Derivation (Blend #10) by Side Project Brewing

Side Project Brewing is known throughout the globe for their barrel aged beers. From  fermented wild ales to their barrel aged stouts, Side Project’s beers are highly sought after for a reason:  they’re damn good and some of the best beers in the world. For this reason, the owners of Side Project have mostly released […]

The Devil’s Invention by 4 Hands Brewing

St. Louis, Missouri really knows how to brew stouts. Yes, technically, these breweries are the closest to my current home (until I can sell this house in Illinois!) and some people equate familiarity with having blinders on. Yes, I’m a big fan of Perennial, Side Project, and 4 Hands. They all do stouts differently yet […]

Fantastic Voyage by Perennial Artisan Ales

Let me say I love Perennial’s stouts. These guys know what they’re doing when it comes to dark beer. In 2017, they released a coconut stout called Fantastic Voyage. It was around 8% ABV and was the closest thing to Last Snow Coconut Porter (Funky Buddha) I’ve had. This year, apparently, for some reason that […]

Abraxas (2017) by Perennial Artisan Ales

Now we’re getting somewhere. Every November, Perennial releases a new version of Abraxas, their flagship imperial stout. This beer comes in at 10% ABV and 80 IBU. Perennial labels Abraxas as “an Imperial Stout brewed with ancho chili peppers, cacao nibs, vanilla beans, and cinnamon sticks. Pouring deep brown with a thick head, this beer […]