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 … 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 … 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 … 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 … 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 … Continue reading

Advent Beer Calendar 2007: Day 24: Anchor Christmas Ale

Today’s the final day of the Advent Calendar, and you know I couldn’t let another year go by without picking Anchor Christmas Ale! This annual favorite (technically called "Our Special Ale")—perhaps one of the most anticipated and favorite American Christmas seasonal out there—is different from year to year; Anchor changes … Continue reading

Advent Beer Calendar 2007: Day 23: The Abyss

Today is my birthday, so like I did last year, I’m selecting a beer that isn’t (ordinarily) a Christmas/winter-themed seasonal, but is more of a "birthday choice": Deschutes Brewery‘s The Abyss. Released as part of Deschutes’ Reserve Series, this phenomenal Imperial Stout is 11% alcohol by volume and aged in … Continue reading

Advent Beer Calendar 2007: Day 22: Pisgah Solstice

To commemorate the winter solstice today, I selected Pisgah Brewing‘s Pisgah Solstice. Even though they brew this beer year round, it certainly sounds like a seasonal: Pisgah’s year round Belgian. A Tripel ale, this beer contains moderately fruity esters with an alcoholic complexity supported by a soft malt character. This … Continue reading

Advent Beer Calendar 2007: Day 21: Young’s Christmas Ale

Last year around this time I picked Young’s Christmas Pudding Ale, and I wanted to pick something from them again—and fortunately, that’s not the only Christmas beer they offer. So today I’m picking their Christmas Ale—the catch is (like some of the others I’ve picked) it’s available on draught only. … Continue reading