Founders Sumatra Mountain Brown

American Brown Ale, Texas Brown Ale or as Founders calls this beer ‘Imperial Brown Ale’ generally describes a malt forward beer, a pumped up version of an English Brown recipe with hops like Cascade aggressively added and the ABV often much higher than the British original. The Oxford Companion to Beer notes that American Browns… Continue reading Founders Sumatra Mountain Brown

Best Coffee Beer: Part 4

Best of Series: What is the Best Coffee Beer: Part 4? It seems each year more and more breweries decide to try their hand at pairing arabica beans with beer. Nearly always brewing a porter or stout, brewers blend the natural coffee/chocolate flavors of darker malts with bold roasts, often from their favorite local shops. The… Continue reading Best Coffee Beer: Part 4

Prairie Artisan Ales Bomb!

One of the most sought after 12oz beers of the past year, Prairie Artisan Ales Bomb!  is another in the increasingly popular style of spicy stouts mixed with the already popular, and well covered by us, coffee beer. Can an Oklahoma brewer take on this complex blend of flavors?   Kickstarter, that micro finance wonder-boy… Continue reading Prairie Artisan Ales Bomb!

The Bruery + 3 Floyds Rue D’Floyd

The Bruery + 3 Floyds Rue D’Floyd : Black Lord   GODZILLA VS SPACEGODZILLA Beer collaborations abound. One of the first American sour ales I loved was Marrón Acidifié—an imperial Oud Bruin—a collab from The Bruery and Cigar City. This beer was for me, a big success. Two up and coming craft brewers from different markets,… Continue reading The Bruery + 3 Floyds Rue D’Floyd

Stone Espresso Imperial Russian Stout

[schema type=”review” url=”http://phoenix-3.bitnamiapp.com/2013/08/05/stone-espresso-imperial-russian-stout/” name=”Stone Espresso Imperial Russian Stout Beer Review” description=”Craft beer review of Stone Espresso IRS” rev_name=”Stone Espresso Imperial Russian Stout” author=”Steve” pubdate=”2013-07-31″ user_review=”9.0″ min_review=”0″ max_review=”10″ ] Stone Espresso Imperial Russian Stout Starting in 2011 Stone began releasing reworked versions of both their barleywine, Old Guardian and imperial stout, IRS. I don’t recall 2011’s… Continue reading Stone Espresso Imperial Russian Stout