Category Archives: Stout

Criminal

Barrier Mare Undarum Hill Farmstead Everett Porter Red rooster stout WTF Six Point Sol (salt) Ok. No way I can get through this intelligently, let alone the intelligence I thought I was gonna bring to it, not even the intelligence … Continue reading

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It’s Not What You Drink, It’s Where You Drink It

Hurricane Kitty : Keegan Ales : IPA Mother’s Milk Stout : Keegan Ales : Stout I first had Mother’s Milk poured from an unmarked brown jug into fruit jars, whilst sitting at the linoleum kitchen table of my friends Rick … Continue reading

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Can You Hear Me Now?

Merry Monks’ : Weyerbacher Brewing Co. : Belgian Blithering Idiot : Weyerbacher Brewing Co. : Barleywine Old Heathen : Weyerbacher Brewing Co. : Imperial Stout To quote Sting (and maybe a million others), I am not alone. No, I consider … Continue reading

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Beer for Breakfast

Beer Geek Breakfast : Mikkeller : Stout (Imperial) “Woke up this morning and got myself a beer.  The future’s uncertain, and the end is always near.”  Morrison’s lyric ost succinctly fuses drinking and a dark existentialism, to a backbeat…you can’t … Continue reading

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Oysters on Deck

Oyster Stout : The Porterhouse Brewing Company : Stout (Irish Dry) The label warns that the skilled inclusion of oysters in the brewing process adds an indescribable character to this stout. They are not mermaids of deception; the oysters layer … Continue reading

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Still Waters Run Deep in the Basement

Worldwide Stout XX: Dogfish Head Craft Brewery : Stout The waters aren’t receding, but the sump pump is working and the basement has stabilized. Particularly from afar, but even up close, there is little one can do to face a … Continue reading

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Hops, Like Work, is a Four-Letter Word

Crosstown Pale Ale : Hopworks Urban Brewery : Pale Ale Hopworks IPA : Hopworks Urban Brewery : IPA Bourbon Barrel IPA : Hopworks Urban Brewery : IPA (Imperial) Expresso Stout : Hopworks Urban Brewery : Stout Hopworks Revolution Rootbeer : … Continue reading

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No wonder the hills and groves were God’s first temples, and the more they are cut down and hewn into cathedrals and churches, the farther off and dimmer seems the Lord himself

Caldera Old Growth Imperial Stout : Caldera Brewing Company : Stout (Imperial) Xbeeriment Madraz IPA : Højmosevej 42 (phantom brewer) : IPA The road to the Pacific Rim is a stunning array of mountain peaks and corkscrew twists.  And trees, … Continue reading

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Midnight in the Garden of Queens

Coffee Stout : Long Trail : Stout (Coffee) (Imperial) I’m sitting in my friend Ned’s backyard, a thick forest of socialist enchantment.  Socialist? It’s a common backyard for anyone who has an apartment on the block, so there are no … Continue reading

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Cooking with (Motor) Oil

St. Peter’s Brewery Co Ltd : St. Peter’s Cream Stout : Stout I have to admit fear on purchasing this one. It typically sits at the end of the aisle, shining like some European oil can. Dark petrol too, with … Continue reading

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