253. Atwater Block – Cherry Stout
Jan03

253. Atwater Block – Cherry Stout

It’s the first day back at work and it wasn’t too bad, but that doesn’t mean I won’t come home and have a good beer.  Besides, I’ve been pretty proud of myself for catching up on my posts (several have been written while I sit at the computer, as I am now).   Additionally, I’ve been thinking about making these review a little easier to read, so let me know what you think about this format. This...

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208. Flatbranch Pub & Brewing – Cherry Brown Draft
Oct23

208. Flatbranch Pub & Brewing – Cherry Brown Draft

We had a great time checking out the ESPN College Gameday set on the quad at Mizzou homecoming, but we stopped at Flatbranch Pub & Brewing for an early lunch before heading over to the homecoming parade.  I had their ESB to start my meal and decided to have another to finish off my meal. I looked up at the board, and unfortunately, there was nothing that qualified for my Oktoberfest Challenge.  So, unfortunately, I’ll have...

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146. 21st Amendment – Hell or High Watermelon Wheat Draft
Jul25

146. 21st Amendment – Hell or High Watermelon Wheat Draft

After visiting Mt. Hood in the morning and stopping at the Horse Brass Pub for a Mt. Hood Hogs Back Stout pulled from the cask, I headed back over to the Oregon Brewers Festival.  As an occasional listener of The Brewing Network, I had heard of 21st Amendment and their Hell or High Watermelon Wheat beer.  Since hearing about it, I wanted to try it just to see what it was like. It was a very, very pale yellow color, and it had a soapy...

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100. Double Mountain Brewery – Devils Kriek Draft
Jul20

100. Double Mountain Brewery – Devils Kriek Draft

After spending the afternoon enjoying all of the great beers that Full Sail had, I was almost ready to call it a night.  However, I wanted to try as many different beers as I could on this trip.  So, I stopped at Double Mountain brewery, which was literally right around the corner, and was actually started by a former brewer from Full Sail.  The brewmaster and one of the owners, Matt Swihart, also owns a cherry orchard, and uses some...

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78. Founders Brewing – Cerise Cherry Fermented Ale
Jun29

78. Founders Brewing – Cerise Cherry Fermented Ale

I’m upgrading my 10 year old computer, and while loading on programs, I’ve finally caught up on my reviews, so tonight I thought I’d treat myself with this Founders Brewing seasonal, Cerise. One of my friends said he and his wife really love this, so I was looking forward to trying it. The bottle says that it has 15 IBU’s and is 6.5% ABV. It also indicates that it is a “Malt beverage brewed with cherry...

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76. Dark Horse Brewing – Raspberry Ale
Jun20

76. Dark Horse Brewing – Raspberry Ale

At our homebrew club meeting this week, I was in charge of giving the presentation. This month’s topic was fruit beers. So I was responsible for giving a presentation and buying some commercial examples for members to sample. I tried to get a variety that included beers with different types of fruits. The beer I chose with raspberry in it was this one from Dark Horse Brewing in Michigan. I decided to crack it open on this hot...

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43. O’Fallon Brewery – Cherry Chocolate Beer
May18

43. O’Fallon Brewery – Cherry Chocolate Beer

Tonight when I got home from work, I thought I would reach into the beer fridge and find the most unique thing I could. The decision was pretty clear when I stumbled across an O’Fallon Cherry Chocolate beer in the back of my fridge.  I picked this one up around Christmas time when I was brewing a chocolate covered cherry imperial stout. The bottle says that it is a malt beverage with natural flavors.  It had a nice creamy head,...

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