Monthly Archives: September 2013

Speakeasy: Butchertown Black Ale

From the Brewery:  “This black ale beguiles you with its light body and soft maltiness – just before it unloads the hops and finishes clean. Butchertown commemorates the district of old San Francisco where the water ran red and the … Continue reading

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Firestone Walker: Union Jack

From the Brewery:  “Union Jack abounds with hop aroma and character. In fact this well balanced, west coast IPA is double dry hopped, giving it more and more of the grapefruit, citrus hop aroma and flavor it is known for. … Continue reading

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Stone 17th Anniversary Götterdämmerung IPA

From the Brewery:  “Inspired by new experimental German hops, our brewing team is celebrating our 17th Jahrestag by taking palates on an unconventional tour of Deutschland by way of Southern California. In doing so, we used a grain bill comprised … Continue reading

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Anderson Valley: Poleeko Pale Ale

From the Brewery:  “Refined.  Our Poleeko Pale Ale is an exceptionally flavorful and well balanced beer.  With a bright, citrusy hop profile and mild maltiness reminiscent of English biscuits, the aromas of pink grapefruit and lemon zest compliment the brisk, … Continue reading

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Shipyard: Smashed Pumpkin (Pugsley’s Signature Series)

From the Brewery:  “Smashed Pumpkin is a big-bodied beer with a light coppery orange color and pleasing aroma of pumpkin and nutmeg. The OG and final Alc./Vol. provide the structure and body. Pale Ale, Wheat and Light Munich Malts combine … Continue reading

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Ayinger: Bräu Weisse

From the Brewery:  “Fragrance and taste of the ‘yeast-cloudy’ wheat beer are distinguished by a refined top-fermented flowery-yeast character and an unmistakable, distinct banana aroma. First sensation on the taste buds is full-bodied, very soft and mild with a lively, … Continue reading

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Stone Brewing: Smoked Porter

From the Brewery:  “When first released, our smoky version of a traditional English porter was ahead of its time. Today, it’s a highly regarded staple among craft beer fans and our go-to food complement; pairing effortlessly with all kinds of … Continue reading

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Flying Dog: Gonzo Imperial Porter

From the Brewery:  “Gonzo is big, bold, and beautiful like the man it was brewed in honor of, Dr. Hunter S. Thompson. Flavor notes: Roasted chocolate, coffee, and vanilla malt flavors balanced with a unique hop bite.” 9.2% ABV Imperial (Baltic) … Continue reading

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