Category: Alcohol Reviews

Posted on: March 8, 2023 Posted by: James McQuiston Comments: 0

Ecliptic Brewing Releasing a Hazy Double IPA, Super Phaser

Ecliptic Brewing is excited to launch the next beer in their Special Release Series: Super Phaser Hazy Double IPA. Shipping March 15th in 16-ounce cans and draft, this beer is a souped-up version of their fan-favorite, All The Time Series Phaser Hazy IPA. Super Phaser Hazy Double IPA is brewed with pale malt and Imperial Juice Yeast. Flaked oats and wheat help create a soft mouthfeel, while extra hop doses add incredible…

Posted on: February 18, 2023 Posted by: James McQuiston Comments: 1

Social Lube Hazy IPA Review (Sixth Sense)

Social Lube, a Hazy India Pale Ale from Ohio’s Sixth Sense Brewing Co., pours with a vibrant yellow coloration and a fair amount of white head. Lacing makes its way down the glass, while the initial nose of Social Lube brings astringent notes along with just a bit of wheat. There is a balance between the more bitter hop notes with juicier and fruit-forward flavors. The beer succeeds because of…

Posted on: February 17, 2023 Posted by: James McQuiston Comments: 0

Maui Brewing Company and Dogfish Head Releasing 2023 Liquid Breadfruit

 Maui Brewing Company is once again partnering with Delaware’s Dogfish Head Craft Brewery on a rendition of the familiar and rare Liquid Breadfruit. Be the first to try this year’s evolution of the collaboration at MBC Kihei’s tasting room on Wednesday, February 22 from 3:30-5:30pm. The event will be hosted by MBC’s brew team along with Dogfish Head Founder Sam Calagione, and will feature a paired beer and pupu offering with live music from Matt…

Posted on: February 15, 2023 Posted by: James McQuiston Comments: 0

 Ecliptic and Boneyard Create Mashup IPA for Next Cosmic Collaboration Release

Portland’s Ecliptic Brewing and Boneyard Beer of Bend, Oregon are collaborating on a mashup IPA to release next week. The beer, named STARPM IPA, will ship February 22nd in 16-ounce cans and draft and will be the second beer in Ecliptic’s 2023 Cosmic Collaboration series. STARPM IPA is a mashup recipe of Ecliptic’s Starburst IPA and Boneyard’s RPM IPA – both companies’ flagship beers. Both of the original beers are heavily hopped, and…

Posted on: February 10, 2023 Posted by: James McQuiston Comments: 0

Oakspire (New Belgium Brewing)

Oakspire, New Belgium’s collaboration with Four Roses, is a great effort in the American strong ale style. Crafted on a somewhat regular basis since 2018, this brew is something special among all of the other efforts that are currently being stocked in LBSes nationwide. The beer pours with a brown color and a small amount of white head. Lacing occurs as one continues on with the beer. There’s a good…

Posted on: February 6, 2023 Posted by: James McQuiston Comments: 0

Tall, Dark & Smokey (Pontoon Brewing)

Tall, Dark & Smokey is Pontoon Brewing’s new beer. Brewed alongside the supervision of Rasheed Philips (from Philips Barbeque Co.), this porter is a perfect way to stave off the winter’s chill. TDS pours with a dark brown to mahogany coloration and very little in the way of head or lacing. The initial nose of the beer is heavy on the wheat and cereal (e.g. Cinnamon Toast Crunch). The first…

Posted on: February 5, 2023 Posted by: James McQuiston Comments: 0

Maduro Brown Ale (Cigar City)

We originally experienced Cigar City’s Maduro Brown Ale about 10 years ago as one of the first beers we received from outside of our distribution up in NE Ohio. Luckily enough, the distribution footprint for Cigar City increased over the last few years to include Texas, and we were able to check out CC’s beers once more.

Posted on: February 4, 2023 Posted by: James McQuiston Comments: 0

Double IPA (Lone Tree Brewing Company)

Lone Tree’s Double IPA pours with a bit of haze and a goldenrod coloration. There is a tremendous amount of fluffy white head that laces its way down a glass. Hints of wheat and hops are present in the beer’s initial nose. The first sip of this double IPA yields a bit of bitterness but much less than one would imagine from such a heavily-hopped outing. Where the beer will…