120 Minute IPA by Dogfish Head Craft Brewery

120 minutes isn’t very long when you think about it. 2 hours of your life is merely a blip on the radar, barely enough time to do anything truly significant. Maybe that’s what makes Dogfish Head’s 120 minute IPA so special–in one age-able bottle, they’ve managed to make the highest ABV IPA on the market, all while retaining a rich and hoppy flavor unlike no other. It can even help to calm rage on the golf course…

White Whale Exclusive: Black Note Stout by Bell’s Brewery

Every once in a while, you have the privilege to try a beer that surprises you, despite the high expectations that the countless numbers of beers you’ve tried before have set for you. It’s bold, it’s rich, it’s smooth, and it’s boozy. It’s our White Whale Exclusive #3, and Bell’s Black Note Stout has nothing to prove. With a reputation that precedes it and a rating that speaks for itself, watch us try to put into words what is truly a work of art…

Cherry Wit by Sibling Revelry

Kids, like craft beer, are unique in more ways than one. For this week’s tasting, we thought it would be fun to combine our families together to see what kind of chaos could be created with 9 children. The resulting noise was as we should have expected, driving us to kick the kids out of the area so we could drink in peace and quiet. Sibling Revelry’s Cherry Wit was the drink of choice, and was the perfect summer drink to accompany what started all the noise in the first place…

 

Zima by Coors Brewing Company

Ah, the shower beer. As the hot water cascades down upon you, nothing completes the experience in quite the same way as a cold beer does. We know what you’re thinking…is that really what all the extra ledges in the shower were meant for? The answer is yes, despite the fact that the woman in the household has cluttered it up with a whole bunch of other junk like soap and extra shampoo. This week, we’ll sample a Zima by Coors Brewing Company in what is perhaps our strangest venue yet, showing off our love for throwback malt beverages that require candy garnishes to make them taste better. Sound weird? You ain’t seen nothin’ yet…

Don’t Tell Mike by Hoof Hearted Brewery

Family has always been important to the Hopostles. To have a successful, healthy family life, trusting one another is key. Being first cousins, we have grown up together and have grown closer over the past 10 years. But even in the tightest relationships, secrets can be kept. Vladimir Lenin once said “Trust is good, but control is better.” Having said that, this week’s video features the newest Hoof Hearted release, with one twist; there’s no Mike (for obvious reasons). Zack welcomes a very special guest drinker for this special beer. Enjoy the video, but whatever you do, please Don’t Tell Mike!

Peach County by Ciderboys

As the summer sun begins its lazy descent towards the horizon and the crickets start up their nightly serenade, a peach cider in your hand serves as the perfect companion to the longer days and warmer weather. Join us with a special guest drinker this week and trade in the peach juice running down your chin for a bottle of Ciderboys Peach County, one of the best hard ciders on the market. Tis the season for something tasty…

Dialed In (w/ Chardonnay & Gewürztraminer Juice) by Trillium Brewing Company

According to the old adage, “Beer before liquor, never been sicker. Liquor before beer, have no fear.” Have you ever stopped to wonder where wine fits in? In the ever-evolving craft beer world, brewers are seeking answers to that very question by not only barrel-aging their beers in wine barrels, but by adding wine directly to the recipe itself. Could the saying, “Beer with wine tastes just fine” be the new saying to start uttering? As we sample Dialed In w/ Gewurtztraminer and Chardonnay juice by Trillium Brewery, we’ll find out…

Charred Walls of the Damned by Burnt Hickory Brewing

In the pantheon of great beer names, Charred Walls of the Damned has to be somewhere near the top. It sounds scary, mysterious, and like a horror movie all wrapped up into one. Maybe that’s what the heavy metal band that chose it wanted, but as it turns out, it’s a pretty awesome beer as well. We had heard that this vintage batch had a few tainted bottles, and so with that in mind, we were hoping for the best.  Watch us try this barrel aged quad by Burnt Hickory Brewing to see if the beer is as cool as its moniker…

Dark Lord by 3 Floyds Brewing Co.

A special occasion, specifically our favorite golf outing of the year, requires a special beer to celebrate accordingly. We played a ton of golf, laughed so hard it hurt, and enjoyed a lot of great beers. Few, however, were as special as Dark Lord by 3 Floyds, a yearly molasses bomb provided by our guest drinker, Marc Janca. Watch as we took a moment during the busy weekend to add yet another chapter of memories to the Legendary Hurricane Cup…

Konkey Dong by Hoof Hearted Brewery

Remember the old pixelated graphics on those video game systems that you thought were so realistic? The all-day marathons of playing that new video game until your mom put an end to it and sent you outside? The controllers that only had a couple buttons and required an untangling from time to time instead of 6 new batteries? The games were simple, the characters were memorable, and you were convinced it couldn’t get any better. With that in mind, join us as we sample Konkey Dong by Hoof Hearted Brewery in an effort to put a smile on your face and a few good memories in your head…