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Sunday, June 26, 2016

Beer Review: IPA��Highland Brewing Company

I had a chance to take some time to check out this IPA from Highland Brewing Company...

Saturday, June 25, 2016

Friday, June 24, 2016

Wednesday, June 22, 2016

Boatswain Double IPA By Rhinelander Brewing��Craft Beer Video

Another pick-up from a Trader Joe's run where they provide this as one of their exclusive beers...

Tuesday, June 21, 2016

Watch What You Need To Know About Mt. Carmel Maple Doppelbock Beer��

A nice Saturday out around town and a visit to the Righteous Room in
Cincinnati provided me with this opportunity to check out this beer from
Mt. Carmel Brewing Company...

Monday, June 20, 2016

Watch What You Need To Know About North High Hella Ella Pale��

Another fine beer that I enjoyed on a visit to the BrewRiver Gastropub here in Cincinnati...

Cincinnati Beer Week - BrewRiver GastroPub

Check out BrewRiver GastroPub this week as they will have 16 Special beers (including three of the local collaborative beers), guest brewers, swag and glassware give-aways, and special deals all week for Cincinnati Beer Week! Check out their Facebook page each day for specifics.

Tues- Mt. Carmel including collaborative beer "Fruits of Our Labor"
Weds- Tap & Screw Brewery 
Thurs- Braxton Brewery including collaborative beer "Nectar"
Fri- Blank Slate including collaborative beer "Saison d'513"

Sunday, June 19, 2016

Friday, June 17, 2016

Talking Beer With Chris Harris Of Black Frog Brewery

My sit down with Chris Harris of Black Frog Brewery​ to discuss this  brewery out of Toledo, Ohio.

Thursday, June 16, 2016

Wednesday, June 15, 2016

Weizenbock Craft Beer Review: Moon Glow

This richly flavored, dark amber wheat beer features fruity and spicy
aromas galore. Significant strength underlies the pleasant citric appeal
of this bock beer. Brewed with over 50% malted wheat, this is a
traditional Bavarian weizenbock. Full of the flavors of harvest fruit,
this is the perfect Autumnal elixir.

Tuesday, June 14, 2016

Pale Ale Crafty Beer Review: Fire Rock

Fire Rock Pale Ale is crisp, refreshing “Hawaiian-style” pale ale. Its
signature copper color results from the unique blend of specialty
roasted malts. The pronounced citrus-floral hop aroma comes from the
liberal amount of hops added to each brew.

Monday, June 13, 2016

APA Craft Beer Review: Mission St Session Pale Ale

This one is a value play from Trader Joe's and is a Session American Pale Ale.

Sunday, June 12, 2016

Belgian Style Cream Ale Craft Beer Review: Ermal's

Summer. 1959. A picnic. Ermal Fraze, a
kindly tool-and-die man, wrapped his calloused hand around an ice-cold,
flat-top can of beer and asked, "Anybody bring a can opener?" To his
horror, no one replied, "Yes." Out of the ashes of this indignity, Ermal
rose like a phoenix. And later, the pop-top can, whish is still used
today. Grab a can of Ermal's Belgian Style Cream Ale. Its light, creamy
body. Mild spice accents. And a symphony of citrus notes. They're
inside. So let them out.

Saturday, June 11, 2016

IPA Craft Beer Review: KBC IPA

There isn't too much to say in regard to a company description on this beer, as there wasn't much to find. It is a 6.1% ABV IPA that can be considered one to check out for those looking for a value beer.

Friday, June 10, 2016

Pale Ale Craft Beer Review: Smitten Golden Rye Ale

Drawn from one of our oldest recipes, Smitten began as
Golden Rye Ale, part of a series of beers that explored the use of rye
malt at our pub, the Eccentric CafĂ©. Our spring seasonal offers rustic
flavors from rye malt combined with citrus, resinous hop aroma from
Pacific Northwest varieties to create a crisp, refreshing take on the
classic Pale Ale.

Thursday, June 9, 2016

Craft Beers Gone Wild - Drinking Backyard Beers

This week we went local and discussed craft beers from our various areas that we are calling backyard beers. Check out what we found...

Wednesday, June 8, 2016

Session IPA Craft Beer Review: Steady Rollin'

Inspired by the Great Lakes region (our big backyard), our single hop
Session IPA is brewed for days when you can only guess the time based on
where the sun sits in the sky.

Tuesday, June 7, 2016

IPA Craft Beer Review: Hop By Numbers IPA

Our pub brewer found his muse in experimental hop 07270’s bright
tangerine aromas, then brushed his IPA’s canvas with shades of citrusy
Cascade and piney Simcoe hops.

Monday, June 6, 2016

Craft Beer Review: New Belgium 1554

Born of a flood and centuries-old Belgian text, 1554 Enlightened Black
Ale uses a light lager yeast strain and dark chocolaty malts to redefine
what dark beer can be. In 1997, a Fort Collins flood destroyed the
original recipe our researcher, Phil Benstein, found in the library. So
Phil and brewmaster, Peter Bouckaert, traveled to Belgium to retrieve
this unique style lost to the ages. Their first challenge was
deciphering antiquated script and outdated units of measurement, but
trial and error (and many months of in-house sampling) culminated in
1554, a highly quaffable dark beer with a moderate body and mouthfeel.

Saturday, June 4, 2016

Stout Craft Beer Review: King Louie Winter Stout

In collaboration with Bissinger's we used a beer friendly toffee that
they designed that bring hints of caramel and vanilla. The malt bill was
designed to support the toffee and add a soft chocolate notes to
compliment. Smooth as silk, this stout is perfect for the winter season

Friday, June 3, 2016

Beer Review: Moving Parts No 5

In our fifth batch (MP05), we've created a deliciously balanced golden
New Zealand-Style IPA with refreshing fruity notes and a hint of rich
caramel malt character. Taste Victory in Moving Parts 05

Thursday, June 2, 2016

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