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Clinical lab scientist by day, beer geek by night.

Stone Enjoy By 07.04.15 Imperial IPA | Beer Geek Nation Craft Beer Reviews

You have in your hands a devastatingly fresh double IPA. While freshness is a key component of many beers- especially big, citrusy, floral IPAs- we’ve taken it further, a lot further, in this IPA. You see, we specifically brewed it NOT to last. We’ve not only gone to extensive lengths to ensure that you’re getting this beer in your hands within an extraordinarily short window, we made sure that the Enjoy By date isn’t randomly etched in tiny text somewhere on the bottle, to be overlooked by all but the most attentive of retailers and beer fans. Instead, we’ve sent a clear message with the name of the beer itself that there is no better time than right now to enjoy this Read More »

Trillium Artaic Double IPA | Beer Geek Nation Craft Beer Reviews

Another incredible imperial IPA out of New England from Trillium! Double IPA with raw wildflower honey and 100% mosaic hops. Read More »

Spookys House of Jumpscares and Tired Hands (such a bad idea!) | Drunken Gaming

Today on Drunken Gaming we take a look at a game that just sounds like a bad idea while drinking! Watch me get the crap scared out of me from this dumb game while drinking some Tired Hands beers. Read More »

Victory Sour Monkey | Beer Geek Nation Craft Beer Reviews

This electrifying transformation of our famed Golden Monkey may just blow your mind. Tastefully twisted to offer nuances of sweet fruit, and a sharp tang of tartness, this exhilarating combinations of flavors makes this brew a monkey all it’s own. C’mon respect the monkey and Taste Victory! Read More »

Blantons Bourbon Select Barrels for QLS | Beer Geek Nation Craft Beer Reviews

Colonel Albert B Blanton always picked best single barrels to bottle for his special guest and friends. Today at Quality Liquor Store, we get to do the same thing for you. In our quest to achieve this standard of excellence having secured several barrel samples from Blanton’s distillery, we invited a group of individuals to join our tasting panel. Members of our panel came from amongst our own store personnel, as well as unaffiliated industry veterans and certified spirit specialists. We brought these illustrious people together over several occasions and on your behalf they undertook a series of carefully monitored blind-taste tests. Our panel made their selection and those individual choices were unanimous. On April 7th, 2015 barrel #36 was bottled. At 93 proof, each rare and precious bottle of Blanton’s For Quality Liquor Store is hand labeled and individually numbered from #1 – ... Read More »

Bells Brewing Planet Series: Saturn – The Bringer Of Old Age | Beer Geek Nation Craft Beer Reviews

The fifth release in the Bell’s Planets Series is strong, robust and complex. Saturn is a bourbon barrel aged barleywine loaded with notes of toffee, caramel, oak and vanilla that finishes with a warming touch. The first beer brewed for this series, Saturn has been aging in casks since July 2014. True to its name, this beer is well suited for vintage aging. Read More »

Bear Republic Mach 10 Imperial IPA | Beer Geek Nation Craft Beer Reviews

Pass through the event horizon with this IPA2. American Cascades meld a citrus blast with spicy English First Golds. Savor an intense hoppiness, smooth bitterness and subtle malt character. Prepare to go hypersonic! Read More »

Ommegang Game of Thrones #5 – Three-Eyed Raven | Beer Geek Nation Craft Beer Reviews

Three-Eyed Raven harbors a deep dark brown, almost jet-black color with a light tan head. Yeast forward aromas are packed with peppery phenolics and fruity esters. Despite what you might expect from a dark hued beer, the flavor brings to mind a traditional saison: a light, malty body with a hint of sweetness, and roast accentuated by herbal and spicy hops, yet underpinned by pleasant yeastiness. Finish is crisp, with lingering notes of herbal hops and Belgian yeast. Read More »

Stone Stochasticity Project HiFi+LoFi Mixtape | Beer Geek Nation Craft Beer Reviews

A beer that pays homage to a centuries-old tradition of combining new beer with aged “stock ales.” Freshly brewed beers of the day often were very smoky and bitter tasting, and were blended with older beer that had mellowed with age to produce more drinkable libations. This modern brew will showcase our brewers’ talents by blending a stock ale aged more than three months in oak foudres (large wooden fermentation vessels) with a fresh version of the same beer to create a perfect harmony spanning end to end on the taste spectrum. Read More »

Karl Strauss Mosaic Session Ale | Beer Geek Nation Craft Beer Reviews

Back when the Mosaic hop first came on the scene, our brewers couldn’t wait to get their hands on some. Now, with three medals (and counting!) for this session beer, our crew is still just as smitten. Mosaic Session Ale is bursting with vibrant grapefruit aroma and flavors of citrus and tropical fruit. Our signature dry-hopping technique delivers an incredibly drinkable, lower ABV beer; without sacrificing hop appeal. From a small test batch to the beer you now hold in your hands, this isn’t a one-and-done beer. Sit back, have a few, and enjoy your session. Read More »