Month / November 2008

Orlio BrewerySouth Burlington, VT(USA) Preface: I am going to assume that this is a 2008 version of the Black Lager the folks at ORLIO released last year. This sample recently arrived and has been living in my refrigerator, in the truly chilly dark, for a week or so. Allowed to come to “cellar” temperature the […]

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Left Hand Brewing CompanyLongmont, CO (USA) Preface: This is a recent arrival. Once again the Left Hand Brewing Company introduces their particular take on a “style.” This time they offer what they call a “Double I.P.A. Ale.” The label tells me that the ingredients include: flaked barley, malted rye, hops and yeast. There is no […]

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A “Fresh Hop” Pale Ale Deschutes BreweryBend, OR (USA) Preface:This sample was provided by the good folks at Deschutes Brewery. I must admit that this bottle has been well cared for, for a few months I’m sure. However, at 5.5% abv, I doubt there has been any regression of flavors. The effects of “cellaring” ale […]

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Terra-Rye’zdBlack Rye LagerLeft Hand Brewing CompanyLongmont, CO (USA) Preface:This sample was provided by the good folks at Left Hand Brewing Company. I will admit that between these folks and the folks at Magic Hat in Vermont I am beginning to think that there is no end to the styles that brewers can come up with. […]

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DeProefbrouwerijLochristi, Belgium Preface:This one has been sitting in the fridge for over six months, perhaps a year, and it’s time has come. The brewery is attempting to recreate traditional style brews in a state of the art brewery. To their efforts the following notes will offer impressions of their beer, well cellared. Appearance: This is […]

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Jubelale 2008Deschutes BreweryBend, OR (USA) Preface:This bottle has been languishing in my refrigerator almost too long. The emphasis is on almost.And so I apologize to the good folks at the Deschutes Brewery, in Bend, OR, for not posting this earlier. Appearance: This almost red brew also has a hint of amber to accent the clear, […]

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Left Hand Brewing CompanyLongmont, CO (USA) Preface:This morning I’m going to crack open a bottle of Left Hand Oktoberfest Mazen Lager. The label on the bottle says that it was bottles on August 30. It also notes that it is 6% alcohol by volume. Therefore I believe it was done little harm resting for a […]

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A Taste of… XX Bitch Creek Double ESBGrand Teton Brewing CompanyVictor, ID (USA) Preface:Last week I received this sample bottle of Grand Teton Brewing Company XX Bitch Creek Double ESB. It arrived well packaged and was refrigerated as soon as it was unwrapped. The promotional material that came with the beer informed me that “Twenty […]

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