Sunday, October 28, 2018

Tasting Beer - Mendocino Imperial Stout Review

The Imperial Stout from Mendocino Brewing Company is no more, but let’s talk about it anyway. This is my look at the beer which unfortunately over the last year had to close their doors, and gone the way of some other craft breweries. This being said, this beer I found to be one of a solid offering that did well encompassing what an Imperial Stout should be. There were all of the qualities that one would seek in this style including the nice feel of coffee and chocolate, and smoothness in the taste from the malts. The aroma provided nice tones relative of the sweetness which carried a caramel feel, and the finish smacked of a pleasant richness making also a nice beer that could also be a dessert. Well worth checking this one out if you can still find it, and if you have then leave a comment on what you thought of this beer. Check out the video to see and hear more of my thoughts on this 10% ABV beer!

Tasting Beer - Yellow Springs Captain Stardust Review

Captain Stardust from Yellow Springs Brewery located in Yellow Springs, Ohio is a Saison Farmhouse Ale that comes in at 6.5% and this is my look at the reviewing and tasting of it. Nice in color the carbonation of the beer was noticeable on the appearance although later it was subtle in the taste. I found it to have an almost Belgian like sweetness to it from the spicy character of the yeast that was used. There was also some dryness for me but the beer also had a decent light overall body to it making it an easy one to put down. I definitely recommend for any Saison fan, and if you have had it then let me know what you thought by placing a comment below. Check out the video to see and hear more or my thoughts on this tasty and zesty ale.

Beer Flow Live Stream - Let's Drink

YouTube video from this past Thursday's show where we discussed various beer topics and enjoyed a few beers...

Monday, October 22, 2018

Falls City Beer Classic Pilsner Beer Review

Classic Pilsner from Falls City Beer is a 4.5% ABV all grain lager that for me proved to be a solidly okay beer that for the cost was not bad for what was received. There was a nice clean crisp feel around the beer that I found, some earthiness in the taste with some yeastiness and breadiness on the nose. I did also get somewhat of a corny feel with the beer, but overall it did enough that it had a decent feel. Check out the video to see and hear more of my thoughts on this one, and if you have had it then let me know what you thought by leaving a comment.

Friday, October 19, 2018

Beer Flow - Back Live And Pumpkin Beer Yet?

Hello all, we are back live tonight for another Beer Flow show where we discuss many find topics from the world of beer and ask the question, have you drunk a pumpkin beer yet? Come and join us!

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.

Friday, October 12, 2018

Harpoon UFO White Ale Beer Review

The UFO White Ale brewed with the Harpoon Brewery is a beer done in the Belgian Witbier style. It carries an ABV of 4.8% and my look at this one had me come across some of the common characteristics often found in the style. There was a nice presence of spice with a good feeling of clove coming through. The orange was there and not overdone, although the beer did almost teeter on a shandy-styled beer for me. There was a nice clean crispness with the beer, and overall it was light, smooth and refreshing and pretty much went down easy. No complaints from me on this one check out the video to see and hear more of my thoughts. And if you have had it before, then leave a comment to let me know what you thought of this one.

Thursday, October 11, 2018

Talking Beer and GABF Gold With MadTree Brewing

I recently had the chance to catch up with Mike Stuart from MadTree Brewing and have a sit down to discuss their winning of a gold medal at the 2018 Great American Beer Festival for their Happy Amber Ale. We also got into some other various topics as well and had a good time overall. Check out the video to see all that we discussed earlier this week.

Sunday, October 7, 2018

Elysian Brewing Superfuzz Beer Review

Superfuzz is a Blood Orange Pale Ale from Elysian Brewing that is a summer seasonal with an ABV of 6.4% that brings together the flavors of blood orange and northwest hops. I ended up grabbing this one for a make my own six-pack, and have to say that I wasn’t disappointed. A good orange fruity presence was there with the beer, along with a nice feel of the hops. The beer went down smooth without much scratchiness on the finish. A good dry texture of the beer was there as expected, as well as good flavor and aroma overall. Check out the video to see and hear more of my thought s on this one, and if you have had it before then let me know what you thought by leaving a comment.

Saturday, October 6, 2018

MadTree Brewing & Lyft Ridesharing Partner To Provide Responsible Ride Home

Partnership provides a discounted ride home when beer drinkers visit the Taproom


CINCINNATI (October 5, 2018) – MadTree Brewing Company, one of Cincinnati’s most popular breweries and maker of the beer named Lift, has partnered with Lyft, the fastest growing rideshare company in the U.S., to make sure craft beer drinkers have a responsible way to get home after a night of drinking. From Thursday through Sunday during the month of October, customers at the MadTree Taproom who take a Lyft ride to there will receive a coupon code for 50% off their ride home (up to $5) when they show their Lyft receipt to a bartender.

“Visiting the Taproom for a fresh pint of Lift, or two, is always a great night out and we want to provide a responsible, easy, on-demand way to get home,” said Chris Stokley, MadTree Brewing Taproom GM. “Plus, we get some extra cars off the road and provide an opportunity for local drivers in the community to earn.”

“We are excited to partner with one of Cincinnati’s favorite breweries and help passengers get a reliable and affordable ride to and from MadTree Brewing Company,” said Demetrius Thomas, Lyft Cincinnati Market Manager. “With the partnership, people can enjoy a Lift and know that Lyft can provide a responsible ride home afterward.”

Lift, a light, crisp, and refreshing German K├Âlsch-style beer has long been one MadTree’s best-selling beers and is the beer for all occasions -- from hanging out with friends by the campfire to lounging by the pool. Beer drinkers have long considered the name Lift synonymous with using the ridesharing service Lyft.

About MadTree Brewing Company

Cincinnati’s MadTree Brewing made history when they opened in 2013 by becoming the first modern craft brewery to can its beer in Ohio. When it comes to brewing, they have carved their own path. They mix. They mash. They methodically bring quality beer to life and have fun doing it. Demand from the growing community keeps MadTree motivated and moving. In return, they make nothing but the best beer and opened their new production brewery and taproom in February 2017. They are founded and continue to grow on the notion that beer builds community builds and community builds beer. MadTree distributes its beers throughout Ohio, Kentucky, and Middle and Eastern Tennessee. For more information about the beers, brewery, and taproom, visit madtreebrewing.com or connect with them on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, and Snapchat.

About Lyft

Lyft was founded in June 2012 by Logan Green and John Zimmer to improve people’s lives with the world’s best transportation. Lyft is the fastest growing rideshare company in the U.S. and is available to 95 percent of the US population. Lyft is preferred by drivers and passengers for its safe and friendly experience and its commitment to effecting positive change for the future of our cities.

Sweetwater Brewing Goin' Coastal Beer Review

Goin’ Coastal from Sweetwater Brewing Company is highlighted as an IPA with pineapple that features five hops, an IBU of 45 and an ABV of 6.1%. My experience with this one is that it is an okay beer but didn’t move the needle much for me. The pineapple was a little underwhelming for what I expected, but it was refreshing enough for a warmer day. Sweet and light, with a subtle bit of hoppiness and a dry texture, this one was adequate enough to enjoy. Check out the video to see and hear more on this one, and if you have had it then leave a comment to let me know what you thought of this ale.

Friday, October 5, 2018

Beer Flow - First Ever Malt Beverage Show

So tonight we decided to flip the script or turn the bottle, whatever you want to call it as for the first time we will be drinking around malt liquor and alcohol. Why? Why not? Join us to see where it goes. This may not be a good idea, lol.

Rare Beer Club Unboxing - September 2018 Beers

It’s that time again, unboxing time and here I have another shipment from Beer Of The Month Club so let’s check out what they sent to me here for my September 2018 shipment as part of the Rare Beer Club. Check out the video and join me as I see what’s in the box.

Wednesday, October 3, 2018

Lagunitas Citrusinensis Pale Ale Beer Review

The Citrusinensis Pale Ale from Lagunitas Brewing Company comes in at 7.5% ABV and 49 IBU, and takes Sanguinello Blood oranges and adds them to their DogTown Pale Ale for this citrusy beer. I found this one to definitely have a nice feel that allowed it to go down rather easily. The hoppiness is there as well as the dryness expected from a pale ale, and the sweetness is subtle with the orange citrus coming through although not as much as I was expecting. A light beer, I felt like I could easily chuck through this and a beer that can work on a warm or cool day. The texture for me had a slightly syrupy feel which isn’t as uncommon for me with this style, but a solid beer overall.

Check out the video to see and hear more of my thoughts on this one, and if you have had it before then leave a comment to let me know what you thought of this one.

Tuesday, October 2, 2018

Brew Talk: What Does Attenuation Mean In Brewing?

There are many terms thrown around when brewing beer and I decided to take a look at some of these terms. One of these is attenuation, and this video is a quick short look at what it means.

Monday, October 1, 2018

Golden Road Berry Guava Wheat Beer Review

The Berry Guava Wheat from Golden Road Brewing and now part of the AB InBev family is a Wheat Ale that carries a 5% ABV and is infused with guava and strawberries. Now if you watch the video then you will see that I do question the appearance as they usually do all fermentation before the beer hits the can, but it came out as if either there may have been a secondary or it could have been old. I did speak with them and sent them a pic of the beer, and they said that it was still good and the flaking in the can was possible with this one. Check out the video and let me know what you think.

But away from this, the beer did present itself well as it carried a good aroma of the fruits and these notes came through well in the taste. The drinking of it though if this is the case, made it almost feel like drinking pulp infused juice with some of the flakes inside, and will be a turnoff for many. If you have had this beer before then let me know, as I would be interested if you have come across this as well.

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