Dogs, Books, and Beer. Not necessarily in that order.

Double Down Imperial Red Ale

Wildcard Brewing Double DownSugary malt, lemon peel, & earthy hop nose; caramel & grapefruit balanced by bitter hops; dry finish. Continue reading

Piper Down Scottish Ale

Ballast Point Brewing Piper DownEarthy caramel & brown sugar nose; toffee, raisins, & peat on tongue; subtleties emerge as it warms. Yum. Continue reading

Porterluma Brown Porter

Petaluma Hills Brewing PorterlumaRoast coffee nose; bittersweet & malty on tongue; nutty mid; low carbonation; smooth; bitter finish. Continue reading

Shot in the Dark Oatmeal Porter

Wildcard Brewing Shot in the DarkRich roasty malt & chocolate nose; sweet coffee on tongue; creamy palate; smokey mid; ashy finish. Continue reading

NüHell IPL

Ironfire Brewing NuHell IPLGrassy pine & lemon peel nose; grapefruit & white wine; bready malts, sweet cereals & lager crispness. Continue reading

Liar’s Dice IPA

Wildcard Brewing Liar's DiceFloral, grapefruit, sticky dank pine, & caramel malt; hoppy, bitter, sweet cereal, mineral; drinkable. Continue reading

Craft Beer of the Month Club – Nov 2014

This month’s selections from BeerCraft‘s Craft Beer of the Month Club:

Pumpkin Spice Milk Stout – Belching Beaver
Recursion 1.1 IPA – Bottle Logic
Hem & Haw – Monkish
NüHell IPL – Ironfire

Also picked up:

Royal Standard Wee Heavy – Clown Shoes
Piper Down Scottish Ale – Ballast Point

BeerCraft's Craft Beer of the Month Club picks for November 2014

Black Blizzard Russian Imperial Stout

Dust Bowl Black BlizzardBig roasty nose: malt, coffee, brown sugar, vanilla; toasty chocolate; thick; balanced bitter finish. Continue reading

Blind Pig IPA

Russian River Blind PigPine & citrus nose, dank & sweet; bitter, dry, & hoppy; pineapple & toasty malt; mid carbonation; dry fin. Continue reading

Tracktøberfest Märzen

Track 7 TracktoberfestBaseball & beer. A lovely Märzen: Caramel-sweet, robust & nutty with a dry, bitter finish. Continue reading