Scotch Ale / Wee Heavy

Oskar Blues Old Chub Scotch Ale

Oskar Blues Old Chub Scotch Ale

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I’m not sure why this was the last beer I chose to review from Oskar Blues line up?  Maybe it was the name or maybe I was resisting my heritage, in the end the time has come to partake of this strong Scottish ale.  Brewed with beech wood smoked malt (think Bamberg, Germany) this beer […] ... [Read more]

Orkney Skull Splitter

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Today, I’m reviewing The Skull Splitter: The Orkney Brewery’s homage to the great—or terrible (depending on who you are)—Thorfinn “Skullsplitter” Hauskaluif—spelled how it sounds (depending on who you are). The beer nearly got pulled from market a couple years ago after concerns were raised that its name and logo were encouraging violence (obviously, Orkney isn’t […] ... [Read more]

Samuel Adams Wee Heavy

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Its not often that I’m sipping a brew before noon. Even a breakfast stout feels a little weird if I can still pick up my phone and greet ‘good morning.’ But on this oh-so-special occasion, I have decided to imbibe a bit before the minute and hour hands meet at the 12. The baby is […] ... [Read more]

Founders Backwoods Bastard

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Michael:  This go ‘round, I know what I’m getting into. Last time I was in the ring with the Bastard, he kicked my unsuspecting ass. I didn’t know what a Scotch Ale/Wee Heavy was, I didn’t know that when Founders said ‘It’s a kick-back sipper,’ they absolutely meant it. I just plain didn’t know. About […] ... [Read more]

Summit 90/- Scottish Style Ale

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Tom: One weekend in the Summer I purchased at sample pack of Summit beers which included their Pils, Belgian Wit, Hefe, and Pale. This was my first experience with this brewery and I was not left wanting. The beers were solid and close to style. I had their Horizon Red ale in the Fall and […] ... [Read more]

Founders Dirty Bastard

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Britton:  The first time I got this beer was at a local restaurant. It was a little awkward telling my young, energetic server that I would have a “Dirty Bastard.” What was even more awkward is that I know her from church. Now her pastor is asking her for a “Dirty Bastard.” With a name […] ... [Read more]