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He’Brew Jewbelation 20th Anniversary Ale (16.8% ABV) | Beer Geek Nation Craft Beer Reviews

“Score” is an ancient word for 20. 4 score from Gettysburg, plus Psalm 90 and MLK’s “I Have a Dream”. 20 Years of Shmaltz, one helluva Score, officially complete! About the Fugees 1996 hit The Score, Lauryn Hill said, “It’s like a hip hop version of Tommy.” At age 20, Bette Midler who later played the Acid Queen in the 1st stage show of Tommy, debuted on Broadway in Fiddler on the Roof, originally considered “too Jewish” for mainstream audiences. 20 is the Biblical age of maturity, when Jewish Priests could work in the sacred Temple. 20 years after the naked Starman icon 1st appeared on 2112, Rush released their best that’s-what-he-said lyric in ‘96: “I’ve got a pantheon of animals in a pagan soul / Vishnu & Gaia, Aztec & Maya / Dance around my totem pole.” ’96: the Sex Pistols 20th anniv ... Read More »

Firestone Walker 20th Anniversary Ale | Beer Geek Nation Beer Reviews

http://facebook.com/beergeeknation http://www.beergeeknation.com 20 Anniversary Ale Firestone Walker 13% ABV Beer Geek Nation Rating: A+ Parabola (13% ABV) Aged in New Oak and Bourbon Barrels (40% of final blend) Russian Imperial Oatmeal Stout OG=30P FG=7.5P IBU=80 Color=Black / Hopped with Magnum, Styrian Golding and Hallertau Tradition Stickee Monkee (12.3% ABV) Aged in Bourbon and Brandy Barrels (20% of final blend) English Barley Wine OG=27P FG=5.4P IBU=45 Color=34 / Brewed with Belgian Candi Sugar and Mexican Turbinado (Brown) sugar Velvet Merkin (8.5% ABV) Aged in Bourbon barrels (17.5% of final blend) Traditional Oatmeal Stout OG=15+P FG=5.5 IBU=32.5 Color=Black / 15% Oats / Hopped with 100% US grown Willamette Bravo (12.9% ABV) Aged in Bourbon barrels (12.5% of final blend) Imperial Brown Ale OG=26.5 FG=3.7 IBU=35 Color=32 / Hopped with Bravo and Styrian Goldings Helldorado (13.5% ABV) Aged in Bourbon (10% of final blend) Blonde Barley Wine ... Read More »

Ballast Point Barmy Apricot Ale (12% ABV) | Beer Geek Nation Craft Beer Reviews

Made with only six ingredients. Malted 2-row barley, palisade hops, orange blossom honey, White Labs California Ale Yeast, apricots and San Diego carbon filtered tap water. Low bitterness is balanced by tart apricots with a sweet but not cloying finish. Barmy Ale can be aged up to eight years with a strong honey wine character emerging if cellared. Be careful not to be the barmiest of them all. Read More »

Stone Stochasticity Project Grainiac | Beer Geek Nation Craft Beer Reviews

This hoppy, deep amber-hued beer was created to shine a light on rare, unexplored grains seldom used in the brewing world. In addition to barley, wheat, rye and triticale, we added malted millet and malted buckwheat to bring the total unique grain count to nine. The earthy, nutty notes of granola found in this experimental multigrain malt bomb are complemented by the citrusy, floral flavors of four classic American hops. We dry-hopped the beer with Cascade and Centennial hops at the end, adding more citrus notes and rounding out the grain bill’s rich, bready character. Read More »

Dogfish Head Higher Math (Worst Beer of the Year?) | Beer Geek Nation Craft Beer Reviews

Celebrating 20 off-centered years with our luscious chocolate cherry birthday cake in liquid form. A golden ale brewed with chocolate & sour cherry juice. Read More »

Stone Depth Charged Double Bastard (Espresso Double Bastard) | Beer Geek Nation Craft Beer Reviews

Double Bastard brewed with espresso beans. 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 »

Fuller’s Vintage Ale 2014 | Beer Geek Nation Craft Beer Reviews

Vintage Ale is a truly distinguished bottle-conditioned ale, crafted by Fuller’s Head Brewer, John Keeling. Each vintage is a blend of that year’s finest malt and hops, and of course our unique yeast, creating a unique limited edition brew. Bottle conditioning means that a little yeast is left in the bottle after bottling, which will mature slowly over time like a fine wine or whisky – well beyond the ’best before’ date that we are obliged to state (we think it should read “best after!”). Here at Fuller’s, we recently opened (in the interests of research, of course) a few bottles of old Vintages: they tasted better than ever so stock up now and you’ll be glad you did in years to come! Read More »

Stone Bourbon Barrel Arrogant Bastard | Beer Geek Nation Craft Beer Reviews

Arrogant Bastard aged in bourbon barrels and blended with fresh Arrogant Bastard. Read More »

Firestone Walker XVIII Anniversary Ale | Beer Geek Nation Craft Beer Reviews

Since founding our brewery in 1996, we have specialized in the rare art of brewing beer in oak barrels. in the fall of 2006, we released a limited edition oak-aged strong ale called 10 to commemorate our 10th anniversary. the experience was greater than any one of us could have ever imagined. we now present xviii, our ninth release in what has become an annual autumn rite at our brewery. Read More »