Articles Tagged: beer reviews

Guinness Black Lager Beer Review

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We recently attended the Guinness International Champions Cup Soccer (er Football) tournament at San Francisco’s AT&T Park. Guinness wanted to show us some European Football and have us try their Black Lager. Black lager, you say? How is that possible, you say? We are talking about the folks at Guinness, so there. What makes it black is the dark roasted barley. This method also give Guinness Black Lager some very nice coffee notes.

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XP Pale Ale: Bear Republic Brewing Company

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Nestled among posh restaurants and shops lies one of Healdsburg’s greatest gems, the Bear Republic Brewing Company.  The Bear is a microbrewery that produces exciting and rich house ales, all of which have been awarded prestigious honors from beer competitions from around the country. The brewery also produces limit sale seasonal brews that are always
awaited with great anticipation.

Last week, I had room in my schedule to make a little visit to the brewery. … Read more

Guinness Foreign Extra Stout Back in the USA

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For the first time since prohibition, Guinness Foreign Extra Stout, is available in the United States. Guinness Foreign Extra Stout, originally known as West India Porter, dates back to 1801, when it was first brewed at St. James’s Gate brewery in Dublin. Guinness FES is brewed with extra hops, giving it a more intense flavor. These extra hops also act as a natural preservative, allowing it to survive long journeys overseas. FES enabled Guinness to … Read more

Beer Reviews @ Dethroner

Jason has been busy reviewing beers over at Dethroner. Here are the latest:

    Spaten Oktoberfest
    Sierra Nevada Southern Harvest Fresh Hop Ale
    Coopers Vintage Ale 2008

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Jack’s Pumpkin Spice Ale

Jason’s been reviewing beers over at Dethroner. Getting ready for Halloween he checked out Jack’s Pumpkin Spice Ale from Anheuser-Busch.

He writes, “I rarely enjoy fruit flavored beers — they overdo the fruit and taste too tart. Jack’s Pumpkin Spice Ale actually respects the beer!” Respect, that says it all.

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