Archive for June, 2014

Unique Beer #250 – Guinness 250th Anniversary Stout (2009)

I begin this blog as the credits roll for Half-Blood Prince. In 2009 Guinness released a special brew to commemorate their 250th anniversary on their 9,000-year lease in Dublin. I was 21 at the time and already getting into beer beyond the usual crap most people drink. I recall at the time that it tasted […]

Published on: 28 June 2014
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Unique Beer #249 – Founder’s Devil Dancer

This beer kicks me in the teeth with a hop-toed boot, and my only response is “please, sir, may I have another?” –Alex Steadman If you could taste the deep red color of this beer, this is exactly what you would expect. I’ll be posting pictures on each of these later. I’ve been taking them […]

Published on: 28 June 2014
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Unique Beer #248 – Weyerbacher Instanity

We return to Weyerbacher with another barleywine, but let’s just throw it in a bourbon barrel to age, shall we? I’m certainly not opposed. Barrel aging makes everything better. I would barrel age Pepsi if I could. The weird thing about these kind of beers is the flavors and aromas you pick up are only […]

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Unique Beer #247 – Goose Island Pere Jacques (2012)

If I had to pick one style of beer to drink for the rest of my life, it would be Belgian style. If I had to pick only one line of beers within that style, it would be Goose Island’s line of Belgian styles. I only recently learned these can be aged, and I’ve found […]

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Unique Beer #246 – Weyerbacher Blithering Idiot (2013)

OMG I just want to blither like an idiot on this one! I’m so clever… Seriously tough, this barleywine ale is fantastic. My best description I can come up with off the top of my head is that it’s like a Brau Brothers Rye Wyne ‘light.’ And if you’ve seen my check-ins, you’ll know how […]

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Unique Beer #245 Ginger Bee

I’m listening to the guys talk about how they label each rating in Untappd. It’s sort of difficult at times because it’s only a 5-star system with half-stars. I could mention my way of logging sometime, but we’re splitting each of these beers between four of us and watching Half-Blood Prince, and I’m trying to […]

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Unique Beer #244 Green Flash Road Warrior

If you’re reading this, you likely follow me on Twitter or are friends with me on Facebook, in which case you have no doubt noticed me checking in beers over the past year. For the past year, I have been keeping track of every beer I drink using an app called Untappd. It’s basically an […]

Published on: 28 June 2014
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