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Asheville Brewing Company “Carolina Mountain Monster”

Asheville Brewing Company “Carolina Mountain Monster” by Chris Anderson Well, it’s been a long time since I have sat down and wrote a beer review, but today’s your lucky day. Carolina Mountain Monster is an Imperial Stout brewed with Coffee & Vanilla. This is a big, bold, robust beer with an ABV of 12.8%, and is beautiful, just like the town of Asheville, NC where it is brewed. Rich, luscious mouth feel,  just like the majestic mountains of Western North Carolina. This fantastic beer is made with locally roasted, cold steepedRead More


The Art of Home Brewing

The Art of Home Brewing By Chris Anderson Home brewing is big these days and there are various reasons that this is so. I believe it’s due to the explosion of the craft beer scene. Everyone has heard stories of friends and family that have tried home brewing both good and bad. If you haven’t tried it before and would like to get started, I would say “Go for it”. There is tons of information on home brewing on the internet and nothing beats finding your local homebrew shop andRead More


Free Will Brewing Company’s “Snow Day Ale” 2014

Free Will Brewing Company’s “Snow Day Ale” 2014 By Chris Anderson Today I am going to review Free Will Brewing Company’s “Snow Day Ale” 2014. My last trip to Free Will Brewing Company was in November of 2015 with my good friend and boy did we have a grand time tasting some of the great lineup of brews that Free Will has to offer. After we were done tasting I picked up a few bottles to go. So finally last night, I dug out this gem of a beer toRead More


Transatlantique Kriek (Lips of Faith) 2015

Transatlantique Kriek (Lips of Faith) 2015 By Chris Anderson New Belgium Brewing Collaboration with Brouwerij Oud Beersel, Belgium to bring you an outstanding and unique brew for special occasions. I have always loved New Belgium Brewing after discovering them in 1999 while in Denver and was excited to taste this one. I sat on a 22oz bottle of this for a few months and discovered that New Years Eve was going to be the night that I tried this beer for the first time. Out with the old year, andRead More


Weyerbacher Brewing Company

Weyerbacher Brewing Company by: Chris Anderson @Essau1969 It was the day after Christmas, and I was in the mood to visit a brewery that I had never been to before. I have always loved Weyerbacher beers, and I thought this is the day to visit them. Weyerbacher is located in Easton, PA which is about an hour northeast of where I live. Of course I tried to have a partner in crime to join me, but being the day after Christmas, most people were not around or available. So IRead More


Old Jubilation Ale from Avery Brewing Company

Old Jubilation Ale “Winter” By Chris Anderson @Essau1969 I figured since it is that time of year a Winter Seasonal would be in order. Today I am reaching for “Old Jubilation Ale” from Avery Brewing Company. This beer is considered a “English Old Ale “and labeled  “Winter”. This brew comes is a festive can, that is red, green, with a winter scene to get you in the mood for the holidays and into the cold winter. I poured a glass and sat down in my living room next to the ChristmasRead More


Blackened Voodoo Lager, Dixie Brewing Company

Blackened Voodoo Lager, Dixie Brewing Company By Chris Anderson Let me first start by saying that Blackened Voodoo Lager is a beer that I hold dear to my heart. I had my first taste of this in New Orleans in 1996 during Mardi Gras. I was visiting my good friend Rich for a week heading up to the culmination of Fat Tuesday. The day would start early and this was a great beer to start off your festivities. As you know in New Orleans, anything and everything goes and thisRead More