Southern Tier Oak Aged Pumking

How do you improve a beer that’s already delicious? Oak age that sucker for a year! Southern Tier’s Pumking is already much beloved by beer snobs, and rightfully so. It’s sweet, pumpkiny, […]

Sierra Nevada Kellerweis

Hefeweizens are one of my go-to summer beers. There’s very little that can top a nice, cold hefe on a brutally hot summer day. In the past, my brewery of […]


This seems like a logical starting point. After all, this beer embodies what I want this blog to be about: Heaviness; complexity; rich, malty deliciousness. Stone’s vintage 2011 Double Bastard is simultaneously punishing and delicious. At 10.5 ABV it will kick you in the face, but it’s not overly boozy tasting. There’s a strong maltiness up front that gives way to hoppy bitterness. It’s smooth like Lando Calrissian. I tasted this fella at Breukelen Bier Merchants. 0