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Hammer of the Beast (Best Clown Shoes Beer?) | Beer Geek Nation Craft Beer Reviews

Imperial Stout and Barleywine Ale aged in Rum barrels. How do you amplify a beast that is half unicorn and half dragon and has already escalated from angry, to very angry, to extremely angry? Give it a hammer! The fifth installment of The beast series blends equal parts Undead Party Crasher, Billionaire, and Blaecorn Unidragon, all aged in rum barrels. We will respect you if you run, but respect you even more if you tackle the Hammer of The Beast. Read More »

Sierra Nevada Ginger Bigfoot (Worst of 2016?) | Beer Geek Nation Craft Beer Reviews

http://www.qualityliquorstore.com http://www/twitch.tv/beergeekgaming http://facebook.com/beergeeknation http://www.beergeeknation.com Tweets by beergeeknation Ginger Bigfoot Sierra Nevada 11.1% ABV Beer Geek Nation Rating: C- Ale aged in whiskey barrels with ginger added. Read More »

Firestone Walker Helldorado (2016) | Beer Geek Nation Craft Beer Reviews

Blonde barley wine hopped with Eldorado hops and aged in bourbon barrels. Read More »

Clown Shoes Bluegrass Billionaire | Beer Geek Nation Craft Beer Reviews

English Style Barleywine Ale – Aged In Bourbon Barrels. The third installation of Billionaire features Bourbon instead of Congac. The luxurious English Barleywine malt profile remains unchanged. Our GM, Matt Smith, in his eagerness “borrowed” the Clown Shoes Copter, flying to a secret lawn and mansion in KY, where he believed the barrels to be stashed. Haha! Sorry Matt, the final aging happened in a diamond mind deep in Africa. Read More »

Tröegs Flying Mouflan – Bourbon Barrel Aged (2016) | Beer Geek Nation Craft Beer Reviews

A bourbon barrel aged version of Flying Mouflan barleywine. Read More »

Goose Island Bourbon County Barleywine (20015) | Beer Geek Nation Craft Beer Reviews

Aged in the third-use barrels that were once home to Kentucky bourbon and then our renowned Bourbon County Stout, this traditional English-style barleywine possesses the subtlety of flavor that only comes from a barrel that’s gone through many seasons of ritual care. The intricacies of the previous barrel denizens – oak, charcoal, hints of tobacco and vanilla, and that signature bourbon heat – are all present in this beer. Hearty and complex, Bourbon County Brand Barleywine is a titan and a timeline; a bold, flavorful journey through the craft of barrel aging. Read More »

Samuel Adams Utopias (27% ABV) | Beer Geek Nation Craft Beer Reviews

To create Utopias, the brewers at Sam Adams used traditional brewing ingredients including all four types of Noble hops, which add a slightly earthy, herbal taste. The spiciness of the hops really comes alive. In fact, Utopias MMII has even been described by some as almost “fiery” — a fitting description for the strongest beer in history. Beyond the special brand of hops, Utopias features ingredients that truly set it apart from other varieties of beer. Utopias MMII contains caramel and Vienna malts for its rich amber color and several different types of yeast including a variety found in champagne. $100 a bottle and it’s limited to 3000 bottles, which look like copper brew kettles. Read More »

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

Blonde barley wine hopped with Eldorado hops. Read More »

Clown Shoes Pierre Ferrand Billionaire (Remy Martin Cognac Aged) | Beer Geek Nation Craft Beer Reviews

One year after releasing Billionaire, Clown Shoes Beer is at it again. The second incarnation of the English barleywine is named Pierre Ferrand Billionaire, and comes in at 12 percent ABV. As the moniker implies, the new beer has been aged in 30-year-old cognac barrels purchased from Pierre Ferrand for six months. “What could be more distinguished than our Director of Operations, Matt Smith, gracing a billion dollar bill with a smirk and a neck beard?” reads the beer label. “You! With this rich beer in your belly. Here’s to rare beer wishes and caviar dreams!” Released in 2014 for the Ipswich, Ma.-based brewery’s fourth anniversary, the original Billionaire was the same 12 percent ABV English barleywine that had been aged in cognac barrels from Rémy Martin. Read More »

Midnight Sun Arctic Devil (Bourbon Barrel Aged) | Beer Geek Nation Craft Beer Reviews

Arctic Devil Barley Wine, aptly named after the ferocious wolverine of the north, is an English-style (meaning malt-inclined) barley wine. Though the recipe and process for Arctic Devil have evolved over the years, it is brewed once a year then aged in oak barrels for several months before the entire batch is blended, bottled and released. Beginning in 2010, ADBW will be released in late SEP. In its youth, Arctic Devil gnarls and snarls its way across the palate. Containing this beast of a beer for long periods in oak barrels–some having previously aged port, wine or whiskey–tames the unleashed malt and fierce hop flavors, melding and mellowing this powerful liquid into an incredible elixir worthy of a brewer’s table. Each annual batch of Arctic Devil Barley Wine represents the brewers’ resolve to create an intriguing and sought-after barley wine by precisely brewing to ... Read More »