For beer number 5 (I didn’t take notes on #4) I got in line with and waited patiently for the release of their big barrel-aged Russian Imperial Stout. And even though they only gave out 6 oz. pours, boy was it worth it!
PUGACHEV’S COBRA is a part of their Barrel Roll Series. This Russian Imperial Stout has a surprising 85 IBUs and a massive 16.5% ABV.
To celebrate their 25th Anniversary Alaskan Brewing Company brewed a beer that they deemed PERSEVERANCE ALE. Using local ingredients like birch syrup and fireweed honey, they wanted to create a big beer that could stand the test of time. I let mine sit for about 6 months before trying it and I’ll admit that it held up quite well.
Perseverance Ale is a Russian Imperial Stout with a 9% ABV. Continue reading
I still had a third of a glass of beer when they called last call, but I knew that I needed at least one more beer. I ordered a taster of their ROUNDABOUT to finish out my time at Mother Earth Brew Co.
Roundabout is a Chocolate Oatmeal Stout with 37 IBUs and a 6.1% ABV. Continue reading
For beer number 5 I decided to mix it up and step away from the Bootlegger’s beers for a minute. I saw the label for The Bruery’s BURLY GOURD and knew it would be right up my alley. Boy was I right!
Burly Gourd is part of the Bruery’s Provisions Series. This Milk/Sweet Stout has an unholy 6.66% ABV.
BEER GEEK BRUNCH WEASEL is an Imperial Stout from Denmark’s Mikkeller Brewery. Part of their “Beer Geek” series, Weasel uses Kopi Luwak coffee beans (widely regarded as the best and most expensive coffee in the world) to add an extra dimension to this beer.
Beer Geek Brunch Weasel clocks in with a beefy 10.9% ABV.
Well, it’s St. Patrick’s Day and I realized that I haven’t been very “current” with my seasonal beer reviews. Case in point, I’m still posting autumn and winter seasonal beer reviews and it’s half-way through March. So I decided to go to the store and pick up some Irish beer in honor of the holiday. I didn’t want to go with the typical Guinness or Smithwicks route, so I picked up a four-pack of O’HARA’S IRISH STOUT from Carlow Brewing Company.
O’Hara’s Irish Stout is a Irish Dry Stout with a chuggable 4.3% ABV.
I’m a long time removed from my school days, but I still enjoy some sweets after a long day. For my second beer of the day I decided to go with a Milk Stout to get my daily dose of sugar. Being lactose intolerant I usually try to avoid anything with dairy in it, but I just can’t say no when it comes to beer. Afternoon Special has a smooth 32 IBUs and 5.5% ABV. Continue reading