Ten FIDY

Ten FIDY ABV: 10.5% IBUs: 98  Pours dark as night but with a red/amber hue like a harvest moon. At first, all I get is rich dark chocolate, but as the beer warms the roasted coffee bean flavor comes out. Full of complex aromas and flavors, this is not cheap gas-station coffee, but rather a … [ Read more]

Great Lakes Conway’s Irish Ale

Great Lakes Conway’s Irish Ale ABV: 6.5% IBUs: 25  If there was ever a beer for St. Patrick’s Day, this is it. Conway’s Irish Ale pours a light reddish-amber hue with a slight cinnamon spiciness in the nose. The flavor is very malt forward, leading in with toasty biscuit notes and a bit of fruitiness before … [ Read more]

Left Hand Sawtooth NITRO

Left Hand Sawtooth NITRO ABV: 5.3% IBUs: 27  Nitro is the new black. First their legendary Milk Stout arrived on Nitro in six packs, now their Sawtooth Ale gets the Nitro treatment. It pours a gorgeous copper with a creamy head, thanks to the Nitro. A nice nutty base to the beer with a slightly grassy … [ Read more]

Bad Weather Brewing Company Windvane

Bad Weather Brewing Company Windvane ABV: 6.0%, IBU: 65 A great addition to the Minnesota beer scene, Windvane is Bad Weather’s year-round flagship beer. The amber-red color and hoppy aromas announce that this beer is going to make a statement. On the palate the hops immediately assert themselves. It’s medium-bodied, dry and spicy, with a … [ Read more]

Grand Teton Bone Warmer Imperial Amber Ale

Grand Teton Bone Warmer Imperial Amber Ale ABV: 8.2%, IBU: 22 First brewed in 2006, this ale immediately sold out and is back again to celebrate the brewery’s 25th Anniversary. Brewed in the strong ale tradition, Grand Teton Brewing Company uses only the first mash of malts, added Idaho Chinook hops and fermented at cool temperatures, resulting … [ Read more]