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Batch 1000 – Bryeian (The Bruery)

The Bruery is one brewery (that feels redundant, but I couldn’t think of a better way to put it) that keeps reeling me back in. Even if I didn’t enjoy the last x number of beers of theirs I tried, I’ll still get excited when something new hits the shelves/taps. This holds doubly true for anything that could be considered a “one off”. And that is exactly what this beer is.

Bryeian labelBATCH 1000 – BRYEIAN is a Cascadian Dark Ale/Black Ale with a 7% ABV that was brewed to celebrate their 1000 batch of beer. Continue reading


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Chronic (Port Brewing/Pizza Port)

Pizza Port has been a staple of the Southern California craft beer scene for the past 22 years. Even though their bottled offerings have been available for a while now, it wasn’t until recently that they started canning a few of their more popular offerings. It was my knowledge of the quality of their product and the very affordable price point that made me decide to pick up a sixer of one their classics.

Chronic can logo smallCHRONIC ALE is an Amber Ale with a sessionable 4.9% ABV.  Continue reading

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Campfire Stout (High Water Brewing)

I had originally picked this beer up to drink at movie night with my friends, but after reading the description on the label I realized it would be best suited for a time when I could actually enjoy it (ie a time where I wasn’t already three sheets to the wind). Was it worth it? Let’s find out.

Campfire Stout labelCAMPFIRE STOUT is an American Stout with a 6.5% ABV and 38 IBUs.

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Class of ’88 Barleywine Style Ale (North Coast/Rogue/Deschutes)

I love the idea behind these “Class of ’88” beers. A bunch of breweries who were all founded in 1988 have gotten together to created a commemorative recipe. They then go to their respective brewery and brew said recipe. The result being the beer I’m here to review.

Class of 88 Barleywine labelCLASS OF ’88 BARLEYWINE STYLE ALE is a collaboration between North Coast, Rogue, and Deschutes. This particular version was brewed at North Coast and has an even 10% ABV.

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Brew Free! or Die IPA (21st Amendment)

Back in September/October I took a trip up to the bay area. After leaving Sierra Nevada one evening I stopped at a local liquor store to grab some beers for the hotel room. Since I was in a new market I figured I’d grab something we don’t have access to down here in SoCal. Several weeks later I finally reviewed one of those beers. And a couple of months after that I wrote this review.

Brew Free or Die IPA logo smallBREW FREE! OR DIE IPA is one of the year-round beers that 21st Amendment puts into cans. This American IPA has 70 IBUs and a 7% ABV.

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Beer Camp: Belgian Style Black IPA (Sierra Nevada Brewing Company)

This beer was chosen when I read the description and said “What is this??”.

Sierra Nevada Beer Camp 2013 smallBEER CAMP: BELGIAN STYLE BLACK IPA is a Belgian IPA with a 7.7% ABV and 52 IBUs.

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‘Murican Pilsner (Sierra Nevada Brewing Company)

I’m not a Pilsner guy, but I’m always willing to try one. Especially when it has a name as good as this.

Sierra Nevada banner vector‘MURICAN PILSNER is a Pilsner with 20 IBUs and a 5% ABV.

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