Archive for the ‘Oak Beer’ Category

Southern Tier Cuvee Series 1, 2 & 3

Friday, February 11th, 2011

I can’t tell you how long I’ve been looking forward to drinking these beers.  I first saw Cuvee Series 1 and Cuvee Series 2 on my local beers stores’ shelves almost 2 years ago.  With the idea of having a horizontal tasting of them, I’ve been holding onto them for two years waiting for Cuvee Series 3 to grace our shelves.  Then, a couple weeks ago I happened to see a random tweet about Southern Tier’s Cuvee series 3 would be available in an extremely limited quantity in Georgia.  I immediately emailed my local guy and said when are we getting them in NJ.  He told me, “We’re not”.  But, he also said let me see what I can do.  What ever magic he worked I had 6 bottles for myself and a couple other #brewyork’ers 2 weeks later.

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Great Divide Espresso Oak aged Yeti

Saturday, April 10th, 2010

My buddy Scott in Colorado sent me this beer a couple months back when it first came out (and a glass to drink it in).  I stashed it way with my ever increasing collection of beer and soon forgot about it.  That was until I got an email from Scott the other day about some podcast ideas and suddenly I had a hankering for an espresso (coffee) stout.  So here we are, I’m about to pull this out and I don’t know much about the beer aside from its got coffee in it and it is base beer is the wonderfully delicious Yeti Imperial Stout.  I reviewed it about a year ago and it was already packed fully of chocolate and coffee aromas and flavors.  In Great Divides’ infinite wisdom (seriously) they made an oaked version of Yeti.  Yeti aged with oak chips, which was even better then the Yeti with an additional layer of complexity of vanilla and oak.  Now they have taken the Oaked Yeti and added espresso to it.  They scored with the first ramp up of the Yeti to oaked Yeti, lets see how the Espresso infused oak aged Yeti is.greatdivide_espresso2

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Dogfish Head Burton Baton Imperial IPA

Wednesday, August 5th, 2009

After reading a review on the Burton Baton, I was trying to remember the beer.  We  had sampled it for Beer Brawl™ 9 and I know I really liked it, so here is a more in depth look at the Dogfish Head Burton Baton Imperial IPA.

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