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Lagunitas Sold Out To Heineken? | Beer Geek Nation Beer Video Beer Review

Recently Lagunitas sold 50% of its company to Heineken. Here are my thoughts on this huge news. Read More »

BGN Brewery Spotlight: Rockingham Brewing Co | Beer Geek Nation Craft Beer Reviews

In this episode of BGN Brewery Spotlight we take a look at 4 beers from Rockinghame Brewing. The beers are: Javelina IPA, Belly of the Beast Imperial Bacon Stout, Cloven Hoof Dubbel and Three Little Pigs tripel. From the website: Rob Leleszi and Ali Buinicky first connected over a rousing game of beer pong at a Christmas party in New York City in 2007. By their second date, it was clear that they would go on to do great things together– it just took about six years to figure out what those things were. During that time, Rob cultivated his passion and skill for homebrewing and received an Associates Degree in Brewing Science from the Siebel Institute. Then, with full support from Ali, he started an invaluable internship at Port Jeff Brewing Company in Long Island. It was a long commute from Brooklyn, and ... Read More »

Alpine Beer Company Pure Hoppiness | Beer Geek Nation Craft Beer Reviews

A West Coast Double IPA So mega-hopped it will take you to hop heaven. We’ve used hops in the boil, more hops in the giant hopback, and added to that, an incredible amount of dry-hopping for that cutting-edge “hop bite.” Once you’ve tasted this unique beer, all others pale in comparison. 1.072 OG Classified IBU 8%ABV Read More »

Alcomate Revo Personal Digital Breathalyzer| Beer Geek Nation Craft Beer Reviews

The AlcoMate Revo combines the revolutionary innovation of PRISM technology with state-of-the-art fuel-cell precision to offer the most reliable, convenient and accurate commercial breathalyzer available on the market. Read More »

Small Town Not Your Fathers Root Beer| Beer Geek Nation Craft Beer Reviews

Kovac passed down his family’s beer making tradition by working tirelessly with his son to craft the first version of “Not Your Father’s Root Beer.” At 10% ABV, the silky, smooth and satisfying finish is unmatched in flavor. It appeals to craft beer aficionados as well as those who don’t typically drink beer but crave something unique. The award-winning “Not Your Father’s Root Beer” achieved a 95 rating from Beer Advocate and is a very popular choice at several Chicagoland bars. Small Town’s personally delivered “Not Your Father’s Root Beer” kegs consistently sell out at taverns across the Chicago area. As Small Town Brewery continues to roll out new craft beers, Kovac is intent on providing the beer loving public with unique flavors that continue his family’s beer-making tradition. Available on draft and in bottles. Read More »

Firestone Walker Stickee Monkee (2015) | Beer Geek Nation Craft Beer Reviews

A Belgian Quad by recipe, but aging it in spirits barrels garners its own category: Central Coast Quad. A beer formulated to sit on the sweeter and malty side so that we could utilize it for blending. Turbinado brown sugar from Mexico and Belgian candi sugar add wonderful molasses flavors. It has a full body and lush texture with barrel expression all over this beer: toasted oak, coconut, leather and cigar tobacco. Read More »

AleSmith Hall of Fame: Imperial San Diego Pale Ale | Beer Geek Nation Craft Beer Reviews

Originally a faint idea dreamt up by Tony Gwynn and Peter Zien, the now imperial version of their collaboration, San Diego Pale Ale .394, will make an appearance in our 20th Anniversary Specialty Release Series. All proceeds from this beer will go towards raising funds for the Tony Gwynn Museum which will honor this hall of famer and raise money for TAG (Tony & Alicia Gwynn Foundation) at AleSmith’s new facility. HALL OF FAME IMPERIAL SAN DIEGO PALE ALE .394 (ABV 9%) AleSmith’s Hall of Fame version of the legendary Tony Gwynn .394 San Diego Pale Ale pays tribute to the one and only Mr. Padre and his commitment to excellence. Just like its predecessor, this “imperial” or “double” .394 is bursting with even more American hops, lending the beer a diverse palate of citrus, tropical fruit, and pine. Tony envisioned this beer in ... Read More »

Stone RuinTen Triple IPA (2015) | Beer Geek Nation Craft Beer Reviews

RUINING PALATES SINCE 2002 n June 2012, we celebrated the 10th birthday of our notoriously mega-hopped double IPA, Stone Ruination IPA, with the release of a very special version that was even bigger and, incredibly, even hoppier than the original. If Stone Ruination IPA is “A Liquid Poem to the Glory of the Hop,” then Stone Ruination Tenth Anniversary IPA was an amped-up heavy metal version of that ode delivered with the force of a sledgehammer. Luckily for us, our fans love loud and aggressive brews, specifically when copious amounts of humulus lupulus are involved. The original release of this beer was so instantly beloved by those who dared try it Read More »

Other Half Green Diamonds Imperial IPA | Beer Geek Nation Craft Beer Reviews

An imperial IPA brewed with Golden Promise malt and lots of Australian Galaxy hops. Read More »

How To cellar Beer : Beer Geek 101 | Beer Geek Nation Craft Beer Reviews

I finally got off my butt and produced a video on how to cellar craft beer. Cheers! Read More »