In the past year we’ve seen a big increase in session beers. We’ve seen session pale ales, IPAs, sours and more, but have you ever seen a session barleywine? At first thought, it’s a bit of a contradiction in style. But Bent Paddle Brewing has made it happen with their latest Valve Jockey Brewer’s Series “Session” Barleywine. Here’s what it’s like.
When two fantastic brewers get together, good things are gonna happen. Fair State Co-op and Modern Times Beer came together to make Spirit Foul. Here’s a look at this hazy IPA.
Beer is best close to home, so while visiting Florida one should enjoy beers brewed in the local market. Two Henrys Brewing is named for railroad tycoons Henry B. Plant and Henry M. Flagler, two men that had a big impact on the state of Florida. Like the folks the brewery is named for, Hop Tycoon Double IPA looks to be the tycoon of IPAs.
Bourbon barrel-aged imperial stouts are one of the most popular beer styles out there. Each year the release of these brews brings big excitement to craft beer fans as they check out how the unique profiles of each barrel change a beer from year to year. Without a doubt the most well known of these brews is Goose Island Bourbon County Brand Stout. Take a look at the upcoming 2016 release.
Craft brewers are always coming up with interesting combinations. Some work, while some are just weird. Fruit and veggies may be a combo your parents tried to get you to eat, but it’s also two of the most frequent worlds brewers turn to when looking for something to make their beer special. So why not have both? Two Henrys Roasted Jalapeño Blueberry Porter does just that. But does it work?
While the world of craft beer has been pushing the bounds of brewing further and further with new and crazy ingredients and techniques each week, some forget that more traditional styles can be awesome too. Pilsners, and lagers in general, don’t get a lot of respect from many craft beer drinkers. Many need to realize that pilsners can be a great, highly drinkable beer when they’re done right. Avery Brewing Joe’s Premium American Pilsner is a perfect example of that.