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T.R.E.A.T. (Midnight Sun Brewing Co.)

I had been hearing about Midnight Sun Brewing Co. for a while before I finally saw their beers on the shelves of my local liquor stores. They’re based out of Anchorage, Alaska and up until recently hadn’t been available in Southern California. Thankfully, this has changed. Being as how I first came across them in the fall I decided to go with their autumn seasonal: T.R.E.A.T. (The Royal Eccentric Ale Treatment).

T.R.E.A.T. is (according to the brewers) an “Imperial Chocolate Pumpkin Porter” with a 7.8% ABV and 30 IBUs. Continue reading

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Parrot in a Palm Tree (Karl Strauss Brewery)

CHRISTMAS IN JULY Beer #2: PARROT IN A PALM TREE

My roommate was singing the praises of this beer ever since he had it back in December. In February I happened to stumble upon a bottle sitting on the shelf at Bevmo (the last one I might add), so I knew I had to either pick it up now or wait another 10 months to try it. You’ll never guess what I decided to do. Parrot in a Palm Tree is a Baltic Porter with 35 IBUs and an 8.5% ABV. This is the first beer in Karl Strauss’s “Twelve Days of Christmas San Diego Style” series and was released in November of 2010.

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Picture City Porter (Ladyface Alehouse & Brasserie)

Picture City Porter is another year-round beer from Ladyface Alehouse. This tasty porter comes topped with coffee flakes (when ordering a pint from the bar) and clocks in at 5.8%.

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Shaky Hands (Hollister Brewing Co.)

Day 3 brings us a beer that I happened to try by chance.  My roommates went on a trip to Santa Barbara and on the way back they stopped at the Hollister Brewing Company.  There they picked up today’s THEME WEEK selection: SHAKY HANDS.

Shaky Hands is an American porter brewed with coffee and clocks in at 7.5% ABV.

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London Porter (Fuller Smith & Turner PLC)

London Porter is another fine beer from Britain’s Fuller’s.  This gold medal winning English Porter has a 5.4% ABV.

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Full Sail Imperial Porter 2009 (Full Sail Brewing Company)

Full Sail Imperial Porter is part of the 2009 Brewmaster Reserve series from Full Sail Brewery.  This big, chocolatey brew has a 7.5% ABV.

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Whole Hog Smoked Porter (Indian Wells Brewing Company)

Whole Hog is one of the beers brewed exclusively for Whole Foods by Indian Wells Brewing Company. This one is a porter with an easy-drinking 5% ABV.

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