Author: Juan J

Samuel Adams Double Agent IPL

Samuel Adams Double Agent IPL 5% ABV, 43 IBU To be honest with you I never thought of Samuel Adams (SA) as a micro brewery or even macro; perhaps somewhere in the middle. I haven’t had a beer from this label in a long time. I do like the music in their commercials though. I’ve always enjoyed good, bold and tasty suds. Most that fit that description happen not only to be ales, IPAs but more specifically American IPAs especially from the Northwest. I’m not referring to English ales as I recently returned from the UK and am brilliantly unimpressed...

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Blowing off Steam! Widmer Columbia Common Spring Ale

Widmer Columbia Common Spring Ale (4.7% ABV, 32 IBU) A Spring Ale? Hmm, don’t think I’ve drank one of these before. So I decided to get a six pack of Columbia Common Spring Ale (4.7% ABV, 32 IBU) brewed by Widmer Brothers from here in Portland. At first taste reminded me of a domestic lager even though it looked like and was called an ale. The IBU nor the ABV were printed on the label, when I found them online I was not shocked that the numbers were on the low end. The beer is rather dull tasting and...

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Deschutes Chainbreaker White IPA

Deschutes Chainbreaker White IPA 5.6% ABV, 55 IBU Coming from literally the heart of Oregon, this beer is born at the the Deschutes Brewery located in beautiful Bend. I was looking for an IPA when browsing a brew to taste for this post. I found one but it was a White IPA. Hmm. What does that mean? I thought to myself. Well with further research the Chainbreaker White IPA (5.6% ABV, 55 IBU) is a Belgian style wheat beer. American wheat, malts, and hops eloped with Belgian yeast. Deschutes Chainbreaker pours well and develops a healthy foamy head. It has a...

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Groupo Modelo Victoria, Cerveza Doméstica de Mexico

Groupo Modelo Victoria 4.04% ABV Now here at the KT we typically don’t write about foreign domestics but there have been some foreign domestics. I wrote about a few here when I visited the jewel of Central America Honduras back in May. Well this foreign domestic comes from Mexico City (brewed by Groupo Modelo) and is called Victoria (4.04% ABV). Most Americans think of Corona, Modelo, Tecate, etc when thinking of Mexican brews. None of course micros. Well the reason why I wanted to drop a few lines about this beer is because, well … I liked it. I was over at...

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Double Take IPA – if you see it look away

Double Take IPA – ABV 6.9%, 70 IBU Double Take IPA from New York (or is it?). The beer’s label states that the beer is “brewed by Brewmaster’s Choice in Rochester, NY.” But here’s the paradox … the label (and beer’s website) implies the beers comes from a brewery called Double Take Brewing Co. hence the name. The site describes the company as one that makes “premium craft beer” however the only thing is there isn’t a craft brewery that actually brews the premium craft beer at least one that I could identify on said site or by researching it on...

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