The Alchemist – Heady Topper Review

Episode 10 of Drew’s Brews Reviews is here! The beer review show you never knew you wanted and no one needs. It’s an IPA time of year I guess as I down yet another bitter-tastic beer, but this is the top hop juice in the world, Heady Topper! At least it was at the time I recorded the review. This is a banked episode that I held onto for a few weeks, which forced me to adjust some information therein, so apologies for that.

I will say that I’m glad to see this review released as beer blog law states that Heady Topper must be reviewed lest I be cast into the malted wastelands and pitted against Lord Humungus in vicious bourbon barrel-aged combat for my crimes against beer blogdom and the blog-o-sphere. Yeah, everyone reviews this.

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Episode 9 – Stone – Grapefruit Slam IPA

Episode 9 of Drew’s Brews Reviews is here! The beer review show you never knew you wanted and no one needs. I slam down a beer that you’ve probably already had a few months ago! This is my first ep back after a lengthy illness and taking some time off to develop a Drew’s Brews Reviews Web site, but damn if I’m not ready to get slammed again. This time, instead of hops, it’s Stone’s Grapefruit Slam IPA that crushes my palate. Yeah, it’s another Stone but they seem to release a brand new beer a week and they’re cheap. Anyway, this is part of Stone’s new Stochasticity Project and I look forward to whatever they come up with for the next release.

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Episode 8 – Southern Tier – Grand Arbor

Episode 8 of Drew’s Brews Reviews is here! The beer review show you never knew you wanted and no one needs. I take it easy in this episode with an easy drinkin’ Belgian Farmhouse beer from Southern Tier. It’s fermented with maple syrup to give it an earthiness that seemed to elude me when I tasted it. Ah well, I also talk about the label artist Nate Duval, compare this beer in a flute and snifter, and marvel as Goatboy makes a minor appearance! Yup, Goatboy, the Imperial Weizenbock mascot I never knew I wanted.

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Episode 7 – Hopslam (2014)

Episode 7 of Drew’s Brews Reviews is here! The beer review show you never knew you wanted and no one needs. I get hop-slammed in this episode and take on one of the most popular beers for casual and hardcore beer drinkers alike. I had this last year on draft and bottle and it quickly became one of my favorite IPAs. A year later and a few hundred more beers under my belt and in the fatty tissue of my gut, I dive in to see if you can indeed go home again.

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Episode 6 – Van Steenberge – Gulden Draak (Whiskey Barrel-Aged)

Episode 6 of Drew’s Brews Reviews is here! The beer review show you never knew you wanted and no one needs. This is a beer from Van Steenberge that breaks from tradition by whiskey barrel-aging Gulden Draak for your tummy-warming pleasure. Just what whiskey barrels were used? I have no idea! Check out my leg-slappingly good review (seriously, I had no idea I was constantly thunderclapping throughout the review and apologize for the auditory assault) of this boozy BSDA (or is it?) from Ghent.

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