Miguel L. Torero

Co-Founder & Beer Chronicler

Cerebral “Shadow Council” Black IPA

Name: Shadow Council Brewers: Cerebral Brewing (United States) Style: Specialty IPA: Black IPA ABV: 7.1% Review Year: 2021 Shadow Council is a Black IPA by Cerebral Brewing from Denver, Colorado. This dark-colored, hoppy IPA features a malt bill composed of 2-row, flaked oats, rye, Carafa, Caramunich, and was hopped with Citra and Strata.  STYLE GUIDELINES This beer …

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Banayad “Kulimlim” Black IPA

Name: Kulimlim Brewers: Banayad Craft Brew (Philippines) Style: Specialty IPA: Black IPA ABV: 8% Review Year: 2021 Kulimlim marks the first foray of the Manila-based Banayad Craft Brew into the unusual beer style called the Black IPA. STYLE GUIDELINES This beer is being evaluated as a Specialty IPA: Black IPA (21B) in the context of the provisional guidelines of the Beer …

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Ammonite “Symphonie – Solera III (Lot 12032020)” Cuvée

Name: Symphonie – Solera III (Lot 12032020) Brewer: Brasserie Artisanale Ammonite (France) Style: Wild Specialty Beer ABV: 5% Review Year: 2021 Symphonie – Solera III (Lot 12032020) is a cuvée from a perpetual blend of all the vintages of the solera system of Brasserie Artisanale Ammonite, a nano brewery in Burgundy, France specializing in spontaneous and …

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El Depósito x Banayad “El Padrino de El Depósito” NEIPA

Name:El Padrino de El Depósito Brewers: El Depósito Brewery, Banayad Craft Brew (Philippines) Style: Specialty IPA: New England IPA ABV: 7.5% Review Year: 2021 El Padrino de El Depósito is the latest New England IPA collaboration between El Depósito Brewery and Banayad Craft Brew. This beer features American and Australian hop varieties, oats, and wheat. Fresh pours are available …

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Finkel & Garf “Barrel Aged Imperial Oatmeal Milk Stout (2021)”

Name: Barrel Aged Imperial Oatmeal Milk Stout (2021) Brewer: Finkel & Garf Brewing Company (United States) Style: Mixed-Style Beer (Base Style: Imperial Stout) ABV: 11.4% Review Year: 2021 Finkel & Garf Brewing Company (Colorado) took their Double Mash Imperial Oatmeal Milk Stout and rested it for 11 months in Bourbon-finished Pedro Ximénez (PX) Sherry casks from Breckenridge Distillery. The result …

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New Image x Outer Range “Squishy” IPA

Name: Squishy Brewers: New Image Brewing, Outer Range Brewing Co. (United States) Style: Specialty IPA: New England IPA ABV: 7.5% Review Year: 2021 Colorado’s New Image Brewing and Outer Range Brewing Co. teamed up for Squishy, an IPA that features Citra Incognito, Citra, Galaxy, and Columbus hops. STYLE GUIDELINES This beer is being evaluated as a Specialty IPA: New …

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The Marc’s & Tony “Tranquilizer” New England IPA

Name: Tranquilizer Brewer: The Marc’s & Tony Brewing Co. (Philippines) Style: Specialty IPA: New England IPA ABV: 7.5% Review Year: 2021 Tranquilizer is the latest New England IPA from Tony Sindayen of The Marc’s & Tony Brewing Co. from Antipolo. This hazy beer was brewed with Galaxy, Simcoe, and Yellow Sub hops.  STYLE GUIDELINES This beer is being …

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Nipa Brew “Dark Horse” Extra Special Bitter

Name: Dark Horse Brewer: Nipa Brew Craft Beers (Philippines) Style: Strong Bitter ABV: 4.6% Review Year: 2021 Dark Horse is an “Extra Special Bitter” released by the Manila-based Nipa Brew Craft Beers as part of their limited batch releases for August.  STYLE GUIDELINES This beer is being evaluated as a Strong Bitter (11C) in the context of the 2015 Beer …

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Wheatland Spring Farm + Brewery “Weizenland” German Wheat Beer

Name: Weizenland Brewer: Wheatland Spring Farm + Brewery (United States) Style: Weissbier ABV: 4.8% Review Year: 2021 Weizenland is the take on a classic German wheat beer by Wheatland Spring Farm + Brewery from Virginia. This yeast-driven beer was brewed with 60% Virginia and 40% Single-Origin Bavarian grains. STYLE GUIDELINES This beer is being evaluated as a Weissbier (10A) …

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Evil Twin NYC “TO THE MILKY WAY & BACK IV – PEACH, CLEMENTINE, RASPBERRY, LIME, VANILLA” Milkshake IPA

Name: TO THE MILKY WAY & BACK IV – PEACH, CLEMENTINE, RASPBERRY, LIME, VANILLA Brewer: Evil Twin Brewing NYC (United States) Style: Fruit and Spice Beer (Base Style: Specialty IPA: New England IPA) ABV: 7.5% Review Year: 2021 Evil Twin Brewing NYC turned up the summer flavors with TO THE MILKY WAY & BACK IV, a …

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