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Beer Review 0598: Samuel Adams Rebel IPA

Beer Review 0598: Samuel Adams Rebel IPA

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The Boston Beer Company decided to add a new beer to their year-round lineup for 2014, and it’s a popular take on the India Pale Ale: they’re doing it “West Coast-style,” using hops popular in many IPAs that come from the left coast.

Founded in 1984 by Jim Koch, Boston Beer Company are the makers of the Samuel Adams brand, named for the American patriot famous for his role in the Boston Tea…

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Redux Review 0021: Lagunitas Olde Gnarlywine Barleywine

Redux Review 0021: Lagunitas Olde Gnarlywine Barleywine

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Back on April 14, 2012, when I first reviewed this beer, I pegged it as a brew that would likely age nicely. Today, we’re here to find out…

Two years ago, Lagunitas had just announced that they would be expanding from just one facility in Petaluma, California to two — the second would be located in the middle of the country, Chicago, to take advantage of distribution opportunities. Lagunitas…

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Redux Review 0020: 21st Amendment Monk’s Blood Belgian Dark Ale

Redux Review 0020: 21st Amendment Monk’s Blood Belgian Dark Ale

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Here’s a beer that I’ve been looking forward to trying again for a very long time — back in early 2012, I sampled 21st Amendment’s (San Francisco, California) Monk’s Blood, a Belgian Dark Ale brewed with eight different malts, Belgian candi sugar, cinnamon, vanilla bean, local figs, and aged on oak chips. AND SERVED FROM A CAN!

I rated it 91 points,and I was so impressed with the beer that I…

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Redux Review 0019: Sierra Nevada Oatmeal Stout (Beer Camp #45)

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One of the better (if not the best) beers to come out of Sierra Nevada’s Beer Camp Series was released in the 2012 mixed pack, and was an Oatmeal Stout. Originally named “Snowed In Stout,” it was brewed by camp attendees to celebrate Chico, California’s lone snow day in 2011. The beer hit 9% ABV (alcohol by volume) and 51 IBUs (International Bitterness Units), and was brewed with a generous…

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Redux Review 0018: Thirsty Dog Siberian Night Russian Imperial Stout Aged in Bourbon Barrels

Redux Review 0018: Thirsty Dog Siberian Night Russian Imperial Stout Aged in Bourbon Barrels

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Today, we’re taking a look back at a rare beer, an expensive beer, and one that’s certainly well-aged. In 2013, Thirsty Dog (Akron, Ohio) released a bourbon barrel aged version of their Siberian Night Russian Imperial Stout. I reviewed the regular beer, awarding it 93 points;I rated the barrel-aged version even higher, giving it 97 points. What makes this beer even more special is that it was…

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