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Surly Coffee Bender

Surly Coffee Bender Label

For the longest time, Surly and another brewery called Oskar Blues were two of the few micro brewers that canned their beers.  Now, the country is being invaded by aluminum vessels, and even some of the big brewers like Sierra Nevada, Avery and New Belgium are canning their beers.  I guess that means Surly is a brewery of trendsetters.  When you see a can, remember, it doesn’t mean the beer inside is bland.  This can is better than most bottles out there.

Just remember to use a glass!  I poured the contents in a snifter so I could really taste…

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Don’t Be Afraid of the Dark (Beers!)

Stouts, Porters, Black IPA's - all tasty!

I have noticed in my years of drinking craft beer that many beer drinkers are afraid of the dark.  What I mean is that there seems to be a lot of new and old beer drinkers that are  intimidated by dark beers.  I can understand why.  They can be a little scary especially to someone who has only known the macro beer lagers such as Budweiser or Miller.  Not to mention the preconceptions about the number of calories and bitter taste.  But there is a whole new world of flavor to be had in  stouts and porters, and it seems…

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