Deschutes Brewing The Abyss Imperial Stout 2008

I was lucky enough to be brought a bottle of Deschutes Brewing They Abyss from 2008. Wow. I could just end the review there. Wow. But, that’s not why you come to the site now, is it? Chocolate, coffee, black licorice charred molasses are all up front on the nose. As it warmed in the glass, […]

Alaskan Brewing Birch Bock

Fresh of the plane, the latest in Alaskan Brewing’s Pilot Series is a take on the traditional dopplebock. Birch Bock features an infusion of syrup boiled down from the birch tree’s sap, which apparently yields an 80-1 ratio of gallons of sap to syrup. I read a bit about the history of this while letting […]

Three Skulls Blackbeard Dark Lager

So, Three Skulls Brewing is a relatively new brewery here in the Northwest and they came out of the gates taking some risks (Bacon Ale anyone?) and I’ve enjoyed a couple of their offerings in the past. That’s why I was excited to pop a cap on the Blackbeard Dark Lager. Pouring a caramely brown […]

Elysian Brewing’s Nibiru

After a stressful week at work, I took a break to devote some attention to Nibiru, which is the first of Elysian’s 12 Beers of the Apocalypse series. Nibiru is a Belgian tripel-style brew that’s been infused with yerba mate, which is a highly caffeinated herb. Not much wrong yet. Beer and caffeine. I’m sold. […]

Washington Belgianfest 2012

Northwest Beer Review will be at Belgianfest 2012 in Seattle this year. We’re looking forward to sampling some super-rare and experimental brews from the northwest. Over at the Seattle Beer Blog, you can find a complete list of Belgianfest 2012 beers, but here are a couple of special items we’re looking forward to. Black Widow […]

Washington Cask Beer Festival

Northwest Beer Review is headed to the Washington Cask Beer Festival today. Our friends over at Washington Beer Blog have the full cask list for you. What are you excited to try? We’ll be posting photos and video from the event. Don’t forget to follow along in real time on Twitter at @nwbeerreview. Cheers!

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