Author Archives: TobysBeerReviews

Stone: Pale Ale 2.0

From The Brewery:  “This decidedly American West Coast pale ale represents the next chapter in our brewing story. Showcasing the full essence of vivid Mandarina Bavaria hops plucked from the storied fields of Germany, it presents bright flavors of peach … Continue reading

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Homebrewing: ESB (Extra Special Bitter)

I’ve been growing a quiet little fascination with traditional English beers as of late, and have tried making a handful of different English styles (Southern English Brown, Sweet Stout, Oatmeal Stout). I’ve never made an ESB before, and the homebrew club … Continue reading

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Brown Ale Pulled Pork Quick Chili

With the weather finally turning cold here in California, an easy and hearty chili recipe using leftovers and homebrew! This is a cheater recipe that uses almost pre-made or canned ingredients, but it comes out quite good. Ingredients:  ~1 lb … Continue reading

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Stone: Coffee Milk Stout

From the Brewery: “From imperial stouts to IPAs, we’ve discovered the tantalizingly roasty lift that comes from adding coffee beans to just about any kind of beer. This English-style milk stout, originally a limited-edition offering at Stone Brewing World Bistro … Continue reading

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Stone: Ruination 2.0

From the Brewery:  “Stone Ruination IPA was the first full-time brewed and bottled West Coast double IPA on the planet. As craft beer has evolved over the years, so too have techniques for maximizing hop flavors and aromas. For the … Continue reading

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Homebrewing: Southern English Brown Ale

I guess you could call this my house brown ale, since I’ve brewed it a few times and it’s one of my wife’s favorites. I set out to find a nice, malty, sessionable ale with a quick fermentation turnaround when … Continue reading

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Evil Twin: I Love You With My Stout

From the Brewery:  “When I copied the famous Even More Jesus, I had to ask myself as an artist, why am I doing this? I didn’t honestly know. It was just an instinct about beer as pure form… in a … Continue reading

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