Craft Beer

  1. Tasting 3 of the Outstanding, Hop-Forward Ales of Toppling Goliath

    Tasting 3 of the Outstanding, Hop-Forward Ales of Toppling Goliath

    Our Warehouse Manager, Jackson, brought some essential Toppling Goliath ales back with him from Iowa, so we decided to taste them all. Back to back. And let me tell you – Toppling Goliath's hop game is serious.

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  2. Stone's Xocoveza Varieties & the Diverse Flavor Profiles They Offer

    Stone's Xocoveza Varieties & the Diverse Flavor Profiles They Offer

    It is that time of year again, when Stone's "winter-spiced mocha stout" hits the brew shop shelves, and we all buy it up and hoard it best we can until the next winter arrives.

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  3. When Just an IPA Won't Do - A Black, Red, & Double IPA Tasting

    When Just an IPA Won't Do - A Black, Red, & Double IPA Tasting

    This time we focused our efforts on taste testing hoppy beers – in this case IPAs and one dry-hopped California Common. The taste testing offered a broad spectrum of different hop flavors, and demonstrated that hops should not be synonymous with strict bitterness.

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  4. Why Oskar Blues is the Arbiter of Cool, Canned, Craft Beer

    Why Oskar Blues is the Arbiter of Cool, Canned, Craft Beer

    Oskar Blues is serious about canned craft beer. They are said to be responsible for the first released canned craft beer in the United States, which was their Dale's Pale Ale in November 2002. They still only package their beer in cans and kegs, never bottles.

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  5. The Search for the Best Fall Beers - Pumpkin, Cider, & Spice

    The Search for the Best Fall Beers - Pumpkin, Cider, & Spice

    Our objective with this tasting was to try out some flavorful fall beers to celebrate the start of the season - with some malt liquor for good measure. (Actually, we tasted the malt liquor because we are working on our own recipe and needed to make sure we are hitting the mark).

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