Boozings

BEER:

Reviews, alphabetically by brewery:

75th Street Fountain City Irish Red Ale
75th Street Good Hope IPA
75th Street Possum Trot Brown Ale
Anderson Valley Hop Ottin’ IPA
Avery Maharaja
Aviator HogWild IPA
Ayinger Oktober Fest – Märzen
Bear Republic Racer 5 IPA
Beck’s Oktoberfest
Bells Special Double Cream Stout
Big Sky Moose Drool Brown Ale
Blue Moon Harvest Moon Pumpkin Ale
Blue Moon Winter Abbey Ale
Boulder Flashback Anniversary India-Style Brown Ale
Boulder Hazed and Infused
Boulder Planet Porter
Boulevard 21st Anniversary Fresh Hop Pale Ale
Boulevard Amber Ale
Boulevard Bob’s 47 Oktoberfest
Boulevard Boss Tom’s Golden Bock
Boulevard Bully! Porter
Boulevard Chocolate Ale
Boulevard Dark Truth Stout
Boulevard Dry Stout
Boulevard Harvest Dance
Boulevard Irish Ale
Boulevard Nutcracker Ale
Boulevard Pale Ale
Boulevard Tank 7 Farmhouse Ale
Breckenridge 471 Small Batch IPA
Breckenridge Christmas Ale
Bridgeport IPA
Carolina Nut Brown Ale
Crispin Brut
Crispin Honey Crisp
Crispin Lansdowne Cider
Crispin The Jacket Cider
Crispin The Saint Cider

Dieu du Ciel! Dernière Volonté
Dieu du Ciel! Rosée d’Hibiscus
Founders Black Biscuit
Founders Breakfast Stout
Founders Dirty Bastard
Founders Double Trouble
Founders Kentucky Breakfast Stout (KBS)
Founders Red Rye Pale Ale
Free State Ad Astra Ale
Free State Brewers Choice – Saison Aged with Hibiscus
Free State Bumper Crop Saison
Free State Crimson Berry
Free State Ironman Imperial Stout
Free State Octoberfest
Free State Oliver Brown Ale
Free State Prairie Fog Ale
Free State Santa’s Helper
Free State Stormwatch Ale
Free State Thomas Paine Porter
Goose Island Bourbon County Brand Stout
Goose Island Honker’s Ale
Grand Teton Bitch Creek ESB (Extra Special Brown Ale)
Great Divide 16th Anniversary Wood Aged Double IPA
Great Divide Chocolate Oak Aged Yeti Imperial Stout
Great Divide Claymore Scotch Ale
Great Divide Hibernation Ale
Great Divide Rumble Oak-Aged IPA
Grimbergen Dubbel
Guinness Trivia (but not a review, because you should just drink a pint yourself)
Guinness Black Lager
He’Brew Messiah Bold
Hoppin’ Frog B.O.R.I.S. The Crusher Imperial Stout
Lagunitas A Little Sumpin’ Sumpin’ Ale
Lagunitas Wilco Tango Foxtrot (WTF) Ale
Left Hand Chainsaw Ale
Left Hand Milk Stout
Lost Coast 8-Ball Stout
Lost Coast WinterBraun
Magic Hat #9
Mamma Mia! Pizza Beer
Michelob Ultra Lime Cactus
Michelob Ultra Raspberry Pomegranate
Mikkeller Beer Geek Brunch Weasel
New Belgium 1554 Enlightened Black Ale
New Belgium Abbey Belgian Style Ale
New Belgium Fat Tire Ale
New Belgium Hoptober
New Belgium Snow Day
New Belgium Somersault
New Belgium Trippel
New Holland Dragon’s Milk Oak Barrel Ale
North Coast Old Rasputin Russian Imperial Stout
North Coast Red Seal Ale
Odell 5 Barrel Pale Ale
Odell Cutthroat Porter
Odell IPA
Odell Isolation Ale
O’Fallon Pumpkin Ale
Paulaner Weisn Blonde / Paulaner Weisn Bier
River City ESB (aka “the Pot Beer”)
River City Rowdy Red
Roy Pitz Lovitz (Watermelon) Lager
Sam Adams Cherry Wheat (nonverbal)
Sam Adams Cherry Wheat 2.0
Sam Adams Holiday Porter
Sam Adams Octoberfest
Sam Adams Old Fezziwig Ale
Sam Adams Wee Heavy
Santa’s Butt (Ridgeway)
Schlafly American IPA
Schlafly Christmas Ale
Schlafly Coffee Stout
Schlafly Oktoberfest
Schlafly Pale Ale
Schlafly Special Release Pumpkin Ale
Schlafly Summer Helles Style Lager
Sierra Nevada 30th Anniversary – Grand Cru
Sierra Nevada Celebration Ale
Sierra Nevada Porter
Sierra Nevada Southern Hemisphere Harvest Fresh Hop Ale, 2009 Release
Sierra Nevada Tumbler Autumn Brown Ale
Spaten Oktoberfestbier Ur-Märzen
St. Pauli Girl Special Dark
Stone Double Dry Hopped Sublimely Self-Righteous Ale
Stone Ruination IPA
Stevens Point 2012 Black Ale
Tallgrass Velvet Rooster Belgian Tripel
Warsteiner Oktoberfest
Wild Blue Blueberry Lager

Learnings:

IBUs – what this means

SPIRITS:

Infusions:

Homemade Limoncello

Liqueur Reviews:

Lillet Blanc
Pimm’s No. 1 / Pimm’s Cup

WINE:
Reviews (which I’m doing alphabetically by vineyard, because trying to categorize by grape was giving me a headache, given there are an insane number of grapes that I could use to catalog by, and this being before I even got into what to do with the blends):

A to Z Oregon Pinot Noir 2008
B Side Napa Cabernet Sauvignon 2009
Bota Box California Cabernet Sauvignon 2009
Bota Box California Pinot Grigio 2010
BV Coastal Red Blend 2009
Castaño Monastrell 2008
Charles Krug Carneros Pinot Noir 2009
Chateau Bonnet Bordeaux 2007
Chateau Ste. Michelle Riesling 2009
Chilensis Carmenère Reserva 2009
Cono Sur Pinot Noir 2009
Dona Paula Estate Malbec Syrah 2009
DuBoeuf Beaujolais Nouveau 2011
Emmolo Merlot 2007
Finca La Linda Torrontes 2010
Fire Road Sauvignon Blanc 2010
Frisk Riesling 2010
Kunde Chardonnay 2008
Maywine
Seven Deadly Zins (Michael David Winery) 2009
Nathanson Creek Chardonnay (NV)
Nathanson Creek Merlot (NV)
Pacific Rim Dry Riesling 2007
Peter Lehmann Shiraz 2008
Peñalolen Sauvignon Blanc 2009
Primal Roots (California Red Blend) 2010
Punto Final Malbec 2009
Smoking Loon Viognier 2009
Villa Wolf Pinot Gris 2007
Willamette Valley Vineyards Whole Cluster Fermented Pinot Noir 2009
Yvon Mau Bergerac 2009

Learnings:

Does your red wine smell like dirty, stale feet? In which I learn the importance of aeration Ruminations on Bad Merlot

3 thoughts on “Boozings

  1. This blog is great – and I’m not even a beer drinker. But you should have a rating system (1-10, stars, smiley faces, etc.) for the beers you have reviewed so people know if they want to click through to get the scoop.

    • Aw c’mon, you know you wanted to try the Weasel Poop beer for brunch. You did, right? And then there’s the Crispin Brut Cider – talk about 16 kinds of fizzy awesomeness! Like champagne, only ‘tastes like a fresh, perfect, cruncy apple only it’s full of bubbles’ kind of champagne. If champagne actually tasted like apples, which it doesn’t and this does…

    • I haven’t been doing ratings because with most beers, there are things I really like and things I don’t really like and I worry that giving a rating won’t encapsulate the full drinking experience – not to mention that I have relatively wonky taste buds, so there are plenty of very good beers that I personally don’t end up being very nice to just because I’m not a fan.

      I do think I will probably do a best-of/favorites wall, though, which might guide people towards my personal favorites.

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