Lagunitas Cappucino Stout by Lagunitas Brewing Company and Ovila by Sierra Nevada

These were sampled on Beer Sunday. Both are from reputable breweries.  My friend and I were looking forward to the cappuccino stout.  We both like coffee and stout is my friend's favorite style.  Unfortunately, Lagunitas is always hit and miss for us.  But, at 9.2% it was a nice after dinner drink.  I'm not sure…

Made In the Shade Beer Festival

The wife and I arrived around noon at the Cocnino Fairgrounds in Flagstaff, AZ. It was June 22nd, a clear, warm, sunny day in Flagstaff, with a few gusts of wind - the same gusts that have been plaguing us here in Kingman. I was distressed that they followed us to our getaway. We checked…

The Brewer’s Barrel

It's been thirteen months since I have brewed a beer.  It's been approximately twenty-five months since I have brewed a successful beer.  Yeah, the last one just, sort of, kinda, well ... exploded.  I had planned an awesome Winter of Brewing, beginning in October of 2012.  This did not occur.  Life conspires.  Time expires. As…

The Session #68 – Strange, New, Unusual, Different Beers

The theme: Novelty Beers 99 Pours gives us this theme:  "With the onslaught of even weirder beards…erm…beers…than before, I can’t help but wonder if novelty beers are going too far. Or maybe not far enough? LOL! As a merchant of beer, I can see the place for novelty beers, as I am choosing for some…