• Beer Department: 90+ Rated March 2018

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  • Beer Department: Get To Know A Style : Altbier

    Until fairly recently, Altbier was a supremely obscure style of beer, mostly relegated to the city of Dusseldorf in western Germany. In recent years however, Altbier has experienced a bit of a resurgence here in the U.S. thanks in large part to the ever growing popularity of Alaskan Brewing Company’s Amber Ale, which is brewed in the Altbier style. This trend has even swept up other craft brewers. 50 West produces a darn fine altbier called Alternate Route.

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  • Beer Department: Expert Picks March 2018

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  • Barrel Aged Beer Bash Recap 2018

    We dug deep into our cellars and pulled out some rare, hard to find, and all-around awesome goodies to share at our 2018 Barrel Aged Beer Bash, the only barrel aged beer festival in the area! From your big bourbon barrel aged stouts to crisp and funky sours and farmhouse ales, we had a little bit for everyone to enjoy!

    We hope you enjoyed your evening trying some of these incredibly delectable beers.

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  • 7 Barrel Aged Beers to Try at This Year’s Barrel Aged Beer Bash

    Jungle Jim’s Barrel Aged Beer Bash is an ode to all things barrel aged – be they stouts, porters, wild ales, sours, or any other kind of beer (yeah, we’ll even have a barrel aged kolsch). With over 100 beers to choose from – from all over the world – where do you even start?

    We have a few ideas.

    Check out what we recommend you take the time to try while you’re walking around the bash.

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  • Beer Department: What are IBUs, anyway?

    ​IBUs (International Bittering Units) are widely shared, on tap lists, websites, apps, and beer labels. Breweries even tout the IBUs of their more aggressively bitter IPAs as a way to entice hopheads, who in turn brag about their heavily IBU-laden conquests. Despite the pervasiveness of the term, there seems to be a great deal of misunderstanding as to what an IBU actually is.

    ​Simply put, an IBU is a measurement of the amount of isomerized alpha acid in a beer. Read article
  • Beer Department: Expert Picks January 2018

    Liquid Truth Serum IPA
    Dogfish Head Brewery
    Milton, Delaware

    ABV: 6.8%
    IBU: 65
    $13.99/6 -Pack Bottles

    This is a really cool IPA! Dogfish has created a beer that is hopped entirely AFTER the boil that still manages to have IBUs. It has been long accepted dogma that IBUs only occurred from hop additions during the boil and that hops added post-boil only imparted aroma.

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  • Beer Department: 90+ Rated January 2018

    Plead the 5th Imperial Stout
    Dark Horse Brewing Company
    Marshall, Michigan

    RATING: 100 Points
    ABV: 11.0%
    $11.99/4-Pack Bottles

    This beer is only released once a year and it is delicious! One of the better values in all of craft beer, this imperial stout is insanely cheap for how tasty it is! Notes of coffee, vanilla, and malted milk balls dominate.

    Recommended by: Eric,

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  • Jungle Jim’s 2018 Barrel Aged Beer Bash

    Barrel aging beer takes time, planning, and patience. At the same time subtle and complex, there’s an artistry to bringing these beers to life in all-new, exciting, and incredibly flavorful ways. Spent barrels that once contained whiskey, tequila, rum, and wine are given a new purpose, and we’re gifted with their transformed contents.

    Jungle Jim’s Barrel Aged Beer Bash celebrates the art of barrel aging by bringing together beers of all kinds.

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  • Beer Department: 90+ Rated December2017

    Celebration Fresh Hop IPA
    Sierra Nevada Brewing Company
    Chico, California

    RATING: 92 Points
    ABV: 6.8%
    IBU: 65
    $8.99/6-Pack Bottles

    Well it wouldn’t be me if i didn’t recommend an IPA. This is one of my favorites from Sierra Nevada, a fresh hopped ale that will last until you are over the cold and ready for warmer weather. Flavored with Chinook and Centennial hops with Two-Row and Caramel malts,

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