Northgate Brewing Fiddle Smasher Scotch Ale

Northgate Brewing Fiddle Smasher Scotch Ale ABV: 8.0% IBUs: 30 Do you think the local craft beer scene is coming along okay? Who said no? You’re wrong. Northgate is just one of the many talented newcomers. They brewed this beer to celebrate their one-year anniversary. Thanks for the gift, Northgate! A real grainy wheat bread smell pops … [ Read more]

Brau Bros Bancreagie 26

Brau Bros Bancreagie 26 ABV: 11.5% Add another unique beer to cross off your list! Medium to dark brown color, light head, and apparent smoke on the nose with a little funk! While one might be skeptical of smoke and sour, the peat and lactobacillus–induced sour notes meld well offering a mild tartness, then a … [ Read more]

Pour Decisions Brewing Company Maroon and Bold

Pour Decisions Brewing Company Maroon and Bold ABV: 9.0% Whoa! This is way darker than I anticipated. It’s a deep, cloudy brown (maroon, if you will) with the head timidly convening as you pour it. Alcohol, dates, and dark bread are prevalent, but none will assault your olfactory senses. This is like no other beer … [ Read more]

Scotch Ale: The Wee Heavy

Hey! Don’t dump the dregs in the primary fermenter from last month’s Scottish 60/- (note: /- is the symbol for “shilling”) – there’s an awful lot of yeast in them thar buckets and carboys, and we’re going to re-use it and do something awesome. Namely, jump a few steps up in the hierarchy of Scottish … [ Read more]