Beer Camp PGH


January 2, 2010
January 3, 2010, 12:06 am
Filed under: Ale, Beer, Bock, Imperial, India Pale Ale, Pale Ale, Stout

St Ambroise Apricot Wheat Ale
Brewery: McAulsan Brewing, Montreal, Quebec
ABV: 5%

Full Sail IPA
Brewery: Full Sail Brewing Co., Hood River, OR
ABV: 6.0%

The Bitter End Pale Ale
Brewery: Two Brothers Brewing Co., Warrenville, IL
ABV: 5.2%

Green Flash Imperial IPA
Brewery: Green Flash Brewing Co., Vista, CA
ABV: 9%

Really Old Brown Dog Ale
Brewery: Smuttynose Brewery, Portsmouth, NH
ABV: 13%

Stone Vertical Epic 2003
Brewery: Stone Brewing Co., San Diego, CA
ABV: 8.5%

Samuel Adams Double Bock (Imperial Series)
Brewery: Boston Beer Co., Boston, MA
ABV: 9.5%

Speedway Stout
Brewery: Ale Smith Brewing Co., San Diego, CA
ABV: 12%

Serious Madness
Brewery: Mad River Brewing Co., Blue Lake, CA
ABV: 8.6%

Frosted Frog Christmas Ale
Brewery: Hoppin Frog, Akron, OH
ABV: 8.6%



December 12, 2009
December 12, 2009, 3:50 pm
Filed under: Ale, Barley Wine, India Pale Ale, Pale Ale

Warrior IPA
Brewery: Left Hand Brewing Co., Longmont, CO
ABV:
6.6%

Bodacious Black & Tan
Brewery: Hoppin’ Frog Brewing, Akron, OH
ABV:
7.6%

El Chupalupalo Pale Ale
Brewery: Lagunitas Brewing Co., Petaluma, CA
ABV: 5.8%

Bison Organic Barleywine Ale
Brewery: Bison Brewing, Berkeley, CA
ABV: 9.5%

Frog Hop Pale Ale
Brewery: Great Northern Brewing, Whitefish, MT
ABV: 5%



October 3, 2009
October 3, 2009, 5:44 pm
Filed under: Ale, Imperial, Lager, Lambic, Pale Ale, Stout, Wit

Old Howling Bastard
Brewery: Blue Point Brewing Company, Long Island, NY
ABV: 10%

Prosit Imperial Octoberfest Lager
Brewery: Clipper City Brewing, Baltimore, MD
ABV: 9%

Oude Gueuze Lambic
Brewery: Hanssens Artisanaal, Dwory, Belgium
ABV: 6%

Rosée d’Hibiscus
Brewery: Dieu Du Ciel!, Saint-Jerome, QC
ABV: 5%

Tsunami Stout
Brewery: Pelican Pub & Brewery,  Pacific City, OR
ABV: 7%

Doryman’s Dark Ale
Brewery: Pelican Pub & Brewery,  Pacific City, OR
ABV: 5.8%

Hop Mountain Pale Ale
Brewery: Dominion Brewing, Ashburn, VA
ABV: 5.6%



July 25, 2009 Beer Camp Summer Edition
August 3, 2009, 11:36 am
Filed under: Ale, Beer, Imperial, India Pale Ale, Pale Ale, Porter, Stout
Epic

Epic

This rainy Saturday in July brought us the annual Summer Edition of Beer Camp at Dwight and Lisa’s house. The weather wasn’t exactly ideal for a pool party, but with the most epic line-up of beers the camp has ever seen (don’t quote me on that), it didn’t spoil any of the fun. When you combine a pool, hot tub, great food, friends and beverages, it’s hard not to have a good time. Mark “Beer Czar” Saucier brought us a special treat  from his recent trip to Europe. I had never danced with la fée verte, but knew it is was definitely worth a taste.

The Green Fairy

The Green Fairy

We had a large collection of beers for the tasting, 14. In addition to some great stuff from Avery, North Coast and Alaskan Brewing companies, we also had a 3-year (2007, ’08, ’09) set of Sierra Nevada’s Bigfoot Barleywine. Despite the amount of “vintage” beers that we have the opportunity to taste, it’s rare that we have a lineage of one particular beer to compare. The Bigfoot Barleywine has always been one of my favorites in the category for it’s noticable hoppy characteristic. Sierra Nevada’s recipe hasn’t changed throughout the years (other then the natural changes in the flavors of the ingredients), but the aging revealed unique differences that lead to some great discussion.

With 14 beers to sample, Dwights famous Rita’s Frozen mixed drinks, Abinthe, and 4 coolers of craft beer, we had more then enough beverages to go around. Thanks again to Dwight and Lisa for hosting another great party and for inviting this motley crew into your home. Now… on to the beer list!

North Coast Silver Jubilee Farmhouse Ale
Brewery: North Coast Brewing
ABV: 7.3%
Drakes Imperial Stout
Brewery: Drake’s Brewing Co. San Leandro, CA
ABV: 8.75%
Alaskan White
Brewery: Alaskan Brewing Co.
ABV: 5.3%
Firestone Walker Pale Ale 31
Brewery: Firestone Walker Brewing Co.
ABV: 4.6%
Avery Samaels Oak Aged Ale
Brewery: Avery Brewing Co.
ABV: 14.9%
Brewery Hef Anker
Cuvee Van de Keizer
Goulden Carolus
Alaskan 2005 Smoked Porter
Harpoon Leviathan Baltic Porter
Sierra Nevada Big Foot
Brewery: Sierra Nevada, CA
2007
2008
2009
Lagunitas Kill Ugly Radio
Brasserie Dieu Dieu De el Peche Mortel
Three Floyds Broo Doo
Talon Barley Wine
Medicino Brewing, Mendocino Brewing Company, Saratoga Springs, NY
ABV:

Silver Jubilee Farmhouse Ale
Brewery:
North Coast Brewing, Fort Bragg, CA
ABV: 7.3%

Drakes Imperial Stout
Brewery:
Drake’s Brewing Co. San Leandro, CA
ABV: 8.75%

Alaskan White
Brewery:
Alaskan Brewing Co., Juneau, AK
ABV: 5.3%

Pale Ale 31
Brewery:
Firestone Walker Brewing Co., Paso Robles, CA
ABV: 4.6%

Avery Samaels Oak Aged Ale
Brewery:
Avery Brewing Co., Boulder, CO
ABV: 14.9%

Gouden Carolus Cuvee Van de Keizer
Brewery:
Brouwerij Het Anker
ABV: 11%

Alaskan Smoked Porter 2005
Brewery:
Alaskan Brewing Co., Juneau, AK
ABV: 6.5%

Leviathan Baltic Porter
Brewery:
Harpoon Brewery, Boston, MA
ABV: 9.5%

Bigfoot 2007-09

Bigfoot 2007-09

Bigfoot Barelywine
Brewery:
Sierra Nevada Brewing Co., Chico, CA

• 2007
• 2008
• 2009

ABV: 9.6%

Kill Ugly Radio
Brewery:
Lagunitas Brewing Co., Petaluma, CA
ABV: 7.8%

Peche Mortel
Brewery: Brasserie Dieu Du Ciel !, St-Jerome, Quebec, Canda
ABV: 9.5%

Broodoo Harvest Ale
Brewery: Three Floydes Brewing Co.
ABV: 5.50%

Talon Barley Wine
Brewery:
Mendocino Brewing Company, Saratoga Springs, NY
ABV: 10.5%



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%