Beer Reviews

Clown Shoes // The Barista Breakfast Brown Ale

Clown Shoes // The Barista Breakfast Brown Ale

A little while ago,  Clown Shoes wrote a blog post that the brewery’s Brown Angel—a brown ale—was going to retire. That actually wasn’t quite accurate. Think of the brewery’s labels like an on-going comic book. The characters reprise roles in other series (beers), or take on […]

Raudonų Plytų // Ryklio Kavinukas

Raudonų Plytų // Ryklio Kavinukas

I was recently perusing my local store, on the hunt for a coffee beer that caught my eye. I was surprised to find it in the European Imports section. I don’t know much about the state of craft beer in Eastern Europe. Doing a bit of […]

Southern Tier Brewing Company // Mokah Stout

Southern Tier Brewing Company // Mokah Stout

Southern Tier Brewing Company has been brewing their Mokah Stout since 2009. A combination of two of their other acclaimed Blackwater Series Imperial Stouts—Jahva and Choklat—Mokah is an imperial stout, blended with heaping doses of chocolate and coffee. Sadly, the most recent release is the […]

Best Coffee Beer of 2015

Best Coffee Beer of 2015

For the past couple of years, I’ve been counting down my favorite coffees of the year. For historical perspective, check out my favorite coffees of 2012, 2013, and 2014. Here we are at the dawn of 2016, and I am once again counting down my favorite […]

Begyle Brewing Company // 2015 Barrel Aged Imperial Pajamas

Begyle Brewing Company // 2015 Barrel Aged Imperial Pajamas

Barrel Aged Imperial Pajamas is Begyle Brewing Company’s oatmeal stout aged in Heaven Hill bourbon barrels. To clear things up, the base beer—Begyle Flannel Pajamas—is an oatmeal stout, and Begyle’s Imperial Pajamas is an imperial oatmeal coffee stout. Oddly, though, Barrel Aged Imperial Pajamas is not a […]