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Pumpkin Beer Sprint 2012. Part 3 No Porch Needed. Pumpkin Beer Sprint 2012. Part 2 Pumpkin Beer Sprint 2012. Part 1 Here I am at Camp Nevada.

Pumpkin Beer Sprint 2012. Part 3

Days 4 & 5. Bringin’ out the big guns. Midnight Sun Brewing Co. T.R.E.A.T. Imperial Chocolate Pumpkin Porter.  Treat truly deserves its namesake. Just the

No Porch Needed.

Summer is gone and fall has quickly given way to winter. First snow has come and gone with little fanfare. These parts are no stranger

Pumpkin Beer Sprint 2012. Part 2

Days 2 and 3. Rogue “Chatoe Rogue” First Growth Pumpkin Patch Ale. Had the pleasure of sharing this one with a fellow hop head /

Pumpkin Beer Sprint 2012. Part 1

Pumpkin beer tasting party officially kaput… Slightly bummed but mostly excited to burn through the dozen or so samples in the cellar. Counting down to

Here I am at Camp Nevada.

Beer Camp 2012. A letter home. Like any first day at camp, this one’s been rough. Reaching for a frosty beverage from the cooler, Sierra

Pumpkin Beer Sprint 2012. Part 3

Pumpkin Beer Sprint 2012. Part 3

Days 4 & 5. Bringin’ out the big guns. Midnight Sun Brewing Co. T.R.E.A.T. Imperial Chocolate Pumpkin Porter.  Treat truly deserves its namesake. Just the bottle description alone sounds like dessert – “Ale brewed with pumpkin, cocoa nibs, cinnamon, cloves and nutmeg.” Love Midnight Sun’s label design for Treat; this one really stuck out while perusing [...]

October 30, 2012 Nick Uncategorized 0

No Porch Needed.

No Porch Needed.

Summer is gone and fall has quickly given way to winter. First snow has come and gone with little fanfare. These parts are no stranger to mid-October snowfall. Not wanting to wait ’til next summer, New Belgium’s Lips of Faith series Peach Porch Lounger has been long overdue for a drink. What better time to [...]

October 28, 2012 Nick Uncategorized 0

Pumpkin Beer Sprint 2012. Part 2

Pumpkin Beer Sprint 2012. Part 2

Days 2 and 3. Rogue “Chatoe Rogue” First Growth Pumpkin Patch Ale. Had the pleasure of sharing this one with a fellow hop head / best friend. Nice that First Growth’s bottled at 750 ml instead of just 22 oz. Everyone is sure to get their fair share when sharing. And, this is one pumpkin [...]

October 28, 2012 Nick Uncategorized 1

Pumpkin Beer Sprint 2012. Part 1

Pumpkin Beer Sprint 2012. Part 1

Pumpkin beer tasting party officially kaput… Slightly bummed but mostly excited to burn through the dozen or so samples in the cellar. Counting down to Halloween in style, here’s day 1. Dogfish Head Punkin Ale. Dogfish Head, known for fashioning pure beer bliss out of exotic and sometimes disparate ingredients, definitely has built anticipation with this highly-spiced [...]

October 26, 2012 Nick Beer Reviews 0

Here I am at Camp Nevada.

Here I am at Camp Nevada.

Beer Camp 2012. A letter home. Like any first day at camp, this one’s been rough. Reaching for a frosty beverage from the cooler, Sierra Nevada’s Beer Camp 2012, #45 Oatmeal Stout crashes to the ground, springing a leak. Oh no! Time to write home before this guy’s a goner. Beer Camp #45 “Snowed In” [...]

October 24, 2012 Nick Beer Reviews 0

Superbly Superior Saves the Day.

Superbly Superior Saves the Day.

A close call; collected. In need of a stellar pick-me-up, not just anything would do. Grabbing for the nearest cellar (cardboard, wine case) bottle, New Belgium’s collab with Alpine Beer Company – Super India Pale Ale – has swooped in to save the day. New Belgium’s Lips of Faith Series has rarely steered me wrong. Super IPA [...]

September 27, 2012 Nick Beer Reviews 5

Blogging the apocalypse. #3

Blogging the apocalypse. #3

Summer’s saying hello again. One last upper-seventies hurrah before autumn prevails. Outback, it is. Tepid and somehow sterile air belies mid-state wildfires. Maybe all the better to take in a new taste. Feeling more grasshopper than ant, suppose it’s best to visit the Elysian Apocalypse series again. This time, in the form of Fallout Green [...]

September 16, 2012 Nick Beer Reviews, Elysian Apocalypse Series 0