Josh Duke

Josh is an editor for Savage Henry Independent Times, He resides in Arcata, CA. When not performing stand up comedy or performing improv with Random Acts of comedy, you can follow him on Twitter @BonusMcHustle

Six Beers Deep – Founder’s All Day IPA

Founders All Day IPA Founders Brewing Company ABV: 4.7% Hey all! After a few months of rest and relaxation(rehab), I’m back(relapsing) to treat you with a summary of my experience with this beer after my brief hiatus(intervention). So let’s go! First: Just to remind you all, I’m not the biggest IPA fan, but I’ve found a certain amount of enjoyment …

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Six Beers Deep – Blueberry Oatmeal Stout – Buffalo Bill’s Brewery

Blueberry Oatmeal Stout Buffalo Bill’s Brewery ABV: 7.5% It Puts the Lotion on: So I went to their site and it said that this beer is available from November to January. I received this beer in June, which makes me question it’s freshness, mostly because the “blueberry” flavor that they say is in here is something akin to something I’ve …

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Six Beers Deep – Mango Wheat – Anchor Brewing Company

Once again we delve into the realm of Josh’s depravity as we read along with the monthly ritual we call Six Beers Deep. Come along and follow Josh’s evening with a six-pack of: Mango Wheat Anchor Brewing Company ABV: 4.5% First: Ok, I’m tackling a beer that has two of the things I don’t usually go for, fruit and wheat. …

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Six Beers Deep – Not Your Father’s Ginger Ale

  This week we take a little detour from the normal offerings, where I dive into the the world of beers that are flavored so that they don’t taste like beer. Let’s take a look at: Not Your Father’s Ginger Ale Small Town Brewery ABV: 5.9% One: So as I sip on this beer, I think about how I could …

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Less Is Morrissey

I have friends who like The Smiths, and consequently, they are also fans of the solo work of their frontman, Morrissey. But they’re wrong. His apathetic crooning about the banality of life is not only boring, but, like his music, downright pointless. Seriously, listening to The Smiths is like… Eating a lukewarm bowl of Crispix that’s been soaking in rice …

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Six Beers Deep – Arrgh! Pale Ale

Arrgh! Pale Ale Lost Coast Brewery ABV: 5.2% Ahoy!: So yeah, gotta put it right out there, I’m not a huge fan of Lost Coast Brewery. I wouldn’t say any of them are really all that bad, it’s just that none of them really stand out. I always viewed Lost Coast as that brewery that somehow got onto the shelves …

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Six Beers Deep – Born Yesterday Pale Ale

Come join me as I explore the nuances of this month’s beer, and then explore those nuances another five times. This month, we have: Born Yesterday Pale Ale Lagunitas Brewing Co. ABV: 6.5% First: Ok, so I’ve done a couple of these, but the Fresh Hop thing is a full-blown legitimate thing. For the uninitiated, a Fresh Hop ale is …

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How to Survive a Winter Beer Festival

The Summer is gone and with it is the beer festival season that we lay our livers on the line for, year after year. But to tide us over until next year, we occasionally get to keep ourselves warm with a few tasting festivals that don’t quite fit the norm. For field research into this matter, I was invited to …

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Six Beers Deep – Joker Dry Hard Cider

Welcome to another edition of Six Beers Deep, where I, your loyal and trusty reviewer person, write about the virtues and follies of some of the world’s finest beers. But like any true American, I finish the whole six-pack, and like a truer American, I don’t fix my spelling mistakes. Enjoy. Joker Dry Hard Cider Ace Cider Company ABV: 6.9% …

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Six Beers Deep – Swill Beer

Swill Beer 10 Barrel Brewing Co. ABV: 4.5% First: So yeah, I selected this beer solely that it had the brightest label on the shelf. Seriously, the thing is Caltrans Orange. It signaled to me among a sea of muted blues and forest greens, and as a result, I had to pick it up. I picked it up at night, …

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