Widmer Brother’s Pitch Black IPA

Brewed By: Widmer Brothers                              Price: $6.95
Location: Portland, Oregon                                  ABV: 6.5%
Style: Cascadian Dark Ale

Widmer Brothers PItch Black IPA Review Poured

Presentation:

Dark 22oz glass bottle. To be honest, I barely paid attention to the label because the invitation to try a “Pitch Black” drew me in pretty deep. This just sounded intriguing. I poured it into a pint glass and was rewarded with a thick, cream colored head. Not much in the way of being subtle here: this beer is black.  There are noticeable hops and roasted malts in the nose. However, I have to deduct some points because the image at the bottom of brothers Rob and Kurt happily clinking glasses reminds me that I am drinking alone tonight.

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Anchor Brewing Craft Originals Review

Brand: Anchor Brewing         Price: $17.99
ABV:  Various

Anchor Brewing Craft Originals Review

Overview:

I’ve loved the idea of trying Anchor Brewing beers for quite some time. I blame their website, which contains some of the most appetizing beer photographs you’ll find. However, due to a less than stellar beer selection at my disposal, I’ve only been able to find a sixer of the original Anchor Steam Beer. Then, one day, I walk into my go-to shop for craft beer and see a Anchor Brewing Craft Originals sampler smiling at me. Well, of course, I bought it without a second thought. In this twelve pack, you get three each of four Anchor brews: Anchor Steam Beer, Liberty Ale, Porter and Wheat Beer. In addition to the beers, you’ll get a two-sided sheet containing info on each of the beers and a tasting guide for you to rate and make notes. You can then frame the sheet and put it on your wall – but be aware that you are weird if you do… Let’s take a look and see if this sampler is worth your time and money.

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Rogue Voodoo Doughnut Chocolate Peanut Butter Banana Ale Review

Brand: Rogue
ABV: 5.3%
Price: $12.99

Rogue Voodoo Doughnut Chocolate Peanut Butter Banana Ale Review

Review:

It’s impossible not to notice the Rogue Voodoo Doughnut in your local beer shop. With it’s bright pink color scheme, it immediately brings memories of Pepto-Bismol or that bubble gum flavored amoxicillin you took as a kid, which was insanely delicious. At least that’s how I remember it.

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Sprecher’s Hard Root Beer Review

Brand: Sprecher
Price: $7.99/4-pack
ABV: 5%

Sprecher Hard Root Beer Review

Review:

It’s no secret that my default drink pairing with a cigar is root beer. In fact, I’d be surprised if I’ve mentioned that fewer than a dozen times throughout my reviews. I’m a little bit scared to do a search for root beer on the site. The results could be embarrassing.

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