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Clinical lab scientist by day, beer geek by night.

Goose Island Bourbon County Stout (2016 Vintage) | Beer Geek Nation Craft Beer Reviews

“I really wanted to do something special for our 1000th batch at the original brewpub. Goose Island could have thrown a party. But we did something better. We brewed a beer. A really big batch of stout-so big the malt was coming out of the top of the mash tun. After fermentation we brought in some bourbon barrels to age the stout. One hundred and fifty days later, Bourbon County Stout was born-A liquid as dark and dense as a black hole with a thick foam the color of bourbon barrels. The nose is a mix of charred oak, vanilla,carmel and smoke. One sip has more flavor than your average case of beer. It overpowers anything in the room. People have even said that it’s a great cigar beer, but I haven’t yet tried a cigar that would stand up to it.” Brewmaster Greg ... Read More »

“Dr. Bill” Leaving Stone To Start Brewery!? | Beer Geek Nation

Today on BGN we talk about “Dr. Bill” leaving Stone Brewing to start Wild Barrel Brewing. Cheers! — Watch live at https://www.twitch.tv/beergeekgaming Read More »

Sixpoint 5 beans (10% Coffee chocolate vanilla porter!) | Beer Geek Nation Craft Beer Reviews

The Mad Scientists walked through an ancient bazaar, sniffing out ingredients for their next formulation. The stalls were buzzing with activity as exotic spice vendors promoted their fragrant wares. But what ingredient would make the fabled 5th bean? The enticing aroma of an oily, smoky pod – black cardamom – caught their attention. Now that would turn the Imperial to Bazaar… Read More »

Guinness Antwerpen Stout (8% ABV) | Beer Geek Nation Craft Beer Reviews

Originally a Belgium-only export stout (1944) , this “rich and robust” beer will be package din 11.2oz bottles for U.S. distribution. Look for Antwerp Stout to hit 8%-AbV. Read More »

The Bruery So Happens It’s Tuesday (Black Tuesday Lite?) | Beer Geek Nation Craft Beer Reviews

http://www/twitch.tv/beergeekgaming http://facebook.com/beergeeknation http://www.beergeeknation.com http://www.twitter.com/beergeeknation The Bruery So Happens It’s Tuesday The Bruery 14.0% ABV Beer Geek Nation Rating: A In 1929, America was devastated by a great stock market crash that led to The Great Depression. Our infamous Black Tuesday stout is named in honor of the largest trading day of that crash, which led to some very dark times for our country. “So Happens it’s Tuesday” is a slightly less intense incarnation of Black Tuesday, reminding us that there is always some good to be found within the bad. Things happen, life goes on, and this beer can be enjoyed in all of those moments. Read More »

Lagunitas Born Yesterday Pale Ale (Best Laguintas Beer?) | Beer Geek Nation Craft Beer Reviews

#bornyesterday is a newborn verson of our reborn pale, New Dogtown Pale, with a fresh addition: Virgin hops from the trellised lands of the verdant Yakima Valley. Unkilned for an immaculate reception. Then deliver the resulting lil’ brew in 24hrs. Congrats. Its a beer! Read More »

Northern Brewer Purchased by AB-InBev | Beer Geek Nation

Recently Anheiser Busch purchased Northern Brewer homebrew supplies for an undisclosed amount of money. Here are my thoughts on that. Cheers! Read More »

Breckenridge Brewing Mango Mosaic Pale Ale | Beer Geek Nation Craft Beer Reviews

http://facebook.com/beergeeknation http://www.beergeeknation.com http://www.twitter.com/beergeeknation Mango Mosaic Pale Ale Breckenridge Brewing 5.5% ABV Beer Geek Nation Rating: B+ Mosaic hops naturally give off aromas of guava and mango, lending a unique sweetness to the hop character of this pale ale. To build upon the tropical attributes of the hops, we’ve added a healthy dose of mango. Mango Mosaic Pale Ale is a well-balanced montage of fruit flavors, fresh aromas, and refreshingly crisp goodness. Read More »

Stone Encore Series: 02.02.02 Vertical Epic Ale | Beer Geek Nation Craft Beer Reviews

A new Vertical Epic will be released every year, with the goal being to collect them all and have a Vertical Epic tasting once the final Epic is released on 12/12/12. Each new Stone Vertical Epic Ale will be release one YEAR, one MONTH and one DAY apart. Vertical Epic 02/02/02 was not brewed “to style”. Instead, we tried to create something new. It’s triple-ish in nature, with wit character, coriander and orange peel, and has way more hops than either a Belgian triple or a Wit would. Belgian yeast was used. Belgian Strong Ale is the closest category that fits — Greg Koch, Stone Brewing CEO. In addition, we are pleased to provide the homebrewing recipe: http://stonebrew.com/timeline/020202 In 2002 we began our groundbreaking, millennium-inspired series with Stone 02.02.02 Vertical Epic Ale. This bumped up Belgian-style wit—made all the more alluring thanks to an ... Read More »

Stone Brewing Lays Off 5% of Staff! | Beer Geek Nation Beer Reviews

https://www.twitch.tv/beergeekgaming Stone brewing recently layed off 5% of its staff. Here is my take on what I think might be going on. Cheers! Read More »