Beer Review #69 — Oskar Blues Hotbox Coffee IPA

  Oxymorons. What are some that you know well? Cruel kindness, disgustingly delicious,  busy doing nothing. There are a few out there, but how about this one, coffee IPA. Two seemingly contradictory terms colliding in one unassuming can. Hotbox Coffee IPA comes to us courtesy of Longmont, Colorado's Oskar Blues Brewery. [...]

2018-10-18T13:21:35-07:00

Beer Review #61 — Almanac Coffee Barbary Coast Imperial Stout

  Welcome back for another installment of Tap Trail Reviews. It was a wonderfully bright and warm day out today but we are still in the heart of winter, the prime season for dark roasty stouts. Today's choice was quite easy as I am a sucker for a good stout in [...]

2018-10-18T13:21:41-07:00

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

The grossest ingredients in beer

Beyond the four main ingredients in beer (malted barley, hops, water and yeast), many brewers also use a variety of other ingredients, including spices, chocolate, fruits, vegetables, sugars, roots, you name it. But some brewers take things a bit further by adding extremely uncommon or shocking ingredients. Sometimes they do this as gimmicky marketing [...]

2018-10-18T13:22:43-07:00

Beer brewers becoming coffee roasters

My two favorite beverages on earth are beer and coffee, and I even like them when they’re combined. Fortunately, many Bellingham breweries have produced coffee beers, including Aslan Brewing’s Java Lava Red Ale, which was made in collaboration with Bellingham Coffee Roasters; Chuckanut Brewing’s Bean Stop Porter, made in collaboration with The Bean [...]

2018-10-18T13:23:19-07:00
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