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Ohio Brew Week: Day 1

I would say we started off the week well having tried 12 beers by the end of the night. One of the most interesting stops of the night was the Spicebush Festival which revolved around a native Ohio plant the spicebush. Very int...
 
 
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Let Ohio Brew Week Begin

Although it officially started yesterday on the 22nd I just made it to Athens 30 mins ago. We are sitting around gearing up for what events we will go to today and what beers we want to start off with. There will be pictures an...
 

 
 
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Who can say Beer Floats?!

This is something I had not honestly thought of until a friend Scott Brookey introduced me to the idea a year or so ago. So today I thought I would go a bit fancy-pants with it. I used a very sweet but very appropriate Stout fo...
 

 
 
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Next week is Ohio Brew Week

Every summer for 7 years now Athens Ohio has hosted Ohio Brew Week. It is a week where Ohio breweries large and small come together to host events and have their beers on tap/in bottle for all to try. Being that I have been to ...
 
 
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Bourbon Barrel Aged – B.O.R.I.S Oatmeal Imperial Stout

A few years ago (more then I care to admit) I tried my first bourbon barrel aged beer, which sadly I found to disagree with me. It wasn’t until about a year later at Jackie O’s Brew Pub in Athens Ohio that I stumble...
 

 
 
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Summer Beers – Random Thoughts

I have been looking forward to this for months now, Summer beers! It seems most microbreweries out there have some sort of “Summer” themed beer, be it a summer style or fruit based beer. Personally I love the fruit ...
 

 
 
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The beer bottle capper

This is not something everyone has just laying around but If you are a beer drinker I’d recommend it. I’ve had mine from years of home brewing but I find from time to time I’m drinking a beer and cannot or do ...
 
 
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Homebrew Judges at this Years Ohio Brew Week in Athens.

Yes you read that right, this year Luke and Ryan will be judging the Home Brew contest at Ohio Brew Week with our new friend and fellow home brewer Alex. We have tasted a lot of these the past few years and were approached as p...
 

 
 
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Quick Thought: Ambidextrous (Milk Stout)

Last night I had the pleasure of trying Left Hand’s Ambidextrous (oak-aged milk stout) on draft (the only barrel in Ohio). The first thing I noticed about it was the higher ABV and slight hints of oak…that’s w...
 
 
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Barley and Hops – I now pronounce you Man and WIfe

Call me crazy but I had a thought (could be the fact I’ve been up for almost 24 hours), what if hops and barley were to be married? Who I wonder would be the man and who would be the woman? Here is my theory … barle...
 

 
 
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Happy International Stout Day!

Celebrate today with your favorite stout, I know I will! Cheers, Ry
 

 
 
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Christmas Ale Is In The Air

I love this time of year probably more so then any other when it comes to craft beer. Late October early November we start to see the various Holiday based/themed beers hit store shelves; my favorite of this being the Christmas...
 
 
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Guinness, My First Love

I found over the years of discovering the various and wonderful new beers I always come home to Guinness. For me Guinness was the gateway beer I needed to catapult my adventures into the craft beer world. It started in an Irish...