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I like to review beers that I enjoy or I think others will enjoy, even if they’re not my personal favorite.  I don’t post negative reviews.  I have a limited amount of time and would prefer to spend it talking about positive things.  I may make some constructive criticism, but I won’t bash a beer or a brewery.  The reviews I do are unsolicited and are beers that I’ve chosen to review because they sound interesting.

If I do have a solicited review, I’ll clearly note that the samples were sent to me by a brewery.  On solicited reviews, I’ll probably be more critical, but still polite, than I would on a beer I choose to write about, but if You’re asking me to review your beer I’m assuming you want an honest opinion.  If you’d like to send me samples, please use the Contact button below or email me at beer(at)ithinkaboutbeer(dot)com and we can discuss it.

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Belgian Beer Reviews

Belgium - A list by Brewery

Orval Day 2013

Orval Day 2013

Orval Day 2013 - 3 November, 2013 Orval Day is an annual event held at The Beer Mongers in Portland,...
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2011/2013 Tilquin Oude Gueuze²

2011/2013 Tilquin Oude Gueuze²

Sometimes at breweries, something goes wrong.  Everyone who drinks craft beer has experienced this, even unwittingly.  That special one-off on...
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Brasserie d’Achouffe N’Ice Chouffe

Brasserie d’Achouffe N’Ice Chouffe

Brasserie d’Achouffe N'Ice Chouffe is the brewery's winter seasonal.  Our gnome friends are back; this time one is wearing a nice...
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Boon Duivels Bier

Boon Duivels Bier

Last weekend, March 14-16, the town of Halle celebrated its annual Lent Carnival.  Halle is situated outside Brussels in Vlaams...
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Achel Blond 8

Achel Blond 8

Achel has only been brewing beer since 2001, making them one of the newest breweries in the Trappist community.  They basically...
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Boon Geuze Mariage Parfait 2008

Boon Geuze Mariage Parfait 2008

Brouwerij Boon produces my favorite geuzes.  The Marriage Parfait is my favorite of their Geuzes.  It's consistently one of my "desert...
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Drie Fonteinen (3 Fonteinen) Oude Geuze

Drie Fonteinen (3 Fonteinen) Oude Geuze

3 Fonteinen is one of the classic Geuze blenders of Belgium.  Their Geuzes and Lambics are highly sought after by...
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Rince Cochon

Rince Cochon

Rince Cochon is a Flemish Blonde Ale from Belgium.  The best information I can find is that this beer is...
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De Ranke Saison de Dottignies

De Ranke Saison de Dottignies

Founded in 1996, Brouwerij De Ranke has been brewing up a mix of hop inspired beers and traditional Belgian flavors for 18...
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Lefebvre Blanche De Bruxelles

Lefebvre Blanche De Bruxelles

Blanche De Bruxelles is brewed by Brasserie Lefebvre, which is located just outside Brussels.  The bottle features the famous statue of...
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Van Honsebrouck Bacchus

Van Honsebrouck Bacchus

The Van Honsebrouck family has been brewing in West Flanders since 1811 and in Inglemunster, their current home, since 1900....
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Brasserie de la Senne Crushable Saison

Brasserie de la Senne Crushable Saison

Brasserie de la Senne is one of Brussels’ newest breweries with their doors opening in December of 2010.  However, owners...
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Rodenbach Vintage 2010

Rodenbach Vintage 2010

Rodenbach Vintage 2010 just hit the west coast of the United States this month.  If you're not familiar with this...
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Scotch Silly Scotch Barrel Aged

Scotch Silly Scotch Barrel Aged

Scotch Silly is Brasserie de Silly's most famous beer. Created at the end of WWI to satisfy the thirst of...
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Hof ten Dormaal Winter 13

Hof ten Dormaal Winter 13

Brouwerij Hof ten Dormaal is a newer member of the Belgian brewing family, but one that has quickly made a...
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Brouwerij Dilewyns Vicaris Winter 2013

Brouwerij Dilewyns Vicaris Winter 2013

Brouwerij Dilewyns is another example of the growing beer movement within the borders of Belgium.  While Belgium saw huge decline...
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Brouwerij Slaghmuylder Witkap Pater Stimulo

Brouwerij Slaghmuylder Witkap Pater Stimulo

Brouwerij Slaghmuylder is better known under its Witkap Pater label of abbey inspired beers.  The Stimulo is their version of...
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Ruwet Cidre Brut

Ruwet Cidre Brut

Belgium makes cider. Bet you didn't know that? There are a grand total of two cidreries left where once there...
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Hanssens Artisanaal Oude Gueuze

Hanssens Artisanaal Oude Gueuze

Hanssens is one of the small number of Lambic blenders in Belgium.  Blenders don't actually brew their own beer.  They...
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Brasserie Caracole Saxo

Brasserie Caracole Saxo

Deep in the heart of southern Belgium lies the last wood-fired brewery.  Brasserie Caracole, founded in the 18th century, is...
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Préaris Quadrocinno

Préaris Quadrocinno

Préaris, Vliegende Paard Brouwers, burst onto the Belgian beer scene in 2011 when they won a prestigious home brewing competition...
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Nieuwhuys Alpaide Blond Cuvee van de Generaal

Nieuwhuys Alpaide Blond Cuvee van de Generaal

The town of Hoegaarden is famed for its eponymous beer which is now only a bland, pale version of its...
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Hobbybrouwerij Het Nest SchuppenAas “Ace of Spades” Amber

Hobbybrouwerij Het Nest SchuppenAas “Ace of Spades” Amber

Hobbybrouwerij Het Nest has a fun story and some great beers to go with it.  What started out as a...
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Orval – Bottled: 14/06/2012

Orval – Bottled: 14/06/2012

Orval is consistently one of my favorite beers.  Brewed in the Trappist monastery of Orval deep in the Belgian Ardennes,...
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De Ranke XX Bitter

De Ranke XX Bitter

Brouwerij De Ranke has been one of the Belgian breweries leading the way when it comes to hoppy Belgian beer.  Their...
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St Bernardus Extra 4

St Bernardus Extra 4

In a beer world of constant innovation and "new, new, new," sometimes it's great to look back in time to...
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Des Rocs Triple Imperiale

Des Rocs Triple Imperiale

Deep in the Belgian province of Hainaut, nearly on the border with France, Brasserie des Rocs has been brewing small...
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Oud Beersel Oude Kriek

Oud Beersel Oude Kriek

 Oud Beersel is a Lambic blender with a long heritage but only a short time around in its current incarnation.  Oud...
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Westvleteren 12 (8/31/16) – Bottle no. 2 6/14/2017

Westvleteren 12 (8/31/16) – Bottle no. 2 6/14/2017

Westvleteren 12 is a world classic beer and one that’s often lauded as the “best beer in the world.” It’s...
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Malheur Zestig

Malheur Zestig

Brouwerij Malheur's newest release is somewhat of a departure for the brewery, although well within the range of the brewery's...
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De Glazen Toren Jan De Lichte

De Glazen Toren Jan De Lichte

Brouwerij De Glazen Toren is almost 11 years old.  Founded in 2004 by brewmasters Jef Van den Steen and Dirk...
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Hof ten Dormaal Saison

Hof ten Dormaal Saison

When I was in Belgium last fall, I had a chance to try one of the new beers from Hof...
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Lindemans Ginger Gueuze

Lindemans Ginger Gueuze

The newest release from Brouwerij Lindemans is the next beer in their new botanical series. The first one was created...
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Hof ten Dormaal Blond

Hof ten Dormaal Blond

Hof ten Dormaal Blond was the first beer I tried from this exciting new brewery from the Flemish countryside in...
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Brasserie du Bocq Gauloise Christmas

Brasserie du Bocq Gauloise Christmas

Brasserie du Bocq (pronounced like "bock") is a family brewery situated in the picturesque hills of the French speaking Wallonia...
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Westvleteren Blond

Westvleteren Blond

De Sint-Sixtusabdij van Westvleteren is one of the Trappist Monasteries that brews beer and is allowed to use the Trappist...
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Drie Fonteinen (3 Fonteinen) Oude Kriek

Drie Fonteinen (3 Fonteinen) Oude Kriek

3 Fonteinen is one of the classic Geuze blenders of Belgium.  Their Geuzes and Lambics are highly sought after by sour...
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Tilquin Oude Gueuze 2010/2011

Tilquin Oude Gueuze 2010/2011

Gueuzerie Tilquin burst onto the scene a few years ago with an outstanding, new Gueuze that quickly got the beer...
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Dilewyns Vicaris Generaal

Dilewyns Vicaris Generaal

I'm always excited to try new beers from breweries I admire.  Sometimes they're new to the world; sometimes they're just...
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Rodenbach Caractère Rouge

Rodenbach Caractère Rouge

Rodenbach Caractère Rouge is a newer project from the venerable old Flemish Red producer.  Created in collaboration with Antwerp Chef...
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Saison Dupont Dry Hopping 2015

Saison Dupont Dry Hopping 2015

With the 2015 edition, this is the 3rd year of the Brasserie Dupont's Saison Dry Hopping being released in the...
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De Struise Brouwers Ypres 2009

De Struise Brouwers Ypres 2009

Ypres is another experimental beer marked with De Struise Brouwers characteristic bold house style.  Ypres is their interpretation of a Flemish Oud...
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Lindemans Oude Kriek Cuvée René

Lindemans Oude Kriek Cuvée René

Lindemans has finally released their Oude Kriek Cuvée René in the United States. Lindemans, the largest Gueuze and Lambic producer in...
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De Troch Oude Kriek 2014

De Troch Oude Kriek 2014

In the US, it's pretty evident in sales and the increase of locally brewed options that sour beers are gaining...
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Saison Dupont Dry Hopping 2017 Styrian Eureka

Saison Dupont Dry Hopping 2017 Styrian Eureka

2017's edition of Saison Dupont Dry Hopping takes the drinkers to the hop fields of Slovenia and the Styrian Eureka...
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Saison Dupont Dry Hopping 2016 Brewers Gold

Saison Dupont Dry Hopping 2016 Brewers Gold

Another year another edition of Brasserie Dupont's Saison Dupont Dry Hopping. This is the 4th year it's been released in...
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Boon Faro

Boon Faro

Faro is a rare treat in Belgium and even rarer outside its borders.  It was once the standard everyday drinking...
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De Ranke Père Noël

De Ranke Père Noël

Brouwerij De Ranke Père Noël is, like most of De Ranke's other beers, a departure from the Belgian norm of darker...
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Tilquin 2014/2015 Oude Mûre À L’Ancienne

Tilquin 2014/2015 Oude Mûre À L’Ancienne

Tilquin is the newest of the Gueuze blenders to join the select group of this dwindling tradition. While Pierre Tilquin...
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Brasserie d’Achouffe Houblon Chouffe Dobbelen IPA Tripel

Brasserie d’Achouffe Houblon Chouffe Dobbelen IPA Tripel

Earlier this week, I announced my upcoming trip to Belgium with a review from one of the breweries I'm scheduled...
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Brasserie Dupont Foret Blanche

Brasserie Dupont Foret Blanche

Foret Blanche is another of Brasserie Dupont's excellent beers.  Foret, as a labeled in the US, is part of their...
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Brouwerij De Graal Gember

Brouwerij De Graal Gember

Brouwerij De Graal is another of the new wave of Belgium's 21st Century breweries.  Founded in 2002, De Graal (Flemish...
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Hof Ten Dormaal Wit Goud (White Gold)

Hof Ten Dormaal Wit Goud (White Gold)

Brouwerij Hof ten Dormaal has quickly become one of my favorite new breweries from Belgium both because of the quality...
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Saison Dupont Cuvee Dry Hopping 2013

Saison Dupont Cuvee Dry Hopping 2013

Saison Dupont Cuvee Dry Hopping 2013 is slightly modern twist on Brasserie Dupont's classic Saison Dupont (you can read my...
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Oud Beersel Bzart Kriekenlambiek

Oud Beersel Bzart Kriekenlambiek

Champagne is the celebratory beverage of the wine world, although one can certainly drink it anytime. I'm quite fond of...
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Tilquin 2014/2015 Oude Quetsche Prunes de Namur

Tilquin 2014/2015 Oude Quetsche Prunes de Namur

Gueuzerie Tilquin is blending some of the best lambic beers in Belgium. Besides making an excellent Gueuze, Pierre Tilquin is...
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Dupont Deux Amis Lost Abbey

Dupont Deux Amis Lost Abbey

Everyone seems to like the idea of a collaboration beer. They've become a drinkable symbol of the cooperative and friendly...
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De Plukker Single Green Hop 2014

De Plukker Single Green Hop 2014

De Plukker has only been brewing for a few years yet they've been growing hops for generations.  In 2011, the...
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Brasserie de la Senne Stouterik

Brasserie de la Senne Stouterik

Brasserie de la Senne does it again with a low ABV stout: Stouterik.  If you're not familiar with Brasserie de...
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De Glazen Toren Lentebier

De Glazen Toren Lentebier

Brouwerij De Glazen Toren is a tiny brewery in the Flemish portion of northern Belgium.  What makes this brewery so unique...
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Fantôme Printemps

Fantôme Printemps

Fantôme Printemps is a seasonal saison or a saison seasonal or a saison saison*, if you're into a beer wordplay......
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De Plukker Keikoppen

De Plukker Keikoppen

Brouwerij De Plukker was one of my more enjoyable finds on my 2014 fall trip. I'd heard good things about...
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Cantillon Classic Gueuze

Cantillon Classic Gueuze

Brasserie Cantillon brews and blends what are arguably the world's most sought after Lambics and Gueuzes.  Cantillon beers are consistently on...
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De Struise Brouwers Black Albert

De Struise Brouwers Black Albert

De Struise Brouwers' Black Albert is inspired by the classic British Russian Imperial Stout but brewed in the vein of...
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Brunehaut Bio Blonde

Brunehaut Bio Blonde

Brunehaut, founded in 1890, is a brewery from the French-speaking portion of Belgium. Today, they produce 2 lines of beers...
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Hof Ten Dormaal Donker (Dark)

Hof Ten Dormaal Donker (Dark)

Hof Ten Dormaal is an interesting brewery, to say the least.  They call themselves a "farmhouse" brewery, and they mean...
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Strubbe Ichtegem’s Grand Cru

Strubbe Ichtegem’s Grand Cru

Ichtegem's Grand Cru is one of the newer beers in venerable Brouwerij Strubbe's lineup.  Introduced in 2006, Ichtegem's Grand Cru...
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Hobbybrouwerij Het Nest Turnhoutse Saison (Turnhoutse Patriot)

Hobbybrouwerij Het Nest Turnhoutse Saison (Turnhoutse Patriot)

I've been spending a lot of time researching, drinking, and writing about the new wave of breweries in Belgium.  Like...
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Westvleteren 12

Westvleteren 12

Westvleteren 12 is one of the most pursued and lauded beers in the world.  Usually, you can only get it...
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Brasserie du Bocq Saison 1858

Brasserie du Bocq Saison 1858

In a little over a month, I'll once again be exploring the breweries and beer scene in Belgium.  Over the...
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Rochefort 6

Rochefort 6

Rochefort 6 was first released to the public in 1953 after Chimay helped the struggling Trappist brewery revamp their brewery...
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Brasserie du Bocq Blanche de Namur

Brasserie du Bocq Blanche de Namur

Blanche de Namur has finally arrived in the United States (and the Pacific Northwest)!  This is a beer I've been...
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Tilquin Oude Gueuze 2011/2012

Tilquin Oude Gueuze 2011/2012

I'm less than 3 weeks away from getting on a plane for my 2 weeks in Belgium where I'll be...
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Dupont Avec Les Bons Voeux

Dupont Avec Les Bons Voeux

Many people's favorite holiday release is Brasserie Dupont's Avec Les Bons Voeux ("With Good Wishes"). First brewed in 1970, it...
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Orval – Bottle no. 1 28/3/2017

Orval – Bottle no. 1 28/3/2017

Orval is a beer I've wanted to add to my cellaring project for a long time. The problem though: by...
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Brasserie de la Senne Brussels Calling 2013

Brasserie de la Senne Brussels Calling 2013

Brasserie de la Senne is one of Brussels’ newest breweries with their doors opening in December of 2010.  However, owners Yvan...
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Rodenbach Vintage 2013

Rodenbach Vintage 2013

Rodenbach is the famous West Flemish producer of red/brown beers renowned for their sweet/tart flavor. To obtain this unique profile,...
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De Struise Brouwers Pannepot 2011

De Struise Brouwers Pannepot 2011

De Struise Brouwers Pannepot has become a classic Belgian Strong Dark Ale in only a short time since the brewery's...
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Boon Oude Kriek 2011

Boon Oude Kriek 2011

2014 was a good year for Brouwerij Boon at the World Beer Cup held in Denver, CO; they took home...
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Girardin Gueuze 1882 (Black Label – 2014)

Girardin Gueuze 1882 (Black Label – 2014)

Girardin Gueuze 1882, sometimes known as "Black Label," is one of the most elusive Gueuzes on the market. Less than...
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Brasserie de la Senne Taras Runa

Brasserie de la Senne Taras Runa

When you're the popular brewer on the block, other breweries want to brew collaborations with you.  For only being in...
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De Cam Lambiek Special

De Cam Lambiek Special

Geuzestekerij De Cam is part of the new vanguard of blenders reviving the ancient tradition of Lambic blending.  Founded in 1997...
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Westmalle Trappist Dubbel 330ml

Westmalle Trappist Dubbel 330ml

Westmalle Trappist is one of the 10 Trappist Breweries (including the new Spencer Abbey in Massachusetts and Zundert in The Netherlands)....
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Rodenbach Vintage 2012

Rodenbach Vintage 2012

Brouwerij Rodenbach's release of their Vintage beer is always one of the releases I anticipate most.  The 2012 version was...
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Westvleteren 12 (8/31/16) – Bottle No. 1 11/22/2016

Westvleteren 12 (8/31/16) – Bottle No. 1 11/22/2016

Westvleteren 12 is a world classic beer and one that's often lauded as the "best beer in the world." It's...
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De Plukker All Inclusive IPA 2014

De Plukker All Inclusive IPA 2014

Brouwerij De Plukker is making waves in the world of Belgian beer with their highly sought after beers.  In a...
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Rochefort 8

Rochefort 8

Rochefort 8 was first released to the public in 1955 after Chimay helped the struggling Trappist brewery revamp their brewery...
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Saison Dupont Cuvée Dry Hopping 2014

Saison Dupont Cuvée Dry Hopping 2014

The 2014 edition marks the next incarnation of  Brasserie Dupont's Saison Dupont Dry Hopping which is a dry hopped version of...
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Rodenbach Fruitage

Rodenbach Fruitage

Rodenbach is best known as the maker of one of Belgium's classic sour beer styles: The Flemish Red. The style...
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Chimay Spéciale Cent Cinquante

Chimay Spéciale Cent Cinquante

2012 marked the 150th year of brewing for Chimay.  Founded in 1850 by monks from Westvleteren, the decision to brew...
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De Dolle Oerbier – June 2014 Bottle no. 1

De Dolle Oerbier – June 2014 Bottle no. 1

De Dolle Brouwers is one of the classic small breweries of the early Belgian Craft Revolution.  De Dolle came into...
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Liefmans Goudenband

Liefmans Goudenband

Liefmans Goudenband is a classic Flemish Brown or Oud Bruin representing the special version of the brewery's everyday Oud Bruin....
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Brasserie de la Senne Brusseleir Zwët IPA

Brasserie de la Senne Brusseleir Zwët IPA

As much as I've been talking about them and drinking their beers, how could I NOT visit Brasserie de la Senne....
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St. Martin Cuvee de Noel

St. Martin Cuvee de Noel

St. Martin is Brasserie de Brunehaut's line of authentic Abbey Ales.  Brunehaut is now in its 123rd year of brewing,...
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St. Martin Brune

St. Martin Brune

Last year, 2015, Brasserie de Brunehaut celebrated their 125th anniversary. Although there as a brief interruption when the former owners...
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Timmermans Lambicus Oude Gueuze

Timmermans Lambicus Oude Gueuze

Brouwerij Timmermans lays claim to the title of "The World's Oldest Lambic Brewery."  Founded in 1702, the brewery that would...
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Brasserie de Bastogne La Trouffette Belle d’été

Brasserie de Bastogne La Trouffette Belle d’été

Brasserie de Bastogne lies deep in the Belgian Ardennes just outside the town of Bastogne.  Bastogne is most famous as...
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Chimay Dorée

Chimay Dorée

Chimay, also known as the Abbaye de Scourmont, is the largest of the Trappist Breweries with a global reach.  Their...
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Tilquin 2012/2013 Oude Quetsche A L’Ancienne

Tilquin 2012/2013 Oude Quetsche A L’Ancienne

Gueuzerie Tilquin burst onto the scene a few years ago with an outstanding, new Gueuze that quickly got the beer...
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Brasserie d’Achouffe La Chouffe

Brasserie d’Achouffe La Chouffe

La Chouffe is the main beer produced by Brasserie d'Achouffe.  Achouffe products are famous for the gnome/elf who adorns their...
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Trappist Beer Reviews

Trappist Beer - All About the Trappist Abbeys and Breweries

La Trappe Isid’or

La Trappe Isid’or

La Trappe is the elder of Netherland's two Trappist breweries with over 130 years of brewing experience.  Zundert, on the...
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Westmalle Trappist Dubbel 330ml

Westmalle Trappist Dubbel 330ml

Westmalle Trappist is one of the 10 Trappist Breweries (including the new Spencer Abbey in Massachusetts and Zundert in The Netherlands)....
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Westvleteren 12 (8/31/16) – Bottle no. 2 6/14/2017

Westvleteren 12 (8/31/16) – Bottle no. 2 6/14/2017

Westvleteren 12 is a world classic beer and one that’s often lauded as the “best beer in the world.” It’s...
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Chimay Spéciale Cent Cinquante

Chimay Spéciale Cent Cinquante

2012 marked the 150th year of brewing for Chimay.  Founded in 1850 by monks from Westvleteren, the decision to brew...
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Achel Extra Brune

Achel Extra Brune

Achel has only been brewing beer since 2001, making them one of the newest breweries in the Trappist community.  They...
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Westvleteren 8 – Aged Version

Westvleteren 8 – Aged Version

This is the 2nd of 2 Westvleteren 8 bottles I acquired on my 2012 trip to Belgium.  It's been resting...
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Westvleteren 12 (8/31/16) – Bottle No. 1 11/22/2016

Westvleteren 12 (8/31/16) – Bottle No. 1 11/22/2016

Westvleteren 12 is a world classic beer and one that's often lauded as the "best beer in the world." It's...
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Westvleteren 8

Westvleteren 8

Westvleteren 8 is the next beer in my Westvleteren tasting flight.  This is the second beer in Westvleteren's lineup.  I've...
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Achel Blond 8

Achel Blond 8

Achel has only been brewing beer since 2001, making them one of the newest breweries in the Trappist community.  They basically...
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Westvleteren Blond

Westvleteren Blond

De Sint-Sixtusabdij van Westvleteren is one of the Trappist Monasteries that brews beer and is allowed to use the Trappist...
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Rochefort 6

Rochefort 6

Rochefort 6 was first released to the public in 1953 after Chimay helped the struggling Trappist brewery revamp their brewery...
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Westmalle Trappist Tripel 330ml Bottle

Westmalle Trappist Tripel 330ml Bottle

Westmalle Abbey is one of the 8 recognized Trappist Breweries (Achel, Chimay, Konigshoven, Orval, Rochefort, Stift Engelszell, Westmalle, and Westvleteren)....
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Orval – Bottle no. 1 28/3/2017

Orval – Bottle no. 1 28/3/2017

Orval is a beer I've wanted to add to my cellaring project for a long time. The problem though: by...
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Rochefort 8

Rochefort 8

Rochefort 8 was first released to the public in 1955 after Chimay helped the struggling Trappist brewery revamp their brewery...
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Westvleteren 12

Westvleteren 12

Westvleteren 12 is one of the most pursued and lauded beers in the world.  Usually, you can only get it...
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Orval – Bottled: 14/06/2012

Orval – Bottled: 14/06/2012

Orval is consistently one of my favorite beers.  Brewed in the Trappist monastery of Orval deep in the Belgian Ardennes,...
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Tre Fontane Tripel

Tre Fontane Tripel

Tre Fontane is the newest brewery to join the brotherhood of Trappist breweries. Their first offering is a Tripel. Thanks...
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Chimay Dorée

Chimay Dorée

Chimay, also known as the Abbaye de Scourmont, is the largest of the Trappist Breweries with a global reach.  Their...
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The Brewing Monks: A New Trappist Brewing in England

The Brewing Monks: A New Trappist Brewing in England

On my recent trip to Belgium last September, I learned that several Trappist monks from an English abbey were touring...
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Spencer Trappist Ale

Spencer Trappist Ale

Spencer Trappist Ale is the first Trappist Brewery to join the Authentic Trappist Product group outside of Europe.  For years,...
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Stift Engelszell Nivard

Stift Engelszell Nivard

Stift Engelszell was the first new Trappist brewery to join the ranks in quite some time.  For years, the Trappist...
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Zundert Trappist Ale

Zundert Trappist Ale

Founded in 1899 by the monks of Konigshoeven, the Trappist abbey called Abdij Maria Toevlucht is located near Klein Zundert...
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Beer Reviews from Around Europe

Traquair House Ale

Traquair House Ale

Traquair House is Scotland's oldest inhabited house with a history of just over 900 years dating back to 1107 when...
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Unicorn Brewery Robinson’s Old Tom

Unicorn Brewery Robinson’s Old Tom

Unicorn Brewery Robinson's Old Tom Strong Ale has been brewed since 1899 using the same recipe the entire time.  The...
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Zundert Trappist Ale

Zundert Trappist Ale

Founded in 1899 by the monks of Konigshoeven, the Trappist abbey called Abdij Maria Toevlucht is located near Klein Zundert...
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McEwan’s Scotch Ale

McEwan’s Scotch Ale

McEwan's was originally founded in 1858 in Edinburgh, Scotland by William McEwan.  It was originally called the Fountain Brewery and...
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The Celt Experience Bleddyn 1075

The Celt Experience Bleddyn 1075

The Celt Experience is a newer brewery based out of Caerphilly, Wales.  They're part of the new craft beer revival/movement...
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Schneider Edel-Weise

Schneider Edel-Weise

G. Schneider & Sohn is one of the smaller breweries of Bavaria, Germany.  In the middle of the 19th century, wheat...
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Birra del Borgo ReAle Extra

Birra del Borgo ReAle Extra

Please note, all of this post was written prior to AB-InBev’s purchase of Birra del Borgo. While the beers still...
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Schlossbraurei-Au-Hallertau Auer Schnee Bock

Schlossbraurei-Au-Hallertau Auer Schnee Bock

Schlossbrauerei-Au-Hallertau is a small castle brewery in the hop growing region of Bavaria which lends its name to the famous...
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Weltenburger Kloster Pils

Weltenburger Kloster Pils

Weltenburger Kloster is a Benedictine monastery that has existed for nearly 1,000 years in Bavaria.  It boasts the second oldest...
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Traquair Jacobite Ale

Traquair Jacobite Ale

Traquair House is Scotland’s oldest inhabited house with a history of just over 900 years dating back to 1107 when...
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Weltenburger Kloster Hefe-Weissbier Hell

Weltenburger Kloster Hefe-Weissbier Hell

Weltenburger Kloster is a Benedictine monastery that has existed for nearly 1,000 years in Bavaria.  It boasts the second oldest...
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Cittavecchia Karnera

Cittavecchia Karnera

Birra Cittavecchia marks the first Italian beer reviewed on ithinkaboutbeer.com!  This traditional wine country has, in recent years, seen an...
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Theakston “Old Peculier”

Theakston “Old Peculier”

T&R Theakston was founded in 1827 in Masham, North Yorkshire and is  still controlled and operated by Theakston Family with...
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Timothy Taylor’s Landlord

Timothy Taylor’s Landlord

In doing research on the internet, I'd come across Timothy Taylor's Landlord and became curious. English beers have gotten a...
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Kloster Andechs Vollbier Helles Lager

Kloster Andechs Vollbier Helles Lager

Kloster Andechs is an active Benedictine Monastery located outside Munich, Germany.  Andechs has a long history of brewing and is...
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Haand Bryggeriet Odin’s Tipple Dark Norse Ale

Haand Bryggeriet Odin’s Tipple Dark Norse Ale

Haand Bryggeriet Odin's Tipple is the second beer from the small Norwegian brewery that I've tried.  The first, Haandbic, was an...
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Samuel Smith Imperial Stout

Samuel Smith Imperial Stout

Samuel Smith Brewery is the oldest currently operating, independently owned brewery in Yorkshire, founded in 1758.  This brewery has long...
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Klostergården Alstadberger Stjørdalsøl

Klostergården Alstadberger Stjørdalsøl

Beyond a few well-known names producing recognizable "craft beer" styles, the beers of Scandanavia are virtually unknown outside of their...
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Einstöck Icelandic White Ale

Einstöck Icelandic White Ale

Beer and alcohol in Iceland have a long road to get to the modern world of Craft Beer. Thanks to...
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La Trappe Isid’or

La Trappe Isid’or

La Trappe is the elder of Netherland's two Trappist breweries with over 130 years of brewing experience.  Zundert, on the...
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Courage Imperial Russian Stout 2012

Courage Imperial Russian Stout 2012

Courage Imperial Russian Stout can trace its history back for over 2 centuries.  Wells & Young's Brewing Co. decided to revive...
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Birra del Borgo Duchessic

Birra del Borgo Duchessic

Please note, all of this post was written prior to AB-InBev’s purchase of Birra del Borgo. While the beers still...
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Pinkus Ur-Pils

Pinkus Ur-Pils

Pinkus Müller Brauerei can trace its history to 1816 when Johannes Müller moved to the city of Munster in northwest...
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Brasserie de Saint Sylvestre Gavroche

Brasserie de Saint Sylvestre Gavroche

Located near the border with Belgium in the small village of  St. Sylvestre Cappel, Brasserie de St Sylvestre can trace...
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Samuel Smith Winter Welcome 2013 2014

Samuel Smith Winter Welcome 2013 2014

Samuel Smith Brewery has long been one of my favorite English breweries since I first opened a Nut Brown Ale...
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Kloster Andechs Weissbier Dunkel

Kloster Andechs Weissbier Dunkel

Kloster Andechs is an active Benedictine Monastery located outside Munich, Germany.  Andechs has a long history of brewing and is still...
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Tre Fontane Tripel

Tre Fontane Tripel

Tre Fontane is the newest brewery to join the brotherhood of Trappist breweries. Their first offering is a Tripel. Thanks...
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Weltenburger Barock Dunkel

Weltenburger Barock Dunkel

Weltenburger Kloster is a Benedictine monastery that has existed for nearly 1,000 years in Bavaria.  It boasts the second oldest...
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Kloster Andechs Weissbier Hell

Kloster Andechs Weissbier Hell

Kloster Andechs is an active Benedictine Monastery located outside Munich, Germany.  Andechs has a long history of brewing and is still...
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Fortuna Komes Baltic Porter

Fortuna Komes Baltic Porter

Beer in Miloslaw, Poland has long history dating back at least to 1626 when the city registered it's breweries. As...
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Haand Bryggeriet Haandbic

Haand Bryggeriet Haandbic

Haand Bryggeriet Haandbic marks the first beer review of a beer from Norway.  It also marks one of the oddest...
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Oregon Beer Reviews

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Pfriem Brett Brux Pale Ale – Bottle No. 4 6/6/2017

Pfriem Brett Brux Pale Ale – Bottle No. 4 6/6/2017

4 bottles in and Pfriem Family Brewers Brett Brux Pale Ale is developing quite nicely! It 's been a little...
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Deschutes Black Butte XXIV

Deschutes Black Butte XXIV

Deschutes Black Butte XXIV celebrates the 24th year since the release of their seminal release, Black Butte Porter.  Black Butte...
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Logsdon Organic Farmhouse Ales Peche ‘n Brett 2013

Logsdon Organic Farmhouse Ales Peche ‘n Brett 2013

The next sour or "wild" beer in my series of New Year's Sour Reviews is the newly released Logsdon Organic Farmhouse Peche 'n...
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Pfriem Brett Brux Pale – Bottle No. 3 – 12/13/2016

Pfriem Brett Brux Pale – Bottle No. 3 – 12/13/2016

It's been one year since Pfriem Family Brewers released their  Brett Brux Pale Ale. One year ago, I did my...
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MacTarnahan’s Noble Scot

MacTarnahan’s Noble Scot

MacTarnahan's was one of the original Portland, Oregon breweries at the beginning of the first craft beer revolution in 80's....
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Pfriem Oud Bruin

Pfriem Oud Bruin

pFriem's latest barrel-aged beer is an homage to Belgium's East Flanders Oud Bruin style. This is part of their white...
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Deschutes Brewing Chasin’ Freshies 2013

Deschutes Brewing Chasin’ Freshies 2013

Deschutes Brewery has long been a pioneer of hop use in the American beer scene. They're the #2 purchaser of...
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Pfriem Brett Brux Pale – Bottle No. 1 – 12/14/2015

Pfriem Brett Brux Pale – Bottle No. 1 – 12/14/2015

It was only a matter of time before a brewery as adept at brewing Belgian-style beers as Pfriem Family Brewers...
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Pfriem Brett Brux Pale – Bottle No. 2 – 7/4/2016

Pfriem Brett Brux Pale – Bottle No. 2 – 7/4/2016

Well, six months have come and gone and it's time to review the 2nd bottle from my case of Pfriem...
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Full Sail “26” Cascade Pilsner

Full Sail “26” Cascade Pilsner

Full Sail Brewing "26" Cascade Pilsner is the brewery's newest creation and will be used as their year-long 26th Anniversary beer....
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Hair of the Dog Brewing Adam (Batch 85)

Hair of the Dog Brewing Adam (Batch 85)

Adam was the first beer Alan Sprints created at Hair of the Dog Brewing when he opened it in 1993....
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The Commons Wit

The Commons Wit

The Commons Brewery may be one of my favorite new smaller production breweries in the Portland area.  I've been very...
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Upright Brewing Four

Upright Brewing Four

Upright Brewing is one of the newer Oregon small scale breweries which started operations around 2009. They specialize in Belgian...
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Pfriem Brett Trois Pale – Bottle No. 1 – 3/16/17

Pfriem Brett Trois Pale – Bottle No. 1 – 3/16/17

This year's edition of pFriem Family Brewers' Orval inspired brettanomyces pale ale features a slightly different strain of brett. Last...
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Pfriem Gose

Pfriem Gose

Pfriem Family Brewers has consistently been my favorite all-around local brewery in Oregon.  Firstly, their Belgian-styles have been the most consistently...
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Block 15 Here Comes the Sunshine

Block 15 Here Comes the Sunshine

Mars, the Roman god of war, kindly lent his name to the month of March while the northern French took...
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Pfriem Cognac Barrel-Aged Belgian-style Strong Dark Ale

Pfriem Cognac Barrel-Aged Belgian-style Strong Dark Ale

Pfriem Family Brewers has quickly created one of the best barrel-aging programs in the Northwest. With a combination of Belgian-Style...
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Pfriem Brett Wit – Bottle no. 2 11/2/2017

Pfriem Brett Wit – Bottle no. 2 11/2/2017

Unfortunately, this review is about 4 weeks behind schedule thanks to a couple different reasons. When I returned home from...
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Logsdon Organic Farmhouse Ales Seizoen

Logsdon Organic Farmhouse Ales Seizoen

Logsdon Organic Farmhouse Ales is another new brewery in Hood River, Oregon.  Their focus is to create authentic Belgian style...
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Cascade Brewing Vlad the Imp Aler 2011

Cascade Brewing Vlad the Imp Aler 2011

Cascade Brewing can trace its history to 1998 with the founding of Cascade Brewing Company at the Racoon Lodge in...
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Hair of the Dog Brewing Fred (Batch 86)

Hair of the Dog Brewing Fred (Batch 86)

Alan Sprints of Hair of the Dog Brewing created "Fred" to honor beer writer Fred Eckhardt who was one of...
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The Commons Brewery Haver Bier

The Commons Brewery Haver Bier

The Commons Brewery is one of Portland, Oregon's new "nano" breweries.  They brew on a 7 bbl sytem (217 gallons)....
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Logsdon Organic Farmhouse Ales Bergschrund Aberrant

Logsdon Organic Farmhouse Ales Bergschrund Aberrant

  Logsdon Farmhouse Ales Bergschrund Series is brewer Chuck Porter's new separate line of beers.  They will still say brewed...
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Pfriem Brett Wit – Bottle no. 1 3/28/2017

Pfriem Brett Wit – Bottle no. 1 3/28/2017

Wits or Blanches have long been one of my favorite styles. Unfortunately in the US, most people's first impression of...
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Pfriem Belgian-Style Christmas Ale

Pfriem Belgian-Style Christmas Ale

It's the winter beer time of year! Hood River's Pfriem Family Brewers produces several festive offerings, including this Belgian-Style Christmas Ale....
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Deschutes Brewery Green Monster

Deschutes Brewery Green Monster

Deschutes Brewery's Green Monster is a new sour release from the brewery who's most famous sour, The Dissident, has long...
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Full Sail Brewer’s Share Chris’s Summer Delight Berliner Weiss

Full Sail Brewer’s Share Chris’s Summer Delight Berliner Weiss

Full Sail Brewer's Share Chris's Summer Delight Berliner Weiss (in case you're looking for the beer with the longest name)...
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Deschutes Brewery The Dissident 2012

Deschutes Brewery The Dissident 2012

Deschutes Brewery releases The Dissident approximately every other year, or as they say: "When the beer tells us it's ready."  This...
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Gigantic Brewing Black Friday Beer

Gigantic Brewing Black Friday Beer

Gigantic Brewing is one of the many new Portland breweries to come online in the last couple of years.  Stationed...
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De Struisse Brouwers and Hair of the Dog Brewing Extravaganza

De Struisse Brouwers and Hair of the Dog Brewing Extravaganza

2012 saw a unique collaboration between one of Belgium's newer microbreweries and one of Oregon's oldest, but smallest microbreweries: De...
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Cascade Brewing Vlad The Imp Aler 2009

Cascade Brewing Vlad The Imp Aler 2009

Cascade Brewing can trace its history to 1998 with the founding of Cascade Brewing Company at the Racoon Lodge in...
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Reviews from Around the United States

Monks’ Tripel Ale

Monks’ Tripel Ale

Monks' Tripel Ale is brewed by the Benedictine monks of The Monastery of Christ in the Desert in New Mexico....
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New Belgium Brewing Le Terroir 2013

New Belgium Brewing Le Terroir 2013

New Belgium Brewing's Le Terroir has been a sought after beer for a while.  It had made some festival appearances...
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Spencer Trappist Ale

Spencer Trappist Ale

Spencer Trappist Ale is the first Trappist Brewery to join the Authentic Trappist Product group outside of Europe.  For years,...
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Stone Brewing Ruination IPA Tenth Anniversary

Stone Brewing Ruination IPA Tenth Anniversary

Ten years ago, Stone Brewing launched Ruination IPA with the mission statement of destroying people's palettes one bottle at a...
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Russian River Pliny the Elder

Russian River Pliny the Elder

Russian River's Pliny the Elder is probably one of the most hyped and sought after beers in the United States.  On the...
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Russian River Brewing Consecration (Batch 008)

Russian River Brewing Consecration (Batch 008)

Russian River Brewing is probably one of the hottest names in the American craft brewing scene.  Vinnie Cilurzo has reached...
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Brux Domesticated Wild Ale (A Russian River & Sierra Nevada Brewing Collaboration) Bottle No. 11 – 9/4/2017

Brux Domesticated Wild Ale (A Russian River & Sierra Nevada Brewing Collaboration) Bottle No. 11 – 9/4/2017

This is the second to last bottle of the case of Brux I laid down just over 5 years ago....
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Trinity One Ear Naked Saison

Trinity One Ear Naked Saison

Trinity Brewing of Colorado Spring, Colorado just introduced its first flagship beer with their new One Ear Naked Saison. Jason...
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Odell Brewing Celastrina

Odell Brewing Celastrina

Odell Brewing is located in Ft. Collins, CO and was founded in 1989.  They've grown slowly and steadily, achieving distribution...
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New Belgium Brewing Transatlantique Kriek

New Belgium Brewing Transatlantique Kriek

New Belgium Brewing's Transatlantique Kriek is a collaboration beer made Kriek Lambic shipped from Brouwerij Boon in Belgium with beer...
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Green Flash Saison Diego

Green Flash Saison Diego

Traditionally, saisons come in 2 major varieties; the first is the variety brewed with higher alcohol to last over the...
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Funkwerks Saison

Funkwerks Saison

Funkwerks is part of the thriving Colorado beer scene.  Located in Fort Collins, they've made a strong splash despite only...
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Lone Peak Brewery – Big Sky, Montana

Lone Peak Brewery – Big Sky, Montana

Sometimes you go on a vacation that's completely unrelated to beer and stumble upon some darned good beer.  I've been...
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Russian River Salvation

Russian River Salvation

Salvation is one of Russian River Brewing's Salvation belongs to the "-tion" series of named beers which fall into two...
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Ommegang Bend the Knee “Game of Thrones”

Ommegang Bend the Knee “Game of Thrones”

Brewery Ommegang has been brewing a series of licensed beers for the HBO TV series Game of Thrones. Their newest...
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Brux Domesticated Wild Ale (A Russian River & Sierra Nevada Brewing Collaboration) Bottle No. 10 – 3/12/2017

Brux Domesticated Wild Ale (A Russian River & Sierra Nevada Brewing Collaboration) Bottle No. 10 – 3/12/2017

Here we are! We're in double digits with the 10th bottle of The Brux Project (You can read about the project and...
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Sierra Nevada Brewing 2012 Narwhal Imperial Stout

Sierra Nevada Brewing 2012 Narwhal Imperial Stout

It seems like there is no shortage of new and interesting beers from Sierra Nevada Brewing these days.  What with...
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Sierra Nevada Ovila Abbey Quad with Plums

Sierra Nevada Ovila Abbey Quad with Plums

Sierra Nevada's Ovila project is a joint venture with the Trappist monastery of New Clairvaux in Vina, California.  This project...
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Dogfish Head + Sierra Nevada Rhizing Bines

Dogfish Head + Sierra Nevada Rhizing Bines

Rhizing Bines marks the 3rd beer in the "Life & Limb" collaboration series between Dogfish Head Brewing and Sierra Nevada...
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Ballast Point Victory At Sea

Ballast Point Victory At Sea

I thought I'd do a fun, "thematic" review for the 4th of July.  I decided to go with an American...
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Dogfish Head Festina Peche

Dogfish Head Festina Peche

Dogfish Head's Festina Peche is a "neo-Berliner Weisse," according to their website.  Berliner Weisse is a tart, light wheat ale...
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Jolly Pumpkin Calabaza Blanca

Jolly Pumpkin Calabaza Blanca

Jolly Pumpkin Artisan Ales is one of the new wave of American breweries playing with funky strains from Europe.  Founded...
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Crooked Stave Surette Provision Saison

Crooked Stave Surette Provision Saison

On my recent trip to Colorado, one of the breweries I was most excited to visit was Crooked Stave in Denver.  Since...
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New Belgium + Brewery Vivant Biere de Garde

New Belgium + Brewery Vivant Biere de Garde

New Belgium Brewing's "Lips of Faith" series is about creating unique one-off beers using interesting ingredients. Many of these beers...
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Brewery Ommegang Rare Vos

Brewery Ommegang Rare Vos

Brewery Ommegang is one of the original US breweries that specialized in Belgian-style ale.  Now they’re owned by the Moorgat familybrewery of...
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Brux Domesticated Wild Ale (A Russian River & Sierra Nevada Collaboration) – Bottle No. 1 9/2/2012

Brux Domesticated Wild Ale (A Russian River & Sierra Nevada Collaboration) – Bottle No. 1 9/2/2012

This review is part of the ongoing "The Brux Project" at I think about beer.  To read the details, follow...
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Stone/Iron Fist/Ken Schmidt Mint Chocolate Imperial Stout

Stone/Iron Fist/Ken Schmidt Mint Chocolate Imperial Stout

The Mint Chocolate Imperial Stout is the newest collaboration beer from the Stone Brewing lineup.  This one in particular is...
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Russian River Brewing Sanctification (Batch 006)

Russian River Brewing Sanctification (Batch 006)

  Russian River Brewing is probably one of the hottest names in the American craft brewing scene.  Vinnie Cilurzo has...
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Stone Brewing Ruination IPA

Stone Brewing Ruination IPA

This is the 10th anniversary of Stone's Ruination IPA.  Since I bought a bottle of the 10th Anniversary edition, I...
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Russian River Publication 2009

Russian River Publication 2009

Russian River Publication was a collaboration beer made in 2009 with the Publican National Committee, consisting of: Brouwer’s, The Falling...
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North Coast Brewing Old Rasputin Russian Imperial Stout

North Coast Brewing Old Rasputin Russian Imperial Stout

North Coast Brewing celebrates their 25th anniversary in 2013 and has done so in collaboration with other "Class of '88"...
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Green Flash Flanders Drive

Green Flash Flanders Drive

Green Flash Brewing's Flanders Drive is a Flemish-style sour Red Ale that was released for the brewery's 10th anniversary in...
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Samuel Adams 13th Hour Stout

Samuel Adams 13th Hour Stout

Samuel Adams, also know as the Boston Beer Company, is one of the largest Craft Beer companies in the US....
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Brewery Ommegang Witte

Brewery Ommegang Witte

Brewery Ommegang is one of the original US breweries that specialized in Belgian-style ale.  Now they're owned by the Moorgat...
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Samuel Adams Stony Brook Red

Samuel Adams Stony Brook Red

Here at ithinkaboutbeer.com, I'm a particularly big fan of "sour" beers.  So I thought I'd start the year with a...
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Russian River Redemption

Russian River Redemption

Russian River Brewing's Redemption falls in the oft overlooked part of their portfolio that isn't an IPA or a Sour....
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Stone Brewing’s Double Dry Hopped IPA

Stone Brewing’s Double Dry Hopped IPA

Stone Brewing's Double Dry Hopped IPA is a super limited, draft only version of their standard India Pale Ale.  Normally,...
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Ommegang Winter is Here “Game of Thrones”

Ommegang Winter is Here “Game of Thrones”

Brewery Ommegang just released the next beer in its ongoing Game of Thrones beer series. "Winter is Here" is a double wit featuring...
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Dogfish Head Aprihop

Dogfish Head Aprihop

Dogfish Head Brewing's spring/summer seasonal is an IPA brewed with apricots.  The apricots are added into the boil while the...
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Sierra Nevada Ovila Abbey Saison

Sierra Nevada Ovila Abbey Saison

Sierra Nevada‘s Ovila project is a joint venture with the Trappist monastery of New Clairvaux in Vina, California.  This project began in 2011 with...
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Prairie Artisan Ales Standard

Prairie Artisan Ales Standard

Prairie Artisan Ales (officially Krebs Brewing Company) is a farmhouse style brewery from Krebs, Oklahoma.  The specialize in farmhouse ales...
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New Belgium Rolle Bolle

New Belgium Rolle Bolle

The newest edition to New Belgium's seasonal lineup is the Rolle Bolle summer seasonal replacing last year's Sommersault.  Continuing in...
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Sierra Nevada Ovila White Ale

Sierra Nevada Ovila White Ale

Ovila Abbey Ales is a collaborative project between Sierra Nevada Brewing and the Trappist Abbey of New Clairvaux in central...
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Sierra Nevada Brewing Harvest Single Hop Yakima #291 Hops

Sierra Nevada Brewing Harvest Single Hop Yakima #291 Hops

Sierra Nevada Brewing has long been a pioneer in the use of hops.  They're the largest purchaser/user of whole cone...
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Ballast Point Sculpin IPA

Ballast Point Sculpin IPA

San Diego, California's Ballast Point Brewing just arrived in Oregon and Washington in June of 2013.  Because I'd heard rumors...
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Monks’ Tripel Ale Reserve

Monks’ Tripel Ale Reserve

Monks’ Tripel Ale Reserve is brewed by the Benedictine monks of The Monastery of Christ in the Desert in New Mexico.  The...
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Crooked Stave Vieille Artisanal Saison

Crooked Stave Vieille Artisanal Saison

On my recent trip to Colorado, one of the breweries I was most excited to visit was Crooked Stave in...
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Dogfish Head Birra Etrusca Bronze

Dogfish Head Birra Etrusca Bronze

Dogfish Head Brewery and brewery founder Sam Calagione have long been a pioneers in the craft beer industry, but where...
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Beers of the Commonwealth

Lighthouse Brewing Road Trip

Lighthouse Brewing Road Trip

Lighthouse Brewing is one of Vancouver Island's older breweries.  Founded in 1998, this brewery has become part of the new...
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Driftwood Brewery Gose-uh

Driftwood Brewery Gose-uh

Driftwood Brewery continues to push the boundaries of Canadian beer with their sour program.  One of the newest seasonal sour releases...
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Le Trou du Diable La Saison du Tracteur

Le Trou du Diable La Saison du Tracteur

The craft brewing scene in Quebec has long been admired, mostly due to the export work of Unibroue.  However, there...
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Unibroue Blanche de Chambly

Unibroue Blanche de Chambly

Unibroue is my favorite Canadian brewery.  I do need to qualify this statement though.  I haven't had any of the...
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Driftwood Brewery Sartori Harvest IPA

Driftwood Brewery Sartori Harvest IPA

Driftwood's Sartori Harvest IPA was the first beer I opened from my beer exchange with Leapbeer. This brewery got it's...
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Four Winds Brewing Juxtapose Brett IPA

Four Winds Brewing Juxtapose Brett IPA

Four Winds Brewing is only about a year old.  Located in Delta, British Columbia half way between Vancouver, BC and...
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Driftwood Brewery Old Cellar Dweller 2011

Driftwood Brewery Old Cellar Dweller 2011

Driftwood Brewery Old Cellar Dweller 2011 was another fine gift from my beer exchange with British Columbian beer fan Leapbeer. Old...
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Renaissance Craftsman Oatmeal Chocolate Stout

Renaissance Craftsman Oatmeal Chocolate Stout

I had seen a few reviews of this brewery's beers on New Zealand and Australian beer blogs and was curious to see...
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Moa Brewing Blanc Evolution

Moa Brewing Blanc Evolution

Moa Brewing is part of the new vanguard of great beer coming out of New Zealand. Earlier this year, they...
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Driftwood Brewing White Bark Witbier

Driftwood Brewing White Bark Witbier

  I first encountered White Bark Wheat Ale about 5 years ago, the last time I visited Victoria, BC.  I...
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Gulf Island Brewery Salt Spring Island Heather Ale

Gulf Island Brewery Salt Spring Island Heather Ale

Gulf Island Brewery Salt Spring Island Heather Ale was another beer I got in the beer exchange with Leapbeer.  Gulf...
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Moa Brewing Pale Ale

Moa Brewing Pale Ale

Moa Brewing is part of the new vanguard of great beer coming out of New Zealand. Earlier this year, they celebrated...
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Lighthouse Brewing Belgian White

Lighthouse Brewing Belgian White

In early October, Vancouver Island beer blogger "Leapbeer" visited Portland. We planned on meeting up to enjoy some beer and...
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Driftwood Brewery Fat Tug IPA

Driftwood Brewery Fat Tug IPA

Driftwood Brewery's Fat Tug IPA was one of the first beer I opened from my first beer exchange with Leapbeer.  While...
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Gulf Island Brewery Salt Spring Ales Saturnalia Gruit

Gulf Island Brewery Salt Spring Ales Saturnalia Gruit

Gulf Island Brewery Salt Spring Island Heather Ale was another beer I got in my second beer exchange with Leapbeer.  Gulf Island...
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Four Winds Brewing Wild Flower Saison

Four Winds Brewing Wild Flower Saison

Four Winds Brewing is only about a year old.  Located in Delta, British Columbia half way between Vancouver, BC and...
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