Zaftig Bottle Release/Ugly Sweater Party

As many of you already know Zaftig is holding their annual Ugly Sweater  Christmas party tomorrow (Saturday, 12/12/15) from 12-6 pm.  In conjunction they will releasing two high abv brews that have been patiently aging in a barrel for most of 2015: Bourbon Barrel Aged BamBaLam - BamBaLam is Zaftig's Imperial Stout aged with chocolate and coffee.  This... Continue Reading →

Beer Review – Thudstaff by Hoof Hearted

With the weather finally coming around this is my last post in the Sunday Stout Soliloquy series.  I was planning to review Goose Island's Bourbon County Brand Stout, going so far as drinking a bottle that I had stashed away and taking tasting notes. I can summarize my thoughts on BCBS by saying of all the barrel... Continue Reading →

Beer Review – Fat Julian by Actual

Time for another installment of Sunday Stout Soliloquies and for the first time my ritual of drinking strong dark beer every Sunday seems to be unnerving old man winter just a little. Cracks of spring are starting to show through, but I have a feeling that winter still has a few tricks up his sleeve.... Continue Reading →

Imperial Stout Blind Taste Test

It’s time for another Pat’s Pints blind taste test, and what better style for surviving the cold days of winter than an Imperial Stout.  This style originated in 18th century England and was given the moniker Russian Imperial Stout because it was brewed with an unusually high amount of malts, alcohol, and hops to weather... Continue Reading →

Beer Review – Death by Rivertown Brewing

Back in 2012 Rivertown Brewing released a series of beers inspired by the four horsemen of the apocalypse: Pestilence – a Flanders Oud Bruin War – a smoked Irish Red Ale Famine – a black Hefeweizen Death – a Russian Imperial Stout brewed with Jolokai Peppers Fortunately, the release of these beers did not actually... Continue Reading →

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