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Dogfish Head Faithfull Ale (Peral Jam Tribute) | Beer Geek Nation Beer Reviews Episode 267

Faithfull Ale is a celebration of Pearl Jam’s 20th anniversary as a band and its extraordinary debut album, “Ten.” In recognition of these milestones, this Belgian-style golden ale is delicately hopped to 20 IBUs and fruit-forward from 10 incremental additions of black currants over a one-hour boil. Faithfull clocks in at 7% ABV. “To me, ‘Ten’ is the perfect example of a record-lover’s-record. The whole thing rocks,” says Dogfish Head President & Founder Sam Calagione. “As an off-centered brewery, we believe in celebrating the breadth of our whole portfolio and we feel an affinity for Pearl Jam a long-player band in a singles-obsessed world.” Read More »

Stone Vertical Epic 11.11.11 | Beer Geek Nation Beer Reviews Episode 264

Stone Brewing Co. has released Stone 11.11.11 Vertical Epic Ale, the penultimate installment of its legendary series. Begun on February 2nd, 2002 (02.02.02), these bottle-conditioned ales have all been Belgian-influenced, but they share little else in common, with each year’s release revealing its own twist and turn in the plotline. Each beer is unveiled one year, one month and one day from the previous year’s edition, with all of them designed to be aged until sometime after 12.12.12, at which point they can all be enjoyed during an epic “vertical” tasting. This year’s recipe starts with a base beer akin to a Belgian amber, and is tweaked with the addition of mild but flavorful Anaheim chilies from New Mexico’s Hatch Valley and cracked cinnamon sticks. “Stone 11.11.11 Vertical Epic Ale is NOT your typical chili beer!” explains Brewmaster Mitch Steele. “The famous mild green ... Read More »

Founders Blushing Monk | Beer Geek Nation Video Beer Reviews Episode 219

You may have seen that we plan to release a 750 mL Backstage Series. Well, we recently announced that Blushing Monk will be the first in the series. Partner and Vice President Dave Engbers explains, “We haven’t produced this product in over four years and people have been begging for it—so this is the perfect time to bring Blushing Monk back to market.” Blushing Monk is a decadent Belgian Raspberry Ale that was last produced in 2007, and is still highly sought after. We’re not going to reveal the entire lineup yet, but it will be full of taproom favorites that have been offered throughout the years. We plan to release two or three in the series this year. Read More »

Beer Geek Nation presents San Diego Beer Vlog: Ommegang & d’Achouffe Gnomegang Video Beer Review

This delectable blonde ale is a co-creation of two famed farmstead breweries: Brewery Ommegang and Brasserie d’Achouffe. It employs five fine malts, two noble hops, and both of the distinctive Chouffe and Ommegang yeasts. You’ll enjoy the smooth drinkability, fruity aromas and flavors, and warming finish. Read More »

Beer Geek Nation presents San Diego Beer Vlog: The Bruery Mischief Video Beer Review

Belgian-style ale, golden and hoppy. Not quite evil, yet not to be trusted, this Golden Ale is effervescent, dry, hoppy and crisp-you’ll want to keep an eye out. (ABV: 8.5%, IBU: 35, SRM: 4, Format: 750 mL bottles and draft) Read More »

Dogfish Head Three Floyds Poppa Skull | Beer Geek Nation Video Beer Reviews Episode 129

Poppa Skull is the reciprocation-collaboration between Dogfish Head and 3 Floyds Brewing Co. Our brothers from another out in Indiana. The first beer we did together at 3F, Popskull, was a high-gravity dark lager aged on chunks of our palo santo wood. Poppaskull is similar in abv, a sipper that will age well, also aged on wood, but very, very different in flavor and aroma. This time around we brewed at our brewery in Milton, DE and made a deep, golden ale spiced with cardamom and fermented using a robust Belgian yeast strain. One third of the volume was then aged for 6 months in oak brandy barrels. Spice, esters, and sweet brandy dominate the aroma. A robust 10% abv is rounded by caramel and vanilla notes from the wood with a slight spiciness coming from the yeast. Read More »

Stone Brewing Vertical Epic Ale 10.10.10| Beer Geek Nation Video Beer Reviews Episode 105

This ninth edition of our Stone Vertical Epic Ale series takes two interesting left turns. A Belgian-style golden triple is the starting point of this beer, but the first left turn is nearly immediate with the addition of dried chamomile flowers, triticale, and Belgian amber candi sugar. The second, and rather unusual left turn takes us half an hour up the road from Stone to Temecula courtesy of the addition of just-pressed Muscat, Gewurztraminer and Sauvignon Blanc grapes from our friends at South Coast Winery. As the Stone Vertical Epic Ale series has moved through the calendar, we found that the brewing schedule for a 10.10.10 release coincided nicely with the grape harvest, neatly providing an interesting twist in this epic ale. Read More »

Beer Geek Nation Beer Review: Russian River Damnation

Russian River Brewing Company, located north of San Francisco in Santa Rosa, California specializes in west coast style IPAs, Belgian style ales and barrel aged ales using wild yeast strains. Although they are recognized most for brewing Pliny The Elder and Pliny The Younger, currently the highest rated IPAs on Beer Advocate, Russian River have also been brewing up some award winning Belgian style ales. As Belgian strong pale ale, Damnation has won gold and silver medals at the Great American Brew Festival. The bottle re-fermented version is one of their three year round bottled ales and the easiest one to find. Damnation pours a hazy golden color with a two finger foamy white head. The haze comes from the active yeast that finishes carbonating the beer and probably pushes the ABV past the labeled 7.75%. The head settles down after a few minutes ... Read More »

Beer Geek Nation Episode 45: La Chouffe video beer review

This is a Belgian style strong ale. Truly one of my favorite authentic Belgian beers with is amazing yeast aroma matched perfectly with a classic Belgian malt taste. Check out my review and let me know what you think. Bottle conditioned. Golden Ale, strong, spicy, lightly hoppy, with evoluting taste. Natural Beer, bottle refermented, unfiltered, not pasteurised and without any additives Available: Year Round ABV: 8.0% Available In: California, Colorado, Florida, Georgia, Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Kentucky, Massachusetts, Michigan, Missouri, New Jersey, New York, North Carolina, Ohio, Oklahoma, Oregon, Pennsylvania, Tennessee, Texas, Virginia, Washington Read More »

Beer Geek Nation Episode 43: Ommegang Belgian Pale Ale video beer review

Ommegang BPA is our interpretation of a true Belgian-style Pale Ale. Taking inspiration from both sides of the Atlantic, we feel we’ve brewed up something completely unique. BPA is brewed with 5 specialty malts and generously- though not excessively -hopped with three hops: Columbus for bittering, three additions of Celeia for aroma, then dry-hopped with Cascade. BPA is primary fermented and bottle-conditioned using our signature house yeast. Copper-golden in color with entrancing effervescence, BPA forms a substantial, fluffy white head, giving off aromas of tropical fruit and citrus. Noticeable herbal notes and bitterness from the hops never overpower the balanced malt backbone and allow the estery qualities of our yeast to shine through. We feel the result is quite remarkable. Giving a nod to the fine Pale Ales brewed in America today, though never forgetting its classic Belgian roots, BPA is exceedingly refreshing and ... Read More »