Thursday, February 27, 2014

Hardywood Raspberry Stout

Richmond, VA's bellows brewery delivers the goods with this beer. Don't fear the fruit of this fine release. Raspberry & Chocolate are the Wonder Twins here and form a great balance of flavor without being too sweet, while having a body that gives Coco a run for her money. OG!

Saturday, February 15, 2014

Bitter Valentine

The tightrope walker of DIPA. This is all about great balance of sweet and bitter. Neither step on one another while the soft hop finish cascades over your palat. Williamsburg Alewerks crafted a Virginia gem. If Harry Warden only knew about this back then.....

Thursday, February 13, 2014


The cannonball at the sun bathing pool. This controversial double IPA is brewed with honey and deemed either the muscular hunk trying to impress chics, or a sloppy fat guy simply trying to amuse himself by soaking the those ultra violet vixens. Either way, Bell's 10% hop monster makes me want pull off a Flying Dutchman from 10 meters.

Dark Lord

One beer to rule them all. The fallen one who stands in flames, Dark Lord I summon thee.  This grim steed of a beers' hooves clap like thunder when poured and creates an oozing black death of chocolate, coffee and dark fruits that delightfully overpower it's imbiber.  The festival of the same name creates rabidness comparable to the needs of the zombies in 28 Days Later for beer geeks worldwide. Cut off the wax, release all the evil.

Friday, February 7, 2014


This was once considered the strongest beer in the world.  Still standing at 14% this carmelish, brandy like Dopplebock has a massive alcohol attack and hasn't deviated its style or purpose since it's creation in 1979. Brewed once a year on December 6th, this beer is great for ice fishing, sleigh riding or *hitching. 
*Hitching: Hanging on to a friends car bumper while they drag you down an icy street as fast as possible.

Thursday, February 6, 2014


Indeed! Huge chocolate and coffee flavors that will powdercoat your mouth, tongue and brain. The mild heat from the chilies at the finish is so rewarding, (kinda like riding the Alpine slide without falling off) it gets you stoked and satisfied.
This Oklahoma treat is pretty hard to come by in my neck of the woods, so I suggest stock piling on site. Definitely don't drink too cold, savor this wonderful beer.

Monday, February 3, 2014

Heady Topper

I don't know how The Alchemist achieved transforming a Morten Andersen field goal kick into a hoppy godly liquid, but they did. The Alchemist focus on one moment with this Great Dane of Double IPAs and they nail it each time. 93 MPH & 126 ft per second of raw power are the equivalent of how fast you'll fall for the flavor of this unfiltered beer. Laces Out!!

Sunday, February 2, 2014


The King of the jungle is also the King of the shelf. Pound for pound in taste and value, this stout from Sri Lanka out muscles and fells all long necks on the supermarket plains with it's suffocating flavors and alcoholic stealth pouncing. 
Roaring, not boring.