Good Beers

Beer Review: Founders Azacca IPA

by Derek Roessler •  Jan 16, 2018  •  0 comments

As the season would dictate, I’ve recently been enjoying a lot of stouts and porters. More specifically, coffee and barrel aged stouts and porters. On chilly winter days, they’re especially delicious. However, I’m always up for a great IPA, and this Founders Azacca IPA has…

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Beer Review: New Belgium Sour Saison

by Derek Roessler •  Nov 29, 2017  •  0 comments

This beer review is sponsored by our friends at Bottlemixx in North Raleigh.  It’s no secret that I’m a fan of New Belgium’s work. When Fat Tire came to the North Carolina market years ago, I drank all of it. When I’m hosting a party…

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Beer Review: Red Hare Sticky Stout

by Derek Roessler •  Nov 9, 2017  •  0 comments

This beer review is sponsored by our friends at Bottlemixx in North Raleigh.  Man, it got cold and dreary quickly this week, eh? Even though I could drink IPAs all year long (let’s be honest, I DO drink them all year), something about this…

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Beer Review: Stone Vengeful Spirit IPA

by Derek Roessler •  Nov 4, 2017  •  3 comments

Hello, beer lovers! On this week’s Cheaters Never Win, I cracked open and thoroughly enjoyed Stone Brewing’s Vengeful Spirit IPA. I know it seems like seasonality would dictate I move more towards richer, darker beers and away from tropical IPAs and the like,…

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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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