Beer Review #67 — Uinta Pit Stop Sour Apricot IPA

Happy Monday folks and welcome back for another Tap Trail Review. As it continues to warm, albeit slowly, I keep reaching for lighter and brighter offerings. Todays offering comes from Salt Lake City's Uinta Brewing. Back in Colorado I would find myself consistently reaching for their flagship Hop Nosh IPA, it [...]

2018-10-18T13:21:36-07:00

Beer Review #58 — Evil Twin | Westbrook — Imperial Mexican Biscotti Cake Break

  We've got one hell of a collaboration brew on the table today. Each of the collaborators is best known for their dark beer efforts, particularly their Imperial Stouts. Evil Twin has long been a brewer without a brewery, Jeppe Jarnit-Bjergsø founded Evil Twin in 2010 and has quickly climbed the ranks [...]

2018-10-18T13:21:46-07:00

Beer Review #52 — Double Mountain The Divine 9th Anniversary Ale

  Welcome back again to another sip on the Tap Trail Reviews. We've just conquered yet another epic Bellingham Beer Week. Replete with numerous stellar beers, familiar faces, new friends, and many memories to add to the logbook. To decompress and celebrate a bit I wanted to go for a beer [...]

2018-10-18T13:22:03-07:00

Beer Review #49 — Mikkeller Ich Bin Berliner Weisse

Ah the venerable Berlinerweisse, the approachable lightly tart German wheat beer. A delicious low alcohol treat on a hot summers day. I much prefer a clean and tangy Berlinerweisse to a sweet and sticky Radler on warm days like we've been having lately. These sour wheats do have a broad spectrum [...]

2018-10-18T13:22:09-07:00

Beer Review #45 — Sierra Nevada Beer Camp 2016

Welcome back again beer lovers, sippers, fanatics, dabblers, and dynamos. This past weekend saw one of six Beer Camp festivals come to Seattle. Complete with 100+ breweries from across the country, hundreds of beers. Good times were had. The culmination of this has been made available to nearly everyone through the [...]

2018-10-18T13:22:33-07:00

Beer Review #43 — Crux [BANISHED] Freakcake 2016

I put little superstition or thought into Friday the 13th, it is just another day. However this most recent one, donned "Freaky Friday" by our beer brothers at Crux Fermentation Project brought us the release of something quite special and unexpected. My ears, and taste-buds always perk up when I see or hear [...]

2018-10-18T13:22:40-07:00

Beer Review #38 — Perennial Artisan Ales Sump Coffee Stout

Welcome dark beer brewers, lovers, consumers, and aficionados. We've got a special one today, a beer of epic proportions, this is perhaps the epitome of coffee beers. Sump is an Imperial Stout from Perennial, in St. Louis, MO, along the banks of the mighty Mississippi River. Established in September 2011, Perennial has [...]

2018-10-18T13:22:50-07:00

Beer Review #37 — Toppling Goliath pseudoSue

Beer fans, connoisseurs, enthusiasts, and adventurers, welcome back, and welcome to an extra special day of beer. That's right, this year has granted us an extra day, a day that only arrives once every four years. It brings us opportunity and the possibility to explore more of the outdoors, more of the [...]

2018-10-18T13:22:52-07:00

Beer Review #35 — Reuben’s Hat Trick Triple IPA

Welcome back craft beer fans, hop heads, barley wine braggadocios, and lager lovers. We've got a new entry from our friends at Reuben's tonight. Recent winners of Washington's Best Places for Beer > Brewer's Tap Room according to RateBeer. I've long been a fan of their beers, Crikey is a solid NW IPA, their [...]

2018-10-18T13:22:59-07:00

Beer Review #33 — Ballast Point Mango Even Keel & Pineapple Sculpin

Welcome back all, I thought today would be an excellent opportunity to showcase two new beers from Ballast Point. Recently acquired by Constellation Brands for $1B Ballast Point becomes their sole craft beer brand. Since that acquisition, Ballast Point has been on a bit of a war path with fruited beer releases, [...]

2018-10-18T13:23:04-07:00

Beer Review #32 — Off Color Dinos’mores Imperial Stout

Welcome all dark beer lovers to another installment of Tap Trail reviews. I have been waiting quite some time for this little guy to be released. Off Color has been consistently climbing the ranks in my own personal favorites. They have killer, unique artwork, and brew consistently well made inconsistent and [...]

2018-10-18T13:23:06-07:00

Beer Review #31 — pFriem Bourbon Barrel Imperial Stout

Welcome back for another week of reviews, there have been some remarkable releases lately, most notably Cognac Abyss, as much as I'd love to post a review for that beer, it won't be today. Perhaps we can revisit it at the six month mark or so when it really hits its stride, as [...]

2018-10-18T13:23:09-07:00

Beer Review #29 — Boundary Bay Bourbon Barrel Stout

Today is a special day, for we have before us a super local Barrel Aged beer to sample. As many of you may know, on Friday Boundary Bay offered a unique glimpse into their barrel-aging project: The Bootlegger Barrel Series. Tapping exclusive barrel aged variants of Cedar Dust IPA, Scotch Ale, Cabin Fever, and [...]

2018-10-18T13:23:24-07:00

Beer Review #27 — Crux [BANISHED] Tough Love 2015

Welcome back craft beer connoisseurs, enthusiasts, gourmands, and epicureans. We are nearly fully entrenched in my favorite season for beer. Winter time always brings with it some bitter cold temperatures, and some equally warming and fulfilling beers to warm the heart, mind, and soul. It is no coincidence that Crux has just released Tough Love, their [...]

2018-10-18T13:23:56-07:00

Beer Review #25 — 4 Hands / Stone / Bale Breaker “Sorry Not Sorry IPA”

Man do we have some catching up to do. Beer releases this fall and early winter have been fast and furious. Lots of Barrel Aged beers floating around, 'tis the season. But I have been waiting and waiting for this one for a while now. I first got wind about 6-8 [...]

2018-10-18T13:24:11-07:00

The Face Behind the Beer: North Fork Brewery and Beer Shrine

This is a series on the Tap Trail where we introduce you to all the fantastic head brewers behind all the delicious beer in our town. Catch up with past articles on Aslan, Kulshan, Boundary Bay, Chuckanut, and Wander.  This week, we highlight Eric Jorgensen of North Fork Brewery. While technically located just [...]

2018-10-18T13:24:12-07:00

Beer Review #24 — Anderson Valley Pinchy Jeek Barl Bourbon Barrel Pumpkin Ale

Fall is nearly my favorite beer season, it is a very close second to the Winter beer season. Fall absolutely has some superior beer selections compared to Summer and Spring. There have already been some heavy hitters released thus far, Sierra Nevada's Celebration & Narwhal, Hopworks Abominable, Fremont Kentucky Dark Star, I could go [...]

2018-10-18T13:24:16-07:00

Beer Review #23 — Deschutes Chasin’ Freshies Fresh Hop IPA

Fresh hop season has been upon us for quite some time now, there have been many delicious renditions, and a few duds of suds so far. Everything from "Fresh Hop" to "Wet Hop" and everything in between, it is certainly harvest time for hops, and most definitely time to reap the [...]

2018-10-18T13:24:28-07:00

Beer Review #22 — 21st Amendment Toaster Pastry Red IPA

Welcome back beer mavens, slingers, drinkers, and connoisseurs, let's jump back on the hop train and dive into a delicious new beer. What we've got for us today comes to us from the fine folks at 21st Amendment Brewery, in San Francisco, "In 2000, Nico Freccia and Shaun O’Sullivan founded the 21st [...]

2018-10-18T13:24:37-07:00

Beer Review #18 — Cascade Brewing: Blackcap Raspberry (2015)

Welcome back fellow beer lovers! Firstly, I wanted to have this up earlier in the week, as it was fresh in my mind, but I came down with a bit of a head cold, which may or may not have been directly attributed to numerous beer week shenanigans...the verdict is still out [...]

2018-10-18T13:24:57-07:00

Beer Review #14 — Omnipollo Barrel Aged Agamemnon

Hello again beer aficionados, judges, aspirants, brewers, miscreants and lovers. We've got a truly special bottle this week, it has been peeking out on shelves for a couple of weeks now, but it is finally time to give this one a proper review. We have before us a treasure from Omnipollo — [...]

2018-10-18T13:27:36-07:00

Pumpkin Beers, Already? A Few Early Recommendations

Pumpkin beers, in July? Yes, some have been released already, and many more are sure to come, and no, right now pumpkins are not even in season. Somehow, that doesn't stop Elysian (and others), from releasing pumpkin beers in July and August. I, like many others will happily celebrate the arrival [...]

2018-10-18T13:27:39-07:00

Beer Review #12 — TRiNiTY Brewing Company — Magical Brettanomyces Tour #2

Welcome back craft beer dabblers, aficionados, advocates, and stewards. Let's get a little crazy this week with some wild yeast! Yes I said wild yeast, those who are uninitiated or skeptical of this, do not fear! Wild yeast is a magical thing and will bring you many new beer horizons. Let's get [...]

2018-10-18T13:27:40-07:00

Beer Review #11 — Against The Grain Brewery: Citra Ass Down!

Greetings again all craft beer brothers and sisters, advocates and aficionados, I hope you all have been enjoying the bit of cooler weather we have received thus far this week. It's been a great, albeit a bit hot, summer thus far. Prime season for outdoor shenanigans: camping, fishing, sailing, hiking, golfing, [...]

2018-10-18T13:27:51-07:00

Beer Review #9 — Ecliptic Brewing Ultra Violet Blackberry Sour

Hello again craft beer fanatics! Summer is in full swing here in Bellingham and we've been in the midst of a bit of a heat wave. As such, we're always looking for ways to quench our thirst for craft beer. Whether it be an old standby or a new release, such as [...]

2018-10-18T13:28:01-07:00
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