Monthly Archives: June 2009

Broughton Ales Black Douglas

On my last trip to Malt & Vine, I actually had the chance to share a bit of my passion/hobby with my wife and she happened to spot this little beauty.  “Have you tried Black Douglas,” she asked as she … Continue reading

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MacTarnahan’s Summer Grifter IPA

They say a picture is worth a thousand words… well… Mr. Dave leaves me a little speechless in this one, so I guess that picture is well worth it… 🙂  This was a good night of tasting… about half way through… … Continue reading

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Deschutes Red Chair IPA

Deschutes does the body good with one of its latest Bond Street series brews, Red Chair IPA.  Named after the oldest operating ski lift at Mt. Bachelor, OR, this brew has a really cool label and a great flavor to … Continue reading

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Elysian Loser

A light copper brew with a medium sized head, Elysian’s Loser is more on the dark end of the spectrum than the light for a pale ale. Sweet and malty in the nose, the body has definite hop characteristics but … Continue reading

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Oskar Blues Mama’s Little Yella Pils

I am a big fan of Oskar Blues… ever since my first experience with Oskar Blues Ten FIDY Imperial Stout.  So while I knew that this one was a long shot, in general, I still thought that these guys could pull … Continue reading

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Sierra Nevada 12th Release Harvest Ale

Sweet sweet wet hop Sierra Nevada Harvest Ale, hallowed be thine name… thy beer come, down my gullet… to rest in my warmed belly.  This super-solid brew uses a style of hopping where they don’t dry or turn the hops … Continue reading

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Brasserie Dupont’s Saison Dupont

Brasserie Dupont’s Saison Duponthas been around for a while… to say the least.  Some hail this as one of *the* best beers in the world… others have never heard of it.  We fell into the latter until the night we … Continue reading

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Hale’s Ales Rudyard’s Rare Barleywine Style Ale

Another brew from a PNW long timer, Hale’s Ales out of Seattle.  We were on a bit of a barleywine kick, so this Rudyard’s Rare fit right in.  As far as the tasting goes… this wasn’t a spectacular brew… from … Continue reading

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Lagunitas 2009 Correction Ale

Say “lah-goo-knee-tuss” and say it with a smile! 🙂  For the most part, I love these guys… they are just down to earth cool and they are keeping it hip and fresh more than probably most other brewers out there… … Continue reading

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Left Hand Brewing Widdershins Barleywine Style Ale

Other than being a lot of fun to say, Left Hand Brewing Widdershins is a really, really solid barleywine style ale.  I mean really solid.  The bottle notes 2007 for bottle conditioning (and you can see it), so this has … Continue reading

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