Marathon from Athenian Brewery

While at a bachelorette party this past weekend at a Greek restaurant in Phoenix, I decided to take a break from watching the belly dancer, smashing plates and yelling “Opa!” I asked the bartender what beers he had in bottle and rattled off a quite a few International beers I…

Rush River Winter Warmer

Mmmmmm beer.I did a Midwest beer taking extravaganza during the Christmas season. I was in search of a really great spicy beer. I came across a nice winter beer by Rush River Brewing out of River Falls, Wisc. Rush River Winter Warmer is a decent Scotch ale. It has malty…

Deschutes The Abyss 2010

Winter time is a really great time for craft beer. Micro-breweries really break out the big dogs, which leads to bigger, better, darker, hoppier beers.  I dove right into no other big beer than Deschutes The Abyss 2010, and imperial stout (fifth release). It is a rich, thick, dark, dark…

Great Divide

Great Divide Brewing in Denver, Colo. has quickly ranked itself in my top breweries. I would consider Great Divide my “Cheers.” The bar area is small and always packed, but I am always greeted with a smile and called by my first name. Countless good Happy Hours have been had…