Wednesday, January 30, 2013
Hey everyone! This week I check out another Stone beer (I sure love them huh?)! For my 70th review I drink a Double Bastard! Excellent beer! Remember to subscribe and comment on YouTube and thank you very much for watching!
Have you ever done a blind taste test with a non-alcoholic beer? It's easy to write it off if you know what you are drinking. But, what will the Better Beer Authority guys say when they have no idea what they are getting into. I think you will be surprised by what they come up with.
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Monday, January 28, 2013
Sunday, January 27, 2013
Wednesday, January 23, 2013
Armageddon from Brewmeister in Scotland is billed as the World's Strongest Beer. We decided to order, not one, but two bottles for $155 and see if it was worth the hype. Now you can find out whether it's worth it to hand over your hard-earned money for this notable beer.
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This week I take a look at a special Dogfish Head beer! This combines the 60 and 90 Minute IPA and then maple syrup is added! Always something unique coming from Sam and the gang at Dogfish Head! Please subscribe and comment on YouTube and thanks for watching!!
Tuesday, January 22, 2013
Sunday, January 20, 2013
Thursday, January 17, 2013
Wednesday, January 16, 2013
Hey guys! This week I'm looking at the newest addition to the High Altitude Series from Sierra Nevada.....Narwhal! This is a great beer and should still be available in most areas! Thanks so much for watching and please comment and subscribe on YouTube!
Tuesday, January 15, 2013
After securing an interview with Founders Brewing Company in Grand Rapids Michigan, the Better Beer Authority decided to make a vacation out of it - ROAD TRIP! We hit 11 breweries in 3 days and sampled beer until our palettes were complete mush. It was a blast. Watch the video and travel along with us.
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Wednesday, January 9, 2013
Goose Island Brand Stout was America's first barrel-aged beer. After 20 years, it has built quite a reputation, so it seemed like the only way to get a fair assessment would be to have a blind taste test. The snifters made it look like a "big" beer, but the boys had no idea just how big!!
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Hey guys! This week is yet ANOTHER Stone review! This particular batch came out a few months ago, but the new batch is heading to a few different areas very, very soon! Thanks so much for watching and please comment and subscribe on YouTube!
Sunday, January 6, 2013
Thursday, January 3, 2013
|The BBA crew in front of the Steam punk Tree House at Dogfish Head|
|Bar Hop. Oysters and Beer!|
Best Beer Bar Visit:
Bar Hop Toronto, ON. If you read my Toronto travel beer blog, you will know I loved this place. With 24 outstanding Canadian craft beers on tap and fresh oysters shucked in front of me; this is a no brainer! From the cask ale I had to the triple chocolate stout, I was in heaven.
Honorable mention goes to Capital Ale House in Richmond, VA, for its good food and killer beer list.
Best Brewery Visit (a tie!)
|awaiting beer at Troegs|
|Inside Dark Horse|
The other brewery that stuck out was Dark Horse Brewing Company in Marshal, MI. This was the second brewery we visited on day two of our Michigan Beer trip. I could have stayed at the brew pub all weekend. Everyone we met at Dark Horse was awesome; and their beers fantastic. We even voted their Plead the 5th the #1 beer reviewed by our panel!.
Bottle Shop (a tie!)
During our Michigan beer trip, we met up with a BBA follower, Daniel, who works at Tiffany's Wine & Spirit Shop in Kalamazoo, MI. I went there shortly before flying home and was able to pick up almost any beer from Michigan that I wanted. There was also a good representation of craft beers from around the country.
|Michigan beers at Tiffany''s|
please note I have yet to write my Cleveland beer blog, but it should be published within a week of this blog.
Best beers I found traveling:
Last year I didn't include my favorite beers I had while traveling, but two beers really stuck out to me that I feel need to be mentioned. For this, category to work, it can only be beers I find while traveling that I can not get anywhere else. So Pliny the Elder or Hopslam could not be on this list.
|Troegs Scratch #58 triple mango IPA|
When I stumbled across this year's number one beer bar in Toronto, I also stumbled into an amazing beer from Flying Monkeys Craft Brewery that would set a new standard on chocolate stouts...and musical collaborations. The beer, a triple chocolate stout collaborated with musical act Bare Naked Ladies; Flying Monkeys BNL Imperial Stout! This beer just seemed perfect to me. I usually can only drink a little bit of stouts like this; but not this one. I was ready to consume the entire keg! If anyone can get me a bottle of this, I sure I can make a more than worthwhile trade!
So that's my beer travel in review. 25 breweries, 3 countries, hundreds of beers and lots of great people. This year is lining up to be just as fun.:
San Diego (again)
Happy New Year!
Richard Hartogs (BBA travel writer)
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