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Brooklyn Black Chocolate Stout – Day 59

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I have guilty pleasures.  I know that you do too.  Today, I am going to list some of mine.  Let’s begin by defining a guilty pleasure.

In my opinion, a guilty pleasure is something that you enjoy that others will think less of you if they knew.  It is something enjoyed in the private of your own home or vehicle.  If you share your guilty pleasure with others, it is highly possible you will become the butt of all jokes for the remainder of the evening.  And yet, I am going to share mine with you.

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Figueroa Mountain Brewing Stagecoach Stout – Day 51

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Beer Trading is an interesting phenomenon to me.  There are different types of trading.  There is the single trade, wherein I have a beer that you want and you have a beer that I want, so we arrange a trade.  We may never trade again and we probably don’t know each other.  There are arranged trades.  While this isn’t the norm, this summer my friends were part of the Beer It Forward Beer Advocate trade.  We provided regional beers to a group in Buffalo, and a group in California sent us beers from their region.  We didn’t meet them and will…

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Founders Breakfast Stout – Day 49

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Anyone who ages/cellars beers know that there are certain rules that theoretically should apply:

 

  • Many styles of beer should not be aged.  Other styles are great for aging.
  • The beer should become smoother and less boozy.
  • The flavor of the beer should become more complex.

 

We were excited to pop open a Breakfast Stout from 2012 and compare it to a 2011 which we had stored in our cellar.  Let’s go through our theories:

Many styles of beer should not be aged.  Other styles are great for aging.

Stouts are a good choice for aging, usually.   We…

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Great Lakes Barrel-Aged Blackout Stout – Day 14

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One of my very good friends reminded me that today is the 1-year anniversary of our friendship.  Normally, I wouldn’t remember details like that, but on this particular date one year ago today, we met while drinking a special beer that is released on the same date every year.

I have made some of my best friends in the whole world in the last year and a half.  And the common thread to all of these friendships is that we met while drinking beer.  I’ve been trying to figure out how this came to pass…how are these friends so much…

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Founders Canadian Breakfast Stout (CBS) Brewery Release

Founders CBS Imperial Stout Label

Picture Black Friday. Now picture it again with 850 adults, mostly men, who have been drinking since the night before and are still drinking as they wait outside of a building on a brisk 37 degree morning. And unlike Black Friday, you can’t go to any other location for this particular item.

What am I talking about, you ask? I am describing a beer release when the brewers only choose to bottle a small quantity of a very rare beer.

I initially thought my husband was joking when he informed me that we would be heading to Grand Rapids and…

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Left Hand Milk Stout

Left Hand Milk Stout

Milk Stout is an amazing dark beer that anyone can drink.  Picture a cafe latte while you’re drinking this and you won’t be disappointed.  I like to let my beers sit for 5 minutes or so before truly experiencing their real flavor.  The first sip can sometimes be misleading if a beer is super cold. Milk Stout is one of those beers that gets better as it comes to room temperature.  The silky smoothness as you swallow will have you envisioning the ending to a great glass of milk.  I highly recommend this beer to any and all drinkers, even…

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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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