Best Pumpkin Ale Part II

The Premise Like the Bollywood addiction to re-interpreting Hollywood films like The Matrix 15 years after the fact, we are also known to return to the scene of the crime.  What is the best pumpkin ale is a question we explored recently, with Southern Tier’s Pumking coming out on top. And while The Barley Whine… Continue reading Best Pumpkin Ale Part II

Cleveland Beer Week 2011

Cleveland Beer Week 2011 begins today!!!   What to do Drink beer and get a designated driver. After that, it’s complicated. With literally hundreds of tastings, dinners, homebrew contests, educational events and more going on over the next eight days, how do you pick what to do? You cheat. If you have an iPhone, get… Continue reading Cleveland Beer Week 2011

What is the Best Pumpkin Ale?

Pumpkin Beer Tasting 2011 Part 1   About the beer Pumpkin ales are a species fruit beer brewed to taste of that familiar American spice mix associated with pumpkin pie and mulled rum. Fall is the season for these foods as well as harvest time for pumpkins. Although many pumpkin ales contain canned fruit as… Continue reading What is the Best Pumpkin Ale?

Weyerbacher Double Simcoe IPA with Ashton VSG

For this beer review we tasted Weyerbacher Double Simcoe IPA with Ashton VSG cigars. As an educational experience, tasting an ingredient surpasses any lesson or text. In the beer world, knowing what makes a great porter is best understood by trying other beers with Crystal 77 and Chocolate malts. Learning the flavors of the key elements, enhances… Continue reading Weyerbacher Double Simcoe IPA with Ashton VSG

7th Annual Blues and Brews

Akron’s 7th Annual Blues and Brews event at Lock 3 was held on a glorious August Saturday in the downtown of the Rubber City. Big thanks go out to Don and company at The Art of the Brew (and random.org) for tossing us the free tickets and Christine Montague for all the great info. These events can be burdensome… Continue reading 7th Annual Blues and Brews