Hey everyone, thanks for stopping on by! In this week's blogshare, we've got some beer news, a few beer reviews, and a trip up to Buffalo to the newly opened Community Beer Works!
Big news this week comes from Chicago, where it was announced that John Laffler, the brewer in charge of Goose Island's barrel aged program, is leaving Goose Island to start a new brewery in Chicago, named Off Color Brewing. This is right after Goose Island CEO John Hall announced his departure, being replaced by longtime Anheuser Busch employee Andy Goeler. Here's the article from the Chicago Tribune.
Keith from Brew/Drink/Run posted a very informative article about some great Russian Imperial Stouts that you won't have to spend an arm and a leg to find.
Bob from The Beer Circle visited Community Beer Works in Buffalo, NY, and reviewed a barleywine they make that is brewed with Brettanomyces.
Sierra Nevada Narwhal, an imperial stout, was reviewed by Drink. Blog. Repeat.
And last but not least, who said ska was dead? Ska Brewing Autumnal Mole Stout is reviewed over at Must Love Beer.