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Yards ‘Poor Richard’s Tavern Spruce’

They were actually talking about this beer on the radio, so obviously I had to pick it up when I came across it at the liquor store. I wasn’t sure what I was getting myself into with Ben Franklin’s recipe. But hey, if it was good enough for Ben, you know? I felt like I was drinking a Christmas tree. Is that a bad thing? Not especially. I mean, I’ve only nibbled on a few spruce tree branches before, so yeah, I had a point of reference. Don’t judge. PoorRead More


Long Trail ‘Sick Day’

I wasn’t taking a sick day, but figured I’d try this IPA anyway. That’s right, I rhymed just for you. I’ve had a few types of Long Trail brews before, and some were pretty good. So as it were, I waited a full 24 hours to get just the right chill to these bad boys. It was way darker than I expected for a 6.8% IPA. I guess I should have noticed the “Winter” aspect of this brew, but I didn’t. For me it was bland, I didn’t taste anyRead More


Einstok ‘Icelandic White Ale’

Einstok eh? You’ve never heard of them either, right? Phew, so it’s not just me. I was pretty curious as to how an Icelandic take on a Belgian White would taste, so I grabbed the sixer. Well, for the most part, as the bottle design kind of caught my attention, which is why I picked it up in the first place. I’ve had more than my share of different brands of Belgian Whites, and as you can imagine, most are more miss than hit. I really can’t say too muchRead More


Victory ‘Hop Ranch’

You know how it is, browsing the newest arrival of beer in your local liquor store. It’s beer Christmas, or whatever Holiday you celebrate. Well, I happened across Victory Hop Ranch. The employees were sweet too, they actually had them cold ¬†just for me, I would assume. I looked over at the beer and said, “I’m going to drink you so hard.” The beer didn’t respond. But that’s okay, my feelings weren’t hurt or anything. So I cracked open a bottle and poured. (Of course I waited until I wasRead More


Shock Top ‘Chocolate Wheat’- The Rebuttal

For the sake of writing reviews, someone recommended this beer. Not to name names, @CrazyKegs, “cough cough”… I use the term “beer” loosely here, because I definitely don’t consider this a real beer. There are a lot of you out there who like this kinda stuff, and more power to you, it’s just not for me. Don’t get me wrong, there were some good things about this beer. I know, I smiled as I was writing the last line too. It poured like chocolate flavored cough syrup, and tasted asRead More


Pint on the Right

You chose to drink the beer on the right. You’re feeling good about your choice. This was a damn tasty brew. This has to be the one that leads to safety. The Goblin Wizard raises his staff, and instantly you’re transported. You breathe a sigh of relief, once you realize you’re not in a Vampire Lair, but on a snowy mountain top. But wait, what was it that the Wizard had said, “Brief Safety.” You stand up and slip, plummeting to your death. At least you had that great beerRead More


Pint on the Left

You chose to drink the pint of beer on the left. It was probably the best beer you’ve ever had in your life. As you finish your last sip, The Goblin Wizard smiles and raises his staff to transport you. He’s actually ¬†pretty creepy, even for a Goblin Wizard. You wake up in some sort of Lair. You chose the wrong glass, you’re smack in the middle of Vampire coffins. Lucky enough for you, it’s daylight, and they’re all asleep. You find the front door and walk out, trying toRead More