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Ohio beer adventures.

He Said Pumpkin Tripel (21st Amendment) > He Said Pumpkin Baltic Porter (Elysian)
The porter was good, but that tripel, though. 

He Said Pumpkin Tripel (21st Amendment) > He Said Pumpkin Baltic Porter (Elysian)

The porter was good, but that tripel, though. 

— 1 month ago
#21st Amendment Brewery  #elysian brewing  #craft beer  #beer  #pumpkin beer  #label artwork  #tripel  #porter  #instabeer  #brewery collaboration  #all pumpkin everything 
The U.S. Craft Beer Market Is Way Overcrowded - Bon Appétit →

"For consumers, the situation is doubly confusing. How can you pick a pint on a 100-brew tap list? Moreover, beer shops are chockablock with pale this and imperial that, each one boasting a different hop pun.”

I think this article makes a number of reasonable points, but there’s something about it that seems to be… I don’t know, missing a point. I don’t necessarily see the expansion of the craft beer world as a wholly negative thing (though I definitely think it’s akin to fad-like status), and I’m curious to see what happens over the next couple of years. 

Also, “[h]ow can you pick a pint on a 100-brew tap list?” I guess I’ve had a lot of practice at Winking Lizard.

Here’s my advice: put your beer pants on one leg at a time. Take a minute, think it through, and go with your first instinct. No one’s keeping score.   

— 1 month ago
#craft beer  #article  #opinion. 
"Life’s too short to drink light beer."
Sam Calagione, Dogfish Head Brewery (via boxesmadeofcardboard)
— 1 month ago with 14 notes
#sam calagione  #craft beer  #dogfish head  #yup 
Punkin Ale returns! New look, same beer. | Dogfish Head Craft Brewed Ales →

I love this artist’s work for Dogfish Head, and I’m psyched to see it on my absolute favorite pumpkin beer! 

Also, can we talk about those growlers?? I NEED ONE!

— 1 month ago
#craft beer  #beer  #jermaine rogers  #dogfish head  #dogfish head punkin ale  #pumpkin beer  #all pumpkin everything 
Southern Tier Warlock (Imperial Pumpkin Stout)
This beer was an oxymoron. 
A coworker of mine tried it a day before me and said he was largely unimpressed. It’s not so much that it was a bad beer, but that it was lacking the qualities of a stout (and certainly not those of an imperial, either.) 
I figured he was exaggerating and had my bottle chilling in the fridge to try when I got off work that day. I poured it in my honorary Pumking glass, of course, and was expecting to be blown away into a dark, borderline-scary world of double-stout-y goodness. 
What I got felt more like a weak porter, almost. I was hoping for an Old Rasputin-like stout base and a hint of pumpkin in the background. This one was, like my supervisor said, not a bad beer, but it was not at all like I thought I was getting. It lacked the heavy body of a stout and was not hard-hitting at all. 
It was, for all intents and purposes, an oxymoron. A thin stout. 
I drank the whole thing and had a fair buzz after, but I wanted so much more. After all, Pumking is quite possibly the pinnacle of all pumpkin brews— why wouldn’t their other pumpkin offering be just as good, if not better?
But alas, Warlock left me wanting. 

Southern Tier Warlock (Imperial Pumpkin Stout)

This beer was an oxymoron. 

A coworker of mine tried it a day before me and said he was largely unimpressed. It’s not so much that it was a bad beer, but that it was lacking the qualities of a stout (and certainly not those of an imperial, either.) 

I figured he was exaggerating and had my bottle chilling in the fridge to try when I got off work that day. I poured it in my honorary Pumking glass, of course, and was expecting to be blown away into a dark, borderline-scary world of double-stout-y goodness. 

What I got felt more like a weak porter, almost. I was hoping for an Old Rasputin-like stout base and a hint of pumpkin in the background. This one was, like my supervisor said, not a bad beer, but it was not at all like I thought I was getting. It lacked the heavy body of a stout and was not hard-hitting at all. 

It was, for all intents and purposes, an oxymoron. A thin stout. 

I drank the whole thing and had a fair buzz after, but I wanted so much more. After all, Pumking is quite possibly the pinnacle of all pumpkin brews— why wouldn’t their other pumpkin offering be just as good, if not better?

But alas, Warlock left me wanting. 

— 2 months ago with 1 note
#southern tier brewing company  #southern tier  #beer  #craft beer  #pumpkin  #all pumpkin everything  #pumpkin beer  #proper glassware  #pumking  #southern tier warlock 
5 Rabbit Mango Paletas (American Pale Wheat)
Mango shandy, essentially. Low ABV easy-drinker. Can we talk about that color/cloudiness, though?

5 Rabbit Mango Paletas (American Pale Wheat)

Mango shandy, essentially. Low ABV easy-drinker. Can we talk about that color/cloudiness, though?

— 2 months ago
#craft beer  #beer  #5 rabbit cerveceria 
Stone RuinTen IPA
Stone to Columbus! Stone to Columbus!
In case you haven’t heard, Stone is looking to build a brewery east of the Mississippi, and my hometown is in the running. Stone2Cbus, an effort to gain support for said brewery, hosted an event throughout the city in which 67 local beers tapped Stone kegs. The idea was to blow up Stone’s social media accounts with pictures, tweets, and messages in support of the brewery. 
I did my small part and headed to Hampton’s on King after a particularly rough day at work. I shelled out $8 plus tip (oof) for their RuinTen IPA, which sits pretty at 10.8%. Bitter, floral, and oh-so-complex, this beer had me near-drunk after half a glass and about ten minutes. I posted to Instagram, Twitter, and Facebook, and then figured I’d share it with you fine people. 
Stone isn’t usually one of go-to breweries, truth be told— they make solid beers, but I have to be in a particular mood to enjoy them. That being said, I couldn’t be more excited at the thought of such a big name brewery coming to the heart of it all. 
Stone, if you’re reading this, please come to Columbus. We’re a fine city, and we’d love to have you join us. 

To read more about the Stone2Cbus effort, click here!

Stone RuinTen IPA

Stone to Columbus! Stone to Columbus!

In case you haven’t heard, Stone is looking to build a brewery east of the Mississippi, and my hometown is in the running. Stone2Cbus, an effort to gain support for said brewery, hosted an event throughout the city in which 67 local beers tapped Stone kegs. The idea was to blow up Stone’s social media accounts with pictures, tweets, and messages in support of the brewery. 

I did my small part and headed to Hampton’s on King after a particularly rough day at work. I shelled out $8 plus tip (oof) for their RuinTen IPA, which sits pretty at 10.8%. Bitter, floral, and oh-so-complex, this beer had me near-drunk after half a glass and about ten minutes. I posted to Instagram, Twitter, and Facebook, and then figured I’d share it with you fine people. 

Stone isn’t usually one of go-to breweries, truth be told— they make solid beers, but I have to be in a particular mood to enjoy them. That being said, I couldn’t be more excited at the thought of such a big name brewery coming to the heart of it all. 

Stone, if you’re reading this, please come to Columbus. We’re a fine city, and we’d love to have you join us. 

To read more about the Stone2Cbus effort, click here!

— 2 months ago with 2 notes
#Stone2Cbus  #stone brewing company  #craft beer  #RuinTen IPA  #beer  #columbus  #columbus ohio  #ohio  #stone brewing 
New Core Badges →

untappd:

It’s been a while since we released a new batch of core badges, but the time has finally come! Today we’re happy to announce 13 brand new badges for you to unlock as you continue to explore the world of beer!

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All of these badges are available up to level 10 (with the exception of Epic and…

— 2 months ago with 59 notes
#untappd  #craft beer 

wilwheaton:

Blue Velvet (1986)

"Wanna go for a ride, neighbor?"

(Source: kellymagovern)

— 3 months ago with 4371 notes
#blue velvet  #david lynch  #beer  #pabst blue ribbon  #heineken