Cigar City Brewing, Hopped On The High Seas-Kohatu, Beer Geek Video Review EP. 263

A review of Cigar City Brewing’s Hopped On The High Seas #5 Kohatu IPA. A dry hopped IPA from Tampa Florida
ABV 7% 60 IBU’s
This 60 IBU Caribbean-style IPA was brewed at the Cervezas del Sur Brewery in Ponce, Puerto Rico. The mango tree-lined streets of Ponce put us in a tropical mood and Hopped on the High Seas is the result of that Caribbean feeling. Hopped on the High Seas is a 7% ABV IPA dry-hopped exclusively with one variety of hop; 165 lbs of them in fact! And since we wanted to put this beer in our favorite container, the 12 oz can, a sea journey was required to get the beer back to Tampa for canning. We took the opportunity to add the dry-hops to the refrigerated shipping container prior to racking. Which means this beer truly was Hopped on the High Seas. As the beer made its way home, the gentle motion of the ocean worked to infuse the luscious aromatics of the hops. The result is big tropical aromas and flavors, light balancing malt backbone and a clean bitter finish.


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Lino Brewing, Stout, Beer Geek Video Review EP. 262

A review of Ceylon/Lion Brewing’s Lion Stout. An Export Stout from Sri Lanka
ABV 8.8%
The dark caramel, large dense headed brew, with its 8.8% alcoholic content, is unique due to its sweet notes of chocolate and coffee interspersed into a foundation of dark roasted barley. Symbolic black to denote leadership, power, focus and strength, is dominant in the labeling as the lion journeys in the twilight unafraid, unbowed and unchallenged.


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Bells Brewing, Java Stout, Beer Geek Review EP. 261

A review of Bells Brewing’s, Java Stout. A coffee stout from, Comstock Michigan
ABV 7.5%
Java Stout uses a custom blend of coffee beans, roasted locally for us by Water Street Coffee Joint, to generate its intense flavor. Possessing an unmistakable aromatic punch, Java Stout has long been one of our most popular stouts.

Alcohol by Volume: 7.5%
Original Gravity: 1.075
Shelf Life: 6 months
Dates Available: Winter seasonal
Available Packages: Bottle and draft

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Samuel Smith, Nut Brown Ale, Craft Beer Review 260

A review of Samuel Smith’s Brewing, Nut Brown Ale. A Brown Ale from Tadcaster, England
ABV 5.0%

Brewed with well water (the original well at the Old Brewery, sunk in 1758, is still in use, with the hard well water being drawn from 85 feet underground); best barley malt, yeast and aromatic hops; fermented in ‘stone Yorkshire squares’ to create a relatively dry ale with rich nutty colour and palate of beech nuts, almonds and walnuts.

Best served at about 55°F (13°C).

Ingredients • Water, malted barley, yeast, cane sugar, hops, roasted barley

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Anchor Bock (The final batch), Craft Beer Review 259

Anchor Bock has been discontinued and 2014 is the last year it was brewed.
ABV 5.5%

The dark satiny texture of Anchor Bock®, with its rich hints of chocolate, caramel and roasted barley, is our interpretation of the historically strong German beers that signal the coming of spring.
Anchor Bock® Beer is brewed from a complex blend of malts, and fresh, whole-cone hops. In the ancient bock tradition, the dark-colored craft brew is released in time for springtime celebrations. Bock beers are believed to have originated in the town of Einbeck, Germany and traditionally feature a goat on their labels. The term, “bock” occurs in several Germanic languages and roughly translates to “billy goat”, but there are some unlikely alternatives. Followers of the zodiac have described it as a beer for Capricorn, the time when, as the days grow longer, brewers brew their bock beers in anticipation of the coming of spring.
Over time, bock has come to define a beer darker and stronger than a brewery’s “regular” brew. One with, you might say, the kick of a goat behind it.

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Samuel Smith’s, India Ale, Craft Beer Review 258

5% ABV

Tadcaster, England

Brewed with well water (the original well at the Old Brewery, sunk in 1758, is still in use, with the hard well water being drawn from 85 feet underground); best malted barley and a generous amount of choicest aroma hops; fermented in ‘stone Yorkshire squares’ to create an exceptionally full-flavoured complex ale with an abundance of maltiness and fruity hop character.

The label on the bottle is based on Samuel Smith’s Victorian letterhead when the brewery was a contractor to Her Majesty Queen Victoria’s forces.

Best served at about 51°F (11°C).

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Samuel Smith’s Brewing, Oatmeal Stout, Craft Beer Review 257

Brewed with well water (the original well at the Old Brewery, sunk in 1758, is still in use, with the hard well water being drawn from 85 feet underground); fermented in ‘stone Yorkshire squares’ to create an almost opaque, wonderfully silky and smooth textured ale with a complex medium dry palate and bittersweet finish.

Tadcaster, England

5% ABV

Best served at about 55°F (13°C).
Vegan Beers and Cider
Ingredients • Water, malted barley, cane sugar, roasted malt, yeast, hops, oatmeal.

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New Belgium Brewing, Spring Blonde Ale, Craft Beer Review 256

Blondes are a favorite style among New Belgium employee-owners who have celebrated their 5-year anniversary with a spring trip to Belgium. These travels inspired our Spring Blonde and brought some old Belgium to New Belgium. Brewed with pale and Munich malts, this golden ale pours bright copper and holds a strong, white head aloft. A nose of lemon peel, pepper, and fresh baked bread entice a sipping. Spring Blonde drinks malty, sweet and wonderful. And the easy Nugget hopping pedals towards a dry, lightly bitter finish. Shed that coat, grab some bikes, and crack some beers.

Hybrid ale yeast
Pale, C-80

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Uinta Hop Nosh IPA, Beer Geek Review #255


7.3% ABV






Bold and refreshing, this IPA combines an abundance of hops with a smooth malt profile.


Embracing our inner foodie, Hop Nosh is so big in hop character that it is literally a hoppy snack.

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Stone Brewing, Smoked Vanilla Porter, Craft Beer Geek Review #254

  • ALC/VOL: 5.9%
  • IBUS: 53

In 2006, almost exactly 10 years after we first released Stone Smoked Porter, Stone Small Batch Brewer Laura Ulrich had a brilliant idea: What if she added whole Madagascar vanilla beans to a small batch of the finished beer? And voilá, Stone Smoked Porter with Vanilla Bean was born! It was an instant hit, as the resulting flavor combinations—rich vanilla melding with the malty, chocolatey, coffee-like characteristics of the beer—were practically made for each other. Originally available only as an occasional growler fill or on tap all-too-briefly at special events or in our restaurant, this exquisite creation was released in a single bottle run for the first time in 2012, much to the delight of its many fans…who instantly began clamoring for more. Your voices have been heard.

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