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  • Beer Mug: Brown Ale

    Name: Brown Ale
    Brewery: Upslope Brewing Company
    Location: Boulder, Colorado
    Taste: The rich, malty backbone balances an assertive hop character, and ends with a smooth,  dry finish.  Our Brown Ale boasts a dark brown body that supports a creamy tan head.
    What makes it special? Our medium-bodied Brown Ale is brewed in the  English tradition, with an infusion of American creativity. Read More
  • Beer Mug: Pilsner Urquell

    Name: Pilsner Urquell
    Brewery: Plzensky Prazdroj, a. s. Czech Republic
    Location: Czech Republic
    Taste: While most lagers give away most of their taste profile in the front of the mouth, Pilsner Urquell only hints at its flavour there. Instead, it develops you in the middle, followed by a refreshing, clean finish and balanced aftertaste, practically inviting you to have another.
    What makes it special? Tastes great in a can too! Most beer plebeians don't realize that Pilsner Urquell is a completely different beer in the can than it is in the glass. It's actually quite good in the can and tastes just like a real pils should.  Read More
  • Beer Mug: Ten Fidy

    Name: Ten Fidy
    Brewery: Oskar Blues Grill & Brew
    Location: Lyons, Colorado
    Taste: This titanic, immensely viscous stout is loaded with inimitable flavors of chocolate-covered caramel and coffee and hides a hefty 98 IBUs underneath the smooth blanket of malt. Ten FIDY (10.5% ABV) is made with enormous amounts of two-row malt, chocolate malt, roasted barley, flaked oats and hops.
    What make it special? Ten FIDY is the ultimate celebration of dark malts and boundary-stretching beer.  Read More
  • Beer Mug: Rampage

    Name: Rampage
    Brewery: Black Diamond Brewing Co.
    Location: Concord, California
    Taste: We didn’t want this to be Jagged Edge on steroids. Thus rather than using the same hop combination, we chose more fruit forward hops to balance out the alcohol in the beer. The medium crystal malt adds a very subtle color and sweetness.  Nugget and Millenium hops are used to bitter. Citra is a new variety to the market that has some similar properties to Simcoe but a more pleasant fruitiness; pineapple/mango aromas mixed in with pine and cat's pee. Centennial brings candied orange and Amarillo adds big grapefruit.  The liquid in the fermenter is dry-hopped three times- each dry hop equal in weight to the dry hop of Jagged Edge. This multi-stage dry hopping is meant to layer the different hop aromas.
    What makes it special?  The beer is fermented cool to suppress fusel alcohol development, and dextrose is added to allow it to attenuate out highly, leaving very little residual sugar. The idea was to avoid that syrupy "gumsmacker" effect that’s sometimes found in Imperial IPAs. Other than barrel aged beers, this is by far our most labor intensive and expensive beer to make. Rampage fans are legion and we believe they deserve nothing less than the very best we can give them. Read More
  • Beer Mug: Streetcar Kolsch

    Name: Streetcar Kolsch
    Brewery: Avondale Brewing Company
    Location: Birmingham, Alabama
    Taste: The Streetcar Kolsch is a German style ale that has flavor and aroma profiles much like a lager or a pilsner. This beer is our lightest and most sessionable brew in our line up. The Streetcar’s engine is going full steam and packed with flavor. Our Kolsch is nicely balanced with low hop bitterness and a light malt backbone. This beer has a medium body, a fizzy head and a slightly cloudy straw yellow hue. The Streetcar Kolsch is low in alcohol, bursting with flavor and extremely refreshing which makes this brew perfect for any occasion.
    What makes it special? Between the age of the horse drawn buggy and the modern three-car garage, there was a time when the streetcar was the greatest invention of the day. Every day businessmen and school children alike would grace the No. 41 streetcar to and from Avondale, making stops at Avondale Park, Lakeview, and Forest Park.  Read More
  • Beer Mug: Jagged Edge

    Name: Jagged Edge
    Brewery: Black Diamond Brewing Co.
    Location: Concord, California
    Taste: Our take on a "west coast style" IPA, Jagged Edge is big and hoppy, yet it's also extremely well balanced, and surprisingly easy to reach for another.
    We "first wort hop" with Columbus, and use Simcoe for flavor additions. The finishing hop additions include Columbus, Centennial, and Simcoe. Columbus is pungent with sweet orange aromas and flavor. Centennial adds floral notes along with additional citrus. Simcoe add a nice pine like flavor and aroma. These hops were chosen for their flavors and their moderate cohumulone content, which means they are bitter but not overwhelmingly bitter in large quantities. Pale malts are complemented by caramalt and light munich malts, which both enhance the malty sweetness and color and work to balance the substantial hop bill.
    What makes it special:  Jagged Edge IPA has a earned a devoted following amongst hop-heads; super flavorful, it's intense yet deceptively smooth for a 7+% beer.  Read More
  • Beer Mug: Battlefield IPA

    Name: Battlefield IPA
    Brewery: Avondale Brewing Company
    Location: Birmingham, Alabama
    Taste: The Battlefield IPA is a new twist on an American India Pale Ale. Our master blend of west coast hops and the finest American and European malt distinguishes itself from many IPAs on the battlefield. A hoppy citrus and floral nose invites you to experience the perfectly balanced IPA. The natural bouquet of our hop blend and malt gives this IPA a victory all its own. You will agree the battle has been won when you reward yourself with our outstanding spin on the IPA.
    What make it special? The States were at war and one fateful day a troop of Union soldiers, occupying what is now Avondale Park, came across a posse of Confederate Home Guards. When shots were exchanged near the house of the town sheriff, a stray bullet struck his wife in the breast as she stood on the porch of her house. Luckily, she made a full recovery! Read More
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    Name: Solidarity Black Mild Ale
    Brewery: Eagle Rock Brewery
    Location: Los Angeles, California
    Taste: "Mild" refers to an English-style beer that is malt-accented yet light bodied and low in alcohol. Depite it's dark appearance Solidarity Black Mild is light bodied and refreshingly drinkable. A variety of roasted malts lend toasty, nutty flavors and complexity, with subtle notes of coffee, dark chocolate, and a hint of smoke.
    What make it special? Pull up a seat and have another round with your best mates! Read More
  • Beer Mug: Populist

    Name: Populist
    Brewery: Eagle Rock Brewery
    Location: Los Angeles, California
    Taste: Our take on the West Coast IPA; Populist is defined by bold hop character. Tropical fruit aromatics give way to flavors of orange blossom, pine, and freshly cut grass with each sip. Light caramel undertones and bready malt character establish the foundation from which the hops shine. Populist is an IPA huge in hop flavor and aroma without lingering or overpowering bitterness.
    What makes is special? Welcome to the endless West-coast summer!  Read More
  • Beer Mug: Organic Triple Exultation

    Name: Organic Triple Exultation
    Brewery: Eel River Brewing Co.
    Location: Fortuna, California
    Taste: Traditionally, Old Ales are an English style of dark, rich and sweet ale, typically with flavors of soft currant fruit and blackstrap molasses. While Old Ales typically have IBUs (bitterness) of 30-65, Eel River Brewing put their own spin on the style by adding extra hops to ramp up the IBUs to 80!
    What makes it special?  The big, intense flavor of the Triple Exultation is well-matched with similar dishes such as roast beef, lamb or game, grilled or roasted. Cheese pairings for the Triple Exultation include double Gloucester or other rich, moderately aged cheese. For dessert try this beer with a spiced plum-walnut tart, classic canolli or toffee apple crisp.  Read More
  • Beer Mug: Base Camp Golden Ale

    Name: Base Camp Golden Ale
    Brewery: FiftyFifty Brewing Co.
    Location: Truckee, California
    Taste: Pale straw to light gold in color, this beer has a mild malt flavor combined with light bitterness and hop flavor. This beer finishes dry and is very light and refreshing on the palate.
    What makes it special?  The lightest of FiftyFifty’s ales, Base Camp is a thirst quenching delight. Base Camp is a “session beer”, meaning you can easily toss back a few in one sitting. So go ahead, pull up a chair and camp out for a while.  Read More
  • Beer Mug: Rockslide IPA

    Name: Rockslide IPA
    Brewery: FiftyFifty Brewing Co.
    Location: Truckee, California
    Taste: Rockslide IPA is brewed in the ‘West Coast’ style with aggressive amounts of American hops such as Amarillo, Centennial and Summit hops. You are greeted with a full frontal assault of citrus/grapefruit/pine hop character, followed up with malt to balance the mouth feel.
    What make it special?  If being in one of the coldest places in the US isn’t extreme enough, the contents of this beer may very well redefine your commitment to the pursuit of hops. This beer is all about hops. Read More
  • Beer Mug: Lizard's Mouth

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  • Beer Mug: Hurricane Deck Double IPA

    Name: Hurricane Deck Double IPA

    Brewery: Figueroa Mountain Brewing Co.

    Location: Buellton, California

    Taste: Brewed with three and a half pounds of hops per barrel, this massive IPA is loaded with woodsy, herbal and pine-like hop flavor and aroma.

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  • Beer Mug: Hoppy Poppy IPA

    Name: Hoppy Poppy IPA

    Brewery: Figueroa Mountain Brewing Co.

    Location: Buellton, California

    Taste: Like Santa Ynez Valley sauvignon blanc this brew is dry, citrusy and floral. Bright aromas of grapefruit, orange oil, lemon zest and pine needles abound. The flavor is mellow and smooth with a very moderate lingering bitterness.

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  • Beer Mug: Paradise Road Pilsner

    Name: Paradise Road Pilsner

    Brewery: Figueroa Mountain Brewing Co.

    Location: Buellton, California

    Taste: The epitome of simplicity and delicacy: brewed with only the highest quality European lager malt and a German noble hop. Read More

  • Beer Mug: Naked Pig Pale Ale

    Name: Naked Pig Pale Ale

    Brewery: Back Forty Beer Co.

    Location: Gadsden, Alabama

    Taste: Naked Pig is a delightfully crisp, hand crafted ale. The German malts provide a perfect balance to the five hop additions that go into every batch they make.

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  • Beer Mug: Snake Handler

    Name: Snake Handler

    Brewery: Good People Brewing Company

    Location: Birmingham, Alabama

    Taste: Aromas of pine, citrus,flowers, spice, pineapple, and grassiness complement a biscuit and caramel backbone.

    What makes it special? Dangerously drinkable, this Double IPA brew is a spirited celebration of all things hoppy. Hands down, their most requested beer.

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  • Beer Mug: Hopsecutioner IPA

    Name: Hopsecutioner IPA

    Brewery: Terrapin Beer Co.

    Location: Athens, Ga.

    Taste:  It is touted as using 6 different hops and 4 different malts, and you can definitely tell it. There's pine, tropical fruit, grapefruit, oranges, pepper, something that reminds me of dry cinnamon that pops up every once in a while, caramel, toffee, raisins, a slight touch of booze.  The slight aftertaste is more peppery than bitter with just a touch of alcohol.

    What make it special? If you love hops, ask for hops, then Hopsecutioner delivers! This Killer IPA earns its title by being brewed with six different hops to create an aggressive, yet exceptionally well-balanced, beer. Expect citrus and pine on the nose with a beautifully bitter finish; a strong malt backbone keeps the bitterness in check.

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  • Beer Mug: Float Trip Ale

    Name: Float Trip Ale

    Brewery: Piney River Brewing Co.

    Location: Bucyrus, Missouri

    Taste: A malt forward blonde ale featuring subdued fruitiness with a light hop bitterness and a smooth finish.  Cold conditioned for a smooth, crisp and clean flavor from  Pure, limestone filtered Ozark spring water

    What makes it special? A float trip is the quintessential Ozark experience. A canoe, kayak, raft or tube and a pristine spring-fed Missouri stream creates a lasting memory of our wild and beautiful outdoors. Our hand-crafted blonde ale is the perfect accompaniment to your day on the river or to simply bring back float trip memories.

     

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