpkin Pie Cream Ale; Scenic Train Oktoberfest
Royal Docks Brewing Co. – Deathly Mallows - Marshmallow Milk Stout; Dare IPA - Hybrid West Coast/NE Style IPA; Yuletide - Holiday Spice Ale; Jackboots & Kilt - Wee Heavy Scotch Ale
Sibling Revelry Brewing – Festbier
Star City Brewing – Building 26; Twisted Mill
Streetside Brewery – Goseface Killah - Gose with Plum; 81 Feet - Pale Ale with Mandarina Bavaria and Cascade
Toxic Brew Company – Hangar 18 Porter; Harvest Ale Seasonal
Urban Artifact – Finn: Tart Pale Ale; Chariot: Tart Cherry Gose; Gaslight: Sour Fresh Hop Double IPA; Operation Plowshare: Blackberry Midwest Fruit Tart
Warped Wing Brewing Company – Creepshow w/ Maple & Coffee; Lagerstadt Oktoberfest; Grape Creek Must Barleywine; 10 Ton Oatmeal Stout; EXP IPA #2
Wild Ohio Brewing Company – Black Cherry Bourbon; Blood Orange Tangerine
Wolf’s Ridge Brewing – Clear Sky Daybreak; Driftwood
Yellow Springs Brewery – Multiball-Pilsner; S’mores Handsome-American Brown Ale w/s’mores; Little House of Haze- Hazy Pale Ale
 

Founded in 2007, the Ohio Craft Brewers Association is a nonprofit guild that exists to promote, preserve and unify Ohio’s craft brewing industry. We aspire to be recognized as the industry leader at both state and national levels for preserving the art of making high-quality, unique craft beer; to serve as the unified voice for craft brewers across the state; to advocate on behalf of the Ohio craft beer industry; to contribute to systemic, local community development by driving economic and job growth, while creating experiences that bring people together; and to serve as a beacon for local production and manufacturing through craft beer, resulting in diverse choices for consumers.

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