Saturday, August 27, 2011

Upcomming events

Portland Brew Festival
Sat-Sun, Sept 3-4, 3 sessions
Portland Company Complex, Portland, Maine
25+ brewers in Portland's Old Port

Belgian Beer Fest
Sat, Sept 10, 2 sessions
The Cyclorama, Boston
200 Belgian beers, $50 tix

Blue Hills Brewery Oktoberfest
Sat, Sept 10, 12-6pm
Irish Cultural Center, Canton
Launch of Oktoberfest beer, $12/15 tix

Haverhill R
iverfront Brewfest
Sat, Sept 24, 2 sessions
The Tap, Haverhill
15+ brewers, $25 tix

Wednesday, August 10, 2011


My Complete Beer Rankings, updated for the first time since January 2nd. We are up to 1,408 total beers ranked. Bam.

Beer, Score (1-10)

10 Barrel ISA, 7
21st Amendment Back in Black IPA, 6
21st Amendment Fireside Chat, 4
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
Abita Save Our Shore, 5
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 Odyssey, 10
Allagash Tripel Reserve, 10
Allagash Victoria Ale, 9
Allagash White, 10
Allentown Beer Works Hop'solutely, 5
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
Anchor Summer Beer, 6
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 Anniversary Ale - Seventeen, 9
Avery Collaboration Not Litigation, 7
Avery India Pale Ale, 8
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 Bräu Weisse, 5
Ayinger Oktober Fest-Märzen, 5

Baladin Elixir, 3
Ballast Point Big Eye IPA, 8
Ballast Point Black Marlin Porter, 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
Baxter Pamola Extra Pale Ale, 6
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, 6
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 Lost Sailor IPA, 8
Berkshire Lost Sailor IPA Aged in Cab Barrels, 7
Berkshire Oktoberfest Lager, 7
Berkshire River Ale, 5
Berkshire Russian Imperial Stout, 9
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 Stout, 7
Black Bear Pail Ale, 5
Black Sheep Monty Python's Holy Grail Ale, 7
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
BrewDog Hardcore IPA, 7
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 Sorachi Ace, 6
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
Cantillon St. Lamvinus, 6
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 Ann Fisherman's Sunrise Saison, 6
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 Hill Windward Weiss, 6
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
Cigar City's Jai Alai, 9
Cigar City Maduro, 8
Cigar City Winter Warmer, 7
Cisco Captain Swain's Extra Stout, 7
Cisco Cherry Woods, 7
Cisco Gray Lady Hefeweizen, 6
Cisco Indie Pale Ale, 7
Cisco Lady of Woods, 8
Cisco Monomoy Kriek, 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
Coronado Islander IPA, 7
Cottrell Old Yankee Ale, 8
Craigmill Fraoch Heather Ale, 9

Dark Horse Crooked Tree IPA, 9
Dark Horse Perkulator Coffee Dopplebock, 6
Davidson Brother's Dacker Authentic Adirondack Ale, 8
Davidson Brother's IPA, 5
De Dolle Bos Keun, 9
De La Senne Stouterik, 9
De La Senne Taras Boulba, 5
De Proef Signature Les Deux Brasseurs Ale, 6
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 Fort (2008), 7
Dogfish Head Immort Ale, 9
Dogfish Head's Immort Ale (3-Years-Aged), 10
Dogfish Head Indian Brown Ale, 8
Dogfish Head Midas Touch Golden Elixir, 8
Dogfish Head Namaste, 7
Dogfish Head Olde School, 4
Dogfish Head Olde School (2010), 6
Dogfish Head Palo Santo Marron, 10
Dogfish Head Pangaea, 7
Dogfish Head Pangaea (2010), 8
Dogfish Head Punkin' Ale, 9
Dogfish Head Raison D'Etre, 8
Dogfish Head Raison D'Extra, 5
Dogfish Head Raison D'Extra (2007), 6
Dogfish Head Red and White, 9
Dogfish Head Sah'tea, 9
Dogfish Head Sah'tea (2010), 9
Dogfish Head Shelter Pale Ale, 4
Dogfish Head Squall IPA, 6
Dogfish Head Theobroma, 9
Dogfish Head World Wide Stout, 6
Dogfish Head World Wide Stout (2009), 7
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

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
Eulogy Busty Blonde, 8

Federal Jack's Taint Town Pale Ale, 2
Firestone Walker Reserve, 7
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 Raging Bitch Belgian-Style IPA, 8
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 KBS, 10
Founders Porter, 8
Founders Reds Rye, 9
Franziskaner Hefe-weisse, 7
Freeport Black Gold Porter, 8
Fresh Catch Amber Ale, 2
Frosty Knuckle Ale, 4
Full Sail Amber Ale (USA), 9
Full Sail Bump in the Night, 6
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 1845, 7
Fuller's ESB, 7
Fuller's London Porter, 8

Gaffel Kolsch, 5
Gale's Prize Old Ale (Vintage 2001), 4
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 Hoss, 4
Great Divide Oak Aged Yeti Imperial Stout, 9
Great Divide St. Bridgets Porter (St. Brigids), 7
Great Divide Titan IPA, 7
Great Lakes Edmund Fitzgerald Porter, 9
Great Northern Wheatfish Wheat Lager, 5
Green Flash Hop Head Red, 8
Green Flash West Coast IPA, 9
Greene King Old Speckled Hen, 6
Greene King Olde Suffolk English Ale, 4
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
Hacker-Pschorr's Weisse Natürtrub, 8
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 Island Creek Oyster Stout, 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
Harviestoun Ola Dubh Special Reserve 30, 8
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
Hofbrau Maibock, 7
Hofbräu's Münchner Weisse, 9
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

Innis and Gunn Rum Cask Oak Aged Beer, 3
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

Jever Pilsener, 4
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 Cherry (Hold-the-Chili) Christmas Dubbel, 7
Josh's Homebrew’s Crimes Against Humanity Bitter, 7
Josh’s Homebrew’s GoogleDoc Draft, 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 It Must Be Wedding Saison, Batch 2, 6
Josh’s Homebrew’s Mr. Jack Ale'Lantern, 6
Josh's Homebrew's Naughty or Nice, 4
Josh's Homebrew Pilgrimage Porter, 5
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
Julius Echter Hefe-Weiss, 6
Just Beer Moby D, 5
J.W. Lees Harvest Ale (2007), 8

Karmeliet Tripel, 9
Kasteel Donker, 8
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
Konig Ludwig Weisse, 7
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 Carnevale, 5
Lost Abbey Lost & Found Abbey Ale, 7
Lost Abbey Red Barn Ale, 7
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
Marston Wychwood Fiddler's Elbow, 5
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
Mayflower Winter Oatmeal Stout, 8
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
McNeill's Warlord IPA, 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 ImPAled, 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 Red and White, 6
Mikkheler Texas Ranger, 7
Mississippi Mud, 4
Moat Mountain Hoffman Weiss, 8
Modelo Especial, 3
Molson XXX, 2
Monk's Cafe Flemish Sour Red Ale, 9
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
Narragansett Porter, 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
Nebraska Hop God Reserve Series, 9
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 Kolsch, 7
New Holland Mad Hatter IPA, 7
Newcastle Brown Ale, 7
Newport Storm '10, 8
Newport Storm Chocolate Porter, 6
Newport Storm Cyclone Neo, 7
Newport Storm Cyclone Quinn, 9
Newport Storm Gloria, 6
Newport Storm Henry, 6
Newport Storm Hurricane Amber Ale, 4
Newport Storm Irish Red, 3
Newport Storm Peter, 6
Newport Storm Regenschauer Oktoberfest, 6
Newport Storm Rhode Island Blueberry, 7
Newport Storm Summer Ale, 7
Newport Storm Winter Ale, 7
Ndovu, 1
Nile Special Lager, 1
Ninkasi Total Domination IPA, 7
Ninkasi Tricerahops Double IPA, 10
Nodding Head Saison, 6
Nodding Head Saison, 4
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
Notch Session Pils, 6

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 Hefe-Weissbier Naturtrüb, 4
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
Pennsylvania Brewing Fleur de Lehigh, 7
Pennsylvania Walt Wit, 5
Penobscot Bay Half Moon Stout, 7
Penobscot Bay Meadow Road Wheat Beer, 6
Penobscot Bay Old Factory Whistle Scottish Ale, 9
Penobscot Bay Red Flannel Ale, 7
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 Babayaga, 7
Pretty Things Baby Tree, 8
Pretty Things February 27th, 1832 Mild Ale, 7
Pretty Things Fluffy White Rabbits Hoppy Tripel, 8
Pretty Things Hedgerow Bitter, 6
Pretty Things Jack D'or, 9
Pretty Things November 15th, 1901 KK, 8
Pretty Things Our Finest Regards, 5
Pretty Things Saint Botolph's Town, 6
Primus, 1
Professor Fritz Briem 1809 Berliner Weisse, 7
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
Rising Tide Ursa Minor, 10
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
Rodenbach Grand Cru, 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
Russian River Redemption, 7

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 Coastal Wheat, 3
Samuel Adams Cranberry Lambic, 1
Samuel Adams Cream Stout, 8
Samuel Adams Deconstructed: Ahtanum, 3
Samuel Adams Deconstructed: East Kent Goldings, 3
Samuel Adams Deconstructed: Hallertau Mittelfrueh, 2
Samuel Adams Deconstructed: Simcoe, 5
Samuel Adams Deconstructed: Zeus, 5
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 Latitude 48 IPA, 6
Samuel Adams Light, 5
Samuel Adams Longshot Blackened Hops, 6
Samuel Adams LongShot Grape Pale Ale, 3
Samuel Adams Longshot Honey B's Lavender Ale, 7
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 Revolutionary Rye Ale, 3
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
Schlafly Biere De Garde, 8
Schlitz, 5
Sea Dog Apricot Wheat Beer, 2
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 Beer Camp California Common, 9
Sierra Nevada Beer Camp Double IPA, 7
Sierra Nevada Beer Camp Juniper Black Ale, 7
Sierra Nevada Beer Camp Weizenbock, 8
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
Sierra Nevada Tumbler Autumn Brown Ale, 7
Sinebrychoff Porter, 9
Singha, 4
Sixpoint Brownstone Ale, 7
Sixpoint Righteous Ale, 8
Sixpoint Sweet Action, 10
Sly Fox Chester County Bitter, 8
Sly Fox Pikeland Pils, 8
Sly Fox Seamus, 5
Smithwicks Ale, 4
Smuttynose Belgian Stout, 6
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
Southampton Pumpkin Ale, 7
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, 7
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
St. Peter Cream Stout, 6
Steel Reserve 211, 5
Stone 12th Anniversary Bitter Chocolate Oatmeal Stout, 8
Stone 14th Anniversary Emperial IPA, 5
Stone Arrogant Bastard Ale, 9
Stone Cali-Belgique, 7
Stone Double Bastard Ale, 9
Stone India Pale Ale, 10
Stone Leviathan, 6
Stone Lukcy Basartd, 9
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
Tallgrass IPA, 6
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
Triumph Amber Ale, 7
Triumph Belgian Double Rye Pale Ale, 9
Triumph Belgian Dubbel, 8
Triumph Belgian Golden, 6
Triumph Gold IPA, 8
Triumph Hefe-Weizen, 6
Triumph Kinder Pilsner, 5
Triumph Munich Dunkel, 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 Sunrise Weiss, 8
Victory V Lager, 6
Victory Whirlwind Witbier, 4
Victory Wild Devil, 7
Victory Yakima Glory, 7

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
Warsteiner Premium Dunkel, 5
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, 7
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 Spearmint Ale, 3
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 Hefeweissbier, 6
Weihenstephaner Kristall Weissbier, 8
Well Banana Bread Beer, 2
Westmalle Trappist Tripel, 10
Weyerbacher Blithering Idiot, 8
Weyerbacher Double Simcoe IPA, 5
Weyerbacher Hops Infusion, 7
Weyerbacher Imperial Pumkin Ale, 7
Weyerbacher Insanity, 6
Weyerbacher Merry Monks' Ale, 7
Weyerbacher Winter Ale, 4
White Birch Tripel, 5
Widmer Brothers Collaborator Sunstone Pils, 7
Widmer Brothers Drifter Pale Ale, 6
Widmer Brothers Drop Top Amber Ale, 8
Widmer Brothers Hefeweizen, 6
Widmer Brothers Pitch Black IPA, 7
Widmer Brothers Snow Plow, 7
Widmer Brothers W06 NW Red Ale, 8
Wild Goose IPA, 5
Williams Brothers Alba Scots Pine Ale, 7
Williams Brothers Ebulum Elderberry Black Ale, 6
Williams Brothers Fraoch Heather Ale, 8
Williams Brothers Kelpie Seaweed Ale, 4
Williamsburg Alewerks Coffeehouse Stout, 7
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

Yards Alexander Hamilton's Federalist Ale, 5
Yards ESA (Handpump), 6
Yards George Washington's Tavern Porter, 7
Yards Philadelphia Pale Ale, 7
Yards Poor Richard's Tavern Spruce, 5
Yards Thomas Jefferson's 1774 Tavern Ale, 5
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, August 6, 2011

Phoenix beers

My final column's for The Phoenix covered a number of new beers. Updated rankings to come.

Black Sheep Monty Python's Holy Grail Ale, Score: 7
aroma is fruity, grassy, and sweet. flavor is just as balanced with a gentle herbal bitterness offsetting the bready malt profile. at first i thought this would be a gimmicky beer, but in truth it's a great, traditional english beer. i enjoyed this significantly more on tap versus a bottle.

Cisco Monomoy Kriek, Score: 8
a very good sour flanders red ale... just be prepared to pay $20+.

Dogfish Head's Immort Ale
(3-Years-Aged), Score: 10
dark copper-ruby with thin beige head and pops when opened -- it's still carbonated! smell of raisins first, alcohol second, then dark fruit, sweet brown sugar, and stealthy hops working in the background. raisins lead again with maple, vanilla, and oak coming through. alcohol isn't forward at all, mellowed for sure. not lively, but far from flat. so smooth. somehow this managed to beat the high marks from the first time around. mellowing of alcohol and melding of flavors put this beer over the top.

Franziskaner's Hefe-Weisse, Score: 7
lemons and cloves rise above expected flavors of banana and wheat.

Fuller's 1845, Score: 7

nose of sweet malts, hops, and musty yeast. taste is more of the same, with some fruity esthers and buttery note too. medium bodied. an easy drinker.

Gale's Prize Old Ale (Vintage 2001), Score: 4

you expect to lose some carbonation in aged beers but this pours almost entirely flat. dark fruit flavor is closest to prunes, and rather medicinal. i suppose it probably mellowed out some but alcohol can still be chocking at times. at $10.50 for 9.3 oz, this was one of the biggest busts in some time.

Greene King Old Speckled Hen, Score: 6

nitro pour at british beer company. poured darker than i expected, with a cream
y off-white head that lasts. smell is sweet while taste is almost entirely toasted malts. mouthfeel is textured, but smooth. has some oomph for a pale ale.

Greene King Olde Suffolk English Ale, Score: 4

this is a blend of an aged strong ale and fresh pale ale, making it a rather unique old ale. caramel and toffee malts are on display here, with some various dark fruit flavors peeking through.

Hacker-Pschorr's Weisse Natürtrub
, Score: 8
very bready with a real juiciness from the banana, lemon, and bubblegum flavors. extremely lively carbonation. excellent.

Harpoon Island Creek Oyster Stout, Score: 6
from their 100 barrel series, would certainly go well with oysters, but i wouldn't have noticed their presence but for a hint of salt in the middle of the flavor.

Hofbräu's Münchner Weisse, Score: 9

strikes a great balance between flavor and drinkability. surprisingly clear with a big billowy head, the aroma is fresh and yeasty. fruit, grain, and a light bitterness adjoin in the flavor with a mouthfeel that is light and gulpable.

Julius Echter's Hefe-Weiss, Score:
this is malty enough to feel almost heavy, with very lively carbonation.

J.W. Lees Harvest Ale
(2007), Score: 8 found this dusty bottle hidden away at luke's in rockland. four years of aging produced a wonderfully complex, creamy, and sweet barleywine that demands to be sipped.

König's Ludwig Weiss Ayinger's Bräu Weisse, Score: 5
this is dominated by cloves, both in the aroma and taste. with a cloudy golden color and thick lacing, this sure looked great in an oversized weizen glass!

Nebraska Hop God Reserve Series, Score: 9
aged for six months in french oak chardonnay barrels, this ipa has a decidedly belgian bend to it. flavor is hoppy, but time in barrel plus time on the shelf definitely allowed the hops mellow. instead, it is the wine barrels that really shine, imparting notes of tart white grapes and oak throughout. retails for $23 though...

Paulaner's Hefe-Weissbier Naturtrüb, Score: 4
distinctive wheat flavor with muted hops.

Samuel Adams Deconstructed: Ahtanum
, Score: 3
odd potpourri on the nose but has a nice light, floral bitterness in the flavor. caramel malts again rise to the top, resulting in a sweet, simple ipa.

Samuel Adams Deconstructed: East Kent Goldings
, Score: 3
unusual aroma that ranges from sweet and fruity (think apricot) to earthy and grassy. malty bend makes it feel a lot like an English IPA. bittering hop.

Samuel Adams Deconstructed: Hallertau Mittelfrueh
, Score: 2
mild floral aroma amidst the healthy dose of breadiness. bitterness is of raw pine and lemon, joined by an unmistakable note of pepper. this is better as a bittering hop.

Samuel Adams Deconstructed: Simcoe
, Score: 5
big grapefruit nose that is a little musty at the finish. taste is mainly of citrus zest with an earthy bitterness.

Samuel Adams Deconstructed: Zeus
, Score: 5
powerful piney aroma and taste, so much so that the herbal bitterness bests biscuity malts.

Samuel Adams Latitude 48 IPA
, Score: 6
copper in color, the beer has a nose balanced to the point of being muted. notes of citrus, grapefruit, and pine emerge, but hop bitterness is overpowered by sweet biscuity malts. balanced but slightly dulled ipa.

Samuel Adams Longshot Honey B's Lavender Ale, Score: 7

surprisingly nuanced. not bad.

Sierra Nevada Beer Camp California Common, Score: 9
brass-colored, this beer smells of floral hops and sweet bread. flavor follows with some alcohol at the finish and a lively carbonation and bitterness.

Sierra Nevada Beer Camp Double IPA
, Score: 7
slightly muted aroma and taste incorporating pine, citrus, and even a little of that 8.5% abv. bitter but far less intimidating than most imperial ipa's.

Sierra Nevada Beer Camp Juniper Black Ale
, Score: 7
a winter warmer in the vein of a robust porter or black ipa. flavor is mainly heavily roasted malts with a hint of juniper in the background, but only if you search for it. solid bitterness and enough potent flavors that i wouldn’t drink more than one in a sitting.

Sierra Nevada Beer Camp Weizenbock
, Score: 8
huge aroma and golden-orange appearance. tasted much more like a hefeweizen, with lots of fruity banana and cloves. tasty though.

St. Peter's Cream Stout, Score: 6

syrupy texture and molasses note falls a little flat. i prefer my cream stouts a little lighter.

Victory Sunrise Weiss, Score: 8
fresh nose and pale, effervescent appearance. Banana, wheat, and phenols make this one very tasty beer.

Weihenstephaner's Hefeweissbier
, Score: 6
best known of the german hef's. has an aroma of spicy yeast and fresh grains, and an appearance that is more hazy than cloudy. taste is bready enough to keep the flavors of banana and clove in their place.

Well's Banana Bread Beer, Score: 2
goes beyond the flavor of banana conjured in some european styles to actually brewing with bananas. unfortunately, this tastes more like banana candy than real beer.

Williams Brothers Alba Scots Pine Ale, Score: 7
uses pine twigs and spruce buds for an herbal, even spicy brew.

Williams Brothers Fraoch Heather Ale, Score: 8
uses heather flower tips to play on the mouth like a hop, creating a fruity, light, and lovely balanced beer.

Williams Brothers Kelpie Seaweed Ale, Score: 4
a dark, earthy and, yes, salty beer that tastes a lot like a thin Porter.

Friday, August 5, 2011

Farewell, Phoenix

As I wrote in the last post, after a year-and-a-half and 34 column's, I am calling it quits at The Providence Phoenix (and Boston and Portland Phoenix.) This was a wonderful experience, which allowed me to write about something I love -- beer! And while I am done with regular newspaper deadlines, I may periodically write for The Phoenix papers on a freelance basis... and the beer blog, of course!

In my time with The Phoenix I was able to travel to the world's number one beer bar, attend beer dinners and festivals, witness the creation of Providence's first annual craft beer week, all the while getting to better know organic, canned, session, aged, and just about any other kind of beer you can imagine. Here is the full run-down:

Article #1: Mix-the-ultimate-six (2/25 Issue)
Article #2: Irish ayes (3/12 Issue)
Article #3: Beer Heaven (3/26 Issue)
Article #4: Justified arrogance (4/9 Issue)
Article #5: Eco-friendly (4/23 Issue)
Article #6: Savor the flavor (5/7 Issue)
Article #7: Beer on a budget (5/21 Issue)
Article #8: Have beer, will travel (6/4 Issue)
Article #9: Savor the flavors of beer (6/18 Issue)
Article #10: Malt liquor madness (6/30 Issue)
Article #11: Oh! You Pretty Things (7/14 Issue)
Article #12: The beers of summer (7/28 Issue)
Article #13: Tips for tastings (8/11 Issue)
Article #14: Local flavors (8/25 Issue)
Article #15: Go global! (9/8 Issue)
Article #16: Get ready for Providence Craft Beer Week (10/1 Issue)
Article #17: The best of Oktoberfest beers (10/15 Issue)
Article #18: Excellent exbeeriments: The wonderful world of beer blends (11/5 Issue)
Article #19: Time for thanks (11/19 Issue)
Article #20: Beer: It's what's for breakfast (12/3 Issue)
Article #21: Ho-ho-hops! (12/17 Issue)
Article #22: On tap for 2011 (12/31 Issue)
Article #23: Beer and cheese unite! (2/4 Issue)
Article #24: Beer by the sea (2/18 Issue)
Article #25: Bring on the Bock (and more) (3/4 Issue)
Article #26: The Cascades come East (3/18 Issue)
Article #27: Health 'n' hops (4/1 Issue)
Article #28: Merry Olde Beer (4/15 Issue)
Article #29: Suds worth the splurge (4/29 Issue)
Article #30: Hefeweizen's: The ultimate warm-weather beer (5/13 Issue)
Article #31: Beer Geek Nirvana (5/27)
Article #32: Beers worth waiting for (6/10 Issue)
Article #33: Off the beaten tap (6/24 Issue)
Article #34: A six pack to go (7/22 Issue)

You can find all of these at or by clicking the Providence Phoenix label in the left column of my blog. A special thanks goes to my editor, Lou Papineau, wh
o made all this possible... and was always there to help me find a snappy headline! And be sure to check-out Lou's new column, Bottles and Cans and Just Clap Your Hands, to keep up on the latest happenings in the still growing Providence craft beer scene.

Tuesday, August 2, 2011

ProPho: A six-pack to go

A half-dozen bottles of happiness
By JOSH SMITH | July 19, 2011

A year and a half ago, I started writing this column by trying to assemble the ultimate mix-a-six pack. So it seemed fitting that for my final article for the Providence Phoenix, I finish the job by rounding out my list of must-try beers to an even dozen.

The initial six selections covered a range of brewers and styles:
ALLAGASH WHITE, DOGFISH HEAD'S 90 MINUTE IPA, FOUNDERS BREAKFAST STOUT, SMUTTYNOSE ROBUST PORTER, THOMAS HOOKER'S HOP MEADOW IPA, and IPSWICH ORIGINAL ALE. You might notice that these are predominately local selections, in a nod to the fact that we can drink extremely well by drinking local. While the next half-dozen go a little further afield, the original moral remains and each still resides in the good ol' USA.

I'd like to start with a truly unique beer, not an easy accomplishment in the increasingly crowded craft beer marketplace. LAGUNITAS' A LITTLE SUMPIN' SUMPIN' ALE is an American Pale Wheat Ale that registers an unheard of 7.5% ABV. You would never know it, however, as this is a smooth, hoppy brew all the way through. And if you like this as much as I did, Lagunitas also releases A LITTLE SUMPIN' WILD
ALE, a beer that loads up on wheat malts and uses a wild yeast strain to give it a decidedly Belgian bend.

Speaking of Belgian beers, OMMEGANG of Cooperstown, NY, is one of the best American brewers at attempting these difficult styles. HENNEPIN (FARMHOUSE SAISON) is one of my favorite beers for a sophisticated flavor that is alternately spicy, lemony, grassy, sweet, and earthy. Dry and easy drinking, this is another beer that hides its 7.7% ABV well. It isn't cheap at $10 for a four-pack, but this accessible beer is one of my most frequent recommendations to novice drinkers looking to give craft beer a chance.

Equally drinkable and much more sessionable is FULL SAIL'S PALE ALE. This Pale Ale out of Oregon has a very appealing fresh hop character in both the aroma and taste. There
are also enough Pale and Crystal malts to make this a balanced, crisp brew. It's so delicious that I could never grow bored of it.

Another generously hopped beer that doesn't have to travel quite so far to get to your refrigerator is VICTORY'S HOPDEVIL ALE. HopDevil is orange in color with good head retention and a sweet, appealing aroma bursting with fruity hops. Caramel malts are robust enough to provide a medium body to the brew and balance the in-your-face citrusy hops. Here Victory manages to walk a fine line of pleasing hop heads with a delicious hop flavor, while still keeping it balanced enough for more mainstream drinkers — not an easy feat!

Closer still is Plymouth, Massachusetts' MAYFLOWER BREWING. Makers of several solid, very traditional English ales, my pick of the bunch would definitely be their PORTER. This pours a dark brown with roasted coffee and chocolate malts on the nose. In addition to
roastiness, the taste has an unmistakably hoppy undercurrent and entirely appropriate 5.5% ABV. The mouthfeel is smooth, creamy, and full-bodied. With all of the extreme and adventurous brewers out there, it is refreshing to have a local brewer that is willing to stay true to style and put out the drinkable classics that you crave.

d let's round out the rack with one of this country's most celebrated beers: NORTH COAST'S OLD RASPUTIN RUSSIAN IMPERIAL STOUT. If the creepy picture of Rasputin himself on the label doesn't intimidate you, the jet-black pour might. Chocolate takes center stage in aroma while burnt coffee steps up in flavor along with bitterness and alcohol. This is a sipper, no doubt. If Old Rasputin leaves you wanting more, the brewer's anniversary beer, OLD RASPUTIN XII, takes this already bold offering to the next level by aging it in bourbon barrels.

Of course, the beauty of craft beer is that there is a style and brewer out there for almost everyone. So the next time you are mixing-a-six (or 12), be adventurous and enjoy.

Happy drinking!