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Tuesday, May 31, 2016

Craft Beer Review: KBC Blueberry Ale

Features the
quench of a wheat ale combined with the delightful aromatics and subtle
flavor contributed by Maine wild blueberries.

Monday, May 30, 2016

Craft Beer Review: Simpler Times Pilsner

From the Minhas Craft Brewery comes the Simpler Times Pilsner which carries an ABV of 5.5 %. Minhas is the second oldest brewery in America, so they must be doing a few things right. Let's check out this offering.

Sunday, May 29, 2016

Craft Beer Review: Simpler Times Lager

Minhas Brewery Description:
There are times when an
ice-cold beer fits the bill. This is an easy-drinking brew that’s
reliably tasty without being fussy.  It’s a straightforward beer with
good hop flavor without it being over the top. This speaks of a simpler
time when you could order a beer, and they wouldn’t bring you a full
menu. They’d just bring a good beer at a good price. Life can be
complicated, but your beer does not have to be. Enjoy the taste of
Simpler Times. 

Friday, May 27, 2016

Craft Beer Review: Horny Blonde For You

From Horny Goat Brewing: This beer is brewed to be clean and crisp with
the hops slightly edging out the malt on the taste. A generous addition
of German hops will leave the finish quite dry which is accentuated by
the softness on the palate given by the white wheat.  Horny Blonde took
Silver in the Premium Lager category at the 2012 Great International
Beer Festival.

Thursday, May 26, 2016

Craft Beers Gone Wild - Belgian Ales On Tap

A hangout to discuss a few beers which is highlighted by some Belgian Ales.

Monday, May 23, 2016

Craft Beer Review: Crystal Pale Ale

From Samuel Adams: This crisp pale ale is named after Crystal hops grown
in Oregon, which give the beer its distinctive American hop character. 
That classic aroma and citrusy, floral flavor that the Crystal hops
provide is accented by the subtle earthiness of UK hops and balanced by a
deep yet subtle malt sweetness with notes of toffee.

Saturday, May 21, 2016

Tasting Anderson Valley Winter Solstice

Winter Solstice® is our take on the classic style of “winter warmer.”
Boasting a deep amber hue and rich mouthfeel, its creamy finish will
lift your spirits. Hints of toffee, spice, and caramel tease the senses
making this the perfect ale to share with friends and family during the
cold days and long nights of winter.

(Available September – January)


Roasted almonds, candied yams, baked spiral ham, pumpkin pie

Brie, Aged Cheddar

Pint Glass 



Pale Two-Row, Crystal (40L and 80L), Munich (20L)

Northern Brewer, Liberty

Craft Beer Review Saison Noir From Rockmill

Rockmill Brewery: Candied fruit, sweet potato créme brûlée, hints of caramel & mild tobacco in finish.

Thursday, May 19, 2016

Craft Beers Gone Wild - Great Lakes Brewing Beers

This episode will explore two from Great Lakes Brewing Company: Lawn Seat Kolsch and Steady Rollin' Session IPA! If you would like to join as a speaker/commentator then let us know as well and we will get you the invite!

We also took a look at Hops by Numbers from Great Lakes Brewing and a big thanks to Dean from Shoe's Pub in Chicago for joining us!

Wednesday, May 18, 2016

Crafty Beer Review: Goose Ten Hills Pale Ale

Ten Hills traces its story to Elk Mountain Farms in Idaho, famous for
growing hops of exceptional quality and character. With hops from the
"first ten hills" grown for Goose Island at Elk Mountain, we crafted a
pale ale that delivers both a herbal and citrus hop character. We hope
you'll find the intriguing balance of flavors in this beer to be truly

Craft Beer Review: Petite Saison Delivers ��

Rockmill Brewery: Subtle peach with pistachio and honey. Our lightest Saison, best Paired with Sunshine. 

Tuesday, May 17, 2016

Beer Review: Newcastle Brown Ale Remembered

A look at Newcastle Brown Ale, which is a brand of beer produced by
Heineken International. The beer was introduced in 1927 in Newcastle
upon Tyne, England, by Newcastle Breweries, which became Scottish &
Newcastle in 1960. In 2005, brewing was moved out of Newcastle for the
first time to the other side of the River Tyne, to Dunston in Gateshead.
In 2009, it was announced that production would move to Tadcaster North

Infographic: How to Properly Enjoy Beer - StumbleUpon


Monday, May 16, 2016

Crafty Beer Review: Experiental Ale Winter From Goose

The Goose Island Experimental Ale Winter was a release for 2015. It was part of the Winter variety pack as a Winter Warmer. At 6.2% ABV and 50 IBU, it does provide a nice experience.

Saturday, May 14, 2016

Beer Review: Krunching Beers At Shoes Pub

Krunch is out and about as he gives us a rundown on Founders Nitro Pale Ale which is only available on draft...

Wednesday, May 11, 2016

Tuesday, May 10, 2016

Craft Beer Review: Saugatuck Neapolitan Milk Stout ��

Saugatuck Description: Rich flavors of chocolate, vanilla and strawberry are balanced out in
the smooth characteristics of this creamy milk stout. Seasonal release
annually November 1st.

Monday, May 9, 2016

Craft Beer Review: This Witbier Is A Sour Surprise ��

Rockmill Brewery, Lancaster, Ohio
Crisp, refreshing body with citrus bouquet & subdued bitterness. 
Spice, Coriander & Orange Peel.

6% ABV

Saturday, May 7, 2016

Beer Review: Soft Parade Packs Flavor! ��

Company Description: Soft Parade is a gourmet specialty pour that is brewed with toasted rye
flakes and two-row malted barley. Loaded with pureed strawberries,
blueberries, raspberries and blackberries, we refer to this fermented
potion as a fruit infused rye ale. The result is a refreshing fruit
delicacy that is easy to drink, visually appealing, and finishes dry.
Soft Parade was originally developed because Joe Short wanted to create a
beer that incorporated a medley of berries, had a great color, and
appealed to wine drinkers.

New Apparel Ideas...

So, I have decided to start looking at some ideas for tshirts and caps. Here are the first two pieces and I would love and appreciate any feedback. Please feel free to leave any in the comments.

Friday, May 6, 2016

A Guide to Pairing Your Comics And Beer

Have you ever thought about pairing your beer to comic book heroes? Well if so, then today is  your lucky day!

Cincinnati Brewing History (1806-2006)

Cincinnati and beer, what a history for sure. But, how much do you know?  Well, here is one way to find out more and take a look back at the history that took place here in the Queen City. Just click on the link below and begin your exploration back in time!

 Cincinnati was one of the leading beer-producing cities before Prohibition and has a rich brewing heritage dating back over 200 years. A large influx of mid-18th century German immigrants brought lager styles to add to the porters and ales offered by the earlier British and French brewers.  The Cincinnati Brewing History Map documents those brewers from 1806-2006 with names and locations illustrated on a vintage Cincinnati street map. This site helps bring that map alive by adding more detail to individual brewers, along with frequent posts of some of their contributions (and escapades) to Cincinnati history.  Finally, we also a Google map of the current Cincinnati craft breweries which continue that great brewing tradition!

Crafts and Crafts at Krohn Conservatory - 5/6/16

Looking for some Cincinnati fun heading into the weekend?

Crafts and Crafts at Krohn Conservatory: Adults only event. Sample craft beers, hear local musicians, shop Caribbean Straw Market, and of course, mingle with beautiful free-flying butterflies. The event starts at 5:30pm and goes to 7:30pm. The cost to attend is $7 and beers are not included.

 Crafts and Crafts at Krohn Conservatory Photo #0

Wednesday, May 4, 2016

Beer Review: Huma Lupa Licious Brings Da Hops! ��

Huma Lupa Licious’ name derives from the hop plant, Humulus lupulus. It
is Short’s best-selling India Pale Ale. Huma Lupa Licious is brewed with
five different hop varieties, providing a punch to the palate. Between
the beer’s abundance of hops, and the type of hops used in its creation,
it has a delicious bitter taste and enticing citrus aroma. The hearty
malt bill melds well with the hops for a perfect balance. Huma is the
product of Joe Short wanting to create the ultimate IPA experience.
Originally, Huma Lupa Licious was named Humulus Lupulus Maximus, and
went through several recipe changes before settling on the recipe we
know and love today.

Fifty West To Open Production Facility Friday


Tuesday, May 3, 2016

Beer Review: Beer Camp 2016 Edition ��

Sierra Nevada Description:

Fruit-forward hops take this IPA to the tropics. Beer Camp is the ultimate brewing experience. We invite beer fans into
our brewery nearly every week to design their own beer and then we bring
it to life. Each spring, we’ll feature one of our favorite
collaborations from the previous year. This year’s selection features
intensely aromatic hop varietals rich with the flavors of the tropics.
We use Citra, Mosaic and El Dorado hops to create bright fruit-forward
flavors of mango, papaya and bitter orange.

Breakout Brewer: Upland Brewing Company

Breakout Brewer: Upland Brewing Company: Pushing the envelope and doing things the hard way are standard operating procedure at Indiana’s Upland Brewing Company.

 Breakout Brewer: Upland Brewing Company Primary

Queen City Breweries Refuse To Go Flat

If you haven't visited and taken in the craft beer scene in Cincinnati, well maybe you should. Cincinnati just keeps booming with breweries throughout the region and is quickly becoming somewhat of site to now visit in the United States for good quality craft beer.

Queen City breweries refuse to go flat: Cincinnati’s brewery scene is growing extraordinarily fast, putting the city on the map as a craft beer hub and serving up unique brews to the growing number of local beer fanatics.

Monday, May 2, 2016

Beer Review: Road Warrior Steps On The Rye ��

Our imperial rye IPA is brewed in the name of our Road Warriors - the
sales team who tirelessly hit the streets, traveling from town to town
and pub to pub sharing the Green Flash experience. Road Warrior charges
full flavor forward. Columbus and Mosaic hops, rich crystal and spicy
rye malts pave the way for Mosaic and Amarillo dry-hopping to boldly
shine through in the finish. Raise a glass to those who never settle! 

Sunday, May 1, 2016

Beer Review: A Cold Mountain Tasting ��

From Highland Brewing Company: Our spiced winter seasonal complements all your holiday festivities. It
is typically malty in body, lightly hopped, and rounded out with a
delicious mix of spices that vary from year to year as we search for the
best vanilla, hazelnut and other flavors. If you see it in the store,
don't wait!

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