Beer Review – Cask Aged Noir by Rockmill

I think it’s a fair to say that many American craft brewers take considerable creative license with the traditional style guidelines.  Colin Vent at Seventh Son is not hesitant to use the creativity of his culinary training to dream up unique recipes.  Who else is adding heather flowers to a stout (Galloway Tale)?  Chris Davison... Continue Reading →

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 try the latest incarnation on tap, Decadence 2013, a German Doppelbock. Vitals Brewery: Alesmith (CA)... Continue Reading →

Ohio vs. Michigan Battle of the Beers

When late November arrives in Central Ohio one subject dominates the news, and takes center stage in the thoughts and minds of many residents.  I’m not referring to Thanksgiving or the ridiculous shopping spectacle that used to occur the day after Thanksgiving, but now lasts longer than Bill Belichick’s tenure as head coach of the... Continue Reading →

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