Monthly Archives: July 2013

Wells & Young’s Banana Bread Beer

From the Brewery:  “This unique brew combines all the traditional qualities and style of a Charles Wells beer with the subtle flavour of banana. Wells Banana Bread Beer is a popular beer in the Wells and Young’s range of ales. … Continue reading

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Chimay Tripel / Blanche (White) / Cinq Cents

From the Brewery:  “The Chimay Triple, last-born of the Abbey, is labelled “Cinq Cents” on the 750 ml bottle. Of a golden colour, the Trappist beer combines sweet and bitter in a rare balance. The beer’s aroma felt in the … Continue reading

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21st Amendment Back in Black

From the Brewery:  “Inspired by Paul Revere’s midnight ride, we rebelled against the British style IPA, embraced the more aggressive American version and then recast it in bold, brave, defiant black. Our Black IPA is a Declaration of Independence from … Continue reading

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Rogue Hazelnut Brown Nectar

From the Brewery:  “A nutty twist to a traditional European Brown Ale. Dark brown in color with a hazelnut aroma, a rich nutty flavor and a smooth malty finish.” 6.2% ABV Purchased from Mar-Val in Prather, California. The Pour:  Poured from … Continue reading

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Dogfish Head Indian Brown Ale

From the Brewery:  “Forget about the car companies, this is the original hybrid. A cross between a Scotch Ale, an India Pale Ale and an American Brown, Indian Brown Ale is well-hopped and malty at the same time (It’s magical!). … Continue reading

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Rogue Mocha Porter

From the Brewery:  “Ruddy brown in color, a bittersweet balance of malt and hops with a light cream finish. Mocha Porter is made from Northwest Harrington and Klages; 135-165, 95-115, and 70-80 Crystal; Beeston Chocolate, Black, Munich and Carastan malts. … Continue reading

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Lost Coast Downtown Brown Light Brown Ale

From the Brewery:  “A smooth, full-bodied nut brown ale, lightly hopped with a hint of roasted and crystal malts. This ale is dark in color without the heavy taste of porter or stout.” 5.0 % ABV Purchased from Mar-Val grocery store … Continue reading

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Central California Coast Beer-cation 2013

Firestone Walker Brewery – Paso Robles:  We actually visited Firestone Walker earlier this year, but I never put any info up for it, so here we are. We enjoyed our first brewery tour, which showed us a lot of neat things … Continue reading

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North Coast Old Rasputin Russian Imperial Stout

From the Brewery:  “Produced in the tradition of 18th Century English brewers who supplied the court of Russia’s Catherine the Great, Old Rasputin seems to develop a cult following wherever it goes. It’s a rich, intense brew with big complex flavors … Continue reading

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21st Amendment Hell or High Watermelon Wheat Beer

From the Brewery:  “Like Lady Liberty, we stand for independence and perseverance. In the pursuit of innovative beer, there is no obstacle too great. No journey too long. No fruit too gigantic. This American wheat beer is brewed with real … Continue reading

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