Mathew Dapkins

MASSIVE BEER REVIEWS: Wallenpaupack Brewing’s Smoke on the Water is a deeply tasty doppelbock

Beer: Smoke on the Water Brewery: Wallenpaupack Brewing Company Style: Doppelbock Age: 2018 ABV: 8.00% There’s smoke on the water… and in the beer. Wallenpaupack Brewing Company has been producing some quality brews since they opened in Hawley a few months back, including the previously reviewed Paupack Cream Ale and Hydroelectric IPA, so let’s dive […]

 Mathew Dapkins

MASSIVE BEER REVIEWS: Comparing Brewery Ommegang’s Three Philosophers aged from 2014 vs. 2017

Beer: Three Philosophers Brewery: Brewery Ommegang Style: Belgian Quadrupel Ale Age: Early 2014 vs. late 2017 ABV: 9.70% IBU: 19 Just about two hours from here in Cooperstown, New York, Brewery Ommegang brews some solid beers and even holds some concerts, festivals, and other events throughout the year. Ommegang’s Three Philosophers blends a “Belgian-style dark […]

 Mathew Dapkins

MASSIVE BEER REVIEWS: Samuel Adams tries its hand at New England IPA with national release

Beer: New England IPA Brewery: Boston Beer Company (Samuel Adams) Style: IPA Age: 2018 ABV: 6.80% IBU: 35 Samuel Adams has recently released their new New England IPA nationally, trying their hand at the juicy, hazy New England-style India Pale Ale that has become so popular with craft beer aficionados, and they were gracious enough […]

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MASSIVE BEER REVIEWS: Lunch Pail Ale by Breaker Brewing Company in Wilkes-Barre

Beer: Lunch Pail Ale Brewery: Breaker Brewing Company Style: American Pale Ale Age: 2018 ABV: 5.50% Breaker Brewing in Wilkes-Barre has been canning a selection of their beers recently, so over the past two weeks, we’ve reviewed Olde King Coal and Peaches and Dreams Dreamsicle. This week, we have one more can to crack open […]

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MASSIVE BEER REVIEWS: Peaches and Dreams Dreamsicle IPA by Breaker Brewing Company in Wilkes-Barre

Beer: Peaches and Dreams Dreamsicle Brewery: Breaker Brewing Company Style: New England-style IPA Age: 2018 ABV: 6.40% As mentioned in last week’s review, Breaker Brewing in Wilkes-Barre is canning a whole bunch of beers for the first time, so we’re going to try a very different one from this local brewery this week – Peaches […]

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MASSIVE BEER REVIEWS: Olde King Coal Imperial Molé Stout by Breaker Brewing Company in Wilkes-Barre

Beer: Olde King Coal Brewery: Breaker Brewing Company Style: Imperial Molé Stout Age: 2018 ABV: 8.40% We’re back with another local jammer this week, this time from Breaker Brewing in Wilkes-Barre. Playing on the area’s coal mining history, Olde King Coal is an imperial molé stout with a bit of heat to it to warm […]

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MASSIVE BEER REVIEWS: Hydroelectric IPA by Wallenpaupack Brewing Company

Beer: Hydroelectric IPA Brewery: Wallenpaupack Brewing Company Style: IPA Age: 2018 ABV: 6.50% Wallenpaupack Brewing Company recently opened in Hawley, and they’ve just made their first cans available, so after last week’s review of their Paupack Cream Ale, we’ve got to follow it up with their other new release – Hydroelectric IPA! With hazy IPAs […]

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MASSIVE BEER REVIEWS: Paupack Cream Ale by Wallenpaupack Brewing Company

Beer: Paupack Cream Ale Brewery: Wallenpaupack Brewing Company Style: Cream Ale Age: 2018 ABV: 4.50% Wallenpaupack Brewing Company is now open in Hawley, and they’ve just made their first cans available, so we’re cracking open their new Paupack Cream Ale because cream ales rule the world. We’ve been reviewing their excellent beers since before they […]

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MASSIVE BEER REVIEWS: Cloudy with a Chance of Charcuterie IPA by Free Will Brewing Company

Beer: Cloudy with a Chance of Charcuterie Brewery: Free Will Brewing Company Style: IPA Age: 2017 ABV: 7.00% Free Will Brewing in Perkasie, Pennsylvania is known for their sour beers, but this week, we’re going to try their New England-style IPA, Cloudy with a Chance of Charcuterie. Despite the name, this does not have any […]

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MASSIVE BEER REVIEWS: Dark Chocolate Scotch Ale by Genesee Brewing Company

Beer: Pilot Batch: Dark Chocolate Scotch Ale Brewery: Genesee Brewing Company Style: Scotch Ale Age: 2017 ABV: 7.50% Genesee gets a bad rap from beer snobs, but as an unapologetic fan of their Creme Ale, we suggest giving them another look. Over the past few years, Genny has been producing some quality brews that would […]

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