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The rise of “session” beers

What’s a session beer? What makes a beer sessionable? A session beer is one that’s under 4.5% ABV (some extend that to anything under 5%) and is easy to drink more than one in a “session.” Lately it’s become a catch-all ...

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New Glarus Dubbel Beer Review

New Glarus Brewing Company is the premier brewery of our neighbor to the east Wisconsin, and tonight I will be checking out a new beer of theirs called New Glarus Dubbel. The latest entry in the limited edition Thumbprint Series of beers, ...

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21st Amendment Monk’s Blood Beer Review

I’ve been on a bit of a Belgian kick lately, both in my brewing and sampling of commercial beers, and tonight I will be checking out a Belgian Strong Dark Ale from 21st Amendment Brewery called 21st Amendment Monk’s Blood. ...

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Stone Sprocket Bier Review

Stone Brewing Company has a new line of beers (a recurring theme with them) called the Spotlight Series, which appears to be the result of a company-wide competition to come up with a new recipe. The first beer in the lineup ...

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Stone Smoked Porter with Chipotle Peppers Beer Review

Stone Brewing Company has several versions of its Smoked Porter that it rotates through as seasonal releases, and the summer version is Smoked Porter with Chipotle Peppers. It has the same 5.9% Alcohol by Volume (ABV) as its parent beer. Stone Smoked ...

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Knotty Pine DIPA – Country Boy Brewing

My pour from a fresh growler of Country Boy Brewing Knotty Pine DIPA produced a hazy light peach colored body with a tight and white, creamy head.  A thin cap remained throughout and left spotty lacing inside the glass.   The ...

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Westmalle Trappist Tripel Beer Review

I have been brewing up some Belgian Strong Ales lately, and in my zeal to create some great beer, I have been drinking the classic Trappist Belgian ales lately. Tonight I will be reviewing Westmalle Trappist Tripel, which has 9.5% ...

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New Belgium Transatlantique Kriek Beer Review

Tonight I will be checking out a beer from the Lips of Faith series that I haven’t tried before; a collaboration between New Belgium Brewing and Brewerij Boon called Transatlantique Kriek. This Fruit Lambic has 8% ABV, and is a ...

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New Breweries Driving Maine Growth

This week is American Craft Beer Week (ACBW, for short) which is a week organized by the Brewers Association to celebrate all things craft beer in the United States. There are events organized throughout the week everywhere in the country, and it ...

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Peanut-Brown Apocalypse Brew Works

I have had other peanut beers, but they were stouts. I enjoyed those southern legume infused stouts but a peanut brown ale may be an even better combination. Peanut-Brown from Apocalypse Brew Works is a brown ale weighing in at 4.7 ...

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