Monthly Archives: March 2014

Beer Review – Big Vic Imperial IPA by Elevator Brewery

There are several fantastic Imperial IPAs coming out of Ohio right now (Chillwave, Hop JuJu, …), but until very recently I don’t think any of the Columbus breweries were bottling an Imperial IPA.  That’s not to say that no Columbus … Continue reading

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Beer Review – Orthodox Winter IPA, The New Edmund Fitzgerald

Actual Brewing is one of many Columbus breweries that have come on the scene over the past year.  The brewery is located near the airport (655 N. James Rd.) and their tap room sounds like a cool place to visit, … Continue reading

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Southern California Beercation – Day 4 (Angel City)

Most of the last day of my trip was spent visiting USC and talking science, but at the end of the day there was an informal gathering with some graduate students.  Two students, Sean and Matt, knew that I was … Continue reading

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Southern California Beercation – Day 3 (The Bruery)

We had to get up bright and early at 6:20 am on Monday morning to drive up to LAX so Tom could catch his plane back to Columbus.  After I dropped him off at the airport I headed over to … Continue reading

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Southern California Beercation – Day 2

The sun rose over Southern California early on Sunday morning, accelerated by the shift to daylight savings time, but we were not awake to see it.  Eventually we did rise from our slumber and got some breakfast at the hotel.  … Continue reading

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Southern California Beercation – Day 1

I recently had the chance to go to Southern California for business.  My business was on a Tuesday which normally would mean that Monday would be the travel day.  So I decided to come a couple of days early, arriving … Continue reading

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Beer Review – Alesmith Decadence 2013

Every year to mark their anniversary Alesmith releases a special beer they call Decadence, and each year the style of the beer is different.  Recently (March 2014) I was fortunate enough to visit their brewery in north San Diego, and … Continue reading

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American Robust Porters – A blind taste test

Here at Pat’s Pints we do our best to describe, compare, and contrast beers that fall under the same style category.  In December we surveyed various holiday beers.  Much of January was spent drinking and writing about Belgian Quadrupel Ales.  … Continue reading

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