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Review: Sierra Nevada Oliva Abbey Saison

Review of Sierra Nevada Oliva Abbey Saison from Sierra Nevada Brewing Co. in Chico, CA

Beer Type: Saison  ABV: 7.5%  Tried from bottle.

Their Description: “An homage to the monks’ noble work, this unique farmhouse ale is incredibly complex with notes of lemon, pepper, straw and herbs balanced by the tang of Mandarin oranges and a spicy kick of pepper. 288 more words

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McEwan's IPA - Bottle - 4.3% - Charles Wells

I’m catching up on the days football, watching the Sunday night highlights. It’s a Bank Holiday weekend and so I’m relaxing with a beer. It’s a bottle of… 51 more words

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Beer 22 of Spring - Flash in the Glass

Brewer: Green Flash       Craft: West Coast IPA       ABV: 8.1%

Five different hop varieties create aromas and flavors aplenty.  When I pour this craft into the glass, which in this picture is not really the glass that… 223 more words

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Sam Adams Rebel Rouser

I love to post reviews of new beers soon after the beers are released, but unfortunately it doesn’t always work out. A good example is the Sam Adams Rebel IPA series. 405 more words

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“a precocious little number using some of the more unusual local flora and fauna you find hanging around here in the less civilized parts of the solar system” – … 407 more words

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Hoppiness Is a Warm Pun

This time around we are drinking something of a hidden gem from Western Massachusetts.  I was exploring the beer aisle at a liquor store outside my usual stomping grounds when I came upon a fairly nondescript looking bottle.   296 more words

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Deschutes Brewery's Fresh Squeezed IPA Is What's On Tap

Even with technology and various beer tracking apps, it is hard for me to remember which craft beers I have tried and which ones I have not; many times I am drinking a brew I am sure I have had only to find out I haven’t. 284 more words

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