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FACEOFF: Craft vs “Domestic” The Adjunct Taste Test

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About two months ago I had a chance to sample Short’s Pontius Road Pilsner. Being a lover of all things Short’s I rarely pass up a chance to try even their most of pedestrian of offerings. I mean, not every beer can be a Strawberry Shortscake, right? Besides, I love a good pilsner and was eager to sample Short’s version. …

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We Drank It: Frank Thomas’ Big Hurt Beer, Reviewed

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I’ve often toyed with the idea of doing a straight ahead review of Frank Thomas’ Big Hurt Beer, but to be honest, I figured you-all would think either a) I was trying to be an ironic smartass or b) none of you would take it seriously. But at the beginning of the month, I’ve noticed a couple other people offering …

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Review: Schlafly Hop Toddy

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Schlafly says: “Schlafly No.20, Volume 2: Hop Toddy was created by the second generation of Schlafly brewers – James “Otto” Ottolini, now head of brewing operations at Schlafly Bottleworks, and Sara Hale and Jack Petrovic, who are involved in St. Louis’ local food movement. Hop Toddy showcases our desire to experiment beyond the boundaries of traditional beer styles. This wheat …

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From The Cellar: Bell’s Bourbon Barrel-Aged Cherry Stout 2008

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Bell’s Bourbon Barrel-Aged Cherry Stout Imperial Stout, 8.5% ABV Sayeth the Guys: Ryan: It was the summer of 2008 and I had just wrapped up a meeting in Kalamazoo, Michigan. I had only been at my new job for a few weeks and was hopping around the state to meet with some clients. As I was leaving the meeting in …

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From The Cellar: Three Floyds Dark Lord 2009

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Three Floyds says: “A demonic Russian Style Imperial Stout, brewed with Intelligensia coffee Mexican vanilla, and Indian sugar this beer defies description, available one day a year in April at the brewery, Dark Lord Day.” Three Floyds Dark Lord Russian Imperial Stout, 15% ABV Sayeth the Guys: Karl: Here’s the majority of my notes upon ingesting my very first taste …

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From The Cellar: Dark Horse 4 Elf 3 Year Vertical 2008-2010

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Dark Horse 4 Elf Spiced Beer, 11.5% ABV Sayeth the Guys: Karl: As I glance through some of the reviews of the 4 Elf on Beer Advocate, they all seem to say the same thing: “Should age well.” “Probably better with age.” Well, they were right. We sat down with three years of 4 Elf and determined the same thing. …

The GuysFrom The Cellar: Dark Horse 4 Elf 3 Year Vertical 2008-2010
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From The Cellar: Founders Backwoods Bastard 2 Year Vertical 2009-2010

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Founders says: “Expect lovely, warm smells of single malt scotch, oaky bourbon barrels, smoke, sweet caramel and roasted malts, a bit of earthy spice, and a scintilla of dark fruit. It’s a kick-back sipper made to excite the palate.” Founders Backwoods Bastard Scotch Ale, 10.2% ABV Sayeth the Guys: Karl: For a baseline Bastard experience, Ryan poured a regular Dirty …

The GuysFrom The Cellar: Founders Backwoods Bastard 2 Year Vertical 2009-2010
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