Category Archives: Style Profiles

Michael’s Genuine Home Brew

With Michael’s Genuine Home Brew, James Beard award-winning Miami chef Michael Schwartz joins the ranks of “Chefs with an Eponymously-Named Beer to their Credit,” a short list including the likes of Iron Chef Morimoto. Contract brewed by Back Forty of … Continue reading

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Harpoon Summer Beer

I’m tired of big beer, big flavor. At least for now. I just spent a week in California, drinking inky red wines in Napa and Sonoma, Consecration at Russian River Brewing, Cable Car, La Folie, and Pliny at the Toronado, … Continue reading

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Rogue Voodoo Doughnut Bacon Maple Ale

Perusing the beer cooler of your local Whole Foods, I’m sure you’ve seen it – the absurd hot pink bottle containing Bacon Maple Ale, Rogue’s now-infamous collaboration with Portland, Oregon neighbor Voodoo Doughnut, a donut shop that makes a lot … Continue reading

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Einstok Icelandic White Ale

Einstok, part two. Lessss go! Tonight, the White Ale, in the style of a Belgian witbier. This is not a style I drink or review too often, so enjoy the rarity. Not that I don’t enjoy a good witbier, mind … Continue reading

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Goliath Tripel

Today I’m taking on Goliath, from Belgium’s Brasserie des Legendes. This is a Tripel, indicating a high-ABV blonde ale with light body, and intense fruit/spice yeast character with modest hop bitterness. These beers tend to make outstanding food partners, and … Continue reading

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Timmermans Oude Gueuze

Gueuze is an interesting style, right down to its pronunciation. In America, it typically is pronounced “gooze,” which to me sounds vaguely pornographic. It turns out that the correct Flemish pronunciation is something more along the lines of “ger-ser” – … Continue reading

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Cigar City Good Gourd

It might come as some surprise to many, given how much I tend to love pumpkin-everything, that I am not the biggest pumpkin ale cheerleader out there. Some I find very one-note and gimmicky. Others are loaded with pie spices, … Continue reading

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