Yearly Archives: 2007

The Brew Site Best of 2007

Looking back over the number of posts I made over 2007, I thought it would be fun to write a Brew Site "Best Of" list based on my writings. It’s that time of year, right? So without further ado, here’s The Brew Site Best of 2007: all based on my personal opinions of beers I drank and breweries I visited (etc. etc.) for this past year. (All my categories are arbitrary, loosely based on the … Continue reading →

Bison Organic Gingerbread Ale

Bison Brewing‘s Gingerbread Ale is one of those I’ve seen and been intrigued by, but had never picked up until recently. It sounds good but you never know for sure until you crack open a bottle. Brewed with ginger, nutmeg, and cinnamon, Bison calls it a "holiday porter" though the review sites flag it as a spiced ale… I’m willing to compromise and call it a "Spiced Porter." It’s 6.8% alcohol, not too high but … Continue reading →

Wild Dog Barrel-Aged Horn Dog

This was one of the beers I received recently from Flying Dog—it’s their Horn Dog Barley Wine, only kicked up a notch. Here’s the brief from the spec sheet included in the package: This is a completely experimental beer. We took our Horn Dog Barley Wine and aged it in used Stranahan’s Colorado Whiskey barrels for 13 months to give us a Barley Wine with a very distinctive flavor. Being that it was an experiment, … Continue reading →

90 Minute IPA (second time around)

Yes, this is the second time I’ve reviewed this beer (first review); since Dogfish was (awesome) kind enough to send me a bottle of this in response to my inquiries into pumpkin beers (for my Pumpkin Beer Week)—since they were out of Punkin Ale—the least I could do was write up another review. Plus, it’s interesting to compare notes on the same beer at different times. Recap: 90 Minute IPA is an “extreme beer”: an … Continue reading →

Catching up

Now that Christmas is over and the Advent Calendar feature is done for another year, I can catch a breath and catch up on my "regular" blogging! I have some 13 reviews to write up—with more coming as I have a bunch of new beers to drink and review—particularly some of the samples that have been sent from breweries (Flying Dog and Southampton both sent me beers). For my birthday I got a Beer of … Continue reading →