Beer Camp PGH


November 28, 2009
November 28, 2009, 3:05 pm
Filed under: Ale, Barley Wine, Belgian, Imperial, India Pale Ale, Porter, Stout

Wexford Irish Creme Ale
Brewery: Morland Brewery, Suffolk, UK
ABV: 5%

Perkuno’s Hammer Imperial Porter
Brewery: Heavyweight Brewing, Ocean Township, NJ
ABV: 8%

Old Boardhead Barleywine Ale
Brewery: Full Sail Brewing Co., Hood River OR
ABV: 9%

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

Routes des épices
Brewery:
Dieu Du Ciel!, Saint-Jerome, QC
ABV: 5%

Black Storm Imperial Stout
Brewery: The Mad Brewer, North Ridgeville, OH
ABV: 12%

BEER (homebrew from Perry)
Brewery: The Brew Kettle/Perry
ABV: ?

Rodenbach Grand Cru
Brewery: Brouwerij Rodenbach N.V., Belgium
ABV: 6%

Rocky Mountain IPA
Brewery: Fort Collins Brewing, Fort Collins, CO
ABV: 6.2%

Flashback Anniversary Ale
Brewery: Boulder Brewing, Boulder, CO
ABV: 6.9%



November 21, 2009
November 21, 2009, 4:24 pm
Filed under: Imperial, India Pale Ale, Porter, Stout

November 21, 2009

Nefarious Ten Pin Imperial Porter
Brewery: Ska Brewing Co., Durango, CO
ABV: 8%

Barrel Aged B.O.R.I.S.
Brewery: Hoppin’ Frog Brewing, Akron, OH
ABV: 9.4%

Imperial India Pale Ale
Brewery: Otter Creek Brewing Co., Middlebury, VT
ABV: 11%

Xingu Black Beer
Brewery: Cervejaria Sul Brasileira, Brazil
ABV: 4.7%

Okacim Porter
Brewery: Browar Okocim S.A., Poland
ABV: 8.1%



August 8, 2009
August 9, 2009, 3:52 am
Filed under: Ale, Beer, Imperial, India Pale Ale, Porter
Jinx proof
Brewery: Three Floyds Brewing Co., Munster, IN
ABV: ?
Ninja Porter
Brewery: Asheville Brewing Co., Asheville, NC
ABV:
Ola dubh 12
Brewery: Harviestoun, Scotland
ABV: 8%
Santas Private Reserve
Brewery: Rogue Brewery Co., Newport, OR
ABV:
Anger Managment Imperial IPA
Brewery: Mad Brewer, N. Ridgeville, OH
ABV: 10%
Allagash 4 Ale: 4 malts, 4 hops, Fermented 4 times 2005
Brewery: Allagash Brewing Co., Portland, ME
ABV: 10%
N’ice choiffe Ale: Brewed with Thyme and curaçao peel
Brewery: Brasserie d’achouffe, Belgium
ABV: 10%

Jinx proof
Brewery: Three Floyds Brewing Co., Munster, IN
ABV: ?

Ninja Porter
Brewery:
Asheville Brewing Co., Asheville, NC
ABV: ?

Ola dubh 12
Brewery:
Harviestoun, Scotland
ABV: 8%

Santas Private Reserve
Brewery:
Rogue Brewery Co., Newport, OR
ABV: ?

Anger Managment Imperial IPA
Brewery:
Mad Brewer, N. Ridgeville, OH
ABV: 10%

Allagash 4 Ale: 4 malts, 4 hops, Fermented 4 times 2005
Brewery: Allagash Brewing Co., Portland, ME
ABV: 10%

N’ice choiffe Ale: Brewed with Thyme and curaçao peel
Brewery: Brasserie d’achouffe, Belgium
ABV: 10%

News!
I don’t know too many details yet but, Fat Head’s own Headhunter IPA won Gold in the IPA Fest at The Bistro in Hayward, CA. Even though we’ve gone through quite a few barrels already in Pittsburgh, Matt (FH’s brew master extraordinaire) has been continuously perfecting the recipe. The latest barrel to go on tap in Pittsburgh is by far the best one yet. It’s good to see a local beer get great recognition so early in it’s life. Congratulations to Glenn, Matt and I guess… Geoff. Keep the good stuff coming!



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%