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Spellbound Brewing Porter

Spellbound brews some quality beer. I usually get their IPA or Pale Ale, but I was feeling a little frisky this trip to the liquor store, and grabbed a six of their Porter. Damn good choice on my part. Plus, the weather was in the 20 degree range, so I got the fireplace cranking and thoroughly enjoyed this beer sitting in front of it. Great night. The Straight Hops: 4 out of 5 Kegs


Yuengling ‘Black & Tan’

The Straight Hops: 3 out of 5 Kegs Not really a “go-to” style for me, but this is smooth and easy drinking, not to mention this beer is light on the wallet!


“Ravens Roost” Baltic Porter

“Ravens Roost” Baltic Porter Parkway Brewing Company by Chris Anderson @Essau1969   Late in August of 2015 I was in the Salem, VA area on a “beercation”. Actually I was visiting with friend who had moved away and this was about the half way point for both us, so we looked up local breweries to check out while we were there. We stumbled across Parkway Brewing Company located in Salem. Oh what a discovery it was. It was a Saturday night and they had a wonderful bluegrass band playing andRead More


Duclaw ‘Sweet Baby Jesus!’

Yeah, I’ve heard the buzz about this chocolate peanut butter porter, as I’m sure you have as well. Was I willing to invest in a six-pack of Sweet Baby Jesus? No. I grabbed a single to try. This brew sat in my beer fridge for about three weeks, as I debated trying it, but I finally cracked it open. I must say… I don’t get the buzz. For me, there was nothing redeeming about this brew, I cringed during every sip. Maybe it’s just me? Maybe it’s not? I despise drainRead More


Mississippi Mud ‘Black & Tan’

This brew is yummy. No, seriously, if you are into Black and Tans, you need to get this. My cohort grabbed this for me and I couldn’t just have just a little. I downed the bottle. I’ve never seen it before, and I unfortunately, haven’t seen it around since. But I keep an eye out in all the stores I go to, because I would sure love to have it again. On top of the taste, the bottle is gnarly as heck! If you’re into this style of beer, thisRead More