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Bourbon Barrel Aged Winter Warmer

Monday, 04 April 2016 00:21
Bourbon Barrel Aged Winter Warmer (2013), Rahr & Sons Brewing Company, Fort Worth TX Style: Winter Warmer ABV: 8.50% The cold season here in North Texas is slowly melting away so I figured I better get this one out quick. There won’t be much time left to enjoy it. Now, I’m always a fan of trying new combinations, but my…

Prairie Coffee Okie, a badder-ass brown ale

Sunday, 06 March 2016 23:35
Prairie Coffee Okie, Prairie Artisan Ales, Tulsa OK Style: American Brown Ale, aged in whiskey barrels with roasted coffee added ABV: 13.00% I had just recently discovered Prairie Okie and was very much blown away by it. When I heard that there was a coffee version of it coming, I put it on my calendar and waited patiently. When I…

Prairie Okie, a badass brown ale

Sunday, 24 January 2016 19:49
Prairie Okie, Prairie Artisan Ales, Tulsa OK Style: American Brown Ale, aged in oak whiskey barrels ABV: 12.00% I picked this beer up somewhat begrudgingly. I say begrudgingly simply because I’m not a fan of brown ales. I find them to be too light in the body. The one American Brown Ale that I’ve tried that I really do enjoy…

Lakewood Sin Mint Temptress

Saturday, 19 December 2015 21:44
Lakewood Sin Mint Temptress, Lakewood Brewing Company, Garland TX Style: Milk/Sweet Stout ABV: 9.10% 'Tis the season to be jolly and all that good holiday cheer. Christmas lights, eggnog, warming yourself by the fire and, of course, seasonal brews. And what better brew than Sin Mint Temptress? It just screams winter holidays. I don’t know why, but the aroma and…

Funky Gold Mosaic

Monday, 07 December 2015 21:23
Prairie Funky Gold Mosaic, Prairie Artisan Ales, Krebs OK Style: American Wild Ale ABV: 6.50% Another sour you say? Well yes. But it’s not sour season you say? Ok, I’ll agree it’s not, but this review has been sitting in my back pocket for a bit and the beer is just too good to not talk about it. It’s another…

An Imperial Berliner Weissbier?

Wednesday, 25 November 2015 00:06
Charlie Foxtrot, Texian Brewing Company, Richmond TX Style: Berliner Weissbier ABV: 7.50% The first time I encountered Charlie Foxtrot and Texian Brewing Company out of Richmond, Texas was at the Big Texas Brewfest 2015. Charlie Foxtrot was on my “must try” list because I was just then discovering sour ales and this brewery was new to Texas and brewing a…

A tasty local IPA

Sunday, 11 October 2015 16:11
Mosaic IPA, Community Beer Company, Dallas TX Style: American IPA ABV: 8.60% North Texas has been churning out some damn good brews lately, stouts and sours in particular. One style that I previously had found hard to enjoy, however, has been the IPA. Many brewers take a subtler approach to the IPA and balance the hops, making the brew smoother…

Somewhere different and funky

Friday, 18 September 2015 00:40
Prairie Somewhere, Prairie Artisan Ales, Krebs OK Style: Saison / Farmhouse Ale ABV: 7.00% I love Prairie Artisan Ales, I won’t lie. They are definitely in my top 5 brewery list, perhaps the top three. And I’ll tell you why. They appeal to the true craft beer nerd, that is to say that they brew some really fantastic beer but…

Mom Azacca

Tuesday, 15 September 2015 22:27
Mom Azacca, The Collective Brewing Project, Fort Worth TX Style: Dry Hopped Witbier ABV: 5.60% The Bearded Lady had a special beer launch party a few weeks ago for The Collective Brewing Project’s (CBP) newest addition, Mom Azacca. How could DocHopHead not be there? That’s a combination of our favorite gastropub and favorite local brewery. Not to mention the fact…

Insula Multos Collibus

Sunday, 30 August 2015 22:59
Insula Multos Collibus, Avery Brewing Company, Boulder CO Style: American Wild Ale ABV: 9.70% I love Avery Brewing Company. Not only are their brews some of my favorites, but they appeal to the base promiscuity in most craft beer drinkers by always having new stuff constantly being produced. Last year I was saddened by the fact that their excellent sour ale,…

Prairie Bomb!

Monday, 20 April 2015 23:21
Prairie Bomb!, Prairie Artisan Ales, Tulsa OK Style: American Double / Imperial Stout ABV: 13.00% As the heavy hitting beers of Fall and Winter give way to warmer weather and paler brews, perhaps it’s not too late to review one more excellent stout. I chose Prairie Artisan BOMB! for my maiden beer review because (1) it has a lot of…

Rahr & Sons Iron Joe

Wednesday, 25 March 2015 22:09
Iron Joe, Rahr & Sons Brewing Company, Fort Worth TX Style: Scotch Ale aged in oak barrels with Avoca Coffee ABV: 8.00% My favorite brew from Rahr has always been the Iron Thistle. It’s the first beer I grab when I hit up the monthly Fridays on the Green. The light body and dark, slightly sweet flavor hits the right balance…

Barrel Aged Legion

Sunday, 22 February 2015 11:15
Barrel Aged Legion, Community Beer Company, Dallas TX Style: Russian Imperial Stout, aged in bourbon and whiskey barrels ABV: 11.60% I’ve had my fair share of barrel aged beers, most good and some bad. I think, for the most part, if you start with a good base beer, the barrel aging only adds to the flavor. Of course you have…

Legion

Saturday, 14 February 2015 13:44
Legion, Community Beer Company, Dallas TX Style: Russian Imperial Stout ABV: 10.00% When I think Russian Imperial Stout (RIS) I don’t think “North Texas,” or at least I didn’t. The first thing that would come to my mind would be Oskar Blues Ten FIDY, North Coast Old Rasputin, Firestone Walker Parabola, etc. The brews in North Texas grew up as…

Avery 5 Monks

Monday, 26 January 2015 18:00
Avery 5 Monks, Avery Brewing Company, Boulder CO Style: Quadrupel, aged in bourbon barrels ABV: 19.39% So what the heck is a “Quintupel,” you ask? It’s kind of like a Belgian Quadrupel but multiplied by 1.25. Really? No, of course not! Avery’s been doing some interesting things with their Barrel Aged Series, that includes Rumpkin, which we reviewed earlier. Rumpkin…

Lakewood The Temptress

Thursday, 15 January 2015 18:00
Lakewood The Temptress, Lakewood Brewing Company, Garland TX Style: Milk /Sweet Stout ABV: 9.10% Many a night have I given into the wooings of The Temptress. Okay, I’ll stop there with the metaphorical imagery lest we forget that this is, after all, a family friendly beer review. But the stout is aptly named. What really makes this beer so seductive…

Rogue Farms Marionberry Braggot

Tuesday, 30 December 2014 18:00
Rogue Farms Marionberry Braggot, Rogue Ales, Newport OR Style: Braggot ABV: 11.42% So what the heck is a Braggot? A boastful bastard? Well that too. Turns out its an extremely old ale dating back hundreds of years. Its a type of mead that's heavy on the barley malt and honey. I happened along this particular brew when I was perusing the…

The Good, The Bad & The Unidragon

Friday, 19 December 2014 18:00
The Good, The Bad & The Unidragon, Clown Shoes, Ipswich MA Style: Russian Imperial Stout ABV: 14.00% It was a good and brisk evening when I got home from work the other night so I decided a winter warmer beer would be nice. I was trolling the bombers in the fridge trying to find a beer to drink that I…

No Label Perpetual Peace

Friday, 05 December 2014 18:00
Perpetual Peace, No Label Brewing Company, Katy TX Style: Scotch Ale / Wee Heavy, Aged in Bourbon Barrels ABV: 11.62% We’ve reviewed one other Scotch Ale on DocHophead, Old Chub Nitro and the bourbon barrel variation of Old Chub. Both are excellent brews, but the latter is special release only and is not available on the shelves, only on tap.…

Avery The Czar (2012)

Sunday, 30 November 2014 18:00
The Czar (2012), Avery Brewing Company, Boulder CO Style: Russian Imperial Stout (2 years aged) ABV: 11.10% It’s stout season. I like stouts. There are a ton of stouts on this blog. Blah, blah, blah. Tell you something you don’t know? Well, I hope up to this point I have. DocHopHead wants to tell you about all the good stuff…

Armadillo Ale Works Brunch Money

Wednesday, 19 November 2014 18:00
Brunch Money, Armadillo Ale Works, Denton TX Style: Herbed/Spiced Beer ABV: 10.00% Sugary drinks and I don’t get along so well. I learned at a young age that one of the fastest ways for me to get a headache or to crash early in the evening usually involved drinking a margarita or some other sweet alcoholic drink. Fortunately, most of these…

Bourbon Barrel Aged Old Chub

Sunday, 16 November 2014 18:00
Bourbon Barrel Aged Old Chub, Oskar Blues, Lyons CO Style: Scotch Ale / Wee Heavy ABV: 8.00% Photography by Julio César Cedillo Is it fair to even review this beer? It came with Chris “Gubna” Katechis straight from Oskar Blues to the The Bearded Lady. I could only find it listed on one website, RateBeer.com. Beeradvocate and even Oskar Blues…

Rompin' with Rumpkin

Saturday, 15 November 2014 18:00
Rumpkin, Avery Brewing Company, Boulder CO Style: Pumpkin Ale ABV: 16.73% Photography by Julio César Cedillo Have you ever had an experience that completely redefined how you thought about something? I’ve always loved sports cars, but I didn't really understand them until I got behind the wheel of my brother’s 5th generation Z06 Corvette, for example. The same is true…

Founders Breakfast Stout

Tuesday, 04 November 2014 18:00
Founders Breakfast Stout, Founders Brewing Company, Grand Rapids MI Style: Imperial Stout ABV: 8.30% This is my favorite time of the year. I love the fall and the winter. I love the holiday season. But it also so happens to be stout season! My favorite style.  This was originally intended to be one of the first articles written for DocHopHead. There…
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