Do double IPAs suck?

Your ads will be inserted here byEasy Plugin for AdSense.Please go to the plugin admin page toPaste your ad code OR Suppress this ad slot. Do you hate hoppy aromatic and highly bitter DIIPAs? Do you loath a fruity, or piney aroma to your beer that finishes like a bitter mouthwash over your tongue like a blowtorch palate cleaner? If …

Does craft beer have to sell out to grow?

Your ads will be inserted here byEasy Plugin for AdSense.Please go to the plugin admin page toPaste your ad code OR Suppress this ad slot. Wicked Weed Brewing, https://wickedweedbrewing.com is the latest Craft Brewery to sell out to AB-InBev this past week. They are a wildly popular Asheville, North Carolina based independent brewery. The sale has local fans and craft beer …

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Do you want to be a pro brewer?

This is an interesting take on what it takes to go for a job as professional brewer! I think some of this advice is relatively self explanatory and goes for most professional positions one would strive for. I think it illustrates the importance of getting your foot in the door of an established microbrewery and soaking up all the knowledge …

Do you hate Fruity IPA?

Once upon a time as Sam Calagione of http://www.dogfish.com explained in the article on the Boston globe website about extreme beer that styles were pretty stringent and experimentation was not that forthcoming circa 2003 or so. I would venture to say that Dogfishhead lead by Mr. Calagione was at the forefront of bending the style rules back then. I remember trying …

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Oak aged IPA WTF?

I have heard it said that an IPA would be ruined if aged in an oak barrel. That the oak would strip the beer of it’s bitterness and hoppyness. Well if that is the case Dogfish head has found a way not only to avoid ruining a perfectly good IPA but impart some distinct qualities into a the style of …

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I like Belgium lambics!

I have been reading up and researching beer for the last two weeks. I purchased a classic off ebay from the late beer writer Michael Jackson, the Beer companion. The first section after the basic what is beer and how is it made is a tour of Belgium and France’s Lambic producing past. I have always had a soft spot …

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Start of a home brewing obsession.

It began as a quest to learn how to brew real beer and when I say real beer I meant real high ABV beer. The Belgium dark sweet and intensely alcoholic variety was a new obsession. I would like to lie and say the artistic nature of creating your own beer is what drew me to brewing beer and in …

Sip of Sunshine vs. Hardcore Chimera

In the last few weeks I have sampled many different double IPAs. It’s summer time and the perfect weather to try all the American Double and Imperial versions of this old world style. Along the way I have learned there is serious passion about this style and it’s offerings. Full disclosure I am a hop head and I love IPA’s …

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Dragon’s Milk Bourbon Barrel aged stout is delicious!

Dark chocolaty aroma with slight cherry bourbon undertones. The flavor is distinctively stout, with subtle oak and cherry bourbon flavor. This beer is a journey through a mind twisting flavor ride. The aroma readies tour taste buds form something chocolate flavored akin the yearning I get when I am about to bite into grandmas fresh baked chocolate chip cookies, but then …