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

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 […]

 Mathew Dapkins

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 […]

 Mathew Dapkins

MASSIVE BEER REVIEWS: CBS (Canadian Breakfast Stout) by Founders Brewing Company

Beer: CBS (Canadian Breakfast Stout) Brewery: Founders Brewing Company Style: Imperial Stout Age: 2017 ABV: 11.70% CBS hasn’t been available in bottles since 2011, and with Founders’ reputation for top-rated beers, to say that Canadian Breakfast Stout is anticipated is a huge understatement, eh? But can this bourbon barrel-aged stout with chocolate and coffee aged […]

 Mathew Dapkins

MASSIVE BEER REVIEWS: Hype Juice IPA by Old Forge Brewing Company

Beer: Hype Juice Brewery: Old Forge Brewing Company Style: New England IPA Age: 2017 ABV: 7.00% Old Forge Brewing has, a bit sarcastically, it seems, jumped on the popular New England-style IPA hype train with Hype Juice, which was released in cans in October. Do they nail this juicy, hoppy, and hazy style or does […]

 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 […]

 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 […]