Maple Pecan Porter

I’ve had Sam Adams Maple Pecan Porter before. It was back when it was known as Sample B in their 2011 Beer Lover’s Choice competition. At that point, I voted for Boston Beer to choose this beer over what became the eventual winner: Mighty Oak Ale. Oh, well. But it’s…

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Alchemy Ale

Alchemy Ale from Widmer Brothers Brewing Widmer Brothers Brewing Portland, OR Style: American Pale Ale Staff Review: What an exciting press kit. Bottle, glass, and examples of the hops, malt, water and yeast used in making the beer. Brown to amber in color, throwing a rich head, Alchemy gives off…

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Mr. Pineapple

SanTan Brewing Co. Chandler, AZ Style: Wheat ale Staff Review: Held up to the light you will notice very hazy straw gold color, much the same as pineapple juice. Strong tropical fruit notes, much stronger than most hefe’s. Taste is very similar to the nose with big tropical juicy flavors,…

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Bloom

Smuttynose Brewing Co. Portsmouth, NH Style: Belgian golden with edible flowers Staff Review: Golden wheat in color with just a hint of haziness. Traditional Belgian ethers, bubble gum, honeysuckle and wildflower on the nose. We picked up lavender right away. This beer was designed around the flowers. Appropriately carbonated. Flowers…

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Heavy Seas Siren Noire

Clipper City Brewing in Baltimore makes some terrific beers. I LOVE their Loose Cannon IPA! So when I saw Heavy Seas Siren Noire on the shelf and it was also recommended by the distributor’s rep, I decided to give it a shot,  despite its $7 bomber price tag (that’s a…

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