Tag Archives: Josh Duke

Six Beers Deep – Levitation Ale

Levitation Ale Stone Brewing Company ABV: 4.4% Beer! – Here we have another offering from Stone Brewing, the brewery that reminds us incessantly that we aren’t worthy of drinking this beer, and that we are somehow committing some sort of macho fraud by drinking their often over-hopped, high alcohol concoctions. Well not this time, as they remind us on the …

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I’d Like a Diet Koch, Please

The Koch brothers are two billionaire industrialists that have, in recent years, taken up the hobby of influencing public policy by just throwing lobs of money at political election campaigns in order to further their own agendas of smaller government, lower taxes, less regulation of things such as the environment, etc. They just pledged a plan to spend $889 million …

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Six Beers Deep – Humboldt Homebrewers

This month is a little different. The good folks at the Humboldt Homebrewers decided that they wanted to give me beer! How cool is that? To feature the abundance of talent these guys and gals have, six of the members donated a beer for me to try and then write about for this month’s edition. Here goes: Beer Won Spicy …

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Which Biblical Disaster Will Befall Upon You?

1. You meet a really cute/hot guy/girl at the bar/party/rest stop, and you think that things are really going well based on this first impression. Do you: Channel your inner Carly Rae Jepsen, do something crazy, and give him/her your phone number, maybe? Invite this person to Thanksgiving/Christmas dinner and introduce to this person to all of your friends and …

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Six Beers Deep: Oktoberfest Festbier Lager

Oktoberfest Festbier Lager Ninkasi Brewing 5.9% ABV Das First Bier – So I know that it’s December and here I am writing about an Oktoberfest, but this was on sale, and I hadn’t tried it. But yeah, Ninkasi is known for their overhopped monstrosities that cater to a hipster college crowd in central Oregon. Damn, that sounded mean. I meant …

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Six Wine Coolers Deep

Bartles & Jaymes Exotic Berry Wine Cooler E & J Winery Modesto, CA 3.2% ABV Let’s get this over with: Ok, so I’ve never been one to usually go out and buy wine coolers, but I figured I should try new forms of masochism every now and then. I had this idea in my head that if I made the …

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Six Beers Deep: Old Chub Scottish Style Ale

Old Chub Scottish Style Ale Oskar Blues Brewery ABV: 8.0% Beer Won: So I’ve admired this beer for quite some time. Like Mendocino’s Eye of the Hawk, it accomplishes an alcohol content of 8% without tasting like it’s 8%. For someone lacking the someone lacking alcoholic fortitude, downing a few of these guys can lead to a fun/disastrous/criminal evening. As …

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Six Beers Deep: Censored Copper Ale

Censored Copper Ale Lagunitas Brewing Company ABV: 6.75% Conchita First: So this beer is one that I’ve avoided for a long time because quite simply, I tend to enjoy Lagunitas’s many seasonal offerings much more than I do their staple, year-round beers. They say they call it Copper Ale because of the color, but on that logic I’d call nearly …

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Six Beer Deep: Scrimshaw Pilsner

Scrimshaw Pilsner North Coast Brewing Company ABV: 4.7% First of the North Star: It’s a little uncommon for craft breweries to make their own pilsners, mostly because doing so requires cooler, refrigerated temperatures to ferment. This is hands-down one of my favorite beers to drink. It’s crisp, slightly sweet, the hops are subtle, and I knew from the get go …

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Six Beers Deep: Hell or Highwatermelon Wheat Beer

Hell or Highwatermelon Wheat Beer, ABV: 4.9% 21st Amendment Brewery This first one is seedless: So I’m going to admit that I have had this beer before at festivals, and have never once liked it. I even once gave it the “Most likely to be poured out on the ground in disgust” award, but I figured that I would give …

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