Pretty Thing Jack D'Or Beer Review

Beer #207 Pretty Thing Jack D’Or

  Name: Jack D’or Style: Saison / Farmhouse Ale Brewery:  Pretty Thing Beer & Ale Project website Country: USA Region: Cambridge, Massachusetts ABV: 6.5% abv How served: 22oz capped bomber poured into an Oerbier stemmed glass.     My Overall Opinion:

Westvleteren 12 and St Bernardus 12 side by side

Westvleteren 12 vs. St Bernardus Abt 12

In researching for an article about our upcoming tour to St. Bernardus my wife was surprised to learn that although Westvleteren is now using Westmalle’s yeast, St. Bernardus is apparently still brewing the original Westvleteren recipe with Westvleteren yeast…  So she came to think that if she’s lovin’ a Westy, is it really a Westy? or is St Bernardus the real WestyConfusing, for sure.  So all we could do was pull out a bottle of each of them…which was conveniently located in our Coke Machine, and do a blind tasting.  Life is rough sometimes, but we were willing to make the sacrifice in order to provide you, our readers and beer voyagers, with enlightenment.

Val-Dieu Grand Cru

Beer #189 Val-Dieu Grand Cru

Name: Grand Cru Style: Quadruple Brewery:  Brasserie de l’Abbaye du Val-Dieu   website Country: Belgium Region: Aubel ABV: 10.5% abv How served:  750ml corked and caged bottle poured into an Abbeye de Leffe chalice. My Overall Opinion: Amazing. I paired this

Deschutes Jubel 2010 Once A Decade Ale

Beer #183 Deschutes Jubel 2010 Once A Decade Ale

Name: Jubel 2010 Once A Decade Ale Style:  American Strong Ale Brewery:  Deschutes Brewery  website Country: USA Region: Bend, Oregon ABV: 10.0% abv How served:  22 oz waxed and capped bottle poured into a Delirium Noël snifter to get me into

Funky Buddha Wide Awake It's Morning

Beer #176 Funky Buddha Wide Awake It’s Morning

Today was the GRAND OPENING of the Funky Buddha Homebrew Store (located directly next door to the Brewery) and the release of their highly anticipated Imperial Maple Bacon Coffee Porter. The regular version of the Maple Bacon was at one

Weihenstephaner Vitus

Beer #169 Weihenstephan Vitus

Name: Vitus Style:  Weizenbock Brewery: Bayerische Staatsbrauerei Weihenstephan  website Country: Germany Region:   Freising ABV: 7.7 % Abv How served:  500ml capped bottle poured into a Sierra Nevada wheat beer glass. My Overall Opinion:  Amazing I paired this beer with:  a bag

Deschutes The Abyss 2009

Beer #168 2009 Deschutes The Abyss

Name: The Abyss Style:  Imperial Stout Brewery: Deschutes Brewery  website Country: USA Region:   Bend, Oregon ABV: 11.0 % Abv How served:  22 oz black waxed and capped bottle poured into The Bruery tulip. My Overall Opinion:  Amazing  I paired this

De Struise Cuvée Delphine

Beer #166 De Struise Cuvée Delphine

 Name: Cuvée Delphine Style:  Russian Imperial Stout Brewery: De Struise Brouwers.  website Country: Belgium Region:   Oostvleteren ABV: 13.0 % Abv How served:  330 ml capped bottle poured into a De Struise glass. My Overall Opinion:  Amazing I paired this beer

Ballast Point Sea Monster

Beer #164 Ballast Point Sea Monster

      Name: Sea Monster Style:  Imperial Stout Brewery: Ballast Point Brewing Company.  website Country: USA Region:   San Diego, California ABV: 10.0 % Abv How served: 22oz capped bottle poured into a De Struise Brouwers glass. My Overall Opinion:

Cantillon Classic Gueuze

Beer #162 Cantillon Classic Gueuze

        Name: Classic Gueuze Style:  Gueuze Brewery: Brasserie Cantillon website Country: Belgium Region:  Brussels ABV: 5.0% Abv How served: 750 ml corked & capped bottle poured into Drie Fonteinen tumbler My Overall Opinion:  Amazing. I paired this beer