Tag Archives: beer

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 – “805” Firestone Walker Brewing Company

805 Firestone Walker Brewing Company ABV: 4.7% One: Ok, so I’ve seen this beer on the shelf for months now on every endcap at the grocery store, and I’ve pretty much avoided it for that very reason. While FIrestone makes some decent brews, they’ve never been a company that I’ve been excited about, especially when there’s nothing on the labeling …

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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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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 – 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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The Tiniest Wild Animal

This unicellular little beast pees beer and makes donuts deliciously fluffy. You know him, you love him — I’m talking about yeast. The title is a lie because the yeast microbe was the first domesticated animal. That’s a cool little fact that will get you laid, but by a 5. 10’s need cooler facts to make their panties fall off. …

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The Original Party Animal

We first met Spuds MacKenzie in a Budweiser ad during Superbowl XXI in 1987. Almost immediately after that first commercial aired, Spuds MacKenzie was rocketed to the top of the marketing world, becoming the most desired, known and loved mascot for any product. He knocked the Where’s the Beef? lady off the charts and Mr. Whipple wasn’t squeezing anything after …

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Six Beers Deep – Stone Saison

Stone Saison Stone Brewing Company ABV: 6.0% One: Saison is one of those styles of beer that is more of a catch-all phrase than any kind of actual style. It’s sometimes called a “Farmhouse” ale because it used to be made by alcoholic farmers in the the cooler months of the year, and would often take on more fruity, or …

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Six Beers Deep – Pine Drops IPA

Pine Drops IPA Deschutes Brewery ABV: 7.1% One: Alright, again with the IPAs. Hey Deschutes, how many times do you think you can reinvent the wheel? Aren’t IPAs passe now? Shouldn’t they be making a sour or something, and giving it some cleverly ironic alt-country sounding name like “On the Lambic” or “Rusty Wheelbarrow Saison?” What do I know, make …

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