Beer Reviews

Ballast Point Brewing Company // Mocha Marlin

Ballast Point Brewing Company // Mocha Marlin

Ballast Point Mocha Marlin recently the rank of the brewery’s “enhanced’ bottle lineup. That’s our way of describing the expanding line of core beers that have extra ingredients, like grapefruit, Thai chili, or pineapple. Mocha Marlin starts its life as the brewery’s year-round Black Marlin Porter, and is […]

Sierra Nevada Brewing Company // Sierra Nevada Coffee Stout

Sierra Nevada Brewing Company // Sierra Nevada Coffee Stout

I recently picked up a variety pack of Sierra Nevada Brewing Company beers, pleasantly surprised to find a bottle of Sierra Nevada Coffee Stout—a beer that I didn’t know existed, to be honest. I am very well-acquainted with most of their other beers, however—they brew […]

Like Minds Brewing Company // Nighthawks Nitro Coffee Stout

Like Minds Brewing Company // Nighthawks Nitro Coffee Stout

A Nitro Oatmeal Coffee Stout. We selected a cold brewed coffee from Metric Coffee Roasters (Chicago, IL) with a pleasant sweetness and chocalateforward flavor and aroma. We then nitrogenated the beer to create a silky mouthfeel. Welcome to my Table, here in the corner of […]

Mikerphone Brewing // Magical Mystery Kind Coffee Saison

Mikerphone Brewing // Magical Mystery Kind Coffee Saison

Roll up, roll up for the Magical Mystery Kind—a beer that takes another bold leap forward in the coffee-infused beer market. Magical Mystery Kind is a saison produced by Chicago’s Mikerphone Brewing, that is brewed both with Tugboat Coffee’s cold-brewed Cascara and Ethiopian Natural Guji […]

New Glarus Brewing Company // New Glarus Coffee Stout

New Glarus Brewing Company // New Glarus Coffee Stout

Coffee-infused beer is all the rage these days. There’s even a festival in Chicago that celebrates the mixture of coffee and beer. Nowadays it’s not enough to just brew good beer – breweries have to challenge and excite their consumers’ ever-increasingly discerning palates with a […]