Monthly Archives: October 2010

HaandBryggeriet Odin’s Tipple Notes

This is not a typical Russian imperial stout. Odin’s Tipple has qualities of leather, tobacco, smokiness, sweet maltiness, and just a touch of chocolate.

HaandBryggeriet is a small brewery located in Drammen, Norway. On their website they state that, “our small brewery is run on an voluntary basis in our spare time.” I had this beer on tap at Church Key in San Francisco, CA on October 20, 2010.

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Speakeasy Vanilla Payback Porter Notes

This beer is black, malty, roasty, some cola nut flavors with touch of vanilla, which reminiscent of cream soda. It is smooth and delicious.

I enjoyed this pint of porter on tap at the Speakeasy brewery for the Halloween party on Friday, October 29, 2010.

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Speakeasy The Don IIIPA Notes

Clear dark orange, floral & spicy & grapefruit aroma, malty, not too sweet, not too dry, spicy bitterness, piney.

This is a “very limited release” beer by Speakeasy Ales and Lagers in San Francisco, CA that I believe was only available at the brewery. I enjoyed a pint of this tasty Double IPA at the Speakeasy Brewery for the Halloween party on Friday, October 29, 2010.

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The Session #44: Frankenstein Beers

Appropriately chosen for Halloween, October’s topic for The Session is Frankenstein beer. This topic for The Session #44 was chosen and is hosted by Ashley V. Routson (@TheBeerWench) on her blog Drink With the Wench. The guidelines for the topic of “Frankenstein beers” were given as follows:

Your mission, should you choose to accept it, is to write a blog post on “Frankenstein Beers.” There are no rules about how to write about this topic — feel free to highlight a Frankenstien brewer, brewery, beer tasting notes … or just your opinions on the concept.

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