Alliance Brewing Company | Oatmeal Stout

16 July 2016 by , No Comments
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Howdy friends, On deck tonight we have one of my favorite styles of beer; stout. In this case an oatmeal stout. While summer certainly isn’t stout weather, in my book stouts are a year-round beer and this one is no exception. First of all, if you haven’t visited Alliance Brewing Company yet you are doing […]

Highland Brewing Company | Mosaic Rye India Pale Lager

10 July 2016 by , No Comments
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As a general rule, I’m a bit skeptical of the India Pale Lager (IPL) style. I find that they woo me in with wonderful scents and even some excellent first sips. Then, after about half the beer and probably 10 degrees of warmth, all of that is gone – or at least muted. Highland has […]

The United States of Beer by Dane Huckelbridge

5 July 2016 by , No Comments
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While this isn’t a beer review, it is a review and it is beer related, so it counts! I just finished The United States of Beer: A Freewheeling History of the All-American Drink by Dane Huckelbridge and while I wasn’t quite sure what to expect when I began, now that I’m done I can say that […]

Alliance Brewing Company | IPA #12

30 June 2016 by , No Comments
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Our friends at Alliance Brewing Company name their IPAs as each one is a bit different. Kinda like what Yazoo has done with Hop Project. The IPA on deck tonight though, wow… This beer pours a dark golden color, cloudy with a nice, long lasting head. It came via crowler – obviously – and it […]

Blackhorse Pub & Brewery | Vanilla Cream Ale

28 June 2016 by , No Comments
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I should have written about this beer a long time ago. Perhaps I was in denial – a cream ale that I not only like, I love it. Yes, a cream ale. Since I have not had a cream ale that I liked nearly as much and I’ve found myself comparing other cream ales to […]

Highland Brewing Company | Pilsner

20 June 2016 by , No Comments
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When we started this blog over 5 years ago if you had asked me if I ever thought we’d be reviewing a pilsner from an American beer company I may have laughed at you. My, how things change – both in terms of the broad spectrum of beers I now enjoy and in terms of the high […]

Starr Hill Brewery | The Hook Grapefuit Session IPA

10 June 2016 by , No Comments
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It’s a beautiful evening in East Tennessee. I’m sitting outside listening to Dave Matthews Band in Central Park. The sun is starting to set, the cool air begins to move through, it doesn’t get much better than this. Well, unless you’ve got a tasty beverage, then yes, yes it gets better. On deck tonight we […]

Knoxville….Tennessee, and the State of Beer

8 June 2016 by , No Comments
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I stood, waiting aimlessly at Food City in Lakesite, Tennessee for my wife to reply to a text message. The text had been sent in an effort to ensure that my selection would not result in my return to the same store later in the day. As I had some time to kill I went […]

Starr Hill Brewery | Sublime Citrus Wit

2 June 2016 by , No Comments
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Howdy friends! On deck this evening is another fun beer from our friends in Charlottesville, VA; Sublime Citrus Wit. Everything is green, the pollen, seemingly has died down, the days are getting warmer, time to lighten the beer portfolio up a bit. A bit? How about a wit? #badjoke This beer pours a beautiful straw […]

Back Forty Beer Company in Knoxville!!!!

23 May 2016 by , No Comments
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Hello friends, today we greet another awesome Alabama brewery here in K-town, Back Forty Beer Company. Many of us are familiar with their beer – Truck Stop Honey Brown Ale comes to mind – and beginning today we can find it around town. Check out the press release below for more info and events throughout […]