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 Brewer: Boston Brewing 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 […]

 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

Halloween binge-a-thon: pair these beers and horror movies for a scary good night

Halloween binge-a-thon: pair these beers and horror movies for a scary good night

Let’s face it – Halloween is the best holiday. Sure, Christmas is fun, but you don’t get to dress up and scare people, unless you’re a Krampus devotee. Halloween, though, is a time to indulge in candy, great beer, and lots and lots of horror movies. So what better way to celebrate the season than […]

 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 […]

 Mathew Dapkins

MASSIVE BEER REVIEWS: Orange Is the New Ale by Susquehanna Brewing Company

Beer: Orange Is the New Ale Brewery: Susquehanna Brewing Company Style: Fruit Ale Age: 2017 ABV: 4.75% While it seems popular locally and the NEPA Scene Podcast crew enjoyed it on their show this week, Massive Beer Reviews has a different take on Orange Is the New Ale by Susquehanna Brewing Company in Pittston. With […]

 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 […]

 Mathew Dapkins

MASSIVE BEER REVIEWS: OJ Simcoe IPA by Breaker Brewing Company

Beer: OJ Simcoe Brewery: Breaker Brewing Company Style: Northeast IPA Age: 2017 ABV: 7.50% The juice is loose! Breaker Brewing in Wilkes-Barre has just released OJ Simcoe, an New England-style Northeast IPA for those who love orange juice, Creamsicles, and/or ’90s references. You better speed over to this local brewery soon like a certain white […]

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