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Episode 83 features The Maharaja Imperial IPA from Avery Brewing Company. It’s a beer that made waves when it hit the market in 2005 as one of the first beers to break the 100 IBU threshold. How does it fair nine years later in a highly competitive space filled with double and now triple IPAs?
This week’s craft beer tasting notes bring us many IPA variations, plus a beer that’s black as night and a special birthday treat that’s been cellaring for 10 years. From Wed., March 26 through Tues., April 1, these tasting notes feature beers from Ale Syndicate, Three Sheeps, Golden Road, Stone, OddSide Ales, Dogfish Head and Kuhnhenn.
Episode 82 features Bernese Barleywine from Thirsty Dog Brewing Company. It’s the winning recipe from brothers Nick and Justin Herstich in the inaugural Bottle My Brew homebrew competition sponsored by three craft beer staples in Akron, Ohio: West Point Market, Winking Lizard and Thirsty Dog.
Episode 81 features the 2014 release of Parabola from Firestone Walker. Words alone fail to do justice for this incomparable barrel-aged imperial stout. But for 10 minutes time on the podcast, I’d like to think we come pretty close.
This week’s tasting notes feature beers from Epic, Stone, Ayinger, Black Husky, Almanac, Brickstone and New Belgium, spanning Wed., March 19 through Tues., March 25.
Episode 80 features Fire and Eisbock from Mammoth Brewing Company in Mammoth, Calif. It’s an eisbock that draws from the brewery’s elevated landscape, using super-heated basalt rocks to start the boil and then freezing the beer after fermentation to remove the water content and concentrate the flavor and alcohol, coming in at 10% ABV.
Episode 79 features the latest Lips of Faith release from New Belgium: Gruit. It’s a throwback to how beers were brewed before hops took hold, using Bog Myrtle, Horehound, Yarrow, Wormwood and Elderflower for its herbal gruit mixture.
This week’s tasting notes cover a wide range of styles and markets, with big dark beers and Chicago-based breweries pulling ahead in the end. See tasting notes and descriptions on beers from Flesk, The Bruery, Mad Tree, Pipeworks, Ninkasi and Dry Hop, spanning Wed., March 12 through Tues., March 18.