815. Matt Brewing – Saranac Black Forest
Aug26

815. Matt Brewing – Saranac Black Forest

I was up in Chicago for work today and stopped at Imperial Oak Brewing on my way home. Thanks to my friend Nate for the suggestion. So, when I got home for dinner, I thought I’d crack open another beer. I can’t remember exactly where or when I picked up this beer, but a quick bit of online research showed me it had been discontinued almost a year ago. Location: Poured into a tall pint glass at my home in Bloomington, IL...

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752. Krombacher Gruppe – Krombacher Dark
Dec11

752. Krombacher Gruppe – Krombacher Dark

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281. Spoetzl Brewery – Shiner 97 Bohemian Black Lager
Mar05
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105. Full Sail Bewing – Session Black Lager
Jul20

105. Full Sail Bewing – Session Black Lager

It’s my last night in Hood River, and very, very early tomorrow morning I head to Portland to brew at Full Sail’s Riverplace location.  So, before I left Hood River, I thought I’d step right behind my hotel and enjoy a Full Sail Session Black Lager while the sun set over the Columbia River Gorge.  This is a beautiful place that I’ll always remember and I couldn’t think of a better place to do this review....

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89. Avery – Avery Anniversary Lager, Seventeen Dry-Hopped Black Lager
Jul08

89. Avery – Avery Anniversary Lager, Seventeen Dry-Hopped Black Lager

As I mentioned in my last post, things are pretty crazy around here lately. That has had me going to the beer fridge quite a bit, and tonight, I really wanted another really good beer So, I grabbed the Avery Anniversary Black Lager, Seventeen Dry Hopped Black Lager. The bottle says that it is “a dark study in German hops” and that it was bottled in May 2010, had an original gravity of 1.078 and alcohol by volume of 8.69%....

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