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Live (Southern Tier Brewing)

Whenever I go back to the Midwest I try to get my hands on as many Southern Tier beers as possible. Sadly this was the only one I got to sample this time around.

Live labelLIVE is a bottle conditioned American Pale Ale with a 5.5% ABV. Continue reading

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Citywalk Pale Ale (Karl Strauss Brewery)

Ever since I moved out of North Hollywood I don’t go to Karl Strauss Brewery as often as I’d like. Once in a while I’ll make my way back to Citywalk with hopes of trying a new beer or two. I found myself at Karl Strauss this past Wednesday and they had a couple of beers on tap that caught my eye. There was a couple big guys on the beer board, so I decided to start it simple and go with a Pale Ale.

CITYWALK PALE ALE is an American Pale Ale.

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Happy Hops (Russian River Brewing)

For this round I wanted something more “drinkable” to go with my meal. I saw HAPPY HOPS on the board and thought, “A pale ale? That would go splendidly with my meal!”. And it was.

Happy Hops is a mixture of a blonde ale and a pale ale. This hard to categorize brew has an easy-drinking 5.56% ABV.

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Spencer’s Gold (Deschutes Brewery)

After the big hop bombs at Silver Moon and the chocolate sweetness of Afterschool Special, I was looking for something mild to finish off the night. I decided a nice little American Pale Ale would be a great way to close out the night at Deschutes. Being that their Mirror Pond Pale Ale is so tasty I figured that their Spencer’s Gold would be equally as fantastic. Well, I was half right. Spencer’s Gold is a mild beer with 45 IBUs and a simple 4.5% ABV. Continue reading

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Nirvana Pale Ale (The Brewhouse)

I few weeks back I took a random trip to Santa Barbara, California. While up there I was told that the Brewhouse was the place to go for good food and good beer, so I jumped in my car and headed that way. I was craving a little bit of hops so I ordered the Nirvana Pale Ale. This American Pale Ale is one of their year-round brews and has an easy drinking 5.5% ABV. 

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Red Chair NWPA (Deschutes Brewery)

Red Chair NWPA (Northwest Pale Ale) is a seasonal brew from Oregon’s Deschutes Brewery. This American Pale Ale has 60 IBUs, a 6.2% ABV and is available January-May.

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Hop Trip 2010 (Deschutes Brewery)

Hop Trip is a fresh hopped pale ale from Deschutes Brewing Company. Available October-December, this American Pale Ale has 38 IBUs and a 5.5% ABV.

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