Kronenbourg 1664 White Ale

I don’t usually do white ales (wheat ales) but I figured why not.  The name got my attention and wanted to try the beer from France.  Being a White Ale, the appearance was unfiltered and hazy, the color was an appealing pale yellow with a nice thick foamy head that left behind some very nice […]

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OTR Talks Hops

Noah and Sean, along with their co-host Bubba, sit and talk about any and all topics on the podcast Off The Rails.  No subject is off limits and you never know where their conversations may lead.  One of the premier segments of the show is when you get invited into the Tasting Room.  The Tasting […]

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Aces and Ales

Be sure to check out our first Tap House of the Month.  A great locals bar in Las Vegas.  Many promotions, events and their famous 50 rotating drafts.  Starting Friday 23rd, it will be a merry Abyss-Mas with the Russian Imperial Stout on draft til gone.

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Four Star Pils

Enjoyed a fantastic Pilsner from Goose Island Brewery.  The Four Star Pils is a perfect golden colored lager.  The mouthfeel is crisp and light with an aroma of flowery hops.  A well balanced beer with flavors leaning toward the hoppy side.  With an ABV of only 5.1 it does nicely for a cold one after […]

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Certified Cicerone

What is a Certified Cicerone?  You may or may not have heard to term Cicerone.  A Cicerone is the industry standard to designate individuals with significant knowledge and skills in beer sales and service.  There are four levels to becoming a Master Cicerone. Level 1 – Certified Beer Server – Basic fundamental skills from beer […]

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Belgium Tripel

The Yard House Belgium Tripel is a nicely balanced beer with a flavor leaning to the malt side, which the tripel should usually have.  The dark amber was a nice color but the head of the beer fell pretty quickly.  To the nose, brown sugar was the dominant scent.  The high ABV, 9.0, was probably […]

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Untapped

For those of you that do not have it yet, the App Untapped is a must.  Keep track of all the beers you have had and share with others how you would rate them.  You can find nearby events, venues and breweries as well as trending beers.  Follow and connect with people all over the […]

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Basic Beer Ingredients

There are literally hundreds of different styles of beers produced worldwide, ranging from light to dark, smooth to bitter, and characteristics whose range is only limited to the imagination.  Its pretty amazing that the majority of all beer styles contain only 4 basic ingredients. Malted Barley – a member of the grass family, barley is closely related […]

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