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Firestone Walker Helldorado (2015) | Beer Geek Nation Craft Beer Reviews

Blonde barley wine hopped with Eldorado hops. Read More »

Trillium Day and Night Blonde Coffee Barleywine | Beer Geek Nation Craft Beer Reviews

American blonde barleywine brewed with cold-brewed Barrington Honduran Manasapa coffee Read More »

Stone Old Guardian Extra Hoppy vs Old Guardian (2015) | Beer Geek Nation Craft Beer Reviews

Barley wines are traditionally hefty brews, but ours is downright excessive. The huge maltiness of this beer is only tamed by an equally prodigious addition of hops, creating a rich, slightly sweet, caramel-hued ale infused with assertive bitterness and bright hop notes, all culminating in a pleasing dryness. While it will evolve into an even more glorious brew with age, this beer’s delicious onslaught of flavors will seriously challenge your ability to wait any longer to drink it. Read More »

Almanac Heirloom Pumpkin Barleywine (12% Barrel Aged) | Beer Geek Nation Craft Beer Reviews

This is a beer made with real pumpkins. We hand-roasted over 500lbs of heirloom pumpkins from La Tercera Farms in Bodega Bay. The caramelized gourds were then added to our velvety American Barleywine and aged in brandy barrels for a year. Finally, we blended the barrel-aged beer with freshly brewed ale and added a delicate hint of pumpkin pie spices to round out this decadent autumn sipper. Read More »

Clown Shoes Crunkle Sam (11% ABV) | Beer Geek Nation Craft Beer Reviews

We brewed Crunkle Sam, an American Barleywine Ale dry hopped with Citra hops, to celebrate America. America, we love you: thank you for allowing Clown Shoes to set off a few fireworks in the craft beer world. Beer geek nation craft beer reviews Read More »

Founders Devil Dancer Triple IPA (12% ABV) | Beer Geek Nation Craft Beer Reviews

Founders most complex, most innovative, most feared and yet most revered ale produced. Massive in complexity the huge malt character balances the insane amount of alpha’s used to create this monster. More IBU’s than any brewery has documented, more than you would believe and dry-hopped for twenty-six days straight with a combination of 10 hop varieties. Dangerously drinkable and deliciously evil. We dare you to dance with the Devil. 112 IBUs. beer geek nation craft beer reviews Read More »

Stone Old Guardian Oak-Smoked (11.4% ABV)| Beer Geek Nation Craft Beer Reviews

Whether you are writing the correct year by now or not, it’s officially 2013. That means a new Stone Brewing Co. Odd Beer for Odd Years release. The first time around, Old Guardian was “Belgianized”. This year is a oak smoked edition. This beer makes uses of the same smoked malt used in recent collaboration The Perfect Crime. Beer geek nation craft beer reviews Read More »

Beer Geek Nation presents San Diego Beer Vlog: Stone Old Guardian Oak-Smoked Video Beer Review

Whether you are writing the correct year by now or not, it’s officially 2013. That means a new Stone Brewing Co. Odd Beer for Odd Years release. The first time around, Old Guardian was “Belgianized”. This year is a oak smoked edition. This beer makes uses of the same smoked malt used in recent collaboration The Perfect Crime. Read More »

21st Amendment Lower De Boom Barleywine (11.5%) | Beer Geek Nation Craft Beer Reviews

Deep, mahogany color, rich malt candied, rock sugar flavors with sweet burnt currant and fig aromas. It’s strong alcohol content is tempered by a clean bitterness and complex flavors. This Barley Wine is named for Cornelius de Boom, the San Francisco Belgian Consulate General (1850 to 1851) and surprisingly the name of the alley along-side the 21st Amendment on 2nd Street. Beer Geek nation craft beer reviews Read More »

Firestone Walker Sucaba (2013 Vintage) | Beer Geek Nation Craft Beer Reviews

Big boozy bourbon and American oak aromas combined with soft chocolate malty undertones. Complex malt flavors framed in oak, with hints of dark chocolate, vanilla, tobacco, coconut and just a touch of dark cherry. This is definitely a sipping beer, best served in a brandy snifter. This ale pairs well with dark chocolate and sturdy cheeses. Beer geek nation craft beer reviews Read More »