Monthly Archives: January 2014

Quadrophilia The Final Round Part 2: The Winner is …

This is the moment you’ve all been waiting for.  We reveal the final results of Quadrophilia and award the title, “King of the Quads”.  The video below gives you all of the information you need delivered in video form by … Continue reading

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Quadrophilia The Final Round Part 1: Meet the Contenders

After two preliminary rounds our quest to identify the best Quadrupel Ale in the world has reached the final stage.  The final round will be presented in two parts: this post where we meet the finalists, and the follow up … Continue reading

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Quadrophilia Round 2: Battle of the Belgian Quads

  In Round 1 we compared four American brewed quads, with Three Philosophers coming out on top.  In this round, we move across the pond to Belgium and the Netherlands where this style of beer originated.   There are two … Continue reading

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Quadrophilia – Round 1 American Quadrupel Ales

We start the contest off with quads brewed on this side of the pond.  The truth is that it was not that easy to find beers to fill up this side of the bracket.  Not too many American breweries make … Continue reading

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Quadrophilia – Searching for the World’s best Quadrupel Ale

The cold days of winter are an ideal time for sipping strong, dark, hearty beers that warm you from the inside out.  Strong malt-forward beers come in several different styles including Imperial Stouts, Barleywines, Doppelbocks and Old Ales, but one … Continue reading

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Beer Review – 2014 Hopslam is it worth it?

This week brings another highly anticipated special release to Ohio, Bell’s Hopslam, which is a 10% abv, double IPA, brewed with honey and six different varieties of hops.  For those of us living in Ohio there are more elusive beers … Continue reading

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Straight talk on Deschutes Beers from two Oregonians

As just about everyone knows Deschutes Brewery, the 5th largest craft brewery in the US with headquarters located in Bend, Oregon, will be available in Ohio starting this Friday, January 24.  Deschutes makes a number of beers that are very highly regarded … Continue reading

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Beers from Boston Part 2: Finding Good Beer

In the previous post I described some of the breweries that call the Boston area home.  That knowledge isn’t of much use if you don’t know where to find their beers.  In this post I review the bars and bottle … Continue reading

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Beers from Boston Part 1: Breweries and Beers

Approximately every two years I attend a conference in Boston that falls the week after Thanksgiving—the Fall MRS meeting, where unfortunately MRS stands for Materials Research Society rather than Maibocks, Rauchbiers and Stouts. Between this conference and other work related … Continue reading

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My Favorite Beers in the Whole Wide World (Guest Post by Michelle Dolgos)

Here is the next installment of a Pick 6 beer list.  In this edition another old friend and fellow beer lover, Michelle Dolgos, offers up her favorite beers of all time. Michelle grew up in Michigan and has since lived … Continue reading

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Beer Review – Golden Ratio IPA by Seventh Son Brewing

  Not too long after Thanksgiving I visited Seventh Son Brewery with my wife and our friends Tom and Mary.  We ordered a couple of sampler trays and among the beers we tried I thought the most interesting one was … Continue reading

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Beer Review – Coop Looter Saison by Sideswipe Brewing

Sideswipe Brewing is the newcomer to the Columbus brewery scene. Unlike the other new breweries in the capital city, Sideswipe chose to enter the marketplace with bottled beer rather than a taproom or brewpub.  Toward the end of last year (2013) … Continue reading

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Beer Review – Saint Botolph’s Town by Pretty Things Beer and Ale Project

I brought back several bottles of beer from my early December trip to Boston.  Most of them are gone now except for the darker, less hop forward beers.  Tonight I’m reviewing Saint Botolph’s Town by Pretty Things Beer and Ale … Continue reading

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Beer Review – Green Bullet by Green Flash

Green Bullet is a new seasonal release from San Diego brewery Green Flash.  Billed as a triple IPA it has been on the shelves since September.  Although it has been on my list of beers to try, the price and … Continue reading

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Beer Review – Piercing Pils by Dogfish Head

Piercing Pils is a new seasonal release from Dogfish Head.  Ever fond of going against the grain, DFH have released a Czech Pilsner as their winter seasonal.  After all when the temperature drops to single digits who doesn’t reach for … Continue reading

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Beer Review – Fork in the Road by Blank Slate

Not too long ago when perusing the internet I came across something called the Fantasy Ohio Beer League which pitted beers from 32 different Ohio breweries against each other in a contest hosted by Cincinnati based Ohio Beercast.  Somewhat to … Continue reading

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My Favorite Six Beers of 2013 (Guest Post – Mike Lufaso)

I’m excited about this post, it’s the first guest post to go up on the Pick 6 feature of the site. My long time friend, Mike Lufaso, sent me his favorite new beers of 2103.  Mike grew up and went … Continue reading

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Beer Review – Zoetic by Yellow Springs Brewery

I’m not big on New Year’s resolutions, but sometimes I make modest ones.  Given the explosion of new breweries in Ohio this year (90 and growing) I’m pledging to drink more local beer.  It will be a sacrifice, but it’s … Continue reading

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The Best New (to me) Beers of 2013

Sometimes people ask me what is the best thing about writing a beer blog?  It’s hard to find a good argument in the numbers. Earnings to date = $0.  Beers gifted to me for to review = 0.  Guest appearances … Continue reading

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