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Westbrook Brewing Co.

Westbrook
12th Anniversary (2022)

I have a pretty complicated relationship with Westbrook. Having met Ed Westbrook via a mutual acquaintance in a garage in Charleston, SC just prior to him opening Westbrook Brewing Co. back in 2010 (ish), As such, I have a soft spot. I also love a couple of their beers (White Thai and Mexican Cake), but I also feel they have lost their way somewhat (pandering to bullshit recent trends, and for example, a really underwhelming experience with the 11th anniversary). Long story with more to add,...

Low and Slow: Maibock

I love me a Maibock, and I love some Westbrook beers, so there's a lot of hope here. 16 oz can from Blue Ridge Beer Hub in Waynesville, NC. While I like the presentation, I'd like it better in a bottle. Humbug. Pour is a surprisingly, light=orange hazed body. Maibocks can take on all sorts of hues, but this one seems especially orange. Large, fluffy white head, some decent lace. Nose is a little hopper than I was anticipating. There's also a little more hop bite up front than I was hoping for....

11th Anniversary

If the truth be known, I’ve been influenced by Westbrook’s Mexican Cake - a lot. I really love that beer, and as a result, a special release of something (probably) not dissimilar is likely to get my attention. 11th Anniversary did. Whenever I see a Westbrook Anniversary beer I am reminded of meeting Ed Westbrook in a suburban garage, with a few other Charleston, SC beer geeks just a little bit before he opened the brewery. I suppose that must be about 12 years ago now. On that day he brought...

Weisse Weisse Baby

$9.99 for the 750 mL from Growlers, HHI, SC, USA. Bottled 03/29/13. Well this beer has been a long time coming. A few years ago, a few months before Westbrook had even opened, I had the pleasure of meeting Ed Westbrook at a party held in Charleston (thanks Brian Z.). Ed brought two beers with him that he was piloting for the new brewery. One I forget (perhaps a Strong Belgian Dark), but the the Berliner Weisse I did not. It was astonishingly good. I was thinking that WWB might be an...