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Innis & Gunn Oak Aged Beers

Innis & Gunn Oak Aged Beers

The origin story of Innis & Gunn is an interesting one. Their unique beers were born from ales that they originally used to season barrels destined for whiskey. The plan was to trash the beer after giving the barrels what they needed. However, some brewers spoke up and thought the beer was pretty damn good…read more →

Summer Cooler: Three Floyds Zombie Dust

Summer Cooler: Three Floyds Zombie Dust

It’s that time of the year. The temperature’s heating up and you need something to cool down. Cold beer comes to mind. On that note, let’s introduce the first installment of Summer Cooler, where we recommend beers — from IPAs and saisons to sours and wits — that you’ll want…read more →

Pliny the Elder

Pliny the Elder

In 2000, Russian River Brewing released their future flagship beer, Pliny the Elder. A delicious and drinkable double IPA, Pliny has the presence of a session beer, but packs the 8% ABV expected in this style. It is in high demand, and beer enthusiasts can be seen buying it by…read more →

The Beer Enthusiast Springs Back to Life

The Beer Enthusiast Springs Back to Life

We know. We’ve received the flood of emails. The constant phone calls. The handwritten letters. The singing beer-o-grams. But alas, we’re only now getting around to the first Beer Enthusiast column of 2014. We hope it’s worth the wait. First, an explanation. Imagine it. You’re sitting in a leather chair,…read more →

Hops for Days: Stone Enjoy By 4.20 IPA

Hops for Days: Stone Enjoy By 4.20 IPA

Spring is upon us (according to the calendar, at least) and there’s no better way to celebrate than with a fresh IPA. How fresh? Just check the label. Say hello to Stone Enjoy By 04.20.14 IPA. It’s a beer so fresh, the “enjoy by” date is in the name. And…read more →

Winter’s 10 Best Stouts of 2013-2014

Winter’s 10 Best Stouts of 2013-2014

After a winter in which much of America was oppressed by the Polar Vortex, it seems we may finally be escaping its clutches. But if there’s one positive to all the cold weather, it’s beer. See, just like cold temperatures cue our palates to crave rich, hearty foods to warm…read more →

What The Beer Enthusiast Is Drinking Now

What The Beer Enthusiast Is Drinking Now

Hey there. Beer Enthusiast here. Long time, no write. Anyway, here’s a report on what I’m drinking (and therefore, what you should be drinking) right now, including a beer inspired by poetry, a beer inspired by Presidential speeches, and a beer inspired by… I don’t know what, but it’s damn good… read more →

Introducing the Beer Enthusiast

Introducing the Beer Enthusiast

So… what’s the Beer Enthusiast all about? Plain and simple, the Beer Enthusiast likes beer. The Beer Enthusiast likes good beer. The Beer Enthusiast also likes shitty beer. The Beer Enthusiast likes craft beer, though he hates when you call it that. The Beer Enthusiast enjoys fancy beers, though he…read more →

Beer Cocktails

Beer Cocktails

One of the more spirited seminars we attended during this year’s Manhattan Cocktail Classic was on the subject of beer cocktails. Some people love them. Some people hate them. And most people are just curious as to where beer cocktails fall into the spectrum of bartending and consumption. Leading the…read more →