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Clinical lab scientist by day, beer geek by night.

Stone Enjoy By 07.04.16 IPA | Beer Geek Nation Craft Beer Reviews

Our all-important, hop-driven quest to deliver the most devastatingly fresh IPA on the planet facilitated a paradigm shift in 2012 with the launch of Stone Enjoy By IPA. Not only did we brew this beer with more than 10 different hops, we brewed it specifically NOT to last. Acclaimed for its groundbreakingly short shelf life, this intense double IPA brought forth a whole new concept of what constitutes “fresh”—guaranteeing fans the ultimate level of hoppiness. The devastatingly independent batch you have in your hands is no different. It, like its predecessors before, is a celebration and declaration of the fresh beer. Read More »

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 »

Lets Rant About Sierra Nevada for 11 Minutes | Beer Geek Nation Beer Reviews

Today on BGN I rant for 11 minutes about what I feel is wrong with Sierra Nevada. You can never take away what they have contributed to craft beer but I just feel that they may be resting on their laurels. What are your thoughts? Read More »

Lagunitas Lucky 13 | Beer Geek Nation Craft Beer Reviews

Mondo Large Red Ale From the first day of the first mash of the first recipe in the first space to this oasis 13 years on the road; We have worked hard to walk in the footsteps of our hero brewers. The Esteemed brewer of California’s best Pale Ale, the Noble Brewer of the planet’s only legal Steam Beer, and Oregon’s Rebel Brewer from Newport. Thirteen years down the road, we have found our own voice as brewers but our admiration for the Great Ones has not dimmed one bit. If we walked well down the hero’s path ourselves, perhaps we too have been an inspiration for others. Beer is a Bronze Age business and we feel honored to have left our footprints on its path into history, at the same time leaving our flavors on your buds. Thanks for your trust over the ... Read More »

Samuel Adams Longshot Winners Variety Pack | Beer Geek Nation Craft Beer Reviews

Nanzer’s Belgian Golden Ale Created by Kevin Nanzer This Belgian Golden Ale has notes of fruit, clove and pepper in the aroma, balanced by subtle malt character, with a clean citrus taste and bitterness from the hops. At 9.1% ABV, this beer should be sipped slowly to savor the delicious flavors. Raspberry Berliner Weisse Created by Tim Thomssen At first look, you notice the big frothy head of this Raspberry Berliner Weisse. The bright notes of raspberries are balanced by refreshing tartness, followed by a wonderful fruity sweetness and clean finish. Neighborino Flanders Red Ale Created by Colin Foy This Flanders Red was brewed the traditional way with “younger” beer blended with mature beer that has been aged in wood for several months while Brettanomyces and Lactobacillus labor to produce fruity, tart and acidic flavors. Read More »

Samuel Adams Rebel Raw vs Stone Enjoy By | Beer Geek Nation Craft Beer Reviews

In this video I pair up 2 very similar double IPAs. Check out the video to see waht I thought. Cheers! Read More »

Sixpoint Puff (Triple IPA) | Beer Geek Nation Craft Beer Reviews

Imagine puffing away on hops for days, then just chillin’ as the party starts winding down. But wait, a final burst of energy; one last dose in a tank of dry hops. A special hop bouquet for the afterparty. If you love Resin, try tasting it straight from the tanks. That’s PUFF – a hazy, unfiltered pour with an extra dose of dry hops… a new blend devised just for Puff. We decided to capture our own puffy, cloudy brew in a limited release can. First puff says it all – this ish is Keller. Breathe deep and put your head in the clouds… it’s Mad Science. Read More »

Sierra Nevada Beer Camp (2016) 6 Beers | Beer Geek Nation Craft Beer Reviews

6 new collaboration beers between 31 different breweries. Check out the review to see what I thought. Cheers! Read More »

Avery Old Perseverance (18.5% ABV) | Beer Geek Nation Craft Beer Reviews


Stone Bastard’s Midnight Brunch (Bourbon and Maple Syrup Barrel Aged) | Beer Geek Nation Craft Beer Reviews

2015 DEPTH-CHARGED Double Bastard Ale aged in Bourbon Barrels & Maple Syrup Barrels – 500ml Bottles Read More »