Hop Nation USA's Steve
Big fuckin’ surprise. Southern Tier once again perfectly replicates the flavor of a cookie and makes an impossibly drinkable 10% dessert. Whoop dee doo. Why don’t they try challenging themselves and make a Roquefort blue cheese IPA or a gose using the dishwater from a Denny’s? Obviously, this whole beer making thing is too easy for them. The Samoa This captures coconut, caramel, and chocolate flavors while never being too sweet or too boozy. It’s almost like they brewed this simply because there were some people who didn’t like mint. But this beer is clearly just another in a long list of fat kid wish fulfillments. Stop throwing darts at your daughter’s Girl Scouts order form, Southern Tier. Make the unfiltered, driveway gravel yeast sediment, kale saisons we deserve.
Hop Nation USA's Adam
It’s 10 degrees outside right now, the plans I had for my day off have gone up in smoke, and the best thing I can find on TV is the Who Cares Bowl, Presented by Callahan Auto Parts. It’s time for a beer. A quick perusal of the beer fridge brings me to an offering from Ipswich Brewing that I’ve been meaning to try for some time.
by Hop Nation USA's Adam
There. It’s done. The G'n'R reference is already taken care of in the title. Now we can get to the actual review of Evil Twin’s You’re In the Jungle Baby! The latest offering from Evil Twin is a big imperial stout that does everything in its power to sock you in the mouth. Before the top is even popped on the futuristic leopard printed can, a quick scan shows that this beer means business. A listed ABV of 12% lets the drinker in on what may come. The big booze on this beer is not the headline though. Nor is the nose, which honestly, at best only gives up the inclusion of cocoa nibs in the recipe. The look of the beer doesn’t give you any help either, as the darkness of this beer still won’t give you any hints of the real danger within, let alone let light through. Admittedly, it does look nice with its big tan head sitting on top of it after a transfer out of the 12 oz. can and into your favorite glass.
11/8/2017 0 Comments
by Hop Nation USA's Sam
Wait a second, do you really mean if I only like Bourbon, then I shouldn’t drink this beer? Well no, you are welcome to try anything that your little heart desires, I’m just prepping you for the review that you are about to read. How about we compromise? You read the review first and then determine if you want to try the beer. Sound good? Ok, let’s get started.
I had the pleasure of joining a group of old co-workers this past Friday night for some conversation and a few beers. Needless to say, since we all tend to enjoy a tasty brew more often than not, we opted for the Southern Tier brewpub on the north shore of Pittsburgh. Southern Tier is always a great location as their brewpub comes equipped with about 20 different ST beers on tap at any given time.
by Hop Nation USA's Steve
We were recently asked on Episode 35 about coffee beers that actually taste like coffee. Apparently, one of our listeners had trouble finding beers which deliver on their promise of effusing those roasty and bitter flavors. It was a pretty easy question to answer with beers like Bell’s Java Stout, Green Flash’s Cosmic Ristretto, Founder’s Breakfast Stout, and Pizza Boy’s Sunny Side Up out there. I personally found it harder to try and think of a beer that wasn’t good on the coffee flavor.