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Currently On Tap

  • Lake Walk Pale Ale
  • EdWort's Robust Porter
  • Slightly Self-Deprecating Ale
  • Pacifica Hefe
  • Bitter Thrashers Fan IPA
  • English IPA

  • Smuttynose Ry(e)an Ale

    Smuttynose Ry(e)an Ale

    Jim, a longtime friend of mine, and I came to the realization that we’re both fairly serious beer geeks while talking beer in an internet forum and started tormenting each other with our respective selections of local beers.  As he lives in Massachusetts and I’m in Georgia, there are a [...]

    Finally … Russian River Pliny the Elder

    Russian River Pliny the Elder

    If you’re even a little bit of a beer geek, you’ve probably heard conversations that go like this:  “Yeah, sure, that’s a good IPA, but it’s no Pliny.”  Pliny this, Pliny that.  It seems as though any IPA that comes out has to stand up against Pliny the [...]

    Terrapin/Left Hand Midnight Project – Peaotch

    Terrapin/Left Hand Midnight Project – Peaotch

    Yeah, yeah, been a bit quiet on this end for a while.  Let’s just sum it all up and attribute it to me being a slacker and move along, k?

    So here’s the latest in the series of collaborations between Terrapin Beer Company and Left Hand Brewing, [...]

    North Coast Old Stock Ale 2009 Cellar Reserve

    Normally I start out my beer reviews with a story leading into the beer, but I’m just not in the mood tonight.  I’m sure many of you are relieved about this as it saves you from having to wade through a paragraph or two of my ramblings before getting to the beer at hand.

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    Terrapin’s Georgia Theatre Sessions – Hoptaneous Combustion

    Terrapin's Georgia Theatre Sessions – Hoptaneous Combustion

    Well, folks, it’s finally time for the fourth and final chapter of Terrapin’s Georgia Theatre Session beers … Hoptaneous Combustion.  One might guess from the name that this beer contains a fair amount of hop flavor and bitterness.  Seeing as it is labeled as a smoked [...]

    Terrapin’s Georgia Theatre Sessions – Sound Czech

    Terrapin Georgia Theatre Sessions – Sound Czech

    Sound Czech is the third in the series of Terrapin’s Georgia Theatre Session beers.  If you’ve been a faithful follower of the blog you’ve undoubtedly read the posts about the first and second in the series, The Iron Tankard and Double Feature.  Those posts explain the [...]

    Southern Tier Pumking

    Southern Tier Pumking

    I love fall.  The weather finally starts to cool off, hockey season starts and the pumpkin beers start showing up on shelves.  I never thought I’d be a fan of beers with pumpkin in them, but after trying Dogfish Head’s Punkin’ Ale, I was hooked.

    So, tonight I find myself [...]

    Smuttynose Farmhouse Ale

    Smuttynose Farmhouse Ale

    I learned today that, as it turns out, beer is better at hydrating the body than water after strenuous activity.  Figuring that picking up a couple CO2 tanks and doing some grocery shopping was strenuous enough, I figured I’d reward myself with a tasty cold beer.  And what better beer [...]

    Moylan's Hopsickle Imperial Ale

    Moylan's Hopsickle Imperial Ale

    Having had one of those days today, I stopped on the way home and picked up a sixer of Sweetwater Motorboat.  It took me a bit longer to get home thanks to a downpour and a wreck that backed up traffic so sadly I had to relegate the Motorboat [...]

    Sierra 30 - Charlie, Fred and Ken's Bock

    Sierra 30 – Charlie, Fred and Ken's Bock

    I’ve already rambled on about the awesomeness that was the first in the series of Sierra Nevada’s 30th anniversary beers, so now, at long last, it’s time to ramble on about the second offering from the series.

    Here we have Sierra 30 – Charlie, Fred [...]