Land Grant to launch Quadrahopic and Concentrate as Rotating Seasonals

The beer portfolio at Land Grant Brewing Company features an extensive mix of beers, ranging from the year-round core beers like Stiff Arm and Greenskeeper, to one-off collaborations like Got Fuzz or Totes Liotes.  The Franklinton brewery recently announced that two hop-forward beers—Quadrahopic and Concentrate—are being promoted from the irregularly recurring IPA series to year... Continue Reading →

American IPAs Part 2 – (Hop) Timing is Everything

In the first post of this series I discussed how American IPAs went through a period where hop aroma, flavor, and bitterness levels progressively increased, culminating in double and triple IPAs that boasted triple digit IBU levels.  In recent years the most sought after American IPAs have slowly but surely become less bitter and more aromatic. ... Continue Reading →

American IPAs Part 1 – Not Your Father’s IPA

Sitting in the sleek Hoof Hearted Brewpub drinking a DIPA cloudier than a German Hefeweizen, fruitier than a grapefruit/mango smoothie, it’s hard to fathom how this beer could have evolved from the English-style IPAs of my youth.  In a single generation American IPAs have morphed into something that would be unrecognizable to the founders of CAMRA,... Continue Reading →

Actual Brewing enters the IPA fray

IPAs are the poster child of the American craft beer movement, to argue otherwise is like pinning your hopes on a Martin O'Malley presidency.  The American-style IPA category is the most competitive style at the GABF (336 entries in 2015).  Sales wise IPAs are far and away the most popular style of craft beer accounting for... Continue Reading →

Central Ohio IPA Blind Taste Test

As announced last week on this blog I’m participating in a collaboration with five other beer bloggers to identify the best Ohio-brewed IPA, and bestow the crown King of Ohio IPAs.  Each blogger is tasked with identifying three beers to represent their part of the state in a showdown that will be held on November 1... 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 →

Beer Tasting at Studio 35

After what seems like a month (but was actually only one week) away I’m glad to be back to blogging about beer.  My absence was prompted by a big project at work (a grant deadline) that is behind me now.  Fortunately, during my hiatus I was able to partake in some beer related activities.  Last... Continue Reading →

Columbus Brewery Guide

While no one is going to mistake Columbus for Portland, San Diego or Brussels, the list of breweries in Ohio’s capital city is a rapidly expanding list.  Columbus is home to at fifteen different breweries (plus a Gordon Biersch and a Budweiser plant). This guide contains all that you need to know to start your Columbus beer journey.... Continue Reading →

Beer Review – Resin by Sixpoint

Beer: Resin Brewery: Six Point Brewery (NY) Style: Double IPA (9.1% ABV) Rating: 7.5 Notes: I’ve got some pretty good beers left over from the IPA challenge a few weeks back that I need to drink before the hops fade.  Tonight I’m having a go at Resin by Sixpoint Craft Ales in Brooklyn, which is my... Continue Reading →

IPA Blind Taste Test – And the winner is …

This is the sixth and final video in the IPA Blind Taste Test Challenge.  In this video the identities of the contestants are revealed to the judges, and the foundations of Amy's beer universe crumble in front of the camera.  If you only watch one video in this series this is the one.

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