Tuesday, October 30, 2012

Dark Horse Plead the 5th Imperial Stout - Blind Taste Test

This beer review almost didn't happen. We were given a case of random beers from Dark Horse Brewing Company in Marshall, Michigan. I decided that we would review Crooked Tree IPA from the case because that seemed like their most popular beer. Then, one night I popped open a Plead the 5th Bourbon Barrel Imperial Stout and it blew my socks off. I knew that we had to feature this on the show. We did a blind taste test so the ratings wouldn't be biased by the fact that we got it for free. Find out if the guys on the panel liked this beer as much as I did! -James

Thursday, October 25, 2012

AleSmith Horny Devil (2011 vintage) | Crafty Beer Reviews: Episode #39

Sorry this a day late guys! Life has been busy! Here we go, another beer review! This time from the famous California brewery AleSmith!! Enjoy and please subscribe and comment!

Wednesday, October 24, 2012

NOLA Hopitoulas (with breakfast)

Brewed in New Orleans on Tchoupitoulas Street.

Monday, October 22, 2012

Westvleteren 12 (Westy 12) BEST BEER IN THE WORLD - Beer Review

Westvleteren 12 is rated as the best beer in the world by ratebeer.com. So when Joby handed me a bottle that he received from a friend I was pretty excited. But we only had one bottle and we usually need a six pack to shoot an episode. That led to a review with a unique twist. I would review the beer by myself with Joby as a host. Will this beer live up to the hype? Is it as good as everyone says it is? Tune in and find out!

Bacon Beer!

The BBA did their Voodoo doughnut bacon ale review and didn't like it that much.  we here at beer slobs loved the shit out of it.

watch, and enjoy... please enjoy.

Sunday, October 21, 2012

White Birch - Oude Timey

Nothing like a cool fall afternoon to get you in the mood for a great beer. Today, I took a look at a beer from White Birch Brewing from Hooksett, NH. This is their Oude Timey, a sour Flemish brown ale. Enjoy!

Thursday, October 18, 2012

Great Lakes Nosferatu
Beer Review

Great Lakes Nosferatu is a imperial red ale which a huge hop character to it. This comes out for September and October every year. I always pick up a 4 pack because it's a great beer for a great value. Check out this review to see if this beer has the same bite as the vampire, cheers!
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Kiuchi Hitachino Nest Beer Commemorative Ale | Crafty Beer Reviews: Episode #34

Another beer review (very late)! This beer is one from Japan! If you like what you see please subscribe and comment on YouTube and follow me on Twitter @OhioBeerTuber

Tuesday, October 16, 2012

Stone Enjoy By IPA - Beer Review

Stone Brewing Company's latest creation is a novel idea - they are going out of their way to make sure that everyone consumes their latest IPA fresh - within 35 days of being bottled. Stone Enjoy IPA is 9.4 % ABV and 88 IBUs. It's also delicious. Find out what the BBA panelists think of this new, hard to get beer.

Samuel Adams Fat Jack Double Pumpkin Ale

We had severe mixed feelings about this one.

Wednesday, October 10, 2012

Stone Ruination Tenth Anniversary | Crafty Beer Reviews: Episode #30

Hey guys! Hope everyone is enjoying the Fall weather (this may only apply to the Midwest at the moment) finally! Today I'm posting a really special video about an amazing beer that I reviewed a few months ago! This is the Stone Ruination 10th Anniversary IPA! If you like what you see please subscribe and comment on YouTube! Thanks!

What Cheers! - It's Time To Break Out The Lederhosen!

Here in Rhode Island we are limited when it comes to local breweries. We are a small state so that's understandable. But, where we lack in quantity we make up for in quality. It's not the size of the boat, it's the motion of the ocean, right? Revival is a brewery that is only 2 years old and just started bottling within the past couple weeks. I will stand strong in my statement that Revival is making the best beer in the state.

Imperial Octoberfest Lager is no exception. Imperial Octoberfests aren't too common but this takes a pretty standard style and kicks it up a notch. A good hybrid between a traditional German Oktoberfest and an American-style Octoberfest. This beer is one you wont want to miss this Oktober.
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Tuesday, October 9, 2012

Evolution Craft Brewing Co. - Interview w/ Geoff Debisschop

When we visited Evolution Craft Brewing Company in Delmar, Delaware they were getting ready to move to a new faciltity in Salisbury, Maryland. We interviewed brewmaster Geoff DeBisschop, who revealed to us which Evo beer was his favorite. This was a great stop on our Delaware brewery road trip and every beer enthusiast should definitely stop by and get a pint of their Lucky 7 Porter. Make sure you tell Geoff I said "Hi!"

In this video I review Southern Tiers Pumking coming in at 8.6% abv. To check out more of my reviews click the following link    http://www.youtube.com/user/spicymcwilliams?feature=guide     

Monday, October 8, 2012

Sunday, October 7, 2012

Smuttynose Scotch Ale

Just got Smuttynose's next release in their big beer series, their scotch ale. Always a fan of Smuttynose and this beer did not disappoint. Enjoy!

Thursday, October 4, 2012

Brewdog Tokyo
Beer Review

Brewdog Tokyo is a big imperial stout coming in at 18.2% alcohol by volume. It is brewed with cranberries and jasmine. Then it is aged in french oak barrels. Brewdog is known for it's crazy beers, watch this review to if this one lives up to their name. Cheers!
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Wednesday, October 3, 2012

Cambridge Brewing Co. Sgt. Pepper

Pete and I take a look at Cambridge Brewing Company's Sgt. Pepper. I picked this bottle up from the brewery while in Boston for a Sox game. Upon purchase I was told that it had won a gold medal the night before at the World Beer Cup in the Spiced and Herb catagory. Not too shabby an award.

Avery Hog Heaven | Crafty Beer Reviews: Episode #28

Hey guys! Time for another beer review! This time it's my first Avery beer and it's a delicious Barleywine; perfect for cooler weather! Check out my other reviews and subscribe! Thanks.

Tuesday, October 2, 2012

Delaware Brewery Road Trip 3 - Evolution Craft Brewing Co.

As part of our tour of Delaware Breweries, we headed to Evolution Craft Brewing Company in Delmar, Delaware before they moved to Salisbury, MD. This brewery was very welcoming and we sat down for an interview with the brewmaster, Geoff DeBisschop. Several samples later, we declared this a successful stop and started heading to our next destination - Fordham and Old Dominion Brewing Company in Dover, Delaware.

Monday, October 1, 2012

What Cheers! - Yankee Candle May As Well Just Hire Me...

Barrel-Aged beers are in a category among themselves. They are so wildly different from the base style that you can't even compare the two styles. Drink a BA Barleywine and a traditional Barleywine side by side and it's almost like night and day. But when beer meets barrel, particularly a barrel that has had other forms of alcohol sitting in it for years, the results are magical.

The aroma alone is truly outstanding. The bourbon-barrel comes together very nicely with the "Imperial  Special Bitter." While there is still a hint of the original DBA, Firestone Walker really does a good job of turning this beer into an American Strong Ale. Plenty of fruity notes to compliment the barrel-aging process and create and outstanding beer.

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