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Great Divide “Wood Werks Barrel Series #4 Saison”

Name: Wood Werks Barrel Series #4 Saison Brewer: Great Divide Brewing Company (United States) Style: Specialty Wood-Aged Beer (Base Style: Saison) ABV: 9.2% Review Year: 2020 The fourth edition in the Wood Werks Barrel Series of Great Divide Brewing Company is a Saison brewed with a base that leans towards the spicier side of the style. Spelt …

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BrewDog x Evil Twin “Roaster Coaster” Nitro Imperial Vietnamese Coffee Stout

Name: Roaster Coaster Brewers: BrewDog (United Kingdom/ United States), Evil Twin Brewing (Denmark/ United States) Style: Mixed-Style Beer (Base Style: Sweet Stout) ABV: 9% Review Year: 2020 BrewDog and Evil Twin teamed up for Roaster Coaster, a “Nitro Imperial Vietnamese Coffee Stout” that, as the name suggests, features mainly nitrogen and coffee. STYLE GUIDELINES This beer …

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Tired Hands “Memory Care” Salted Chocolate & Lavender Coffee Stout

Name: Memory Care Brewer: Tired Hands Brewing Co. (United States) Style: Mixed-Style Beer (Base Style: Imperial Stout) ABV: 12.3% Review Year: 2020 Memory Care is a “Salted Chocolate & Lavender Coffee Stout” concocted by Tired Hands Brewing Co. (Pennsylvania). This “Coffee Stout” was brewed with dark specialty and caramel malts, together with a generous helping of flaked oats …

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Calusa “Imperial Dissonance” Imperial Brown Ale

Name: Imperial Dissonance Brewer: Calusa Brewing (United States) Style: Experimental Beer (Base Style: American Brown Ale) ABV: 10.7% Review Year: 2020 Imperial Dissonance is the bigger and more potent version of the Dissonance Brown Ale by Calusa Brewing of Sarasota, Florida. This “Imperial Brown Ale” is a complex beer that features coffee and Saigon cinnamon. STYLE GUIDELINES This …

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Burial “Houtenhamer (2018)” Double Barrel-Aged Imperial Stout

Name: Houtenhamer (2018) Brewer: Burial Beer Co. (United States) Style: Specialty Wood-Aged Beer (Base Style: Imperial Stout) ABV: 12% Review Year: 2020 This 2018 vintage of Houtenhamer, the “double” barrel-aged Imperial Stout by Burial Beer Co. (North Carolina), was unearthed in 2020. This menacing dark ale was aged initially in Bourbon barrels for six months and then racked into …

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The Finback x Bottle Logic Omura Trilogy

Omura is a massive Imperial Stout brewed by Bottle Logic Brewing (California) and Finback Brewery (New York) sometime in 2019. This behemoth was aged in Willet bourbon barrels for 10 months and manifested in three versions– Black, Orange, and White– each featuring different combinations of ingredients such as chocolate, coffee, orange, cinnamon, coconut, and almonds. …

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Bottle Logic “Reaction State 2019” Imperial Breakfast Stout

Name: Reaction State 2019 Brewer: Bottle Logic Brewing (United States) Style: Mixed-Style Beer (Base Style: Imperial Stout) ABV: 12% Review Year: 2020 Reaction State 2019 is the second batch of the “Imperial Breakfast Stout” released by Bottle Logic Brewing (California). This massive dark ale, which weighs in at 12% ABV, was aged in a combination of maple syrup …

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Pursuit of Hāpiness II

The pandemic did not stop Garage Project (Wellington) in 2020 from releasing the sixth and seventh volumes of their highly-anticipated New Zealand (NZ) hop-centric collaboration series, Hāpi Sessions. The Vol.6  is with The Veil Brewing Co. (Virginia) and is a juicy and hazy beer brewed with fresh Riwaka hops. Meanwhile, Garage Project teamed up virtually …

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Highland Park Brewery x Horus Aged Ales “242 MPH” Imperial Stout

Name: 242 MPH Brewer: Highland Park Brewery, Horus Aged Ales (United States) Style: Mixed-Style Beer (Base Style: Imperial Stout) ABV: 13.5% Review Year: 2020 242 MPH is an Imperial Stout brewed by Highland Park Brewery in collaboration with Horus Aged Ales. This Imperial Stout was brewed with massive amounts of coconut and some cherrywood. STYLE GUIDELINES This beer is being …

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WeldWerks “Starry Night” Milk Stout

Name: Starry Night Brewer: WeldWerks Brewing Co. (United States) Style: Spice, Herb or Vegetable Beer (Base Style: Sweet Stout) ABV: 7.5% Review Year: 2020 We revisit Starry Night, a “milk stout” we encountered earlier this year. Brewed by the award-winning Colorado craft brewery, WeldWerks Brewing Co., Starry Night is a “milk stout” that features hazelnut, toasted coconut, milk …

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