If you’re at all familiar with Stone Brewing Co. out of Escondido, CA, then you probably also know that they don’t shy away from using generous amounts of hops in their brews. With popular bitter offerings like Ruination IPA and their current Enjoy By double IPA series, Stone has been a favorite amongst hop heads … Continue reading Smoked Porter with Vanilla Bean by Stone Brewing Co.
With roots dating back to the gold rush, Anchor has been brewing beer out of San Francisco for almost 120 years. Though theyre probably best known for their Anchor Steam, I was in the mood for something a little darker. The Porter is nearly opaque, even when brightly back-lit. It is extremely dark brown, almost … Continue reading Anchor Brewerys Porter
Checking out at CVS, my girlfriend and I noticed the seemingly hapless employees trying to help a Spanish speaking family pick out a beer. After my girlfriend offered to translate, we understood that they wanted something local that they wouldnt have had where they were from. I thought of Brooklyn Brewery or something New York … Continue reading Freshchester Pale Ale by Captain Lawrence Brewery
If you are a craft beer enthusiast, Cigar City Brewing in Tampa, Florida is one brewery you need to be familiar with. This fairly small operation has only been around since 2009, yet they are cranking out brews that can go toe-to-toe with any of the big boys. Though they are currently only available in … Continue reading Jai Alai IPA from Cigar City Brewing