Tired Hands Brewing – Alien Church Review

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All You Need to Know

Brewery: Tired Hands Brewing
Style: Oat IPA
ABV: 6.5%
My Cost: $6 (draft)
Glassware: Pint
Temp: 50°F
Availability: Varies
Purchased@: The Fridge

Quick Take: For me, Alien Church really captures the essence of Tired Hands IPAs in a simple, very drinkable form. This isn’t the best IPA they do, but it’s the perfect starting place to get a sense of what their beer is about. It’s on the upper end of sessionable, but a growler of this is sure to make any IPA drinker’s day.

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DBRcast – Ep4 – Dark Lord 2012 vs Mephistopheles 2012

DBRcast Logo 5During an evening among friends, I finally broke out my 2012 aged Dark Lord, one of the first “big beers” I ever acquired, and we taste if it was worth the time and expense. I also happened to have a 2012 Mephistopheles chilled for that evening, so we pop it to compare these two big Russian Imperials and get a better perspective on the Dark Lord hype.

I’m joined on this 20 minute odyssey by my brother, Ryan, and our friend Tom from Pints of Interest fame, a beer novice Josh, and regular DBRcast member Chris.

Warning: This here podcast contains the salty language, so delicate ears need not apply.

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Allagash Brewing – Cuvee d’Industrial Review

Cuvee D'IndustrialAll You Need to Know

Brewery: Allagash Brewing Co.
Style: Wild Ale
ABV: 7.5%
My Cost: $25 (12.7oz)
Actual Cost: $12.99 (12.7oz)
Glassware: Flute, Tulip
Temp: 45-50°F
Availability: One Off
Purchased@: Good Dog Bar

Quick Take: This is a wine drinker’s beer. A gap filler to build the bridge between grape and hop, possibly bringing the non-tart beer drinkers into the fold as well. A contender and probable victor of my favorite Allagash beer ever. There really isn’t much else to say other than buy it on sight.

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Heady Topper, Second Fiddle, and Lost Galaxy Walk into a Bar…

IMG_1761My how time flies. A fluff piece I started back in sunnier times as a way to have a little fun with some two-week-old, hopped-up beers finally comes to roost in the dreary, wet weeks of fall.  The dust’s been blow off, the final keyboard keys have been pecked, and this experiment in blind public opinion is done.

So, just what will the general public think of some of Vermont’s finest when they don’t know they’re drinking it? Read on to find out.

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