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…

Black Rajah by The Brew Kettle

The most common form of skin cancer is melanoma, and besides claiming close to 10,000 lives per year, it has claimed the life of one of our uncles, as well as Zack’s own father. Join us we travel to a memorial plaque located on a nearby golf course in his honor, paying tribute to him in hopes of bringing more awareness to the fight that is ongoing towards finding a cure. Because black is the color associated with this form of cancer, we’ll be sampling a black IPA called Black Rajah from the Brew Kettle in Strongsville, Ohio. May his smile and hearty laugh live on for years to come…

White Whale Exclusive: Dinner by Maine Brewing Company

White whales like Moby Dick are seldom seen, and when they are, obsessive men by the likes of Captain Ahab are hellbent on slaying them for pure vengeance, personal satisfaction, and eternal glory.  A beer by the name of Dinner, made by Maine Brewing Company, has been a white whale of ours for a long time, and after much spear-sharpening and widespread searching, we’ve finally managed to come face to face with a brew that’s given us the slip for the last time.  Join us as we sample our first beer in a new series called “White Whale Exclusive,” a distinction that will only be given to those brews that we deem truly worthy of a title that is synonymous with rare and special…

Mike’s Harder Watermelon by Mike’s Hard Lemonade Co.

What do cigarettes, nasty bathrooms, questionable hot dogs, and macro beers all have in common? No, it’s not that they all taste the same. It’s that they are all typically found in a gas station convenience store, a place you wouldn’t usually go to if you’re searching for the next best craft beer. And though that’s often true, what you also wouldn’t expect to find is a malt beverage worth seeking out. However, next to all those 40 oz. King Cobras  and a few steps away from the candy bars, sits the latest flavor of Mike’s Hard Lemonade.  The flavor variations are as numerous as the times you’ve stopped to get gas, and are more delicious than pretty much anything InBev has to offer. Join us this week as we sample a Mike’s Harder Watermelon, and we’ll attempt to smash your expectations when it comes to your next visit for fuel…

Tequila Barrel Aged Turbo Shandy by Hoppin’ Frog Brewery

On May 5, 1862, the Battle of Puebla took place between a ragtag army from Mexico and the French Army, led by none other than Napoleon himself. The victory for Mexico led to an annual celebration known as Cinco de Mayo, and has been celebrated with parties, dancing, and cerveza ever since. What does all this have to do with two gringos like us? Absolutely nothing, other than to give us another excuse to hoist a cold one. Watch us try a tequila barrel-aged shandy from Hoppin’ Frog, and judge for yourself if it’s a worthy enough beer to honor the men who took down Napoleon…

Lemon Meringue Pie by Crafted Artisan Meadery

It’s a well-known fact that pairing a food with an alcoholic beverage, if done correctly, can greatly enhance the pleasure of the experience.  A medium rare steak with a glass of red wine, a bubbly saison with some pungent cheese, and a rich stout with a sweet dessert are just a few of the many combinations that come to mind.  That being said, what if you combine a whole mouthful of food with a beverage?  Wouldn’t that make the experience even better?  Is there a such thing as “too much of a good thing?”  Watch us sample a mead by Crafted Artisan Meadery called Lemon Meringue Pie, and we’ll attempt to answer those questions while completely throwing the rule of not talking with your mouth full out the window…

Manhattan Ale by Southern Tier Brewing Company

Proving yet again that the possible ingredients in a beer are endless, Southern Tier’s Manhattan Ale is the first of their Barrel Works Series, and it travels down yet another avenue of innovation–a beer designed to taste like a mixed drink. The Manhattan–no longer being pigeon-holed as just your great-great-grandfather’s favorite drink to order at the local speakeasy, this cherry juice-infused ale has been bourbon barrel aged to give that distinctive mixed drink flavor a little more flair and pinache. At just over 14% ABV, watch us sample a concoction that would be sure to peak old Grandad’s interest if he were still around today…

Rabbit Rabbit by 3 Floyds Brewing Co.

Zack is officially back, and the Rabbid Rabbit donning the label of a saison by 3 Floyds Brewing was hopping at the chance for a reason to be in the spotlight and welcome him back. What better time to grant his request than on this special Easter Sunday, a day when the bunny ears and pastel eggs are a perfect complement to the beautiful spring weather that was practically begging us to film outside.  Though the wind made the audio less than stellar at times, don’t blame the rabbit; it may make him even crazier than he already is…