Monday, January 31, 2011

Buzzworthy beers

I spent this past weekend up in Maine and while there encountered two exciting new beers. I found both of these beers at The Lighthouse Wine & Seafood in Manchester, ME, now my go-to bottle store in the state. You will find bigger selections, but everything is quality, fresh, and well-marked. And they are always the first to stock that new, buzzworthy beer.

Rising Tide Ursa Minor, Score: 10
i thought rising tide's ishmael was an ambitious, if not quite spectacular, debut. a little pricey as a starting price point, but i definitely wanted to give them another try.

as a "weizen stout" this beer drew on mostly german ingredients... which concerned me, quite honestly. german wheat often has a skunkiness i can't get into. but all of this worry was for naught. this was amazing!

nearly black pour with attractive tan head... i get both weizen and stout characteristics in the aroma... a cacophany of flavors hit your tongue: chocolate, banana, vanilla, hazelnut, roastiness and bitterness. and yet, it isn't cluttered in the least... medium bodied, spot on carbonation, and very clean. wow.

simply put, this one shocked me. i thought it came together just perfectly. the best beer i have had for a couple of months. not cheap at $7 bombers, but worth it. try it.

Baxter Brewing Pamola Extra Pale Ale, Score: 6
a new brewer moving into the bates mill complex in lewiston, maine? they are naming it for baxter state park? their logo is pamola, a flying moose? and they are going to be the first all-can brewery in new england? seems too good to be true, i know.

first beer off the line is an american pale ale. the word extra gives you an idea of what you are in for... their flagship appears determined to compete with maine's ultimate session beer -- shipyard export. although
at $9.99 for six cans it appears that baxter, much like rising tide, is pricing themselves as an elite craft brewer.

pale color with quickly dissipating head... hint of floral hops in aroma but that is all... light, sweet malt profile leads, followed by very light hoppiness. hops are fruity, not bitter though. balanced, for sure... extremely crisp, light-bodied, and clean.

hard to get excited by a beer this light but i thought this was a great first effort. at 4.9% this is a session beer in the truest sense of the word. this could be a huge summer beer. that said i am really hoping their next beer, the stowaway ipa, brings a bolder flavor.

Sunday, January 23, 2011

Homebrew Update

Time for a homebrew update! My last couple of brews have been a hoppy pale ale for my fantasy football draft and a cherry dubbel ale for the Christmas season. Both turned out pretty well.

GoogleDoc Draft
brewed for our fantasy football draft last fall but it wasn't carbonated in time. it turned out i used lactose, a non-fermentable sugar to prime the batch. fortunately, it ended up being a correctable mistake. fairly cloudy amber pour with thick head. huge grassy, citrusy nose. definite earthiness to it, not necessarily in a bad way. good amount of hoppiness in taste, not too much, just right. light to medium body and fairly textured. lively. very quaffable. i liked this better than my first pale ale.
Score: 7

Cherry (Hold-the-Chili) Christmas Dubbel
as the name suggests, my second winter seasonal beer involving cherries. instead of real fruit i went for flavored extract this time -- a good choice. fairly translucent amber on pour with neat head. you do catch a wiff of cherry in the aroma but i detect alcohol more than anything. (i am not good about keeping track of my gravity readings, but i would peg this as my first homebrew of over 6% abv...) clean, medium-bodied mouthfeel. astringent bitterness up front, which was a bit of a surprise to me. layers of malts are present, however -- this has to be the most complex brew i have made, as well. this could stand to mellow a little, so we will have to see what some age will do. overall, i thought the cherry flavor was well-placed. good stuff.
Score: 7

Next up? A Chocolate Raspberry Porter. When I bottled the wort last week it smelled absolutely amazing. Two more weeks to go!

Friday, January 14, 2011

On tap for 2011

The New Year in beer
By JOSH SMITH December 29, 2010

Unquestionably, 2010 was another banner year for craft beer. Personal highlights include the release of barrel-aged and specialty beers such as Sierra Nevada's 30th Anniversary Series, and the recognition of Cascadian Dark Ales (or Black IPAs) as a style. Here are seven other trends we can expect to see in 2011.

THE BIRTH OF MACRO-CRAFT BREWERIES. Quick, who is the largest American owned brewery? Give up? It's the Boston Beer Company, aka Samuel Adams. Twenty-five years after Jim Koch decided to take on the establishment and brew a flavorful beer, he now stands alone atop the mountain.

All of which begs the question: when does craft beer stop becoming craft beer? Craft breweries are defined as those that produce less than 2 million barrels of beer annually, but Sam Adams is pushing up against that threshold with 1.84 million barrels sold last year. The birth of nanobreweries makes the contrast between the big and little guys even more stark.

THE DECLINE OF EXTREME BEERS. One undeniable trend in the past decade has been the rise of extremism among craft brewers. New territory has been chartered by brewers such as Scotland's BrewDog and its beer with a staggering 55% Alcohol By Volume! More disconcerting is the quiet creeping up of alcohol levels in styles such as Pale and Brown Ales that at one time consisted mainly of sessionable beers. As craft beer goes mainstream, look for a return to sanity and tradition by pragmatic brewers.

CONTINUED RISE OF SOUR BEERS. I'm tempted to tab 2010 the Year of the Sour Beer for the style's meteoric rise to relevance. This was all pretty remarkable for such a brash, distinctly flavored beer. While I do not buy that this is the second coming of the IPA, I think that there is still room for the style to grow.

TWITTERING ABOUT BEER. Like every-thing in this world, craft beer is being shaped by the new social media. As a man from Maine, I'm not sure I'm ready for all of this new technology. But I've got to say, updates on what is now pouring at my favorite beer bar sounds like a pretty fantastic idea!

LET THERE BE CANS! The creation of micro-canning technology has allowed craft brewers of all stripes to put their product out in aluminum. Easy to transport, good for the environment, and just plain cool, this is one trend that isn't going anywhere. 2011 may just be the year that your own favorite local brew shows up in a can!

BORN-ON DATE FOR PACKAGING. Okay, this one may be more wishful thinking than anything else, but can someone explain to me why most beers do not have a born on date on the label? Fresh beer is better and consumers deserve to know exactly what they're buying.

THE DISAPPEARANCE OF SMALL BREWERIES. It's easy to get caught up in the euphoria of craft beer's growth — after all, boutique brews earned a larger segment of the market yet again this year. However, this rate of growth hasn't kept up with the number of new players entering the market. While it is fun to rail against the macrobrewers and pretend we are all on the same team, at the end of the day this is a business. And there simply isn't enough for everyone.

So who is going to get squeezed out? Sadly, I think it is going to be some of our longtime favorite breweries. Look no further than nearby Westport, Massachusetts, and the decline of Buzzards Bay Brewing. The brewer did fine for years when they were the only show in town. But increased (and superior) competition in the past few years made Buzzards Bay the odd man out.

We've had much to be thankful for in 2010 and even more new beers to look forward to in 2011. Just don't forget to support your local favorites while you are at it!

Wednesday, January 12, 2011

Cambridge beer bar reviews

Lord Hobo
92 Hampshire St, Cambridge
One of the few highly acclaimed beer bars in Boston that had alluded my grasp, up to now. Not much to distinguish it from the outside, but you are met with a classy, polished bar, and bright red walls adorned with bright canvas paintings. Comfortable atmosphere and good spacing. Service was good, if slow for a Saturday afternoon. We are started with water, receive proper glassware, and are treated with a perfect beer menu. This is a real beer bar. There are bigger selections out there but everything was of top-notch quality. I had the cheese platter made up of three of the chef's choices: cow, goat, and sheep cheese with honey, blueberry sauce, and crostini bread alongside. It was exceptional. I did think my wife's calamari was undercooked, but she enjoyed it nevertheless. Lord Hobo immediately joins my list of the elite beer bars of Boston.
Score: A

Green Street

280 Green St, Cambridge
I had sought out this bar once before during a pub crawl, but couldn't find it tucked down a quiet alleyway. It didn't help that this looks like a total dive bar from the outside, replete with giant Budweiser billboard. Fortunately, that was no indication of what would be on tap. I wasn't overly excited with any of the selections and was definitely hoping for a larger number of options. Quality was good though. We were there at dinner-time, but it definitely seemed more upscale with an older, more well-heeled clientele. Very nice interior, but quite crowded and lacking in character. Makes for a nice stop on a Cambridge pub crawl, but I wouldn't consider it a beer-destination.
Score: B+

Ballast Point Black Marlin Porter, Score: 8
chocolatey and smooth. downing a bomber of this would be no problem.

De La Senne Stouterik, Score: 9
it's refreshing to find a stout with the appropriate 4.5% abv. flavorful and lovely to drink.

Lost Abbey Red Barn Ale, Score: 7
a little spicy for my taste in saisons.

Mikkheler Red and White, Score: 6
described as a blend of their english red and wit. to my surprise it turned out far more like a hopped-up red IPA.

Stone Lukcy Basartd, Score: 9
one of the new beers of 2010 i wanted to seek out. huge piney hops that you have come to expect from the bastard's.

Friday, January 7, 2011

The Beers of 2010

You might not believe it based on the list of 1200-some beers that I just posted, but I actually cut back on my beer consumption in 2010. Writing for The Providence Phoenix led to less time spent with the blog, and consequentially, less new beers drank than in previous years. It's a hard knock life, for sure.

Even so, reading this article looking back on the year in beer I was a little surprised at just how many of the most buzzworthy beers of 2010 evaded my grasp. I mean, of these 25 I only tried four (Oskar Blues Gubna, Dogfish Head Saison du Buff, Victory Yakima Glory, and Jolly Pupkin La Parcella!) While it may now be 2011, I am determined redeem myself -- I am not done with these beers just yet! Here are my top targets:

1) Ithaca Super-Friends IPA: good buzz on this collaborative brew.
2) Goose Island Bourbon County Brand Vanilla Stout: loved the regular stout, so do want to try the vanilla.
3) Lagunitas A Little Sumpin' Wild Ale: again, the little sumpin' wheat was great so curious what some wild yeast did to the beer.
4) Brooklyn Sorachi Ale: a new saison!
5) Allagash & New Belgium Lips of Faith Vrienden: two good brewers should mean one great beer!
6) Stone Lukcy Basartd Ale: this isn't a typo so i imagine this strong ale has a kick to it.
7) Ommegang Zuur: i am sure they are going to get this flanders right.
8) Dogfish Head Miles Davis' Bitches Brew: this beer seems older than just one year, but i still haven't tried it.
9) 21st Amendment Back in Black IPA: a black ipa in a can -- nice.
10) Pretty Things Babayaga: i added this last one to round out the list. their first stout!

Monday, January 3, 2011


We wish you a beery Christmas
By JOSH SMITH December 15, 2010

Beer is the world's most popular alcoholic drink. Living during this current renaissance of craft beer has allowed a wide spectrum of styles and flavors to become available, making the beverage even more accessible than ever. So whether your loved one has a budding interest in or full-blown obsession with craft beer, there are plenty of beer-related gifts that belong under the tree this year.

TICKETS TO A BEER FESTIVAL OR DINNER. I find that many of those on my Christmas list have more than everything they need in life, making the gift of an experience much preferable to giving more material things. An evening at a beer festival or beer dinner, especially for the uninitiated, is one of the most fun gifts you can give.

BEER OF THE MONTH CLUB. This is one gift I haven't had the chance to try out yet (hint, hint, for any family and friends reading!). Check out, where my friend Devon has put together a great comparison of some of the most popular clubs out there. This isn't a cheap gift at $35-45 per month, but having a case of new beers arrive every month on your doorstep is pricless!

GEAR FROM LOCAL BREWPUB. Odds are that if you are considering a beer-centric gift for your loved one, they probably already have a favorite local brewpub. These community institutions both deserve and need our support, so pick-up a T-shirt, sweatshirt, hat, or glassware emblazoned with the brewpub's logo. If you are making your purchase close enough to Christmas, growlers to-go may also be an option.

READING MATERIAL. There are a number of craft beer publications to help you keep up to date on all beer-related happenings. I subscribe to Beer Advocate magazine, an incredibly informative source of all news beer.

PROPER GLASSWARE. This is not the first time that I have sung the praises of proper glassware in this column, and it probably won't be the last. Beer glasses are cool and exponentially improve the experience of drinking beer. Put another way, proper glassware makes good beer better.

Survey what glassware (if any) that this individual already owns. If he or she doesn't have proper glassware for their favorite style, than move this suggestion to the top of the list! Every respectable beer drinker should have at least two pint glasses, mugs, snifters, tulips, and pilsner glasses. Crate & Barrel is one of the best places to start.

HOME BREW EQUIPMENT. For the past two years I've brewed my own beer. After an initial investment of $100 for equipment, each batch costs approximately $40 for 50 bottles. And it's so easy! Boil malts and hops for an hour, put in a carboy with yeast, bottle, wait three weeks, and — voila! — you have beer! This gift is certainly intended for hardcore craft beer enthusiasts, but if committed, this is a great opportunity to learn a lot about beer and be creative. Most any home brew book will tell you what equipment is necessary, but a gift certificate to your local home brew shop works too. I've heard kits, such as Mr. Beer, work fine, but if the beer lover on your list is serious about brewing, I recommend getting higher quality equipment.

BEER. You knew this was going to make the list at some point. Honestly, this is generally what I am hoping to see under the Christmas tree. Nøgne Special Holiday Ale, Sierra Nevada Celebration Ale, Rogue Santa's Private Reserve, and Full Sail Wassail are all great winter seasonals if you want to go that route. This is also a good opportunity to pick up that more expensive "splurge" beer they may have been putting off, perhaps Allagash's Confluence Ale or Dogfish Head Fort. Who knows, maybe they will open the bottle and share a glass with you on Christmas Day!

Sunday, January 2, 2011


1,264 beers to follow. It's worth noting that for the first time I have added some macrobrews to the list. When I share my printed rankings with friends they are always curious to know what I rated Natty Light. Well, now they can see for themselves. (It's a "1", go figure...)

Beer, Score (1-10)

10 Barrel ISA, 7
21st Amendment Hell or High Watermelon Wheat Beer, 1
21st Amendment IPA, 7

Abita Christmas Ale, 7
Abita Jockamo IPA, 4
Abita Purple Haze, 6
Abita Restoration Pale Ale, 2
Affligem Blond, 8
Alameda Bavarian Hefe, 8
Alameda East Village Amber, 6
Alameda Klickitat Pale Ale, 7
Alameda Irvington Juniper Porter, 7
Alameda El Torero Organic IPA, 8
Alameda Black Bear XX Stout CO2, 7
Alameda Black Bear XX Stout Nitro, 8
Alameda Wolf Imperial IPA, 7
Alameda Siskiyou Golden, 3
Alaskan Amber, 7
Alaskan Smoked Porter 2008, 9
Albany Pump Station Evans Extra Stout, 9
AleSmith Horny Devil, 9
Alesmith IPA, 10
Alesmith Old Numbskull, 7
Alesmith Speedway Stout, 10
Alexander Keith's IPA, 2
Allagash Black, 7
Allagash Burnham Road, 2
Allagash Confluence Ale, 7
Allagash Curieux, 9
Allagash Dubbel Reserve, 8
Allagash Fluxus, 9
Allagash FOUR, 6
Allagash Ghouleschip, 7
Allagash Grand Cru, 10
Allagash Hugh Malone, 8
Allagash Interlude, 7
Allagash Tripel Reserve, 10
Allagash Victoria Ale, 9
Allagash White, 10
American Flatbread Bob White. 6
American Flatbread Cornucopia, 5
American Flatbread Extra Stout, 7
American Flatbread Farmhouse Ale, 7
American Flatbread Solstice Gruit, 8
American Flatbread Wassail, 8
Amnesia Blonde Beech, 6
Amnesia Copacetic IPA, 9
Amnesia Desolation IPA, 7
Amnesia Double Dry Hopped Desolation, 8
Amnesia Dusty Trail Pale, 7
Amnesia Slow Train Porter, 7
Amnesia The ESB, 7
Amstel Light, 2
Anchor Christmas Ale, 4
Anchor Liberty Ale, 6
Anchor Old Foghorn Ale, 5
Anchor Porter, 8
Anchor Steam Beer, 8
Anderson Valley Barney Flats Oatmeal Stout, 9
Anderson Valley Boont Amber Ale, 9
Anderson Valley Hop Ottin' IPA, 9
Anderson Valley Summer Solstice Cerveza Crema, 6
Anderson Valley Winter Solstice, 8
Andrew's English Pale Ale, 6
Andrew's St. Nick Porter, 8
Arcadia IPA, 5
Arcadia Scotch Ale, 4
Asahi Super Dry, 3
Atlantic Bar Harbor Summer Ale, 4
Atlantic Brother Adam's Bragget Ale, 5
Atlantic Coal Porter, 7
Atlantic MacFoochie's 7+ Scottish Ale, 7
Atlantic Mount Desert Isle Ginger, 7
Atwater Vanilla Java Porter, 7
Atwater Voodoovator, 6
Avec Les Bons Voeux, 7
Avery 14er ESB, 6
Avery Ale to the Chief , 9
Avery Anniversary Ale - Fifteen, 5
Avery Collaboration Not Litigation, 7
Avery Karma Ale, 5
Avery Out of Bounds Stout, 9
Avery The Czar, 5
Avery The Maharaja Imperial IPA, 9
Avery The Reverend, 9
Avery White Rascal, 5
Ayinger Oktober Fest-Märzen, 5

Baladin Elixir, 3
Ballast Point Big Eye IPA, 8
Ballast Point Sculpin IPA, 8
Ballast Point Victory at Sea Coffee Vanilla Imperial Porter, 8
Baltika #4, 6
Bar Harbor Acadia Pale Ale, 9
Bar Harbor Cadillac Mountain Stout, 10
Bar Harbor Harbor Lighthouse Ale, 8
Bar Harbor Thunder Hole Ale, 9
Bass Pale Ale, 6
Bavik Petrus Aged Pale, 5
Bayerischer Bahnhof Brau Berliner Style Weisse, 5
Beamish Irish Stout, 5
Bear Republic Big Bear Black Stout, 10
Bear Republic Hop Rod Rye, 10
Bear Republic Racer 5 India Pale Ale, 8
Bear Republic Red Rocket Ale, 9
Bear Republic XP Pale Ale, 7
Beer Belly Ball and Chain IPA, 8
Beer Valley Pigskin Pale Ale, 6
Beer Valley Leafer Madness, 7
Beer Works Back Bay IPA, 7
Beer Works Bay State ESB, 8
Beer Works Black Bat Stout, 5
Beer Works Bunker Hill Blueberry, 7
Beer Works North Shore Light, 3
Beer Works Pumpkinhead Ale, 5
Beer Works Saison Nouveau, 8
Beer Works Salem American Pale Ale, 8
Beer Works Smoked Porter, 6
Beer Works Splendid Splinter, 6
Beer Works Tell Tale Lager, 7
Beer Works Terrier Scottish Ale, 5
Beer Works The Grinch, 6
Beer Works Triple A Amber, 7
Beer Works Winter Works, 7
Beer Works Witch City Red, 5
Belfast Bay Lobster Ale, 4
Belfast Bay McGovern's Oatmeal Stout, 5
Belhaven Scottish Ale / Export / 80 Shilling, 7
Bell’s Lager, 2
Bell's Java Stout, 5
Bell's Pale Ale, 5
Bell's Porter, 7
Bell's Two Hearted Ale, 10
Berkshire Cabin Fever Ale, 6
Berkshire Dean’s Beans Coffeehouse Porter, 10
Berkshire Draymens Porter, 8
Berkshire Imperial Stout, 9
Berkshire Lost Sailor IPA, 8
Berkshire Lost Sailor IPA Aged in Cab Barrels, 7
Berkshire Oktoberfest Lager, 7
Berkshire River Ale, 5
Berkshire "Shabadoo" Black & Tan Ale, 6
Berkshire Sour / Imperial Stout Blend, 10
Berkshire Steel Rail Extra Pale Ale, 4
Berkshire Traditional Pale Ale, 7
Berkshire Springs Stock Ale, 4
Big Horse Russian Redneck, 8
Bison Organic Chocolate Stout, 5
Black Bear Pail Ale, 5
Blue & Gray Stonewall Stout, 7
Blue Hills Black Hops Beer, 5
Blue Hills Extra Pale Ale, 6
Blue Hills India Pale Ale, 8
Blue Hills Red Baron Ale, 6
Blue Hills Wampatuk Wheat, 7
Blue Moon Belgian White Ale, 5
Blue Moon Harvest Moon Pumpkin Ale, 6
Blue Point Honey Moon Summer Ale, 6
Blue Point Rastafar Rye Ale, 7
Blue Point Toasted Lager, 3
Blue Point Winter Ale, 3
Boddington Pub Ale, 5
Boulder Hazed and Infused, 7
Boulder Mojo IPA, 8
Boulder Pass Time Pale Ale, 3
Boulder Planet Porter, 6
Boulder Sundance Amber Ale, 4
Boulevard Tank 7 Farmhouse Ale, 9
Boundary Bay German-tradition Double Dry Hopped Pale Ale, 9
Brahma, 2
Bray's Brewpub Brandy Pond Blonde Pale Ale, 4
Bray's Brewpub Causeway Cream, 6
Bray's Brewpub Mount Olympus Special Ale, 5
Bray's Brewpub Red Eye Pale Ale, 7
Bray's Brewpub Smokehouse Brown, 3
BridgePort Black Strap Stout, 4
BridgePort Blue Heron Ale, 7
BridgePort ESB, 6
BridgePort Haymaker Extra Pale Ale, 7
BridgePort Hop Czar, 6
BridgePort IPA, 6
BridgePort Porter, 7
BridgePort Ropewalk Amber Ale, 6
Brooklyn Black Chocolate Stout, 10
Brooklyn Brown Ale, 8
Brooklyn Cuvee de Cardoz, 8
Brooklyn East India Pale Ale, 5
Brooklyn Lager, 7
Brooklyn Local 1, 10
Brooklyn Local 1 (2006), 7
Brooklyn Local 2, 8
Brooklyn Post Road Pumpkin Ale, 7
Brooklyn Winter Ale, 6
Brooklyn Brooklynator, 5
Brown's IPA, 2
Buckbean Original Orange Blossom Ale, 7
Budweiser, 2
Budweiser American Ale, 3
Budweiser Bud Light, 1
Budweiser Golden Wheat, 2
Budweiser Jack’s Pumpkin Spice Ale, 6
Budweiser Bud Light Lime, 1
Budweiser Shock Top Belgian White, 3
Budweiser Wild Blue, 2
Busch Light, 1
Butternuts Heinnieweisse Weissebier, 6
Butternuts Moo Thunder Stout, 4
Butternuts Porkslap Pale Ale, 4
Buzzards Bay Alt, 4
Buzzards Bay Black Lager, 5
Buzzards Bay Hefeweizen, 2
Buzzards Bay Pilsner, 6

Caldera Hibiscus Ginger Beer, 4
Caldera IPA, 10
Caldera Pils, 7
Caldera Rose, 5
Caledonian Organic Great Scot Pale Ale, 4
Cambridge Amber, 8
Cambridge Arquebus, 3
Cambridge Benevolence, 4
Cambridge Big Man Ale, 9
Cambridge Bitchin' Bitter, 8
Cambridge Black Magic (Cask), 9
Cambridge Blunderbuss Barley Wine, 7
Cambridge CaCow! Chocolate Milk Stout, 10
Cambridge Charles River Porter, 8
Cambridge Espresso Stout, 9
Cambridge Half Wit Belgian Style Wheat, 7
Cambridge Hefe-weizen, 9
Cambridge Ich Bin Ein Kurbisweisse, 10
Cambridge Imperial Skibsol Danish Smoked Dark Lager Beer, 7
Cambridge Never Mind the Bollekes!, 5
Cambridge Punjabi Pumpkin, 6
Cambridge Regatta Golden, 7
Cambridge Sgt. Pepper, 2
Cambridge Spring IPA, 8
Cambridge Spring Training IPA, 6
Cambridge Tall Tale Pale Ale, 7
Cambridge The Great Pumpkin Ale, 6
Cambridge The Great Pumpkin (Giant Pumpkin), 4
Cambridge The O.P.P., 6
Cambridge The Pumpeter!, 7
Cambridge Tripel, 6
Cambridge Tripel Threat, 7
Cambridge You Enjoy My Stout, 7
Cantillon Gueze 100% Lambic, 7
Cape Ann Fisherman’s Brew, 8
Cape Ann Fisherman's Bavarian Wheat, 5
Cape Ann Fisherman's Brew IPA, 7
Cape Ann Fisherman's Imperial Pumpkin Stout, 7
Cape Ann Fisherman’s Pumpkin Stout, 9
Cape Cod Hot Blonde, 7
Cape Cod IPA, 6
Capital Blonde Doppelbock, 6
Captain Lawrence Captain's Reserve Imperial IPA, 10
Captain Lawrence Liquid Gold, 7
Carling Black Label, 3
Carlsberg Brown (Malawi), 4
Cascade Kriek Ale '09, 8
Cascade Sang Rouge, 8
Cascade Summer Gose, 9
Casco Bay Brown Ale, 4
Casco Bay Carrabassett Pale Ale, 5
Casco Bay Carrabassett Winter Ale, 4
Casco Bay Pale Ale, 7
Casco Bay Riptide Red Ale, 9
Casco Bay Summer Ale, 8
Castle Lager, 1
Castle Milk Stout, 6
Central City Red Racer IPA, 10
Central City Red Racer Pale Ale, 6
Cerveja Super Bock, 2
Cervesera del Montseny Lupulus, 7
Chang Beer, 3
Chelsea Checker Cab Blonde Ale, 8
Chelsea Hand Pumped Cask Ale, 6
Chibuku Shake Shake, 0
Chili Head Lager, 5
Chimay Grand Reserve (Blue), 7
Chimay Premiere (Red), 10
Chimay Tripel (White), 7
Cisco Captain Swain's Extra Stout, 7
Cisco Cherry Woods, 7
Cisco Gray Lady Hefeweizen, 6
Cisco Lady of Woods, 8
Cisco Moor Porter, 6
Cisco Pumple Drumkin Spiced Ale, 3
Cisco Whales Tale Pale Ale, 3
Clipper City Heavy Seas Loose Cannon Hop3, 8
Clipper City Heavy Seas Märzen, 5
Clipper City Heavy Seas Red Sky at Night, 7
Clipper City Heavy Seas Small Craft Warning, 9
Clipper City Heavy Seas The Great Pumpkin, 7
Clown Shoes Black I.P.A., 7
Clown Shoes Clementine Wit, 7
Colt 45 Malt Liquor, 2
Concord Junction Porter, 10
Concord North Woods Ale, 7
Concord Rapscallion Creation, 4
Coney Island Freaktoberfest, 5
Coney Island Sword Swallower, 6
Coniston Bluebird Bitter, 8
Cooperstown Back Yard IPA, 5
Cooperstown Benchwarmer, 8
Cooperstown Nine Man Ale, 4
Cooperstown Old Slugger, 3
Cooperstown Pride of Milford Special Ale, 7
Cooperstown Strike Out Stout, 5
Coors Killian’s Irish Red, 6
Coors, 2
Coors Light, 1
Corona Extra, 3
Corona Light, 2
Cottrell Old Yankee Ale, 8
Craigmill Fraoch Heather Ale, 9

Dark Horse Crooked Tree IPA, 9
Davidson Brother's Dacker Authentic Adirondack Ale, 8
Davidson Brother's IPA, 5
De Dolle Bos Keun, 9
De La Senna Taras Boulba, 5
De Ranke XX Bitter, 7
Delirium Nocturnum, 7
Delirium Tremens, 8
Des Franches-Montagnes Tarry Suchong, 3
Deschutes Armory Extra Pale Ale, 6
Deschutes Bachelor ESB, 8
Deschutes Bachelor ESB (Cask conditioned), 9
Deschutes Big Mountain Bock, 5
Deschutes Black Butte Porter, 10
Deschutes Cascade Ale, 8
Deschutes Cinder Cone Red Ale, 9
Deschutes Fresh Squeezed IPA, 9
Deschutes Green Lake Organic Ale, 9
Deschutes Hop in the Dark Cascadian Dark Ale, 10
Deschutes Inversion IPA, 9
Deschutes Mirror Mirror, 8
Deschutes Mirror Pond Pale Ale, 10
Deschutes Miss Spelt, 7
Deschutes Obsidian Stout, 9
Deschutes Pilsner 005, 5
Deschutes Red Chair IPA, 10
Deschutes Sagebrush Classic Pils, 8
Deschutes Streaking the Quad, 3
Deschutes The Greens IPA, 7
Deschutes Twilight Ale, 7
De Proef Reserve Signature Ale (w/ Tomme Arthur), 10
De Struise Black Albert, 9
Dick's Best Bitter, 6
Dieu Du Ciel Peche Mortel, 8
Dixie Blackened Voodoo Lager, 5
Dogfish Head 60 Minute IPA, 9
Dogfish Head 90 Minute Imperial IPA, 8
Dogfish Head 120 Minute IPA, 5
Dogfish Head ApriHop, 9
Dogfish Head Black & Blue, 4
Dogfish Head Burton Baton, 9
Dogfish Head Chateau Jiahu, 6
Dogfish Head Chicory Stout, 7
Dogfish Head Festina Peche, 4
Dogfish Head Fort, 8
Dogfish Head Fort (2006), 3
Dogfish Head Immort Ale, 9
Dogfish Head Indian Brown Ale, 8
Dogfish Head Midas Touch Golden Elixir, 8
Dogfish Head Old School, 4
Dogfish Head Palo Santo Marron, 10
Dogfish Head Pangaea, 7
Dogfish Head Punkin' Ale, 9
Dogfish Head Raison D'Etre, 8
Dogfish Head Raison D'Extra, 5
Dogfish Head Red and White, 8
Dogfish Head Sah'tea, 9
Dogfish Head Shelter Pale Ale, 4
Dogfish Head Squall IPA, 6
Dogfish Head Theobroma, 9
Dogfish Head World Wide Stout, 6
Dos Equis Amber Lager, 5
Dos Equis Special Lager, 3
Double Mountain The I.R.A., 9
Double Mountain The Vaporizer, 9
Dubuisson Peche Mel, 10
Dubuisson Scaldis Triple (Bush Ambree), 7
Duchesse De Bourgogne, 10
Duck-Rabbit Porter, 8
Dundee Original Honey Brown Lager, 5
Dundee Wheat Beer, 2
Dupont Foret, 7
Dupont Lambucha, 8
Dupont Saison, 8
Duvel, 10

Ebulum Elderberry Black Ale, 6
Eel River Certified Organic Porter, 6
Eel River Climax Noel, 6
Element Dark Matter, 7
Elysian Hansel & Gretel, 6
Endurance Glacier Gold, 6
Eugene City Tracktown IPA, 7

Federal Jack's Taint Town Pale Ale, 2
Firestone Walker Union Jack, 8
Fish Tale Organic India Pale Ale, 6
Flying Dog Doggie Style Classic Pale Ale, 6
Flying Dog Gonzo Imperial Porter, 5
Flying Dog In-Heat Wheat, 2
Flying Dog Road Dog Scottish Porter, 7
Flying Horse Royal Lager, 5
Fort Collins Kidd Lager, 8
Fort Collins Major Tom's Pomegranate Wheat, 4
Fort Collins Rocky Mountain IPA, 7
Fort Collins Z Lager, 5
Fort George Vortex, 6
Foster’s Lager, 2
Founders Breakfast Stout, 10
Founders Centennial IPA, 6
Founders Cerise, 6
Founders Curmudgeon, 9
Founders Devil Dancer Triple IPA, 6
Founders Dirty Bastard, 9
Founders Double Trouble, 8
Founders Porter, 8
Founders Reds Rye, 9
Franziskaner Hefe-weisse, 4
Freeport Black Gold Porter, 8
Fresh Catch Amber Ale, 2
Frosty Knuckle Ale, 4
Full Sail Amber Ale (USA), 9
Full Sail Chris's Summer D-Lite: Red, 6
Full Sail Chris's Summer D-Lite: Green, 7
Full Sail Grandsun of Spot, 6
Full Sail Hop Pursuit, 7
Full Sail IPA, 7
Full Sail Keelhauler Brewmasters Reserve 2009, 5
Full Sail LTD Series - Bottling 03, 5
Full Sail Pale Ale, 10
Full Sail Rip Curl, 8
Full Sail Saison A Pleine Voile, 4
Full Sail Session Lager, 9
Full Sail Wreck the Halls, 8
Fuller's ESB, 7
Fuller's London Porter, 8

Geary’s Autumn Ale, 9
Geary’s Hampshire Special Ale, 9
Geary's Imperial IPA, 6
Geary’s London Porter, 9
Geary’s Pale Ale, 9
Geary’s Summer Ale, 8
Geary’s Winter Ale, 6
Genesee Cream Ale, 4
Goose Island 312 Urban Wheat, 6
Goose Island Bourbon County Stout, 7
Goose Island Honker's Ale, 7
Goose Island IPA, 8
Goose Island Matilda, 7
Goose Island Sofie, 8
Gouden Carolous Noel, 5
Gouden Carolous Tripel, 10
Grado Plato Chocarrubica, 1
Grand Teton Pursuit of Hoppiness, 7
Great Divide Denver Pale Ale, 7
Great Divide Espresso Oak Aged Yeti Imperial Stout, 8
Great Divide Hercules Double IPA, 9
Great Divide Hibernation Ale, 6
Great Divide Oak Aged Yeti Imperial Stout, 9
Great Divide St. Bridgets Porter (St. Brigids), 7
Great Northern Wheatfish Wheat Lager, 5
Green Flash Hop Head Red, 8
Green Flash West Coast IPA, 9
Gritty McDuff’s 21 IPA, 5
Gritty McDuff’s Best Bitter, 7
Gritty McDuff’s Black Fly Stout, 6
Gritty McDuff’s Christmas Ale, 8
Gritty McDuff’s Halloween Ale, 9
Gritty McDuff’s India Pale Ale, 9
Gritty McDuff’s Lions Pride Brown Ale, 5
Gritty McDuff’s Original Pub Style, 4
Gritty McDuff’s Raspberry Wheat, 5
Gritty McDuff's Red Claws Ale, 4
Gritty McDuff’s Scottish Ale, 7
Gritty McDuff's Sebago Light Ale, 2
Gritty McDuff’s Vacationland Summer Ale, 8
Guinness Draught, 4
Guinness Extra Stout (North America), 3

Hacker-Pschorr Original Oktoberfest, 7
Haffenreffer Private Stock, 4
Hair of the Dog Adam, 9
Hair of the Dog Blue Dot Double IPA, 8
Hair of the Dog Fred, 9
Hair of the Dog Ruth, 6
Hale's Ale Kolsch, 6
Hansa Pilsener, 3
Harp Lager, 2
Harpoon Ale, 5
Harpoon Belgian Pale Ale, 5
Harpoon Brown, 6
Harpoon Celtic, 5
Harpoon Hibernian Ale, 5
Harpoon Imperial IPA (Leviathan Series), 3
Harpoon IPA, 6
Harpoon Leviathan Saison Royale, 9
Harpoon Old Rusty's Red Rye Ale, 7
Harpoon Smoked Porter, 6
Harpoon Summer Beer, 3
Harpoon UFO Hefeweizen, 7
Harpoon UFO White, 3
Harpoon Winter Warmer, 3
Harpoon Wood Aged Belgian Pale Ale, 6
Heartland Big Belgian Blonde Ale, 6
Heartland Buffalo Bock, 5
Heartland Cornhusker Lager, 2
Heartland Farmer Jons Oatmeal Stout, 7
Heartland Harvest Wheat, 3
Heartland Indian River Light, 3
Heartland Indiana Pale Ale, 5
Heartland Red Rooster Ale, 5
Heater Allen Pils, 8
He'Brew Jewbelation Bar Mitzvah (13), 8
He'Brew Messiah Bold, 7
Heineken Lager Beer, 3
Heineken Premium Light Lager, 2
Henry Weinhard’s Blue Boar Pale Ale, 6
Henry Weinhard’s Private Reserve, 7
Het Anker Lucifer, 6
High & Mighty Home For The Holidays, 6
High & Mighty Two-Headed Beast, 4
Hitachino Nest Real Ginger Brew, 7
Hitachino Nest Red Rice Ale, 7
Hitachino Nest White Ale, 4
Hoegaarden Original White Ale, 6
Hofstetten Kubelbier, 9
Hook and Ladder Golden Ale, 3
Hook Norton Hooky Gold, 7
Hoppin’ Frog BORIS The Crusher, 9
Hoppin’ Frog Mean Manalishi, 10
Hopworks Anniversary Cream Ale, 8
Hopworks Crosstown Pale Ale, 9
Hopworks Deluxe Organic Ale, 10
Hopworks HUB Lager, 8
Hopworks IPA, 10
Hopworks Noggin Floggin, 6
Hopworks Rise Up Red, 9
Hopworks Secret Alt, 8
Hopworks Survival "Seven Grain" Stout, 9
Hopworks Terry Porter, 7
Hopworks Totally Raddler, 3
Hopworks Velvet ESB, 10
Hopworks Velvet Underground, 7
Hopworks What the Helles, 5
Houblon Chouffe Dobbelen IPA Tripel, 7

Ipswich Dark Ale, 9
Ipswich India Pale Ale, 7
Ipswich Oatmeal Stout, 10
Ipswich Original Ale, 10
Ipswich Summer Ale, 4
Ipswich Winter Ale, 3
Iron Hill Pumktoberfest, 6
Ithaca Brute, 8
Ithaca Flower Power IPA, 8

Jolly Pumpkin Bam Biere, 6
Jolly Pumpkin La Parcella, 6
Jolly Pumpkin La Roja, 8
Jolly Pumpkin Oro de Calabaza, 7
Joseph James Red Fox, 6
Josh’s Homebrew’s Bia Kahawa Afrika, 8
Josh's Homebrew’s Crimes Against Humanity Bitter, 7
Josh’s Homebrew’s Hold-The-Lemon American Wheat, 6
Josh's Homebrew’s Hoppy Holidays! / Obama Beer!, 5
Josh's Homebrew’s It Must Be Wedding Saison, 8
Josh’s Homebrew’s Mr. Jack Ale'Lantern, 6
Josh's Homebrew's Naughty or Nice, 4
Josh's Homebrew’s Promised Land Porter, 7
Josh's Homebrew's Stash, 9
Josh's Homebrew’s The-Waiting-Is-The-Hardest-Part Pale Ale, 5
Josh's Homebrew's Wit and Wisdom, 7
Josh's Homebrew’s You're So Vain... You Probably Think This Stout is About You!, 1
Just Beer Moby D, 5

Karmeliet Tripel, 9
Kasteel Rouge, 10
Kasteel Tripel, 9
Kelso Nut Brown Lager, 7
Kennebec River Magic Hole IPA, 5
Kennebec River Penobscot Porter, 6
Kennebec River Summer Ale, 7
Keystone Light, 0
Kilimanjaro Premium Lager, 1
King Cobra Premium Malt Liquor, 1
Kingfisher Premium Lager, 2
Kirin Ichiban, 2
Kona Fire Rock Pale Ale, 6
Kona Wailua Wheat, 1
Koshihikari Echigo Beer, 4
Kronenbourg 1664, 7
Kuche Kuche, 1

La Chouffe, 7
Lagunitas A Little Sumpin' Sumpin' Ale, 9
Lagunitas Cappuccino Stout, 9
Lagunitas Censored, 5
Lagunitas Dogtown Pale Ale, 6
Lagunitas Hop Stoopid, 7
Lagunitas Imperial Red Ale, 4
Lagunitas IPA, 7
Lagunitas Pils, 8
Lagunitas Sirius Ale, 9
Lake Placid 46'er Pale Ale, 7
Lake Placid IPA (Frostbite Ale), 9
Lake Placid Ubu, 6
Lakefront Cream City Pale Ale, 7
Lakefront Fuel Cafe, 3
Lakefront Pumpkin Lager Beer, 4
Laughing Dog Alpha Dog Imperial IPA, 8
Laughing Dog Dogzilla Black IPA, 8
Laurelwood Bottled Blonde, 4
Laurelwood Free Range Red (Organic), 8
Laurelwood Hooligan, 6
Laurelwood Hop Monkey IPA, 7
Laurelwood Mother Lode Golden Ale, 5
Laurelwood Deranger Imperial Red, 6
Laurelwood Organic Tree Hugger Porter, 7
Laurelwood Space Stout, 6
Laurelwood Workhorse IPA, 10
Leffe Blonde, 4
Left Hand Black Jack Porter, 4
Left Hand Milk Stout, 9
Left Hand Oktoberfest, 5
Legacy Hedonism Ale, 7
Legacy Midnight Wit, 7
Legacy Nor'easter, 7
Legend Brown Ale, 6
Legend Pale Ale, 6
Leinenkugel’s Oktoberfest, 4
Leinenkugel’s Summer Shandy, 1
Leinenkugel’s Sunset Wheat, 3
Les Trois Mouquetaires Imperial Weizen, 5
Liberal Cup Alewife Ale, 8
Liberal Cup Backhouse Bitter, 8
Liberal Cup Bug Lager, 6
Liberal Cup For Richer or Porter, 7
Liberal Cup Tarbox Cream Stout, 8
Lindeman's Framboise Lambic, 7
Lindemans Kriek Lambic, 8
Lion Stout, 6
Loco Pilsner, 6
Lompoc Centennial IPA, 8
Lompoc C-Note Imperial Pale Ale, 7
Lompoc Condor Pale Ale, 4
Lompoc Fool’s Golden Ale, 4
Lompoc LSD (Lompoc Strong Draft), 7
Lompoc Proletariat Red, 4
Lompoc Sockeye Cream Stout, 6
Long Trail Ale, 7
Long Trail Belgian White, 4
Long Trail Blackbeary Wheat, 7
Long Trail Brewmaster Series Coffee Stout, 8
Long Trail Double Bag, 8
Long Trail Hefeweizen, 5
Long Trail Hibernator, 5
Long Trail Hit the Trail Ale, 6
Long Trail India Pale Ale, 5
Long Trail Winter White, 8
Lost Abbey Lost & Found Abbey Ale, 7
Lost Abbey Carnevale, 5
Lucky Labrador Bavarian Crystal Hefeweizen, 6
Lucky Labrador Dog Day IPA, 8
Lucky Labrador Hawthornes Best Bitter, 7
Lucky Labrador Super Dog IPA, 6

Mackeson XXX Stout, 7
MacTarnahan’s Lipstinger Farmhouse, 3
Mad River Steelhead Extra Pale Ale, 7
Magic Hat #9, 4
Magic Hat Blind Faith, 7
Magic Hat Circus Boy, 5
Magic Hat Fat Angel, 6
Magic Hat Hi.P.A., 7
Magic Hat Hocus Pocus, 6
Magic Hat Irish Red Ale, 7
Magic Hat Jinx, 6
Magic Hat Lucky Kat, 5
Magic Hat Odd Notion American Pale Wheat, 6
Magic Hat Roxy Rolles, 8
Magic Hat Single Chair Ale, 7
Magic Hat Vinyl, 6
Magic Hat Y33, 3
Maine Beer Spring Peeper Ale, 9
Maine Beer Zoe, 8
Manchester Conspiracy Theory, 4
Manchester Emperor Norton's Peppermint Stout, 3
Marshall Wharf Tug Pale Ale, 3
Mash Tun Alberta Pale Ale, 2
Maui Coconut Porter, 7
Mayflower Autumn Wheat Ale, 7
Mayflower Golden Ale, 6
Mayflower IPA, 4
Mayflower Pale Ale, 7
Mayflower Porter, 7
Mayflower Summer Rye, 9
Mayflower Thanksgiving Ale, 7
McMenamins Concordia Pale Ale, 5
McMenamins Hammerhead Ale, 5
McMenamins India Pale Ale, 5
McMenamins Nebraska Bitter, 7
McMenamins Ruby, 2
McMenamins Terminator Stout, 8
McNeill's Extra Special Bitter, 6
McSorley's Irish Black Lager, 4
Meantime IPA, 8
Meantime London Porter, 9
Mendocino Black Hawk Stout, 4
Mendocino Blue Heron Pale Ale, 3
Mendocino Red Tail Ale, 5
Mendocino Saratoga Lager, 8
Michelob Light, 1
Michelob Pale Ale, 3
Michelob Ultra, 1
Mickey's, 1
Middle Ages Beast Bitter, 7
Middle Ages Kilt Tilter, 4
Middle Ages Wailing Wench, 8
Midnight Sun Sockeye Red IPA, 6
Miller Genuine Draft, 1
Miller High Life, 3
Miller Lite, 1
Millstream Colony Oatmeal Stout, 6
Millstream John's Generations White Ale, 8
Milwaukee’s Best, 1
Mikkheler Beer Geek Breakfast, 10
Mikkheler Texas Ranger, 7
Mississippi Mud, 4
Moat Mountain Hoffman Weiss, 8
Modelo Especial, 3
Molson XXX, 2
Montana Brewing Whitetail Wheat, 8
Mosi Lager, 1
Moylan's Hopsickle Imperial IPA, 6
Murphy's Irish Red Beer, 5
Murphy’s Irish Stout, 5

Narragansett Cranberry, 2
Narragansett Lager, 5
Nashoba Valley Bolt 117 Lager, 4
Nashoba Valley Heron Ale, 5
Nashoba Valley Oaktoberfest, 4
Nashoba Valley Wattaquadoc Wheat, 6
Natian Destinatian, 5
Natural Light, 1
Negra Modelo, 6
Neumarkter Lammsbrau Organic Pilsner, 8
New Belgium Abbey Style Belgian Ale, 9
New Belgium Fat Tire, 8
New Belgium Ranger IPA, 8
New Century MoonShot Beer, 1
New England Sea Hag IPA, 9
New Holland Mad Hatter IPA, 7
Newcastle Brown Ale, 7
Newport Storm Chocolate Porter, 6
Newport Storm Cyclone Neo, 7
Newport Storm Gloria, 6
Newport Storm Henry, 6
Newport Storm Hurricane Amber Ale, 4
Newport Storm Irish Red, 3
Newport Storm Regenschauer Oktoberfest, 6
Newport Storm Rhode Island Blueberry, 7
Ndovu, 1
Nile Special Lager, 1
Ninkasi Total Domination IPA, 7
Ninkasi Tricerahops Double IPA, 10
Nogne Special Holiday Ale, 7
North Coast ACME California IPA, 8
North Coast Blue Star, 8
North Coast Brother Thelonious, 4
North Coast Le Merle, 5
North Coast Old No. 38 Stout, 8
North Coast Old Plowshare Stout, 8
North Coast Old Rasputin Russian Imperial Stout, 10
North Coast Old Stock Ale, 9
North Coast Pranqster, 7
North Coast Red Seal, 9
Northampton Black Cat Stout, 6
Northampton Maggies Wee Heavy, 8
Northampton Old Brown Dog, 6
Northampton Pale Ale, 8
Northampton Redheaded Stepchild, 6
Northampton Steamer, 7

Oak Pond Dooryard Ale, 5
Oak Pond Nut Brown Ale, 8
Oak Pond Oktoberfest, 6
Oak Pond Pale Ale, 4
Oak Pond Pilsner, 6
Oak Pond Somerset Lager, 7
Oak Pond White Fox Ale, 7
O’Doul’s, 2
Offshore Great Pumpkin, 5
Offshore Hop Goddess, 6
Offshore India Pale Ale, 7
O'Hara's Irish Red, 5
O'Hara's Irish Stout, 8
Okocim Beer, 3
Old Dominion Dominion Ale, 8
Olde Burnside Dirty Penny, 9
Olde Burnside Ten Penny Ale, 6
Olde Burnside Ten Penny Ale Reserve, 9
Olde English 800, 1
Ommegang (Abbey Ale), 8
Ommegang BPA (Belgian-style Pale Ale), 9
Ommegang Chocolate Indulgence Stout, 9
Ommegang Cup o Kyndnes, 5
Ommegang Hennepin (Farmhouse Saison), 9
Ommegang Rare Vos, 7
Ommegang Three Philosophers, 8
Ommegang Witte, 6
Opa-Opa IPA, 6
Opa-Opa Steakhouse Red Rock, 7
Orlio Organic Black Lager, 5
Orlio Organic Common Ale, 6
Orval Trappist Ale, 9
Oskar Blues Dale's Pale Ale, 10
Oskar Blues Gordon, 9
Oskar Blues GUBNA Imperial IPA, 5
Oskar Blues Mama's Little Yella Pils, 6
Oskar Blues Old Chub, 9
Oskar Blues Ten FIDY, 8
Otter Creek Copper Ale, 4
Otter Creek Helles Bock, 3
Otter Creek Otter San, 3
Otter Creek Pale Ale, 5
Otter Creek Raspberry Brown Winter Ale, 3
Otter Creek Stovepipe Porter, 5
Otter Creek White Sail, 4
Owen O'Leary's Black & Tan, 4
Owen O'Leary's Dave's Blueberry Ale, 4
Owen O'Leary's Golden Eagle Ale, 5
Owen O'Leary's I.P.A., 4
Owen O'Leary's Irish Sunsetter Red, 6
Owen O'Leary's Summertime Wheat, 3
Oxford Hefeweizen, 4

Pabst Blue Ribbon, 4
Pacifico, 3
Palm Amber, 6
Pannepot - Old Fisherman's Ale (2007 Version), 9
Paper City Batch 108, 8
Paper City Blonde Hop Monster, 8
Paper City Fogbuster Coffee House Ale, 8
Paper City One Eared Monkey, 2
Paper City PC Blue, 2
Paper City Riley's Mother's Milk Stout, 9
Paulaner Oktoberfest- Märzen, 6
Peak Organic Espresso Amber Ale, 8
Peak Organic IPA, 7
Peak Organic Nut Brown Ale, 3
Pearl Street Canal Street Stout, 9
Pearl Street Lake Effect Pale Ale, 7
Pearl Street Trainwreck, 4
Pelican Pub Kiwanda Cream Ale, 7
Pennichuck Bagpipers Scottish Ale, 5
Pennichuck Black Lager, 8
Pennichuck Engine No. 5 Firehouse Red Ale, 6
Pennichuck Halligan RyePA, 7
Pennichuck The Big O Octoberfest Lager, 6
Penobscot Bay Half Moon Stout, 7
Penobscot Bay Old Factory Whistle Scottish Ale, 9
Penobscot Bay Whig Street Blonde Ale, 8
Pete’s Wicked Strawberry Blonde, 5
Picaroon's Best Bitter, 6
Picaroon's Man's Best Friend, 4
Pinkus-Mueller Organic Ur Pils, 8
Piraat Ale, 7
Port Brewing High Tide Fresh Hop IPA, 7
Port Brewing Shark Attack Double Red Ale, 6
Port Brewing Wipeout IPA, 8
Portsmouth ALTernator, 9
Portsmouth Bottle Rocket IPA, 9
Portsmouth Dirty Blonde Ale, 7
Portsmouth Hefeweizen, 5
Portsmouth Oatmeal Stout, 8
Portsmouth Octoberfest, 7
Portsmouth Smoky Dunkelweizen, 5
Pretty Things American Darling, 7
Pretty Things Baby Tree, 8
Pretty Things February 27th, 1832 Mild Ale, 7
Pretty Things Hedgerow Bitter, 6
Pretty Things Jack D'or, 9
Pretty Things Saint Botolph's Town, 6
Primus, 1
Pyramid Haywire Hefeweizen, 5

Ram Barefoot Wit, 4
RedBones Chester Street Amber, 7
Redhook Blonde Ale, 4
Redhook CopperHook Spring Ale, 4
Redhook Double Black Stout (with Coffee), 9
Redhook ESB, 7
Redhook Long Hammer IPA, 3
Redhook Sunrye, 5
Ridgeway Seriously Bad Elf, 6
Ringwood Old Thumper (USA), 6
Rising Tide Ishmael, 6
Riverhorse Tripel Horse, 6
RJ Rocker Patriot Ale, 3
Rock Art Imperial Spruce Pumpkin Stout, 7
Rock Art Magnumus Ete Tomahawkus ESB^2, 8
Rock Art Vermonster, 8
Rock Bottom American Dream IPA, 7
Rock Bottom Improper Hopper IPA, 5
Rock Bottom Lumpy Dog Light Lager, 1
Rock Bottom Mad Cow Milk Stout, 6
Rock Bottom Munich Gold, 4
Rock Bottom North Star Amber Ale, 2
Rock Bottom Off-Kilter Scotch Ale, 5
Rock Bottom Pumpkin Ale, 6
Rodenbach Classic, 8
Rogue American Amber, 6
Rogue Brutal Bitter, 5
Rogue Captain Sig's Deadliest Ale, 6
Rogue Chatoe First Growth Wet Hop Ale, 7
Rogue Chipotle Ale, 2
Rogue Chocolate Stout, 8
Rogue Dead Guy Ale, 9
Rogue Hazelnut Brown, 8
Rogue Mocha Porter, 7
Rogue Morimoto Soba, 7
Rogue Santa's Private Reserve Ale, 9
Rogue Shakespeare Stout, 7
Rogue Somer Orange Honey Ale, 2
Rogue Yellow Snow IPA, 8
Rolling Rock Extra Pale, 3
Roots Burghead Heather Ale, 6
Roots EXXXcalibur Imperial Stout, 9
Roots Island Red, 7
Roots Pale Ale, 7
Roots Pond Turtle Pale Ale, 8
Roots Woody Organic IPA, 8
Run of the Mill Bug Zapper Super Lager, 7
Run of the Mill State Budget Red Ale, 5
Run of the Mill What's Hoppenin' IPA, 6
Russian River Blind Pig IPA, 9
Russian River Pliny the Elder, 10

Safari Lager, 2
Sagres, 6
Saint Somewhere Lectio Divina, 6
Samuel Adams Black Lager, 9
Samuel Adams Blackberry Wit, 3
Samuel Adams Boston Ale, 7
Samuel Adams Boston Lager, 6
Samuel Adams Brick Red, 5
Samuel Adams Cherry Wheat, 4
Samuel Adams Chocolate Bock, 3
Samuel Adams Cranberry Lambic, 1
Samuel Adams Cream Stout, 8
Samuel Adams Double Bock, 8
Samuel Adams Dunkel Weiss, 7
Samuel Adams Hefeweizen, 5
Samuel Adams Holiday Porter, 8
Samuel Adams Honey Porter, 2
Samuel Adams Imperial Pilsner, 6
Samuel Adams Imperial Stout, 2
Samuel Adams Irish Red Ale, 6
Samuel Adams Light, 5
Samuel Adams LongShot Grape Pale Ale, 3
Samuel Adams LongShot Weizenbock, 9
Samuel Adam's Noble Pils, 7
Samuel Adams Octoberfest, 4
Samuel Adams Old Fezziwig Ale, 5
Samuel Adams Pale Ale, 4
Samuel Adams Scotch Ale, 7
Samuel Adams Summer Ale, 4
Samuel Adams Triple Bock, 1
Samuel Adams White Ale, 4
Samuel Adams Winter Lager, 6
Samuel Smiths Imperial Stout, 5
Samuel Smith’s Oatmeal Stout, 10
Samuel Smith’s Old Brewery Pale Ale, 4
Samuel Smith’s Organic Raspberry Fruit Beer, 3
Samuel Smith’s Organically Produced Ale, 8
Samuel Smith’s Taddy Porter, 8
San Miguel Dark Lager, 4
Sapporo Premium Draft, 3
Saranac Adirondack Amber, 4
Saranac Black and Tan, 4
Saranac IPA, 4
Saranac Pale Ale, 5
Saranac Pumpkin Ale, 4
Schlitz, 5
Sea Dog Blue Paw Wild Blueberry Wheat Ale, 3
Sea Dog Riverdriver Hazelnut Porter, 3
Sebago Barrel-aged Lake Trout Stout, 8
Sebago Fryes Leap IPA, 7
Sebago Full Throttle Double IPA, 9
Sebago Hefeweizen, 3
Sebago Lake Trout Stout, 9
Sebago Local Harvest Ale, 6
Sebago Runabout Red Ale, 5
Sebago Saddleback Ale, 3
Sebago Slick Nick Winter Ale, 5
Serengeti Premium Lager, 1
Sheepscot Valley Bold Coast Pemaquid Ale, 6
Sheepscot Valley Boothbay Special Bitter, 2
Sheepscot Valley Sheepscot River Pale Ale, 8
Sherwood Forest Archers Ale, 5
Sherwood Forest Sheriffs IPA, 8
Shipyard Light, 3
Shipyard Brewer's Choice Special Ale 2008 (Brown Ale), 7
Shipyard Brewer's Choice Special Ale 2009 (Royal IPA), 8
Shipyard Blue Fin Stout, 7
Shipyard Brown Ale, 3
Shipyard Chamberlain Pale Ale, 6
Shipyard Export Ale, 7
Shipyard Longfellow Winter Ale, 8
Shipyard Prelude Ale, 9
Shipyard Pugsley's Signature Series Barley Wine Style Ale, 7
Shipyard Pugsley's Signature Series Imperial Porter, 8
Shipyard Pugsley's Signature Series XXXX IPA, 8
Shipyard Pumpkinhead Ale, 4
Shipyard Smashed Pumpkin, 8
Shipyard Summer Ale, 3
Shipyard Tremont Ale, 8
Shipyard Tremont IPA, 4
Shipyard Wheat Ale, 5
Sierra Nevada 12th Release Harvest, 6
Sierra Nevada 30th Anniversary - Fritz and Ken's Ale, 8
Sierra Nevada Anniversary Ale, 7
Sierra Nevada Bigfoot, 9
Sierra Nevada Blackbird Black IPA, 8
Sierra Nevada Brown Ale, 8
Sierra Nevada Celebration Ale, 8
Sierra Nevada Early Spring Beer, 7
Sierra Nevada Estate, 9
Sierra Nevada Glissade Golden Bock, 5
Sierra Nevada India Pale Ale, 8
Sierra Nevada Kellerweiss Hefeweizen, 7
Sierra Nevada Pale Ale, 8
Sierra Nevada Porter, 9
Sierra Nevada Stout, 8
Sierra Nevada Summerfest, 7
Sierra Nevada Torpedo Extra IPA, 8
Sinebrychoff Porter, 9
Singha, 4
Sixpoint Brownstone Ale, 7
Sixpoint Righteous Ale, 8
Sixpoint Sweet Action, 10
Sly Fox Pikeland Pils, 8
Smithwicks Ale, 4
Smuttynose Big A IPA, 10
Smuttynose Chai Porter, 6
Smuttynose Farmhouse Ale, 5
Smuttynose IPA “Finest Kind”, 6
Smuttynose Old Brown Dog, 6
Smuttynose Portsmouth Lager, 6
Smuttynose Pumpkin Ale, 7
Smuttynose Robust Porter, 10
Smuttynose Shoals Pale Ale, 9
Smuttynose Summer Weizen Ale, 6
Smuttynose Wheat Wine Ale, 6
Smuttynose Winter Ale, 7
Snapperfish IPA, 4
Southampton Double White Ale, 9
Southampton ESB, 10
Southampton IPA, 4
Southern Tier Back Burner, 7
Southern Tier Big Red, 7
Southern Tier Creme Brulee Milk Stout, 9
Southern Tier Cuvee Series 2 (Oak Aged Series), 6
Southern Tier Harvest Ale, 7
Southern Tier IPA, 8
Southern Tier Jahva, 6
Southern Tier Phin & Matts Extraordinary Ale, 6
Southern Tier Porter, 8
Southern Tier Raspberry Porter, 5
Southern Tier Raspberry Wheat Beer, 3
Southern Tier Unearthly, 9
Spanish Peaks Black Dog Ale, 5
Spanish Peaks Crystal Weiss, 4
Spaten Oktoberfestbier Ur- Märzen, 4
Speakeasy Prohibition Ale, 9
Sprecher Black Bavarian, 8
St. Ambroise Oatmeal Stout, 9
St. Bernardus Abt 12, 10
St. Bernardus Witbier, 10
St. Feullien Saison, 8
St. Feuillien Tripel, 9
St. George Summer Ale, 6
St. Ides High Gravity Malt Liquor, 3
St. John Brewers Virgin Islands Pale Ale, 2
St. Louis Gueuze Fond Tradition, 9
St. Pauli Girl Lager, 3
St. Pauli Girl Special Dark, 3
Steel Reserve 211, 5
Stone 12th Anniversary Bitter Chocolate Oatmeal Stout, 8
Stone 14th Anniversary Emperial IPA, 5
Stone Arrogant Bastard Ale, 9
Stone Double Bastard Ale, 9
Stone India Pale Ale, 10
Stone Leviathan, 6
Stone Oaked Arrogant Bastard, 9
Stone Old Guardian Barley Wine Style Ale 2006, 8
Stone Old Guardian Barley Wine Style Ale 2008, 7
Stone Old Guardian Barley Wine Style Ale 2009, 7
Stone Pale Ale, 9
Stone Ruination IPA, 8
Stone Russian Imperial Stout 2006, 9
Stone Russian Imperial Stout 2009, 8
Stone Smoked Porter, 8
Stone Sublimely Self-Righteous Ale, 9
Stone 07.07.07 Vertical Epic Ale, 8
Stone 08.08.08 Vertical Epic Ale, 6
Stone Cat IPA, 7
Stone Coast 840 IPA, 8
Stone Coast Knuckleball Bock, 6
Stone Coast Sunsplash Golden Ale, 2
Stoudts American Pale Ale, 9
Stoudts Double IPA, 8
Stoudts Fat Dog, 8
Stoudts Gold Lager, 8
Stoudts Scarlet Lady ESB, 6
Strangford Lough Legbiter, 6
Strangford Lough St. Patrick's Best, 5
Sunday River Alt, 3
Sunday River Black Bear Porter, 6
Sunday River IPA, 5
Surly Bitter Brewer, 10
Switchback Pale Ale, 7

Taj Mahal Premium Lager, 3
Tecate, 1
Terminal Gravity IPA, 7
Terrapin Rye Pale Ale, 7
The Alchemist Uncle Daddy, 9
The Bruery 7 Grain Saision, 5
The Bruery Mischief, 7
The Bruery Orchard White, 7
The Bruey Oud Tart, 6
The Bruery Saison Rue, 9
The People's Pint Pied pIPA, 4
The Shed National IPA, 8
The Shed Mountain Ale, 7
The Tap American Pale Ale, 7
The Tap Ascension, 8
The Tap Bock, 7
The Tap Chocolate Porter, 8
The Tap Dopplebock, 4
The Tap GestAlt, 5
The Tap Haverale Cream Ale, 6
The Tap Hewitt Brown, 6
The Tap Irish Stout, 7
The Tap Leatherlips IPA, 9
The Tap Nut Brown, 7
The Tap Smoked Pils , 8
The Tap Whittier White, 7
Thirsty Dog Old Leghumper, 6
Thirsty Dog Siberian Night, 10
Thomas Hooker Blonde Ale, 7
Thomas Hooker Hop Meadow IPA, 9
Thomas Hooker Liberator Doppelbock, 10
Thomas Hooker Octoberfest Lager, 6
Tiger Beer, 2
Tommyknocker Alpine Glacier Lager, 3
Trade Route Ginger Pale Ale, 4
Trappistes Rochefort 10, 8
Traquair House Ale, 7
Trinity Belgian Gold, 6
Trinity Belgian Wit, 4
Trinity Brown Ale, 6
Trinity Decadence IPA (Cask), 5
Trinity ESB, 7
Trinity Hefe Weizen, 5
Trinity Imperial IPA, 6
Trinity Larkens Irish Stout, 7
Trinity Rhode Island IPA, 8
Trinity Russian Imperial Stout, 9
Trinity Schwarzbier, 5
Trinity Special Kolsch, 8
Trinity The Kolsch, 6
Troegs Dream Weaver Wheat, 6
Troegs Hopback Amber Ale, 8
Troegs Java Head Stout, 8
Troegs Pale Ale, 6
Troegs Sunshine Pils, 7
Troubadour Obscura, 6
Trout River Rainbow Red Ale, 5
Trumer Pils, 6
Tsingtao, 2
Tuckerman 6288 Stout, 7
Tuckerman Pale Ale, 8
Tusker Lager, 2
Two Brothers Domaine DuPage French Style Country Ale, 7
Two Brothers Heavy Handed IPA, 6
Two Brothers The Bitter End, 7

Uganda Breweries Pilsner Lager, 1
Uinta Angler's Pale Ale, 8
Unibroue Chambly Noire, 5
Unibroue La Fin Du Monde, 9
Unibroue Maudite, 8
Union Station Belgian Tripel, 4
Union Station Summer Blonde, 4
Union Station Golden Spike Ale, 6
Union Station Trip Hop, 5
Union Station Half Day IPA, 5
Union Station River Otter Ale, 3
Union Station Barleywine, 4
Upright Four, 7
Upright Reggae Junkie Gruit, 8

Val-Dieu Grand Cru, 10
Van Steenberge Monk's Cafe Flemish Sour Red Ale, 5
Vermont Pub and Brewery Forbidden Fruit, 5
Vermont Pub and Brewery Dogbite Bitter, 7
Vermont Pub and Brewery Vermont Smoked Porter, 8
Victory 12, 4
Victory Bags Packed Porter, 7
Victory Baltic Thunder, 9
Victory Braumeister Harvest Pils, 6
Victory Festbier, 6
Victory Golden Monkey, 9
Victory Helios, 5
Victory HopDevil, 9
Victory Moonglow Weizenbock, 4
Victory Prima Pils, 8
Victory Saison Du Buff, 5
Victory Storm King Imperial Stout, 10
Victory V Lager, 6
Victory Whirlwind Witbier, 4
Victory Wild Devil, 7
Victory Yakima Glory, 8

Wachusett Blueberry, 5
Wachusett Green Monsta, 7
Wachusett IPA, 5
Wachusetts Larry, 8
Wachusett Octoberfest Ale, 3
Wachusett Summer Breeze, 4
Wachusett Winter Ale, 7
Watch City 38 Schilling Scottish Ale, 6
Watch City Biking Bob's Bohemian Pilsner, 4
Watch City Bombed Blondeshelle Belgian Strong Ale, 5
Watch City Dubbel Belgian Ale, 6
Watch City Hops Explosion IPA, 9
Watch City Kingpin Imperial Stout, 7
Watch City Moody Street Stout, 7
Watch City Pie Eyed Pumpkin Ale, 6
Watch City Shillelagh Irish Red Ale, 5
Watch City Titan Brown Ale, 9
Watch City Totem Pale Ale, 8
Watch City Uber-Okto-Lager, 6
Watch City Wheat IPA, 7
Weihenstephaner Festbier, 7
Weihenstephaner Kristall Weissbier, 8
Westmalle Trappist Tripel, 10
Weyerbacher Blithering Idiot, 8
Weyerbacher Hops Infusion, 7
Weyerbacher Imperial Pumkin Ale, 7
Weyerbacher Insanity, 6
Weyerbacher Merry Monks' Ale, 7
Weyerbacher Winter Ale, 4
Widmer Brothers Collaborator Sunstone Pils, 7
Widmer Brothers Drop Top Amber Ale, 8
Widmer Brothers Hefeweizen, 6
Widmer Brothers Snow Plow, 7
Widmer Brothers W06 NW Red Ale, 8
Wild Goose IPA, 5
Windhoek Lager, 3
Wolaver's Farmhouse Ale, 8
Wolavers India Pale Ale, 7
Wolaver's Oatmeal Stout, 4
Wolaver’s Will Stevens' Pumpkin Ale, 5
Woodstock Inn Pemi Pale Ale, 6
Woodstock Inn Pigs Ear Brown Ale, 5
Wormtown Pumpkin Ale, 7
Wynchwood Fiddler's Elbow, 5

Yards Philadelphia Pale Ale, 7
Young’s Double Chocolate Stout, 7
Young's Oatmeal Stout, 9
Yuengling Black and Tan, 5
Yuengling Traditional Lager, 8

Z Street Mocha Java Stout, 8

Saturday, January 1, 2011

Stock watch

Entering year four of this blog, my taste in beer has definitely evolved and grown more sophisticated. These are some of the risers and fallers that stick out most in my mind:

Berkshire Dean's Beans Coffeehouse Porter
love everything about this beer. so smooth, delicious flavor. a perfect 10.
Original Score: 9, Score: 10

Dogfish Head 90 Minute IPA
sweetness has become rather cloying to me.
Original Score: 10, Score: 8

La Chouffe
more watery than i remembered, but still very good.
Original Score: 9, Score: 7

Liberal Cup Backhouse Bitter
as smooth and creamy a beer as you will find. definitely bitter, but i love it. a great english beer. Original Score: 7, Score: 8

Ommegang Hennepin
while i prefer allagash, the price point for ommegang is definitely better and results in my drinking it more often.
Original Score: 10, Score: 9

Samuel Adams Boston Lager
my ranking of sam adams' beers tend to be too high across the board, which is understandable since this was my introduction to craft beer. i still end up drinking the boston lager all the time as it is often the best beer available at dive bars and functions. the bitterness and drinkability make this a solid beer but hard to get excited about.
Original Score: 9, Score: 6

Samuel Adams Summer Ale
not unpleasant but not a good beer by any stretch of the imagination.
Original Score: 7, Score: 4

Shipyard Export Ale
same deal as with sam adams. this is one of my favorite session beers, but 7 is a more accuarate scoring.
Original Score: 9, Score: 7

Shipyard Pumpkinhead Ale
too spiced for my tastes now.
Original Score: 8, Score: 4

Stone IPA
for around $4 for a bomber this has become one of my favorite buys.
Original Score: 9, Score: 10

Widmer Brothers Hefeweizen
tasty, if slightly watery. it's nice to have access to some portland beers out east.
Original Score: 9, Score: 6