Wednesday, December 30, 2015

Hoof Hearted Dragonsaddle Triple IPA (11.5% ABV!) | Crafty Beer Reviews #539

Dragonsaddle Triple IPA is the biggest beer Hoof Hearted it the best too?! Please sub and watch on YouTube!

Monday, November 30, 2015

Hoof Hearted Coffee Musk of the Minotaur IPA | Crafty Beer Reviews #524

Another great beer from these guys down in Marengo, Ohio! A Tanzanian Peaberry Coffee version of Musk of the Minotaur IPA!!

Friday, November 20, 2015

Hoof Hearted Roller Blabe (Best New Ohio DIPA?!) | Crafty Beer Reviews #519

Is this the best Hoof Hearted beer right now? Watch and find out! Please make sure to watch, rate and comment on YouTube!

Wednesday, November 18, 2015

Hoof Hearted Mom Jeans (French Roast Coffee Version) (Best Coffee Beer?) | Crafty Beer Reviews #518

Hoof Hearted Mom Jeans (French Roast Coffee Version) is yet another awesome release from these guys in Marengo Ohio! Remember to subscribe and rate on YouTube! Cheers!!

Tuesday, November 3, 2015

Alpine Hoppy Birthday + Duet + Nelson (Green Flash Bottles) | Crafty Beer Reviews #511

There has been MAJOR controversy over these beers in the craft beer community with differing opinions all over the place! What do I think? Find out now!

Saturday, October 31, 2015

Avery Rumpkin 2014 Vintage (16.73% ABV!!) | Crafty Beer Reviews #510

Happy Halloween everyone! Today I'm celebrating with a HUGE beer from Avery...Rumpkin 2014 Vintage! Have a happy and safe Halloween! Cheers!

Wednesday, October 21, 2015

Hoof Hearted Konkey Dong Double IPA (Juicy DIPA!!) | Crafty Beer Reviews #504

This is yet another awesome DIPA from these guys in Marengo, Ohio! Expect to see plenty more reviews VERY soon!!

Monday, October 12, 2015

Jackie O's Bourbon Barrel Champion Ground (REVIEW 500!!) | Crafty Beer Reviews #500

Review 500 is here!! Thanks to everyone who has been watching, commenting and subscribing to my channel!! Means a lot! Here's a very special Jackie O's beer to celebrate!!

Wednesday, October 7, 2015

Jackie O's Oro Negro (Hunahpu's Rival?!) | Crafty Beer Reviews #499

This beer is being compared with the likes of Huna, Mexican Cake and Bomb! Find out if it lives up to these praises!

Monday, October 5, 2015

Hoof Hearted South of Eleven DIPA (Hottest Ohio Brewery?!) | Crafty Beer Reviews #496

Is Hoof Hearted Brewing the hottest brewery in Ohio right now?! Watch and find out!

Saturday, August 22, 2015

Baird / Ishii / Stone Japanese Green Tea IPA (2015 Edition) | Crafty Beer Reviews: Ep. #381

THE Stone collab of 2015 so far!! Awesome beer! Please check out my channel on YouTube and subscribe!!

Tuesday, June 9, 2015

Metropole 1821 Ale

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Normally when I a do blind taste test; it is concealed under a mystery box, there are cameras in front of me with elaborate lights settings, and two other sweaty reviewers sitting next to me.
This was different.  While visiting the soon-to-be opened Metropole Brewing Company, brewer and founder Mike Katrivanos poured me what will become one of Metropole's flagship beers.  Mike hand  me the beer and asked me to guess what it was.  All he told me was that it was called 1821 Ale and contained a secret ingredient.

The color and clarity of the beer was very nice with good head retention as seen in the images.
It was a highly aromatic beer.  Among the three beers Mike let me try, all three were quite aromatic and pleasant in their own rite.  1821 had a slight floral and some biscuit aromas on the nose; with a hint of clove (very mild). My initial suspicions were that it may be a belgian pale ale.

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Upon my first sips, my taste buds alerted me to think that this beer was a belgian pale ale, however, it wasn't as clove heavy as they can be, and I noticed some subtle nuances with the beer that strayed me away from it; such as an ever so slight tinge of farmhouse ale characters.  Mike wanted me to guess the secret ingredient he put in the beer, and I missed on all of my guesses.  I thought for sure there was lemon verbena or zest in it.  Nope. It was Greek Mountain Tea, or according to my shrewd wikipedia search, Sidertis; that has health benefits for suppressing a cold, digestion and strengthens the immune system.
All that aside, I am a fan of the beer.  It is crisp, refreshing, yet is full bodied and never had a watered down taste to it like some lighter beers will become.  Also of note, there was a faint candied orange flavor the came about has the beer warmed up.

I will not give a BBA rating to the beer since it wasn't entirely a blind taste test, but I will say this:  I would buy this local beer to share with out-of-town visitors or keep a six pack in my fridge.  I think this beer will pair well with mild to medium robust cheeses and even some herb fused cheese.  Arrowwine carries an herb and olive oil soaked feta cheese for only $5 that I think would pair perfectly with this.

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Wednesday, February 18, 2015

Stone 2010 Old Guardian Barleywine Aged in Bourbon Barrels | Crafty Beer Reviews: Ep. #400

Review 400 is here! Such a special beer that was given to me by a fellow YouTuber! Thanks to everyone for the support on the Better Beer Authority and all my viewers! Please watch and comment on YouTube! Cheers!

Monday, January 5, 2015

Top Ten Favorite Beers of 2014 | Crafty Beer Reviews

2014 was one hell of a year and there were many great beers enjoyed! Here are my personal favorites from the year and here's hoping everyone has a great 2015!!