Reviews

Product Review: Widmer Brothers Brewing SXNW

Product Review: Widmer Brothers Brewing SXNW

The latest release from Widmer Brothers is SXNW, a creative play on the “South By Southwest (SXSW)” interactive, film and music conference held annually in Austin, Texas. It’s called SXNW (South by Northwest) and it joins the Widmer Brothers Brewing limited-edition Brothers’ Reserve series, which showcases the brewery’s innovation in craft brewing.

Product Review: Odell Brewing The Meddler

Product Review: Odell Brewing The Meddler

Odell Brewing no doubt has one of the finer barrel-aging programs in the country and although the company’s distribution spans just 10 states, its barrel-aged offerings are not to be missed. The latest release is The Meddler, a resurrected style from the Flemish region of Belgium. Read past the jump for a complete review.

Product Review: Odell Brewing Shenanigans

Product Review: Odell Brewing Shenanigans

The folks at Odell Brewing certainly pride themselves on offering exquisite, barrel-aged beers crafted on their 5-barrel ‘pilot system.’ Some of the more notable selections to emerge from the company’s Single Serve Series include Bourbon Barrel Stout and Friek, both highly touted amongst craft enthusiasts. The latest offering in the series, Shenanigans is a great… Read more »

Review: Samuel Adams 26.2 Brew

Review: Samuel Adams 26.2 Brew

In honor of the 2012 Boston Marathon, Boston Beer Co. created a special brew with the runners in mind. The beer, a low-alcohol gose-style, is appropriately named “Samuel Adams Boston 26.2 Brew.” It pours a hazy golden, almost pale color with a thin head. The light body and medium carbonation make for some clean lacing… Read more »

Product Review: SweetWater Brewery ’15’ Years of Heady Beers

Product Review: SweetWater Brewery ’15’ Years of Heady Beers

One of the greatest things about craft brewers is their commitment to celebrating business, especially when they reach a milestone. Sweetwater Brewery celebrated 15 years in the beer biz with anniversary ale that includes everything but the kitchen sink in the recipe. 7 malts and 5 hops make this offering pretty complex. ‘15’ pours a… Read more »

Product Review: Stone Brewing Co. Mint Chocolate Imperial Stout

Product Review: Stone Brewing Co. Mint Chocolate Imperial Stout

Just before the start of the Great American Beer Fest, Stone Brewing Company released it’s Mint Chocolate Imperial Stout, a collaboration beer with a local San Diego homebrewer and Iron Fist Brewing Co. from Vista, Calif. Ken Schmidt, a local homebrewer won Stone Brewing’s annual homebrew contest for the second time and we’re thankful he… Read more »

Product Review: Weyerbacher Imperial Pumpkin Ale

Product Review: Weyerbacher Imperial Pumpkin Ale

Now that fall is upon us, Brewbound will be reviewing a few of this year’s autumn offerings. First up, Weyerbacher Imperial Pumpkin Ale from Weyerbacher Brewing in Easton, Penn. This is a unique offering for the category and checks in at 8 percent ABV. Follow the link below for the complete review.

Product Review: Omission Pale Ale

Product Review: Omission Pale Ale

With Celiac disease now affecting 1 in every 133 Americans, it was only a matter of time before someone tapped the gluten-free beer market on a large scale. Until the release of Omission, the challenge for most brewers was crafting a gluten-free brew that still tasted like beer. Most brewers would use a barley substitute… Read more »

Product Review: Golden Road Brewing Hefeweizen

Product Review: Golden Road Brewing Hefeweizen

With the abundance of hop forward, high-alcohol beers dominating the marketplace nowadays, it’s incredibly refreshing to see a beer company launch with something other than a “me-too” IPA brand. Golden Road has done exactly that with its Hefeweizen, a 4.6 percent easy drinking German-style hefe exploding with banana and citrus flavors.

Review: Ipswich Ale Brewery Pumpnickel Rye Porter

Review: Ipswich Ale Brewery Pumpnickel Rye Porter

Going local – it’s a trendy theme going around the beer industry these days and for good reason. Sourcing local ingredients has its benefits. It adds a unique regional flavor to specialty beer offerings and gives the brewer a chance to tell a compelling story when selling in to retailers. Ipswich Ale Brewery introduced a… Read more »

Product Review: Cisco Brewers Winter Shredder

Product Review: Cisco Brewers Winter Shredder

As winter winds down, we wanted to dig deep into the depths of our beer fridge for another seasonal review. We couldn’t think of a more apropos way to wave goodbye to winter than with Cisco Brewers ‘Winter Shredder.’ Shredder pours a deep mahogany color with ruby-reddish hues. A frothy, tan-colored head sticks to the… Read more »