Tag: Imperial Stout

"Black Is Beautiful" Beer Review: More Brewing

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I’m up to my tenth review of a Black Is Beautiful collaboration beer, started by Weathered Souls Brewing of San Antonio, TX to raise funds and awareness for Black issues and social justice causes. I’ve almost hit all the local brewers with beers that are canned. Now I’m left with several cans available if anyone... Read more »

"Black Is Beautiful" Beer Review: Metal Monkey Brewing

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Here’s number 9 in my reviews of the Black Is Beautiful collaboration series. I asked one of this beer’s makers about how much of the “proceeds” that go to these various organization are generated by each sale. He said he thought it came out to around 25¢ per can. Which comes to a couple of... Read more »

"Black Is Beautiful" Beer Review: Foreign Exchange/Church Street

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In the past week, I’ve collected 5 different examples of the “Black Is Beautiful” worldwide collaboration beers. My goal has been to shoot a video review of each one on consecutive days. Well, that idea has been slowed considerably. While I’ve gotten pretty quick at editing and posting videos, it’s writing the related article that... Read more »
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Beer Review: Odd Side Ales Rye Hipster Brunch Stout

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Taking another opportunity to crack a local, or at least nearby, beer while enduring our isolation. This time I propped up the iPad and shot one of my “One Take Beer Reviews.” Odd Side Ales is located in Grand Haven, Michigan, between Holland and Muskegon. They were established in 2010, but have just recently been... Read more »

Craft Beer Preview: Rogue Rolling Thunder 2018

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I got a little time to sit in front of the iPad camera and talk about a beer that has been sent to me by the brewer’s reps for my comment. Rogue Ales’ Rolling Thunder is an Imperial Stout, with a slightly different recipe for each vintage. The 2018 release is a big ol’ thing at... Read more »
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