Beer Department: Expert Picks January 2019

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Blackbeard’s Breakfast

Imperial Porter

Heavy Seas Beer Company | Baltimore, MD

ABV: 10%  |  IBU: 40
PRICE: $15.99  |  4-Pack Bottles

This imperial porter is aged in bourbon barrels with coffee added for a fresh-roasted, swashbuckling mouthful of flavor that’s sure to make you say, “aarrgh!” (in a good way).

Recommended by: Eric, Eastgate

Located: American Craft


Coffee Milk Stout

Rhinegeist Brewery | Cincinnati, OH

ABV: 6%  |  IBU: 25
PRICE: $9.99  |  6-Pack Cans

Rhinegeist Calfé is the first canned coffee stout from Rhinegeist and it is delicious! The addition of lactose adds creaminess and balances out the roasted malt flavors nicely. Check this out today!

Recommended by: Eric, Eastgate

Located: American Craft

Filthy McNasty

Russian Imperial Stout

North High Brewing | Columbus, Ohio

ABV: 9%  |  IBU: 50
PRICE: $9.99  |  6-Pack Cans

Each year, learning that this beer will be returning to the shelves warms my heart! This is a little hoppy for a stout, but if you know me, you’ll know that I don´t mind that at all! Filthy McNasty is a big, bold stout that has hints of coffee and chocolate, a sweet malty finish, and a nice hint of booze. The high ABV and the low cost make this a great buy. Give Filthy McNasty a try!

Recommended by: Ferdinand, Fairfield

Located: American Craft

Juicy Jubilee

Double IPA

Taft’s Brewing Company | Cincinnati, Ohio

ABV: 8.6%  |  IBU: 55
PRICE: $10.99  |  6-Pack Cans

Taft’s Brewing Company has killed it with this beer! Brewed with only Mosaic and Citra hops, Juicy Jubilee is a real juice bomb. This clean, clear, and crushable IPA isn’t a New England-style IPA as you might expect. Rather, it’s simply a good, regular IPA. Personally, I love how the hops play with the malt build. At 8.6% ABV, this beer doesn’t mess around, but it’s still easy to drink and enjoy with friends. The perfect beer to drink while watching the playoffs!

Recommended by: Ferdinand, Fairfield

Located: American Craft


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