Good Beers

Long Leaf IPA from Appalachian Mountain Brewery

by Dan Spencer •  Jan 7, 2017  •  0 comments

One of the things I’m most excited about this season is the Hurricanes’ Homegrown series, where certain home games feature different great local businesses, offering fare from local breweries, restaurants, artists, etc. Anyone who knows me in real life knows I’m a big fan…

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Beer Review: Southern Tier Pumking (2015)

by Derek Roessler •  Oct 12, 2015  •  0 comments

Every year, I look forward to the release of Pumking, one of my favorite (if not the favorite) pumpkin beers. Well, based on the release creeping its way into July, I should say I look forward to purchasing upon release, then letting it sit in my beer fridge until it's at LEAST fall. Now that it most certainly is autumn, and I've had several glasses and bottles of Pumking this year, I can give it a pretty thorough review- at least by my standards.In previous years, what I've found most enjoyable about this beer is the pumpkin pie flavor, along with a little creaminess, and an almost buttery quality which reminded me of good pie crust. Sometimes pumpkin beers get awfully heavy handed with the spice bag and the whole thing ends up tasting like what I assume potpourri would taste like. 

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Beer Review: Terrapin Moo Hoo-Chiato

by Derek Roessler •  Nov 19, 2014  •  0 comments

Terrapin is one of my favorite breweries (not necessarily top 3 or anything) and their Wake-N-Bake Coffee Oatmeal Imperial Stout has been probably my favorite coffee beer the past few years. They also make a chocolate milk stout called Moo Hoo, which is usually pretty good (and really good mixed 50/50 with WNB). So when I saw this Moo Hoo-Chiato which is described as a "chocolate espresso milk stout" I had to bolt to the shop to pick one up to enjoy on this week's podcast. Why one? Simple, that was the limit set by the local bottle shop. 

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Boulevard Collaboration No. 4 Review

by Derek Roessler •  Nov 13, 2014  •  0 comments

Located in Kansas City, Missouri, Boulevard Brewing has quickly become one of my favorite breweries. Their styles run the gamut from tart, refreshing Gose to full and rich barrel aged stouts.  Just over a year ago, Boulevard was purchased by Belgian  company Duvel,…

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Stone Lucky Bastard Ale* Review

by Derek Roessler •  Nov 6, 2014  •  0 comments

*According to Stone’s website, the beer is spelled “Lukcy Basartd” but I didn’t want what’s technically a typo in the headline. I have Stone to thank for helping me get into craft beers. Years ago, while in a bottle shop in Ohio, I saw a beer…

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Beer Review: Evil Twin Imperial Doughnut Break

by Derek Roessler •  May 9, 2014  •  0 comments

Reviewed on the April 29th edition of the Cheaters Never Win podcast, the Evil Twin Imperial Doughnut Break is a meal of a beer. Following the success and popularity of Imperial Biscotti Break, the man behind the brewery realized not many Americans know what the hell biscotti is, and thus attempted to cater to our xenophobia by making a beer with doughnuts instead.

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