Ska Euphoria Pale Ale Review

ABV: 6.2% IBUs: 58 Style: American Pale Ale Ska Brewing, local to Durango, Colorado, created this easy to drink American Pale Ale as their winter seasonal beer. Although it was created as a seasonal fe... Read More...

BEER, FOOD, and FLAVOR: A Book Review

Book: BEER, FOOD, and FLAVOR: A Guide to Tasting, Pairing, and the Culture of Craft Beer By Schuyler Schultz; November 3, 2015; $19.99 In his new book, Schuyler Schultz demystifies the world of craft beer and food pairings. He provides an approac... Read More...


It was Saturday afternoon, October 10th, and I decided on a whim to fly my spaceship over to San Diego to the Ocean Beach Oktoberfest Celebration. When I arrived, I noticed it was pretty empty, so I skirted the outside before paying the $5 admission fee t... Read More...

21st Amendment Toaster Pastry Review

  Volume | 19.2 FL OZ Alcohol Content | 7.6% by volume Bitterness Units (IBUs) | 74 Dry Hops | Citra, Chinook, Simcoe, Mosaic, Azacca, Calypso Malts | 2-row base Malt, Baird 70-80 Dark C... Read More...
Stone Brewing 9th Anniversary Thunderstruck Review

Stone 19th Anniversary Thunderstruck IPA Review

It looks like Stone Brewing Company is back on my map, and in a big way.  They had kinda fallen off of my radar with some releases I was a bit bored with, but in recent years, that is no longer the case. &... Read More...

Alpine Beer Company Exponential Hoppiness

Alpine Beer Company  has really stuck to their roots.  Founded in 1999 by Pat McIlhenney, they started out as a small batch brewery craft brewery, specializing in their world famous IPAs like Pure Hoppiness, Nelson, and Duet.  Now in 2014, not a lot has change... Read More...
helm's beeruccino

Helms Beeruccino Review

I am on a staycation and was out of my regular espresso I drink in the morning.  I made my way down to Bine & Vine to pick up a coffee stout and came across Beeruccino by Helm's Brewing Co.  I had tried thi... Read More...
Stone Go To IPA (big)


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Stone Go To IPA Review 2

Stone's Go To IPA is considered a session IPA.  This means a low alcohol IPA and a few other examples are Lagunitas DayTime IPA and Port Brewing Wipeout IPA.  Both of these are great examples of this recent beer style.  Stone is a bit late to the game and debu... Read More...

Review: Sonoma Ciders

The kind humans at Sonoma Cider sent us 1 bottle each, of their 3 cider varieties.  We decided to try these during the mash stage of our BelMartian IPA.  Each alien poured a small taster and we exchanged tastin... Read More...
Ironfire Brewing 51/50 IPA

Ironfire Brewing 51/50 IPA Review

I hoped Ironfire Brewing Co. would redeem themselves with their 51/50 IPA. I went over their bottle labels, and how hard they were to tell apart in the Six Killer Stout review
Midnight Sun Moscow

Midnight Sun Moscow Russian Imperial Stout

Midnight Sun Moscow poured black with a thick tan head that sticks around and leaves little lacing but coats the glass with oily, dark caramel looking layer. I often prefer stouts to not have a white head, so visually, this ale was gorgeous! The smell was absolutely wonderful.
coronado stupid stout

Coronado Brewing Co Stupid Stout Review

Stupid Stout, by Coronado Brewing Company is a much welcome surprise. I had known Coronado for their Blue Bridge Coffee Stout, Orange Ave Wit, Mermaid Red and Islander IPA.
bourbon county brand stout

Goose Island Bourbon County Stout 2013 Review

Goose Island Bourbon County Stout is one of those elusive, limited beers in Southern California. Lucky for me, I have friends with great beer collections who brought a bottle of the 2011 version of Bourbon County Brand Stout on a brewery tour bus.