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Alpine Beer Company Bad Boy (Best West Coast DIPA?) | Beer Geek Nation Craft Beer Reviews

The return of “Bad Boy,” our ‘other’ double IPA, happens this Thursday as soon as our doors open. It’s NOT bottled but we will be filling growlers at the brewery and glasses at the pub. This beer, created by Shawn, uses hops that weren’t around when Pure Hoppiness was invented. That’s one of the reasons it has such a huge hop presence. We also use predominately Premium British ‘Maris Otter’ barley which enriches the flavor and deepens the body. Be careful at 9.25% abv Read More »

Alpine Beer Company Hop Boxed (worst of 2016?) | Beer Geek Nation Craft Beer Reviews

This West Coast style IPA is 7% and chocked full of Citra and Mosaic hops. Read More »

Alpine Beer Company Hoppy Birthday (Green Flash Version) | Beer Geek Nation Craft Beer Reviews

Truth is, everyone has a birthday. And when you want to celebrate, this Session IPA is a gift to the senses. Made with 6 different hops, this bold brew is refreshing enough to enjoy again and again. Now, make a wish and blow out the candles. But don’t tell anyone, or your wish won’t come true. 69 IBU 5.25%ABV Read More »

Alpine Beer Company Duet | Beer Geek Nation Craft Beer Reviews

Our original single IPA made with Simcoe and Amarillo hops “in harmony.” 1.065 OG 45 IBU 7%ABV Read More »

Alpine Beer Company Nelson IPA (Best of 2015?) | Beer Geek Nation Craft Beer Reviews

An outstanding hop from New Zealand, Nelson Sauvin, is generously used throughout the brewing and dry-hopping of this unique beer. European rye is added for a smooth, malty addition to flavor. 1.065 OG 7%ABV Read More »

Green Flash Acquires Alpine Beer Company | Beer Geek Nation Beer Reviews

In this editorial I talk about the big news of Green Flash Brewing acquiring Alpine Beer Company. Stay tuned for more details as this story developes. Are craft breweries acquiring other craft breweries a good thing? Comment below. Cheers! Read More »

New Belgium Lips of Faith – Super India Pale Ale | Beer Geek Nation Beer Reviews Episode 375

Alpine might be small, but their brewing chops are mighty. We teamed up to create this triple dry-hopped imperial IPA bursting with Columbus, Amarillo, Centennial and Simcoe hops. Consider yourself a hero for getting an Alpine beer outside of San Diego. Read More »

Beer Geek Nation presents San Diego Beer Vlog: New Belgium / Alpine Super India Pale Ale Video Beer Review

Alpine might be small, but their brewing chops are mighty. We teamed up to create this triple dry-hopped imperial IPA bursting with Columbus, Amarillo, Centennial and Simcoe hops. Consider yourself a hero for getting an Alpine beer outside of San Diego. Read More »

Beer Geek Nation presents San Diego Beer Vlog: Alpine Emerson Video Beer Review

Ryan and Winton team up to review Alpine’s Emerson, a New Zealand hopped imperial pilsner. Read More »

Alpine Exponential Hoppiness (Mind officially blown!) | Beer Geek Nation Beer Reviews Episode 232

Buy a BGN Shirt Here- http://www.beergeeknation.com/store http://facebook.com/beergeeknation http://www.beergeeknation.com http://twitter.com/beergeeknation Exponential Hoppiness Alpine Brewing 11.0% ABV Beer Geek Nation Rating: A+ Beer Advocate Rating: A Rate beer Rating: 100/100 This Hop Monster uses multiple kettle hop additions with the technique of doubling the hop amount each addition (exponentially). Add in the hop back and the continuous dry hopping and your starting to get the picture. The beer is finished off with a “body-bag” sized hop-bag full of hop cones and oak chips. There it ages and mellows, disguising the alcohol content for a double strong, incredibly hoppy, yet drinkable beer. Read More »