Monthly Archives: August 2009

New Belgium Lips of Faith Transatlantique Kriek

I just like to say the name of this beer… Transatlantique Kriek… has a good ring to it.  I am very happy to say that the beer has a good taste to it, as well.  🙂  This one started off … Continue reading

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Kasteel Cru Rosé

Hmmm… a rosé lager, made with Champagne yeast… in France… and imported by… Coors? Sounds a bit suspicious, but potentially light, refreshing and delicious for a hot summers afternoon, right? Well, the hot summers afternoon is here so let’s crack one … Continue reading

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New Belgium Lips of Faith Biere de Mars

Another in the Lips of Faith line from New Belgium, Lips of Fatih Biere de Mars comes to us in a bright and pretty orange polka dotted bottle as is the want of the Lips of Faith series.  This tasting is courtesy … Continue reading

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Allagash 2009 Confluence Ale

Two Middle of the Roads for Allagash in the past on this here little blog, but Allagash 2009 Confluence Ale has turned the streak for them.  This is a pretty complex ale, featuring 2 types of yeast, 3 types of malts, … Continue reading

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Stone Thirteenth Anniversary Ale

At 9.5% and having more hops than any other beer Stone has ever brewed, Stone’s Thirteenth Anniversary Ale is, in one word, awesome.  I had this at Malt & Vine several weeks ago, right off the tap and it hadn’t impressed … Continue reading

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Mikkeller Beer Geek Brunch (Weasel)

Mikkeller’s Beer Geek Brunch (Weasel) is quite the brew to get a conversation going… especially if you just ask someone to try it and then tell them later that it is made from coffee that came out of a civet’s … Continue reading

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Samuel Adams Imperial Stout

Picked up a 4-pack of Samuel Adams Imperial Stout at Fred Meyer the other day.  I like me some 9%+ ABV dark beers, usually, and Sam Adams can have some tasty brews.  So there was the decision making process… 🙂 As far … Continue reading

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De Struise Brouwers Black Albert Belgian Royal Stout

Little did I know when I picked this up that I was venturing into a new beer style, but here you have it… my first Belgian Royal Stout.  In drinking it, I have no idea that this really is any … Continue reading

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Elysian Avatar Jasmine Imperial IPA – Brew 2000

Elysian brought this special brew out for a limited time and we were able to grab a bottle from good ol’ Malt and Vine.  Elysian Avatar Jasmine Imperial IPA – Brew 2000 was a solid take on the traditional Avatar…  … Continue reading

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Port Brewing Hot Rocks Lager

Port Brewing Hot Rocks Lager lives up to its name in going old school for heating the wort with hot racks vs a burner.  This dark lager was made the old way, so it some responct.  Regardless, though, at the … Continue reading

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