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Beer Geek Nation presents San Diego Beer Vlog: Ska Brewing Modus Hoperandi Video Beer Review

Ska Brewing Modus Hoperandi, an IPA sitting at 6.8% ABV and 65 IBUs. Read More »

Dogfish Head Olde School | Beer Geek Nation Video Beer Reviews Episode 175

Do I dare try another one of Dogfish Head’s massive ABV beers? Yep I did. How does this one stack up compared to their other monster beers. Watch the review to find out. Inspired by a tale of a cask doctor who brought sluggish ales back to life by suspending a fig in them. Brewed from 100% Maris Otter pale ale malt, a blend of fine hops and conditioned on dates and figs. User Instructions: open bottle, pour contents into two snifters. Enjoy. ALTERNATIVELY: Walk hand-in-neck with bottle into the middle of the woods. Use shovel to dig 2×2 hole three feet deep. Seal bottle in plastic bag. Place in hole and pack with dirt. Memorize location and leave. Return exactly one year later. Dig up bottle, open and enjoy. Read More »

Beer Geek Nation presents San Diego Beer Vlog: Avery DuganA Double IPA Video Beer Review

Lupulin Rapture Incarnate! As fervent devotees of hops, we found ourselves on a quest to create a transcendental IPA capable of quenching our voracious lupulin desires. Our mantra became “unity of bitterness, hop flavor and aroma.” Enlightened, duganA IPA was born: A brutally bitter, dank, piney and resinous ale designed for those seeking a divine hop experience. Read More »

Beer Geek Nation presents San Diego Beer Vlog: Firestone Walker Abacus Video Beer Review

Abacus is a barrel aged Barley Wine. Four barrels in total were selected for the blend. The base of this year’s offering was aged in Heaven Hill bourbon barrels for 3 years! The resulting beer is strong yet extremely elegant and smooth. Big boozy bourbon and American oak aromas combined with soft chocolate malty undertones. Complex malt flavors framed in oak, with hints of dark chocolate, vanilla, tobacco, coconut and just a touch of dark cherry. This is definitely a sipping beer, best served in a brandy snifter. Abacus pairs well with dark chocolate and sturdy cheeses. Read More »

Beer Geek Nation presents San Diego Beer Vlog: Deschutes The Dissident Video Beer Review

Fermented for more than 18 months in isolation from the rest of the beers, The Dissident is a distinctive Oud Bruin, Flanders-style brown ale, with a fruity aroma and flavor, the first wild yeast beer made by the award-winning Deschutes Brewery. To give The Dissident its characteristic sour taste the brewery used a wild yeast strain called Brettanomyces (also known as Brett) during fermentation. Known throughout the wine world for creating earthy undertones found in many European wines, Brett is used in the beer fermentation process to create strong flavors typically associated with Belgian beers. Unlike English varieties that use traditional inoculated yeasts in the fermentation process, beers made with Brett take much longer to ferment and require additional barrel finishing time to balance the sour flavoring. In the Dissident’s case, this meant aging a portion of it in pinot and cabernet barrels for ... Read More »

Ceylon Lion Stout | Beer Geek Nation Video Beer Reviews Episode 174

A stout that really surprised me. I wasn’t sure what to expect from this Sri Lankan beer but I must admit I was very pleasantly surprised by it. Check out the review to see what I mean. The 8.0 per cent abv, bottle conditioned beer is brewed from British, Czech and Danish malts with Styrian hops and an English yeast strain. All the ingredients are transported along precarious roads to the brewery located 3,500 feet above sea level. Read More »