30th Anniversary – Jack & Ken’s Ale

OK, a ‘Black Barleywine’ brewed by an American brewery is frankly unlikely to be a beer that I fall in love with, so for that reason I decided to sit on this one for a while. I’ve had it since it first came to Georgia, so a decent amount of time on...

Stone Old Guardian BELGO Barleywine

22 oz bottle from The Beer Dispensary, Apex, NC, USA. I approach this beer with a mix of trepidation, excitement and interest since I feel that it is likely to bring together two elements of beer that are usually at opposite ends of the enjoyment spectrum for , namely...

Gratitude

2009 Blue Wax – thanks go out to PittBeerGirl for the chance to try this. 750 mL, paper-wrapped affair. A hazy, orange copper color body with better head and lace that I was expecting for a beer of its size. Aroma and initial tastes are excruciatingly sweet, and...

Founders Nemesis 2010

12 oz single from Hop City, Atlanta, GA, USA. Meh, when beer gets like this for me it essentially ceases to become beer and turns into an experience that is simply too much like hard work. You have to really work at this beer to appreciate it and drink it, and for me...

Treblehook

Very low expectations for this beer, as the history with Redhook and the aggressiveness of the style put me in a bad mood before I even open the beer. In the updated presentation for the Limited release Series from Redhook. Actually, the style forced me into aging...