Beer Camp PGH

July 11, 2009
July 11, 2009, 8:01 pm
Filed under: Ale, Beer, Imperial, India Pale Ale


Curieux Ale Aged in Oak Bourbon Barrels
Brewery: Allagash brewing, Portland, ME
ABV: 11%

Tripel Ale
Brewery: Legend Brewing Co. Richmond, VA
ABV: 9.5%

Jockamo IPA
Brewery: Abita Brewing Company, Abita Sprints, LA
ABV: 6.5%

Widmer Hefeweizen
Brewery: Widmer Brothers Brewing Company, Porland, OR
ABV: ?%

Rogue Mocha Porter
Brewery: Oregon Brewing Co. Newport, OR
ABV: ?
This one was found in a box somewhere in the depths of Fat Heads storage. No one knew when or where it came from.

Plank Bavarian Hefeweizen
Brewery: Brauerei Michael Plank
ABV: 5.2%

Belzebuth Extra Forte
Brewery: Brasserie Grain d’Orge
ABV: 13%


Headhunter IPA
July 9, 2009, 8:25 pm
Filed under: Beer

Rob Johnson (craftbeerguy) from The Beer Connoisseur talks about our favorite hangout and the popular Headhunter IPA. Headhunter IPA is brewed at the new Fat Head’s Saloon and Brewery in North Olmstead, Ohio. It’s quckly become one of the most popular beers at tap at FHs here in Pittsburgh.

Rob does a much better job describing the beer than I would, so check out his article here:

Headhunter IPA and Fat Heads


Drinking the numbers…
July 9, 2009, 8:15 pm
Filed under: Beer

Mark “Beer Czar” Saucier was kind enough to crunch some numbers regarding the Fat Heads beer rotation as well as Beer Camps weekly and monthly consumption. It leads to to some pretty impressive numbers. By Mark’s calculations:

How many beers?

As you can see, that provides a TON of beers to taste and enjoy throughout the year. Although some beers may be repeats, the majority of the beers we taste are “one-offs” or new releases. Glenn does a fantastic job of opening new relationships with great brewers and the beer campers provide beers that aren’t available in PA. If you enjoy craft beers you owe it to yourself to come down to camp on Saturday’s.

And as Mark says:
“Si nos haven’t drank is it’s non quoniam nos haven’t exertus.”

Whatever the hell that means!

*These numbers are all rough estimates, don’t do the math, it’ll hurt your brain.

July 4, 2009
July 6, 2009, 3:02 am
Filed under: Ale, Pale Ale

beers_07.04.09Dark Kriek Lips of Faith
65% ale brewed with cherry juice
35% ale aged in wood barrels

Brewery: New Belgium
ABV: 8%

Pale Ale
Brewery: Bali Storm Brewing
ABV: >5%

Tropical Ale
Brewery: Bali Storm Brewing
ABV: >5%

Jason brought the two Storm beers back from his recent honeymoon in Bali. They weren’t particularly noteworthy, but its always cool to try beers from around the world. Bali Storm Brewing Company

Yule Smith Holiday Ale
Brewery: Ale Smith
ABV: 8.5%