Drink It Down

Drink It Down is a weekly column that doesn’t just review beer – it provides the full experience of going out and enjoying a quality craft brew. Look for it on Mondays exclusively on NEPA Scene.

 Derek Warren

DRINK IT DOWN: Game of Thrones: Winter Is Here Witbier by Brewery Ommegang

DRINK IT DOWN: Game of Thrones: Winter Is Here Witbier by Brewery Ommegang

Beer: Winter Is Here Brewer: Brewery Ommegang Style: Witbier ABV: 8.30% Description: Winter Is Here pours a hazy golden straw hue with a bright white pillowy head that leaves a thick lacing on the glass. The aroma is, as with most Belgian beers, driven by the yeast strain. Strong notes of bananas, coriander, vanilla, candied […]

 Derek Warren

DRINK IT DOWN: Two Juicy Double IPA by Two Roads Brewing Company

DRINK IT DOWN: Two Juicy Double IPA by Two Roads Brewing Company

Beer: Two Juicy Brewer: Two Roads Brewing Company Style: American Imperial/Double IPA ABV: 8.20% Description: Two Roads’ Two Juicy pours a hazy straw yellow with a frothy white head that leaves a sticky and thick lacing on the glass. The aroma is reminiscent of freshly squeezed fruit juice, with strong pungent notes of oranges, grapefruit, […]

 Derek Warren

DRINK IT DOWN: Imperial Pumpkin Ale by Weyerbacher Brewing Company

DRINK IT DOWN: Imperial Pumpkin Ale by Weyerbacher Brewing Company

Beer: Imperial Pumpkin Ale Brewer: Weyerbacher Brewing Company Style: Pumpkin Ale ABV: 8.00% Description: Weyerbacher’s Imperial Pumpkin Ale pours a deep ruby red hue with brown highlights throughout and a frothy tan head that doesn’t stick around too long but leaves a thin lacing on the glass. The aroma is full of delicious pumpkin spice […]

 Derek Warren

DRINK IT DOWN: Roadsmary’s Baby Pumpkin Ale by Two Roads Brewing Company

DRINK IT DOWN: Roadsmary’s Baby Pumpkin Ale by Two Roads Brewing Company

Beer: Roadsmary’s Baby Brewer: Two Roads Brewing Company Style: Pumpkin Ale ABV: 6.80% Description: Roadsmary’s Baby pours a deep copper brown with a thick tan, off-white head that leaves a thin lacing on the glass. The aroma is filled with pumpkin spice notes, with cinnamon and nutmeg leading the charge, followed by hints of caramel […]

 Derek Warren

DRINK IT DOWN: Rumpkin Imperial Pumpkin Ale by Avery Brewing Company

DRINK IT DOWN: Rumpkin Imperial Pumpkin Ale by Avery Brewing Company

Beer: Rumpkin Brewer: Avery Brewing Company Style: Imperial Pumpkin Ale ABV: 16.90% Description: Rumpkin pours a deep amber brown reminiscent of a fall evening, with a rocky off-white head that leaves little in the way of lacing on the glass. The aroma is filled with rum notes and pumpkin spices with sweet caramel malts. The […]

 Derek Warren

DRINK IT DOWN: Cold Press Coffee Pumking by Southern Tier Brewing Company

DRINK IT DOWN: Cold Press Coffee Pumking by Southern Tier Brewing Company

The Pumpkin King Beer: Cold Press Coffee Pumking Brewer: Southern Tier Brewing Company Style: Imperial Pumpkin Ale ABV: 8.60% Description: Cold Press Coffee Pumking pours a deep copper/amber hue with a frothy off-white head that leaves a little lacing on the glass. The aroma is a veritable cornucopia of fall favorites, with pumpkin spices front […]

 Derek Warren

DRINK IT DOWN: Wolf Among Weeds Double IPA by Golden Road Brewing

DRINK IT DOWN: Wolf Among Weeds Double IPA by Golden Road Brewing

Big Bad Wolf Beer: Wolf Among Weeds Brewer: Golden Road Brewing Style: American Imperial/Double IPA ABV: 8.00% Description: Wolf Among Weeds pours a beautifully clear golden hue with a bright white head that leaves a wispy lacing on the glass. The aroma is decidedly hop forward, with a strong dank quality making a strong impression […]

 Derek Warren

DRINK IT DOWN: Fruitallica DIPA by Stone Brewing Company, Beavertown Brewery, and Garage Project

DRINK IT DOWN: Fruitallica DIPA by Stone Brewing Company, Beavertown Brewery, and Garage Project

…And IPAs for All Beer: Fruitallica Brewer: Stone Brewing Company in collaboration with Beavertown Brewery and Garage Project Style: American Imperial/Double IPA ABV: 8.00% Description: Fruitallica pours an extremely murky orange hue reminiscent of fresh orange juice, with a thick white head that leaves a thick lacing on the glass. The aroma is fruit forward, […]

 Derek Warren

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

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

Prost! Prost! Prost! Beer: Octoberfest Brewer: Boston Brewing Company (Samuel Adams) Style: Märzen/Oktoberfest ABV: 5.30% Description: Sam Adams Octoberfest pours a deep red amber hue that has all the colors of fall, with a rocky, slightly beige head that leaves a thick lacing on the glass. The aroma is malt forward with rich toasted caramel […]

 Derek Warren

DRINK IT DOWN: 12th of Never Ale by Lagunitas Brewing Company

DRINK IT DOWN: 12th of Never Ale by Lagunitas Brewing Company

Never say never Beer: 12th of Never Ale Brewer: Lagunitas Brewing Company Style: American Pale Ale ABV: 5.50% Description: 12th of Never pours a clear golden hue with a bright white frothy head that leaves a thick and sticky layer of lacing on the glass. The aroma is filled with tropical and citrus fruit notes […]