Beer Reviews

Banayad “Pistahan Halo-Halo” Ube Milkshake IPA

Name: Pistahan Halo-Halo Brewer: Banayad Craft Brew (Philippines) Style: Spice, Herb, or Vegetable (SHV Beer) (Base Style: Specialty IPA: New England IPA) ABV: 7% Review Year: 2021 Pistahan Halo-Halo is the latest novelty from the Manila-based Banayad Craft Brew released just in time for the country’s Independence Day celebrations. Inspired by the popular cold dessert in the …

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Garage Project x Green Cheek “Two Plus Two Equals Five” Triple IPA with Phantasm Powder

Name: Two Plus Two Equals Five (Garage Project) Brewers: Garage Project (New Zealand), Greek Cheek Beer Company (United States) Style: Triple IPA ABV: 10.5% Review Year: 2021 Garage Project of Wellington teamed up with California’s Green Cheek Beer Co. for Two Plus Two Equals Five, a hazy “Triple IPA” at 10.5% ABV that features Phantasm powder. Phantasm is a relatively …

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The Marc’s & Tony “Amber Light” Czech Style Half Dark Lager

Name: Amber Light Brewer: The Marc’s & Tony Brewing Co. (Philippines) Style: Czech Amber Lager ABV: 5.5% Review Year: 2021 Amber Light is another instant classic from Tony Sindayen of The Marc’s & Tony Brewing Co. This complex, malt-forward yet easy-drinking lager was brewed to be enjoyed all day long in good company. STYLE GUIDELINES This beer is being …

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Tucked Away x Elias Wicked Ales “Balikatan Hops” New England IPA

Name: Balikatan Hops Brewer: Tucked Away Brewing Company (United States), Elias Wicked Ales & Spirits (Philippines) Style: Specialty IPA: New England IPA ABV: 8% Review Year: 2021 Balikatan Hops is the first official and offshore collaboration between Raoul Masangcay of Elias Wicked Ales & Spirits and Tucked Away Brewing Company in Manassas, Virginia. A tribute to the …

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BrewHeart “If I Should Fall From Haze With God” Double IPA

Name: If I Should Fall From Haze With God Brewer: BrewHeart (Germany) Style: Specialty IPA: New England IPA ABV: 8.5% Review Year: 2021 If I Should Fall From Haze With God is a “Double IPA” brewed by  BrewHeart from Otterfing, Germany. Inspired by the 1988 album by The Pogues, this hazy and juicy beer features Nelson Sauvin, …

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Zakkokou Koubou (麦雑穀工房) “Irodori Saison Ver.10” Orange and Yuzu Saison

Name: Irodori Saison Ver.10 Brewers: Zakkoku Koubou (麦雑穀工房) Style: Fruit Beer (Base Style: Saison) ABV: 5.5% Review Year: 2021 The Iridori Saison is the tenth beer in the “Brewing From the Field” series of Zakkoku Koubou (麦雑穀工房), a microbrewery on a farm in Ogawa, Saitama surrounded by the Sotochichibu Mountains. This Saison was brewed with locally sourced …

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El Depósito x Half Baked “So Long and Thanks for All the Beers” Double IPA

Name: So Long and Thanks for All the Beers Brewers: El Depósito Brewery, Half Baked Brewing Collective (Philippines) Style: Double IPA ABV: 7.5% Review Year: 2021 So Long and Thanks for All the Beers is a hazy Double IPA made by the newest craft brewery in the neighborhood, El Depósito Brewery in collaboration with Half Baked Brewing Collective. A …

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Turning Point Beer x Celestial Beerworks x Oak Cliff “The Trifecta!” Triple IPA

Name: The Trifecta! Brewers: Turning Point Beer, Celestial Beerworks, Oak Cliff Brewing Co. (United States) Style: Triple IPA ABV: 10.5% Review Year: 2021 The Trifecta! is a hazy and juicy “Triple IPA” brewed with Citra and Sabro hops. This massive beer, which weighs in at 10.5% ABV, was brewed by a trio of Texas-based craft breweries: Turning Point Beer, …

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Uchu Brewing (うちゅうブルーイング ) “Birth IPA (#305)”

Name: Birth IPA (#305) Brewer: UchuBrewing うちゅうブルーイング (Japan) Style: Specialty IPA: New England IPA ABV: 6% Review Year: 2021 Birth IPA is a hazy and juicy IPA from Uchu Brewing from Hokuto City, Japan that features Galaxy and Simcoe hops. This is the seventh beer in the “Space Creation” series of the brewery and is an expression of …

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