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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: Stone Vertical Epic 11.11.11

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Stone says: “This year’s Stone Vertical Epic Ale might justifiably be considered the non sequitur edition. We somehow came to the conclusion that adding Anaheim chilies from New Mexico’s Hatch Valley, plus whole cinnamon sticks, to an amber-hued brew fermented with Belgian Flanders Golden Ale yeast (which provides fairly intense character with lots of clove and banana overtones) would create …

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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: Atwater VJ Black 2011

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Atwater says: “A huge Imperial Stout based on our best seller. Thick, Black as Tar and Brewed with 6 different malts and Barley flakes and Magnum Hops. The rest is a secret.” Atwater VJ Black Russian Imperial Stout, 11% ABV Sayeth the Guys: FRESH  RYAN: I have had an up and down relationship with the inspiration for this beer, Atwater’s …

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