One difference from drinking beer at home and when one is in a pub is where the beer came from. At home, beer is in a bottle or in a can. Draught or draft beer is from a keg or a cask.  The taste of draught beer is generally truer to the ingredients for which […]

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Feral Hop Hog landed in the no. 1 spot for the Critic’s Choice Top 100 Australian Beers. This is the Hop Hog’s 2nd year as being the ace beer in Australia.  This beer has been named ‘Champion Ale’ at the Australian International Beer Awards and at the Perth Royal Beer Show. According to the brewer, they […]

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Name: Hop Session Brand: Otter Creek Brewer:  Otter Creek Brewing Style: American Pale Ale Region: Middlebury, Vermont USA Alcohol/Vol: 4.2% Otter Creek Hop Session Review: Location: 12 oz bottle from Buy Rite, 1/16/13 Aroma: It has fairly hoppy nose: the hops are mostly resiny, fairly dank, with grassy and pine notes Appearance: Pours a hazy golden-orange color with a […]

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Name: Ruthless Rye Brand: Sierra Nevada Brewer: Sierra Nevada Brewing Company Style: India Pale Ale (IPA) Region: Chico, California USA Alcohol/Vol: 6.6% Brewer’s Description: Ruthless IPA is brewed with this rustic grain for refined flavors – combining the peppery spice of rye and the bright citrusy flavors of whole-cone hops to create a complex ale for the tumultuous transition […]

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Vertical Epic Ale

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Name: Vertical Epic Ale Brand:  Vertical Epix Brewer: Stone Brewing Co. Region: Escondido, California USA Style:  Belgian Strong Ale Alcohol/Vol: 8.5% Brewer’s Description: A new Vertical Epic will be released every year, with the goal being to collect them all and have a Vertical Epic tasting once the final Epic is released on 12/12/12. Each new Stone Vertical Epic […]

Eagle Rock Jubilee

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Name:  Jubilee Brand: Eagle Rock Brewery: Eagle Rock Brewery Region: Los Angeles, California USA Style: English Strong Ale Alcohol/Vol: 7.8% Brewer’s Description: Jubilee is our idea of a holiday treat, with aromas of fresh-baked banana bread, cloves and vanilla. The rich flavors of dried figs and hints of molasses are countered with just enough hops to balance this full-bodied […]

Engelszell Gregorius Trappistenbier

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Name: Engelszell Gregorius Trappistenbier Brand: Engelszell Brewer: Stift Engelszell Trappistenbier-Brauerei Style:  Abt/Quadrupel Region: Engelhartszell an der Donau, Austria Alcohol/Vol: 9.7% Bottle Size: 330ml Brewer’s Description: The Trappist monastery of Stift Engelszell is located in Engelhartszell, in the northern part of Upper Austria, on the Danube, in a valley with wooded hills. This monastery has been a member of the International Trappist […]

Gippsland Gold Pale Ale

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Name: Gippsland Gold Pale Ale Brand: Gippsland Brewer: Grand Ridgeway Brewery Type:  Pale Ale Style: British Pale Ale Region: Northern Victoria Alcohol/vol: 4.9% Volume: 330ml Brewers Decription: An Australian style bitter ale with a deeply delicious full malt flavour and pleasant hop bitterness from Tasmanian and New Zealand hops. An easy drinking and thirst quenching […]

Scharers Lager

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Name: Scharers Lager Brand: Scharers Brewer: Scharers Little Brewery Type: Lager Style: All Malt Beer Region: New South Wales Alcohol/vol: 4.9% Volume: 780ml Brewers Decription: A traditional all malt beer, fermented in the traditional German method with a long cold storage; primary fermentation 10-14 days at 7-9°C, lagering (storage) 4-6 weeks at 4°C or less. The […]

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Little Creatures Pale Ale

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Name: Little Creatures Pale Ale Brand: Little Creatures Brewer: Little Creatures Brewery Style: American Pale Ale Region: Western Australia Alcohol/Vol: 5.20% Brewer’s Description: The beer’s character is driven by the use of fresh whole hop flowers. Hop Flowers are carefuly selected that are bursting with aroma and contain all the essential oils and acids that […]