Anchor Go West! IPA Review

Anchor Go West! IPA

This new IPA from Anchor Brewing combines the qualities of a citrus and flowery West Coast IPA with the malt flavors you would expect from an Anchor beer. This beer was “inspired by the California Gold rush that compelled thousands to Go West!”

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Speakeasy Bourbon Barrel Aged Old Godfather Review

Speak Easy Bourbon Barrel-Aged Old Godfather barleywine.

Bourbon Barrel-Aged Old Godfather is Speakeasy’s Old Godfather barleywine that has been aged in High West bourbon barrels for 1-2 years. It is then blended with 50% fresh barleywine, which results in a fantastic beer.

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Wearable Snacks & Pretzels at GABF

Pretzel Necklace at GABF

In 2011, at the Great American Beer Festival, I learned that the only way to get satisfying snacks into the festival was to wear them (a $9 polish dog on a stale bun purchased from the conference center vendor does not qualify as satisfying). I quickly became interested in discovering more creative ways that people fashioned their snacks. Here are a few of my favorites.

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3 Ways to Avoid Long Lines at GABF

Crowds at GABF

The Great American Beer Festival is the largest beer festival in North America and it’s huge! These 3 tips should help you avoid long lines to enjoy great beer.

This advice was first written after visiting the Great American Beer Festival in 2011. Despite the changes to the festival these tips should still be helpful but your mileage may vary.

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First Frost by Fullsteam Brewery Tasting Notes

Fullsteam First Frost 2012-2013
Fullsteam sources, and formerly to hand picked, local North Carolina persimmons to brew this fantastic Winter beer, which is a part of their Forager series.
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