Old Ale

Founders Curmudgeon's Better Half

Founders Curmudgeon’s Better Half

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Once again Founders puts forth a phenomenal brew!  Like many of their limited bottle releases, this beer was an experiment in their tap under the name Kaiser’s Curmudgeon.  This beer bares a great name and stellar label.  The Ol’ Mudge (as I like to call him) sits poised ready to dig into a stack of flapjacks with […] ... [Read more]

North Coast Old Stock Ale 2011

North Coast Old Stock Ale 2011

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To be quite honest, I have not sat down to a NCBC beer in a long time.  I have a few Barrel Aged Old Raspy’s chillin’ in my basement and I’ve been meaning to pick up the 2009 aged Old Stock Ale, but have not pulled the trigger.  Found this bottle among the singles and […] ... [Read more]

Founders Old Curmudgeon Ale

Founders Old Curmudgeon Ale

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Curmedgeon.  A bad-tempered, crusty, difficult, stubborn, (generally) old person.  The label depicts what looks to me like an old John Calvin (college located nearby brewery).  Perhaps Founders is suggesting that scholars should step away from the books every once and a while before they become old and senile.  In all seriousness though, this beer is […] ... [Read more]

Harviestoun Ola Dubh Special Reserve 30

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Surprise birthday gifts are the best. Surprise birthday gifts that are beer, are even better. Without even a mention, a good friend of my wife’s left two bottles of Ola Dubh 30 on my kitchen counter. As my wife would rather have Pinot than a pint, I guessed that these precious malted joys were mine. […] ... [Read more]

Harviestoun Ola Dubh Special Reserve 40

Harviestoun Ola Dubh Special Reserve 40

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Typically I would be cellaring a beer like Harviestoun’s Ola Dubh (Black Oil) Special Reserve 40. It is an epic brew: based on Harviestoun’s famous Old Engine Oil, Ola Dubh 40 is a collaboration between Harviestoun Brewery and Highland Park Distillery. It is an ale that pays homage to Imperial Porters and Stouts, and it […] ... [Read more]

Harviestoun Ola Dubh Special 12 Reserve

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What I stumbled upon two weeks ago lead me to make an impulse buy. Apparently, Harviestoun takes their Old Engine Oil and ages it in re-used whiskey casks. There were numbers (12, 16, and 30) attached to the bottles and naturally the prices went up as you went higher. What I came to find out […] ... [Read more]

Bell’s Third Coast Old Ale

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I recently got a new snifter so of course I needed a good beer to try it out. I’d heard good things about Bell’s Third Coast Old Ale so I decided to give it a try. I’m not always a huge fan of Barley Wine but finally having a snifter to pour it in made […] ... [Read more]