Vanilla Option #2 by Rock Bridge Brewing

NOTE: This is another installment of my Shelfie series. However, this Shelfie beer is on shelves in Missouri. A recent beer trade for some Calusa haze netted this beer. My buddy, Niles threw this one in, and he knows me well. I do love vanilla in my stouts, when it’s done well. How well is […]

Caffè Americano by Cigar City Brewing

Cigar City is known for big, bold stouts, and this beer is no exception. I’ve had this on draft, but I wanted to get a bottle and see who they compare. Really, I just wanted a bottle of this so I could drink it, but hey, who’s counting? A friend of mine recently said people […]

Midnight Oil by Swamp Head Brewery

Swamp Head is out of Gainesville, Florida. Ya know, home of the Gators. Apparently, down here you either love the Gators or the Seminoles (That’s University of Florida and Florida State respectively for you non-sports geeks). This is my first Swamp Head beer, and the next in my series of Florida Shelfies. Swamp Head describes […]

Coffee Porter by 81 Bay Brewing

The next beer in my series of “Shelfies” is the Coffee Porter from 81 Bay Brewing. Amazingly, this particular beer was canned on 02/04/2019, so it’s relatively fresh. I bought it shortly after that from Total Wine (surprise!) and about a month later I’m opening. I’ve never had this beer, even at the brewery, so […]

Because, Stout 05 by Triptych Brewing

Because, Stout 05 is “A strong stout featuring Papua New Guinea Coffee from Mad Goat Coffee in Danville, Illinois.” So, let’s see how this beer holds up. It pours coffee black (see what I did there?) with not much head at hall. Swirling the beer in the glass does nothing to recreate the carbonation. When pouring […]

Death Roll by Red Cypress Brewery

I’m going to be writing about several local beers from breweries I haven’t experienced. This is the 2nd in that series of what I like to call “Shelfies.” All of these beers can be found locally on the shelves of liquor stores like ABC Fine Wine & Spirits or Total Wine & More. Recently, I […]