Wednesday, May 29, 2013

Ballast Point Victory at Sea Coffee Vanilla Imperial Porter | Crafty Beer Reviews: Episode #99

Sorry for the delay these past two weeks, but I'm back! Can't believe James is quitting, but I wish him all the best! This week I look at possibly the best Porter I have ever had! Check it out and please help me out by subscribing and commenting on YouTube! Thanks.

Sunday, May 26, 2013


6% alcohol. 60 IBU. Introduced in 2003. Brewed in Delaware.

Sunday, May 19, 2013

Retirement Announcement

James Knott announces his retirement from the Better Beer Authority and posting other videos on a regular basis here on Youtube.

There will still be new videos posted on this channel, but it just won't happen as frequently. So, please continue to subscribe so you can be notified when new videos are posted.


5.8% alcohol. 16 IBU. Brewed in California.

Monday, May 13, 2013


8% alcohol. 55 IBU. Introduced in 1995.

Wednesday, May 8, 2013

Fat Head's Oompa Loompa Chocolate Cream Stout | Crafty Beer Reviews: Episode #98

Continuing with the theme of local Ohio brews, this week is Fat Head's!!! They make some excellent beer including this seasonal treat! Please help me out by subscribing, liking and commenting on YouTube! Thanks for all the support everyone!!!

Tuesday, May 7, 2013


4.7% alcohol. Brewed in New York.

Monday, May 6, 2013

Consecration - Blind Taste Test

Consecration from the Russian River Brewing Company in Santa Rosa, California is a hard beer for us to get in Ohio. Fellow Ohioan Mark Benko visited the brewery and sent us this dark sour ale - a style that we don't have a lot of experience with on the Better Beer Authority. It wasn't obvious whether these guys would like this beer or not and that's what makes the blind taste test so fun. Tune in and find out if these guys can appreciate a sour ale.

Friday, May 3, 2013

Great Lakes Alchemy Hour | Crafty Beer Reviews: Episode #95

Hey everyone! I apologize for the late update this week, but finals are keeping me super busy! Anyhow, we're looking at another local Ohio beer from Great Lakes!! This is also my most watched review to date!! Please subscribe and comment on YouTube to make me feel good. ;)

Wednesday, May 1, 2013

On The Wings Of Armageddon - Blind Taste Test

On The Wings Of Armageddon was brewed as a tribute to the Mayan end of the world in 2012. But, since we survived and the beer was so good, they decided to put the beer into cans. This beer review was inspired by Beer Geek Nation and Chris Steltz, but would not be possible without the generous contribution of my DC buddy Richard Hartogs. Spoiler Alert: These guys like the beer. Go find it and try it for yourself. If you like hops, you won't regret trying this beer.

CORRECTIONS: I said at the beginning of the video that they used a single hop called Falconer's Flight. It's actually a single "hop blend" - several varieties of hops in the same pellet. We explain that fully at the end of the video. Also, it's not the "first brewery in DC since 1956." It's the first "production brewery in DC since 1956". Sorry for the errors. I fired the writer/researcher for the mistake. Unfortunately, I had to rehire him because he is me and I'm the only one willing to edit this show.