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Beer of the Week: Bison Brewing Kermit the Hop

Last Thursday, #IPADay happened and it awoke a taste for hops in me. Not that I typically dislike hops, but this summer has been about bright pilsners, sessionable brews and refreshing beers with subtle notes. Since dosing myself with copious amounts of hops, I’ve been craving that resinous bitterness and piney aroma. The Beer of the Week is Bison Brewing’s Kermit the Hop.  Continue reading Beer of the Week: Bison Brewing Kermit the Hop

Beer of the Week: Speakeasy Ales and Lagers Untouchable IPA

This Thursday is #IPADay, where the beer community comes together to drink an IPA. The big flavor of hops and potent kick have made IPA the most popular style in the craft beer world and spurred much of the growth we have seen in the past few years. Grab your favorite IPA and raise a pint this Thursday. In the meantime, I’ve got a great IPA to share with you. The Beer of the Week is Speakeasy’s Untouchable IPA
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Beer of the Week: Speakeasy Ales and Lagers Untouchable IPA

This Thursday is #IPADay, where the beer community comes together to drink an IPA. The big flavor of hops and potent kick have made IPA the most popular style in the craft beer world and spurred much of the growth we have seen in the past few years. Grab your favorite IPA and raise a pint this Thursday. In the meantime, I’ve got a great IPA to share with you. The Beer of the Week is Speakeasy’s Untouchable IPA
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Beer of the Week: Bitburger Pils

While I was away from the site, there wasa small sporting competition called the World Cup. The eventual winner of that World Cup was Germany. While I have no rotting interest for the Germans, I did like that they had an official beer for the men’s team. Knowing Germans and their taste for beer, it was no surprise that they went with a solid German-brewed pilsner. The Beer of the Week is Bitburger Pils. Continue reading Beer of the Week: Bitburger Pils

Beer of the Week: Mavericks Brewing Back in the Saddle Rye Pale Ale

The 4th of July is right around the corner. It’s a long day of beer drinking and a session beer would be best for this occasion. With so many session IPA hitting the market, how about something different? How about something that is undoubtedly a session beer? The Beer of the Week is Mavericks Brewing’s Back in the Saddle Rye Pale Ale. Continue reading Beer of the Week: Mavericks Brewing Back in the Saddle Rye Pale Ale

Beer of the Week: Tallgrass Brewing Company Buffalo Sweat Oatmeal Cream Stout

Most eople associate summer drinking with light bodied beers and hops. Don’t get me wrong, a hoppy pilsner or session IPA hit the spot when you’re trying to beat the heat. But the middle of the afternoon isn’t the only time we reach for a beer in the summer. Here’s a beer that makes sense in the waning twilight, sitting around the campfire, or simply to be served alongside some tasty summer BBQ. The Beer of the Week is Tallgrass Brewing’s Buffalo Sweat Oatmeal Cream Stout. Continue reading Beer of the Week: Tallgrass Brewing Company Buffalo Sweat Oatmeal Cream Stout

Beer of the Week: Karl Strauss Brewing Company Mosaic Session Ale

Summer is here and it’s time to sit back and enjoy the warm weather and a few beers. Getting the most mileage out of your beer is key with the sun beating down. Years ago, you had to decide if you were going to get the full flavored beer your craved or the hydration you required, but the craft brewing community has responded with beers that eliminate the need to compromise. This week’s beer is just one of those options. The Beer of the Week is Karl Strauss’ Mosaic Session Ale. Continue reading Beer of the Week: Karl Strauss Brewing Company Mosaic Session Ale

Beer of the Week: Ale Industries Uncle Jesse Session IPA

This past weekend was about Oakland for me. A college buddy had an idea for an arts and music festival on Oakland’s Lake Merritt to celebrate the Eastlake neighborhood. Brewed For Thought helped out by procuring a selection of beer brewed in an around Oakland. It only seems appropriate to feature one of those beers in this space today. The Beer of the Week is Ale Industries Uncle Jesse West Coast Session IPA.  Continue reading Beer of the Week: Ale Industries Uncle Jesse Session IPA

Beer of the Week: Firestone Walker Easy Jack IPA

Summer is quickly arriving, especially here in Northern California. Between spring cleaning and chores around the yard, a beer that can quench thirst as well as refresh is essential. Thankfully, the craft beer community has embraced a new type of lawnmower beer, light bodied pale ales and IPAs of less then 5% strength. Seems like it’s time to get to work. The Beer of the Week is Firestone Walker’s Easy Jack IPA.  Continue reading Beer of the Week: Firestone Walker Easy Jack IPA

Beer of the Week: Mad River Brewing Flor de Jamaica Ale

This Beer of the Week is a long time coming. The summer has hit Sonoma County early and to be honest, I’ve been enjoying it and soaking it up. It seemed I needed a beer to match my mood to inspire me to get back to work and this week’s pick definitely fits that mold. The Beer of the Week is Mad River Brewing’s Flor de Jamaice Ale. Continue reading Beer of the Week: Mad River Brewing Flor de Jamaica Ale