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Rogue XS Imperial Stout
Rogue XS Imperial Stout
Rogue XS Imperial Stout

This awesome brew showed up at my place in a black ceramic 750ml bomber with a flip cap.  It would make an excellent growler if I could find a place that would fill it.  Instead it will take up residence near my very select col...

 
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Samuel Adams The Vixen
Samuel Adams The Vixen
Samuel Adams The Vixen

I’m not certain there is a style for this one, so I’ll just call Samuel Adams’ The Vixen a celebration beer just in time for the holidays.  I got this 22-ounce beer in a gift pack that I picked up as a gift to myself.  Th...

 
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Great Lakes Butcher's Brew
Great Lakes Butcher's Brew
Great Lakes Butcher's Brew

Unless you have a bottle of this in your possession, it will likely be very difficult for you to find one.  This is a very limited brew that Great Lakes Brewing Company released for the iconic West Side Market’s centennial cele...

 
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Founders Breakfast Stout
Founders Breakfast Stout
Founders Breakfast Stout

I’m going to cut straight to the chase here – Founders Breakfast Stout quite possibly is the very best brew I have had.  A best-in-show of sorts across all styles I’ve tried.  The fact that I am labeling what is really a kicked...

 
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Bear Republic Hop Rod Rye
Bear Republic Hop Rod Rye
Bear Republic Hop Rod Rye

I like Rye beers.  When used appropriately, it can add significant body and complexity that can really help accentuate a good beer.  But I must admit, I have sampled a few disappointing Rye efforts.  Since Bear Republic makes o...

 
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Dogfish Head Punkin Ale
Dogfish Head Punkin Ale
Dogfish Head Punkin Ale

Each year I anxiously await the return of pumpkin beers. When I see this one on the shelf, I know the time has come. Like many pumpkin beers, this one starts out as a full-bodied brown ale with a mild hop and bitterness signatu...

 
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Shipyard Smashed Pumpkin is the second of two Imperial Pumpkin ales I bought to try.  I’m still trying to figure out this style and have been mixing some in with my normal rotation of fall pumpkin beers.  There is a lot of vari...

 
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While I’m a huge fan of pumpkin beers, I must disclose that I’m an Imperial Pumpkin newbie.  This is one of just a few I have tried and, if it is any indication, I just may turn out to be a fan of the style.  Hoppin’ Frog Brewe...

 
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New Glarus IIPA
New Glarus IIPA
New Glarus IIPA

Should you find your way up to America’s Dairyland, put Wisconsin’s New Glarus Brewing on your short list.  Currently these folks don’t export their beers across state lines, so you’ll need to go there yourself or befriend a ch...

 
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Great Lakes Brewing Company's Lake Erie Monster
Great Lakes Brewing Company's Lake Erie Monster
Great Lakes Brewing Company's Lake Erie Monster

I’m a little late in writing this review.  The Lake Erie Monster Imperial IPA is a seasonal offering from Great Lakes, and unless you can find a hoarder of this fine early summer brew, you’ve got about nine months to go before ...