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Rogue Voodoo Doughnut Mango Astronaut | Beer Geek Nation Craft Beer Reviews

The Collision of Crazies continues by combining the two best inventions on planet earth: beer and doughnuts. This ale was inspired by the Voodoo Mango Tango doughnut and handcrafted at the Rogue Ales Brewery in Newport, Oregon, by Brewmaster John Maier. Read More »

Bottoms Up Craft Beer Box | Beer Geek Nation Craft Beer Reviews

Today on Beer Geek Nation we take a look at Bottoms Up Box. Its a quarterly subscription service where you get a box of craft beer swag. Cheers Read More »

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

This liberation begins its journey as DBA then continues through a “chrysalis” process involving 87% French and 13% American Oak barrels, and our proprietary collection of micro flora. To blend, we selected beer matured eight to 24 months in barrels, creating a synergistic beer. Immediately, toasted oak and lemon pith swirl on the nose and palate, followed by an amazing harmony of vanilla, coconut, Earl Grey tea and spice. The finish is crisp, with mouth-watering acidity and chewy tannins. Since we age, blend and bottle these beers once a year, there will be slight variation with each release. A santé! Read More »

Is Craft Beer Being Over Valued? And The Buyout Bubble! | Beer Geek Nation Craft Beer Reviews

With the recent acquisition of Ballast Point for 1 Billion dollars I wanted to talk about how I feel craft brewers may be being over valued. Cheers! Read More »

Goose Island Bourbon County Stout 2015 (Best 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 »

The Fizzics Beer System | Beer Geek Nation Craft Beer Reviews

Fresh-from-the-tap taste…from any can or bottle! Provides enhanced balance and sensational mouthfeel of aromatics, body, and texture with all of your favorite beers Compatible with any size can or bottle, up to a 64 oz. growler Scientifically engineered using patent-pending fluid and gas technology to enhance your beer—no separate CO2 or Nitro canisters necessary! Simple to use: just put your beer into the unit, place the tube into the beer, close the lid, then pull the tap handle to pour and push it to create the perfect foam head Works with just about any style of carbonated beer, including IPAs, Pilsners, Lagers, Stouts, and more Powered by 4 AA batteries (not included) Portable design means you can take your expertly poured drafts anywhere—it’s perfect for tailgating and camping! Anti-microbial drip mat and system canister separate for easy cleaning Made with FDA approved food-grade materials ... Read More »

Whistle Pig 12 Year Old World Rye Whiskey (Madeira/Sauternes/Port Barrels) | Beer Geek Nation Craft Beer Reviews

We at WhistlePig believe that progress is not achieved by the complacent, it is won by the bold and tenacious. With these tenets in mind, we proudly submit the fruit of our progressive endeavors, the 12 Year Old World Marriage. In the spring of 2014, Master Distiller Dave Pickerell began a unique experiment on the WhistlePig Farm. After studying the best techniques of the Old World – particularly Scotch whiskies – Dave and the WhistlePig team paired bonds of 12-year-old rye with premium European oak casks – Madeira, Sauternes, Port, Cognac, and Sherry. After a series of single finish releases and extensive industry feedback, the 12 Year Old World is the product of a carefully selected marriage of three finishes that highlights their distinctive flavors to create an exceptionally balanced spirit. The 2015 San Francisco Spirits Competition Double Gold award winning Old World Series ... Read More »

Grimm Pulse Wave | Beer Geek Nation Craft Beer Reviews

Baller Equinox-based double IPA. Yellow-orange and hazy; lasting snow-white head and lacing. Quintessential Grimm DIPA tropical aromatics. Dry and bracingly hoppy on the palate, with big fruit notes of peach, orange, and pineapple. Soft tingles of chive and green, resinous hoppy flavor. Some surprising spearmint/wintergreen notes make an intriguing appearance. Finishes with a firm, clean, and lasting bitterness. Drink now, no hoarding, etc. Read More »

Firestone Walker Velvet Merkin (2015 Vintage) | Beer Geek Nation Craft Beer Reviews

This is our Velvet Merlin Oatmeal Stout aged in Bourbon Barrels and it just won the 2010 and 2011 Gold medal at the GABF for barrel aged beers!!! This beer goes into the barrels as a roasty dark chocolate, coffee accented mild mannered stout and comes out transformed as a milk chocolate, smooth dark cherry, vanilla and coconut infused masterpiece. We are incredibly proud of this beer and it seems as though it was always meant to be a barrel aged brew. 100% Oak Barrel Aged Read More »

Clown Shoes Mangö American Style Kölsch | Beer Geek Nation Craft Beer Reviews

Kölsch with mango flavoring. Read More »