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Trying a Few Beers from Westbrook Brewing Company

One of my favorite things about being a beer fan in this day and age is shopping for beers when I travel to different states.  Crossing the border into a different state opens a whole array ofunique and unfamiliar beers that one doesn't normally have access to in their home state.  I compare it to finding a treasure trove of beer, and taking home my booty.

New York isn't too far from my home base, but I really don't go there too much.  That said, I haven't had much of a chance to explore their local beer and the different array of beers that are distributed to New York.  A few weeks ago, Kerry and I took a day trip and paid a visit to Rushing Duck for a tasting, and stopped in Peekskill Brewery for dinner and to sample some of their beers.  It wasn't too late on the way home, so we popped into Nanuet, NY's Growler & Gill, a pub that has a most excellent bottleshop for purchasing beers to take home.

This was my first visit to Growler & Gill so I wasn…

Weyerbacher Camelopardalis, Brewer's Select Series

Easton, PA's Weyerbacher Brewing Company, brewers of awesome beers such as Merry Monks, Blithering Idiot and Old Heathen, like to experiment with different beers in their Brewer's Select series. After having completed a beer for each letter of the NATO phonetic alphabet, they have now turned to constellations. I thought it would be fun to use this space to learn about the experimental beers that Weyerbacher is brewing, and also to learn a little bit of astronomy along the way!

Camelopardalis is the 6th release in the Northern Hemisphere constellation portion of the Weyerbacher Brewer's Select Series.  It was released on Friday, March 7 in the Weyerbacher's Easton, PA taproom.  12 oz. bottles of Camelopardalis are only sold at the brewery, and you will only be able to find an extremely limited number of kegs throughout Weyerbacher's distribution.




Weyerbacher Camelopardalis (from Weyerbacher)

A 10.2% abv, 40 IBU Belgian-style Imperial IPADuring the whirlpool, over 200 p…

March 7th Blogshare!

Here are some great articles to ponder over on this Friday.  Hopefully your weekend is in sight!

1.  The team who run the blog I Drink Good Beer put out some great content.  A few days ago they posted this article where they visit Angry Erik Brewing, one of NJ's newest breweries.  Those pictures are making me thirsty!  Can't wait to visit Angry Erik myself!

2.  Chicago based blog Guys Drinking Beer love doing verticals.  They recently posted their notes on a 5-year vertical they did with Brooklyn Black Chocolate Stout ('09-'13).  You should check out their other verticals while you're over on their page!

3.  When I first saw the press release for Stone Brewing's Go To IPA, I had to check my calender to make sure it wasn't April Fool's Day.  They already had their fairly low alcohol Levitation Ale.  Also, I figured if they brewed another low alcohol beer, it would have an edgier name than Go To IPA.  Either way, here is a blog post Stone published about …

Bolero Snort Takes Debut Year by Its Horns

I've said it before and I'll say it again, it's a great time to be a beer fan in the state of New Jersey.  At the beginning of 2014, I wrote this article highlighting some of the breweries that had opened up shop in NJ in 2013. Already this year, 4 out of the 5 breweries listed at the bottom of the article as still "in planning" are open for business!

Bolero Snort was one of the new breweries who opened in 2013, and they just celebrated their first anniversary!  They currently have a few fermentation tanks set up at High Point Brewing in Butler, NJ, but are on the lookout for a space to build their own brewery.  You can find Bolero Snort's beers, which I will detail below, in stores mainly around central and northern Jersey, but also a few southern Jersey liquor stores as well!  Their updated distribution list is here.

The guys at Bolero Snort pride themselves in their full flavored beers (dare I say sessionable?!).  As of today, they have 3 year round beers.�…