Posts Tagged ‘Oregon’

Beer Review 90: Rogue John John Ale

November 16, 2011

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This week we traveled back to the Northwest for Rogue Breweries John John Ale.  Rogue has a few solid beers – Shakespeare Stout and Dead Guy Ale, and they’ve gotten into the practice of aging these brews in different liquor barrels and finding out (enjoyably) what they taste like after a few months.  The John John Ale that the Beer Friends got their hands on this week was their Hazelnut Brown Nectar aged in hazelnut Rum barrels and created a unique taste.  Like every week, find the bottle, enjoy while watching and leave a comment or two below!  Barrel aging!  Northwest!  Beer creativity!

Live Blog of Oregon Beers night at The Stag’s Head

May 18, 2011

As a peace offering to the West Coast, The Stag Head has graciously hosted an Oregon Beers night here in NYC! At least one of us is SUPER excited for the possibilities, let’s see what we have in store from Rogue, Dick’s and Elysian Breweries:

Phil’s 1st – Elysian Men’s Room Red: a good staple kind of red ale. A little coppery on the aftertaste, but was an excellent way to start the evening, a good malty ending helps bring the flavor forward.

Brad’s 1st – Elysian Jasmine IPA: This was a bit of a surprise because I was expecting a more flowery hop because of the name (I’m a native male). This brew was good but could’ve been better… However I’ve had other Elysian stuff so I’m looking forward to more.

Phil’s 2nd – Dick’s Danger Ale: a good choice for the second round. A good showing from he malts involved, but I missed the hops that were supposed to round out the taste. The feel was a little on the thin side, but definitely worth a try.

Brad’s 2nd – Full Sail IPA: a decent IPA, although I enjoy a hoppier IPA. When your favorite IPA’s are Bengali Tiger and Pale Ale is Dale’s a lighter hopped IPA just doesn’t do it… The thrill is gone.

Phil’s 3rd – Full Sail LTD 05: I had high hopes for this one, and it came close to my hopes and dreams. A good middle range ale, gets a little bread-y I’d you let it get warm. Maybe good for a first round, but I think better could be found.

Brad’s 3rd – Elysian Immortal IPA: This is cheating but I’ve had this beer before and I really like it. It’s a hoppier IPA (see above) and that’s the way, ug huh ug huh I like it!

Beer Review 60.5: Red Hook Long Hammer IPA Ballpark Review

April 21, 2011

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Baseball!  This week the Beer Friends go on location and review Red Hook Long Hammer IPA from Citi Field, home of the Amazing Mets! (Although this Beer Friends was cheering for the Colorado Rockies!)  We all enjoyed the selection from the Big Apple Brews bar located behind the center field scoreboard AND on the 500 level behind Home Plate.  Great selection including Kona Brewing, Redhook, Goose Island and about 15 others – with a Blue Smoke and Shake Shack, Citi Field might be the perfect place to watch a game, if only we could do something about the home team

Daily Beer Calendar March 25th – 31st

March 25, 2011

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Finishing strong in March… Be Sure to vote on the Second Annual Beer Friends Final 4 (BFF4)! (more…)

Daily Beer Calendar March 9th – 16th

March 13, 2011

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Beware the Ides of March… and fill out our Daily Beer Calendar!

March 9th – XVI Sixteenth Anniversary Barley Wine Ale

Uinta Brewing Company, Salt Lake City, Utah

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Daily Beer Calendar Feb 14th-20th

February 14, 2011

Hello Beer Friends Nation! Nothing says love more than ignoring that girlfriend/boyfriend and going online to TheBeerFriends.com to vote on some beers!  This week we (again) travel all over for a variety of styles!  Beer!  Democracy!

February 14th – Sapporo Reserve Remember the last time you went to that half off sushi joint, sake bombs and a Sapporo chaser?  Don’t be mistaken… this ain’t the same beer – this one has Reserve on the Label…

Sapporo Reserve

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Daily Beer Calendar – January 6

January 6, 2011

Hello Beer Friends Nation!

Have you voted on your Daily Beer Calendar brew?  Here’s your chance…

Today’s Brew:

Buzzsaw Brown Ale

Beer Review 42: Rogue Shakespeare Oatmeal Stout

December 6, 2010

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Oh the weather outside is (getting) frightful – and it’s time for Oatmeal stout! Rogue is a excellent brewery from the Other Coast (not Brooklyn) and has great events in NYC. Oatmeal! Shakespeare! Stout! Beer!


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