Redstone Meadery Nectar of the Hops

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Redstone Meadery Nectar of the Hops ABV: 8% Mead has been exploding as a category in the last year, and we’re privileged to have two from Redstone. The sweetness of the honey shows itself right away, but it is quickly balanced out by the astringency of the dry hops. Instead of a cloying honey wine, this [...]

Weihenstephaner Vitus

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Weihenstephaner Vitus ABV: 7.7% Looking for something a little bit different than the typical Stout or Barleywine this winter season? Weihenstephaner Vitus is the perfect winter beer for someone who typically drinks a lighter beer but wants a bigger beer for the cold winter months. Wisps of banana and mandarin orange fill the air while pouring, [...]

Stone R & R Coconut IPA

Stone Brewing R & R Coconut IPA

Stone Brewing ABV: 7.7%, IBU: 90 R&R Coconut IPA is a collage of flavors. This beer pours with a nice, golden color and has a fruity nose filled with coconut complimented with citrusy hops.  The subtle sweetness won’t overwhelm your palate as it blends perfectly with the fruity hops. R&R finishes hoppy with a nice bitterness [...]

New Belgium Coconut Curry Hefeweizen

New Belgium Coconut Curry Hefeweizen

New Belgium Brewing ABV: 8%, IBU: 14 Take a leap of faith with Coconut Curry Hefeweizen from New Belgium’s Lips of Faith series. This truly unique beer has a bright and hazy golden color, that would leave King Midas himself envious!  It’s 8% ABV is flawlessly disguised among a menagerie of spice notes including cinnamon, nutmeg and [...]

Great Lakes 25th Anniversary IPL

Great Lakes 25th Anniversary IPL

Great Lakes Brewing Company ABV: 7.5%, IBU: 50 In the glass, it appears as most IPAs do: amber, with a bit of haze. The aroma is unmistakable as that of a huge pilsner such as Odell Brewing’s Double Pilsner with a touch of pine. To the taste, this one was bready, woody, with hints of [...]

Lake Superior Deep Water Black IPA

Lake Superior Deep Water Black IPA

Lake Superior Brewing Company ABV: 10.3% Uncapped, Lake Superior Brewing Company Deep Water Black IPA is nothing short of black in color. As it pours, a sustainable, creamy head grabs hold of the walls of the glass and never lets go. It smells a bit sweet, possibly caramel, chocolate, and coffee. Further assessment found us pondering a [...]

Epic Imperial Pumpkin Porter

Epic Imperial Pumpkin Porter

Epic Brewing ABV: 8.1% Fall can be one of the best seasons. Not only is it hoodie weather, but time for the malty beers to roll through! To say that Epic Imperial Pumpkin Porter is one to watch for is an understatement. Pouring a nice, roasty, dark amber with a rich, spicy flavor, this brew is a [...]

Big Discount Liquor Reviews Some Brews for October-November 2013

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BIG DISCOUNT LIQUOR 3900 CEDAR GROVE PARKWAY EAGAN MN 55122 BDLEAGAN@GMAIL.COM FOLLOW US: @BDLEAGAN   Big Discount Liquor is a store specializing in having something for everybody. With a fine selection of wine, liquor, and beers of all types BDL tries to please a wide variety of customers. Expansive craft beer selections help solidify the [...]

Apple Valley Liquors Reviews Some Brews for October-November 2013

Apple Valley Liquor Municipal Store #3 5470 157th St. W Apple Valley, MN 55124 952-953-2525, ext. 3   Apple Valley Liquor 3 is the newest and largest craft beer destination store in the south metro. Established in 2008, our store can proudly profess to the largest selection of beer, wine & spirits south of the [...]

Samuel Adams Double Agent IPL

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Samuel Adams ABV: 5% | IBU: 43 Although the weather is still frigid, Samuel Adam’s Double Agent IPL proves to be the perfect beer to help transition into spring. It pours with ease, calms you with an orange- amber color, and its use of grapefruit gives off quite the quaffable aroma. Delivering a lighter lager [...]

Deschutes Chainbreaker White IPA

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Deschutes Brewery ABV: 5.6% | IBU: 55 A fluffy white head, Belgian ester aroma and typical wheat ale cloudiness are your first clues that this so-called White IPA is first and foremost a witbier. But at 55 IBU’s, fruity hops like Citra and Cascade compliment additions of sweet orange and coriander for a flavor profile [...]

Lagunitas Undercover Investigation Shutdown Ale

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Lagunitas Brewing Company ABV: 9.75% | IBU: 74 Breaking down the barriers of traditional beer styles, the birthname of this beer came from an investigation by the California Alcohol Control Board of the weekly parties that were taking place at the brewery. ACB deemed Lagunitas was running a “Disorderly House,” potentially allowing the state to [...]

Epic Hop Syndrome Lager

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Epic Brewing ABV: 4.8% | IBU: – Epic Hop Syndrome is the latest brew in the Exponential Series. It’s an American Pale lager made with all German pilsner malt and lager yeast. Poured into a pint glass, this beer is a hazy light yellow, with a pitted thin white head with great head retention, and [...]

Dark Horse Black Ale

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Dark Horse Brewing Co. ABV: 7.5% | IBU: – If you want to look through your beer and see something, this is the wrong beer. Black black and more black. The head looks like the chocolate milk your mom made for you. The smell is mild camp fire with some bitter chocolate overtones. Well, well, [...]

New Belgium Shift

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New Belgium Brewing ABV: 5.0% | IBU: 29 The beer pours a bright, shimmering light gold capped by a creamy, lasting white head. Initially the nose presents notes of creamy malted barley. Light notes of grassy and slightly citrusy hops with a touch of honey as well. The flavor is so clean, crisp and delicious. [...]