Ohio-brewed Double IPA Blind Taste Test

Time for another blind taste test, this one focused on double/imperial IPAs.  American craft beer lovers are crazy about hops, and the double IPA style is an ode to the glory of the humulus lupulus plant like no other.  Although DIPAs are released throughout the year, they seem to peak in mid to late winter... Continue Reading →

Birthday Brewery Crawl Postmortem

This past week I turned 50 years old.  Not content to spend the rest of my days frequenting restaurants where they give AARP discounts, I decided to do something I’ve been kicking around in my head for a while—undertake a crawl of all six downtown Columbus breweries.  The plan was to first work our way... Continue Reading →

Central Ohio Beers of the Year (2015)

Now that we’ve closed the books on 2015 it’s time to look back on the year in beer in Central Ohio.  Once again there was much to celebrate as growth of the craft brewing industry showed no signs of slowing down.  No less than seven new breweries officially opened their doors in 2015—Temperance Row in Westerville... 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 →

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