The Bruery – 4 Calling Birds review

I know, the holidays are over. But it is still the Winter season, and there's still plenty of beer to be enjoyed! This one was consumed on Christmas Eve 2011. 4 Calling Birds from The Bruery is a Belgian Strong Dark Ale, and is 11% ABV. This is part of the 12 Days of Christmas series. The Bruery will release a beer every year, and started with A Partridge in a Pear Tree. This is the fourth in the series. Each beer is made to be aged until the 12th year of the series (12 Drummers Drumming). From The Bruery's website: Spiced Strong Dark Ale. The Twelve Days of Christmas series continues! We … [Read more...]

Tröegs Mad Elf – Snobby Beer Reviews

Beer. It's a wonderful combination of barley, hops, water, and yeast. These four ingredients can produce a huge variety of styles of beer, from refreshing Lagers to chewy Imperial Stouts. There are beers for every occasion. Beer is something enjoyed by a diverse group of people. Beer is something you can make at home. It can be cheap, and it can be expensive. It can be widely available, and it can be extremely rare. If you've read this far, then you probably can agree: beer is awesome. Now that it's almost December, seasonal brews have shifted from Oktoberfests and Pumpkin Ales to Winter … [Read more...]