Derek Warren

DRINK IT DOWN: The Reverend Quadrupel Ale by Avery Brewing Company

DRINK IT DOWN: The Reverend Quadrupel Ale by Avery Brewing Company

Beer: The Reverend Brewery: Avery Brewing Company Style: Quadrupel ABV: 10.00% Description: The Reverend pours a deep ruby red with chestnut brown highlights throughout and has a brown head that leaves little to no lacing on the glass. The aromatics are wonderful and complex, with notes of cherries, raisins, plums, sweet malts, chocolate, and a […]

 Derek Warren

DRINK IT DOWN: Our Special Ale 2017 (Christmas Ale) by Anchor Brewing Company

DRINK IT DOWN: Our Special Ale 2017 (Christmas Ale) by Anchor Brewing Company

Beer: Our Special Ale 2017 (Anchor Christmas Ale) Brewery: Anchor Brewing Company Style: Winter Warmer ABV: 6.70% Description: Our Special Ale pours a deep brown with light ruby highlights and a huge frothy brown head that leaves a thick lacing on the glass. The aroma is festive and warming, with dark semi-sweet malts, spices, and […]

 Derek Warren

CULT CORNER: Flash back to the ’80s and slash into the New Year with ‘New Year’s Evil’

CULT CORNER: Flash back to the ’80s and slash into the New Year with ‘New Year’s Evil’

Halloween, Thanksgiving, Christmas, and even Easter all have horror films based around holiday celebrations. The sheer idea of a horror film based about New Year’s Eve could be scary with a large volume of people in one enclosed place, but “New Year’s Evil” takes a different turn with the holiday celebration. The film follows a […]

 Derek Warren

DRINK IT DOWN: Kentucky Christmas Morning Gingerbread Stout by Hardywood Park Craft Brewery

DRINK IT DOWN: Kentucky Christmas Morning Gingerbread Stout by Hardywood Park Craft Brewery

Beer: Kentucky Christmas Morning Brewery: Hardywood Park Craft Brewery Style: Milk/Sweet Stout ABV: 10.60% Description: Kentucky Christmas Morning pours a very dark brown with a rocky tan head that leaves wisps of lacing on the glass. The aroma is coffee and bourbon forward, with sweet lactose notes along with hints of chocolate, cinnamon, ginger, and […]

 Derek Warren

CULT CORNER: Be ‘very naughty’ this Christmas with infamous ‘Silent Night, Deadly Night’

CULT CORNER: Be ‘very naughty’ this Christmas with infamous ‘Silent Night, Deadly Night’

There are many Christmas-themed horror films, including some we’ve featured here, but few have reached the heights in the sub-genre that “Silent Night, Deadly Night” has over the years. The fever pitch that the film created upon initial release in theaters set it on the path to the cult status it now enjoys. Released in […]

 Derek Warren

DRINK IT DOWN: Blizzard of Hops Winter IPA by Tröegs Brewing Company

DRINK IT DOWN: Blizzard of Hops Winter IPA by Tröegs Brewing Company

Beer: Blizzard of Hops Brewery: Tröegs Brewing Company Style: American IPA ABV: 6.40% Description: Blizzard of Hops pours a slightly golden hazy hue with a frothy white head that leaves a thick lacing on the glass. The aroma is both refreshing in a summer way while also being perfect for winter. Hops dominate the nose, […]

 Derek Warren

CULT CORNER: ‘Christmas Evil’ is an obscure ’80s movie you better watch out for

CULT CORNER: ‘Christmas Evil’ is an obscure ’80s movie you better watch out for

Santa on a killing spree is the stuff of nightmares for children, but for adults, a film based on this idea has all the makings for a fun night together with friends. While some may find it in bad taste, those who love a good “bad” film will find “Christmas Evil” endlessly entertaining. “Christmas Evil” […]

 Derek Warren

DRINK IT DOWN: Merry Monks Tripel Ale by Weyerbacher Brewing Company

DRINK IT DOWN: Merry Monks Tripel Ale by Weyerbacher Brewing Company

Beer: Merry Monks Brewery: Weyerbacher Brewing Company Style: Tripel ABV: 9.30% Description: Merry Monks pours a clear, bright golden hue with a frothy white head that dissipates quickly, leaving very little lacing behind. The aroma is very Belgian yeast forward, with notes of banana and pear being the most dominate and backing notes of spices […]

 Derek Warren

CULT CORNER: Forget ‘A Christmas Story’ – make ‘Black Christmas’ your annual holiday tradition

CULT CORNER: Forget ‘A Christmas Story’ – make ‘Black Christmas’ your annual holiday tradition

The term “classic” is thrown around all too often with horror films without any real substance behind it, though some films are true classics that truly mold the genre and have made it what it is today. “Black Christmas” is one of these films. While most Christmas-themed horror films are more tongue-in-cheek than scary, “Black […]

 Derek Warren

DRINK IT DOWN: Winter Lager by Samuel Adams (Boston Beer Company)

DRINK IT DOWN: Winter Lager by Samuel Adams (Boston Beer Company)

Beer: Winter Lager Brewery: Boston Beer Company (Samuel Adams) Style: Bock ABV: 5.60% Description: Sam Adams’ Winter Lager pours a clear dark ruby brown with a frothy khaki head that leaves behind a thick web lacing on the glass. The aroma has sticky sweet caramel malt notes up front, with roasted malts with hints of […]