Archive for the ‘American Strong Ale’ Category

3 Months 10 Beers #6 -> The Bruery Coton

Friday, September 17th, 2010

My wife and I are on a quest to find her 10 beers over the next 3 months that she can enjoy! We have found very few beers that she has enjoyed.  I decided to go big on this next beer and hit another extreme beer.  The Bruery’s Coton is their 2nd anniversary ale, it is a 14.5% abv beer.  25% of this beer was aged in bourbon barrels. (more…)

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3months 10 beers -> Beers 1 & 2

Wednesday, September 1st, 2010

My wife and I are on a quest to find her 10 beers over the next 3 months that she can enjoy!  We have found very few beers that she has enjoyed.  So tonight we sampled two beers, Southern Tiers Creme Brulee and Fantome Dark White.  These are almost polar opposite beers, so I hoped by choosing such different beers, I could start to get a track on what is going to appeal to Dani. (more…)

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Got Dragon’s Milk

Thursday, November 12th, 2009

I love the name of this beer, Dragon’s Milk! It is brewed by New Holland Brewery out of Holland Michigan. Having had several New Holland beers in the past, I was looking forward to trying another one of their beers and my first from their High Gravity series. There are 8 beers in the High Gravity Series all with an ABV of at least 7% and most over 10%. A high Gravity beer initially has a lot of sugar in the pre fermented beer which results in a large difference in density compared to water and generally results in a higher alcohol content, which in beer geek speak is the beers’ gravity. Your beer lesson of the day, now onto the beer!esb4

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Ithaca Beer Company Excelsior Old Habit

Thursday, November 5th, 2009

Picked up this bottle of Ithaca Beer Company’s Excelsior Old Habit soley based on the label.  I knew nothing about this beer before I bought it at Beers of the World in Rochester.  The label describing it as aged in Oak Barrels.  I have a weakness for barrel aged beers; love the woody characteristics a beer can pick up.intica_oldhabit1

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Beer Review: Dogfish Head Immort Ale

Thursday, June 11th, 2009

What I have found from drinking Dogfish Head, you’ll always get something that is going to push the envelope or at least hit you with a curve ball. The Dogfish Head Immort Ale is considered an American Double, which is basically a high ABV beer catchall category, when a beer doesn’t fit anywhere else.

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Beer Review: Southern Tier Iniquity Imperial Black Ale

Tuesday, June 9th, 2009

With each tasting of a Southern Tier beer I have, there is one thing I have come to rely on with this brewing company, they will do something to push the envelop with their beer that works extremely well.  When I saw the Southern Tier Iniquity Imperial Black Ale on the shelf for the first time I didn’t hesitate to buy a couple bottles.  I love to try different and unique styles of beer and that is exactly what Southern Tier has been producing.

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