Category Archives: Beer Reviews

Making Its Yearly Debut: 2014 Stone Old Guardian Barley Wine Released Today

ESCONDIDO, CA (Feb. 24, 2014) – Stone Brewing Co. is celebrating the release of its big, malty, fiercely hopped strong ale: 2014 Stone Old Guardian Barley Wine. Beginning today, eager consumers and collectors may pick up a bottle of this annual … Continue reading

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Black Rhino – Black Imperial India Pale Ale 8.5% abv by Ohana Brewing Company

After a long day of work, and just settling in at the house. I got a suprise visit from a friend of mine and now brewer of Ohana Brewing Company, Erick “Riggz” Villar. Watching him walk up the walkway with … Continue reading

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El Camino UnReal Black Ale 2010 Collaboration by Stone Brewing Co., Firestone Walker Brewing Co. and 21st Amendment Brewery

Stone Brewing Co. – (Stonebrew.com) Firestone Walker Brewing Co (Firestonewalker.com) 21st Amendment Brewery (21st-Amendment.com) El Camino UnReal – Black Ale – 9.5% Alc/Vol The 2010 Collaboration between these three amazing brewers, Mitch Steele from Stone Brewing Co., Matt Brynildson from … Continue reading

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Mash & Grind by The Bruery

The Bruery – Placentia, CA. Mash & Grind – “An English-style classic with rich flavors spent aging in bourbon barrels, plus fresh roasted coffee from Portola Coffee Lab” First off, I must give a huge “Thank You!” to Frank at … Continue reading

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Congregation Ales First Batch Tastings

This past Sunday 8/11/13 marked a new chapter for Travis and his partners at Congregation Ale House in Azusa Ca. The first batch tasting of Congregation Ales. I’ve been eager to try them since I heard they bought brewing equipment … Continue reading

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Stone 17th Anniversary Götterdämmerung IPA

Stone’s 17th anniversary IPA is purely a Hop Head standard and clearly, hands down, one of my new favorite brews ever. The brew is a proper representation of innovation. Pilsner malts. Clean look. It will trick you and others. “Inspired … Continue reading

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Bear Republic Café 15 Racer Review

Bear Republic Brewing Inc. – Cloverdale, California Café Racer 15 – Double IPA “Café Racer 15 features aroma of bright citrus and ruinous pine from the generous use of Citra, Amarillo, Cascade and Chinook hops which are complemented by a … Continue reading

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