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Marathon from Athenian Brewery

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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 had never heard of, Greek […]

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Capital Brewery’s Limited Release Autumnal Fire

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Scratch the Midwest beer tasting tour, it just so happens that quite a few of the beers I tried happen to be from Wisconsin. So here goes one of my favorites from the tasting, Capital Brewery’s Limited Release Autumnal Fire. Autumnal Fire is a rich dopplebock that has won several awards by Beverage Testing Institute […]

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Rush River Winter Warmer

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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 flavors with hints of […]

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Great Divide 16th Anniversary Wood Aged Double IPA

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You had me at Double IPA. I am just lucky enough to call Great Divide my Cheers (yes, like the TV show). I usually walk in and have the awesome bartenders choose a beer for me. And this particular day, I received the delightful 16th Anniversary Wood Aged Double IPA (secretly stashed away for no […]

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Deschutes The Abyss 2010

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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 beer, quite like an abyss! […]

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North Coast Brewing Co., Red Seal Ale

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I was looking for a great amber with a spicy finish for the holiday season, and stumbled across Red Seal Ale by North Coast Brewing. Red Seal Ale is an American copper-red amber ale with a good balance malt (more sweet) and hops (more bitter). Now, ultimately I had something different in mind when I […]

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Lips of Faith La Folie 2010

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My first experience with sour beer at the Great American Beer Fest 2010 was well, sour. I will admit I was not a fan. But, like any beer lover, and samples at the 2010 Beer Bloggers Conference in Boulder, Colo., I had a second coming. New Belgium Lips of Faith La Folie  brown sour ale […]

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Great Divide

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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 in the taproom and on […]