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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…

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…

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,…

I found me some summer beers ...finally

Friday, 24 July 2015 20:47
Rodenbach Grand Cru, Brouwerij Rodenbach N.V., Belgium Style: Flanders Red Ale ABV: 6.00% So I searched last summer, with disdain in my heart, looking for beer styles that are suitable for summer drinking. I really wanted to find a thirst quenching drink for the scorching Texas heat. Try drinking a bourbon barrel aged Imperial Mega Stout with cocoa nibs and ancho…

The Libations and Legions of Untapped 2015

Monday, 25 May 2015 17:20
Photography by Julio César Cedillo I really enjoyed the Untapped Festival in Fort Worth this year. I’d never been before and didn’t know what to expect. It had half the beers of the Big Texas Beer Fest, but it did not disappoint. It was as much a music festival as it was a beer festival, which turned out great for…

A Roadmap... or Beermap if you will

Sunday, 03 May 2015 19:30
We at DocHopHead, hopefully, have been taking you down a journey of some of the tastiest hops and malts ever to cross the threshold of this great state. I for one transitioned from lighter fare, to Dopplebocks, to Belgian Dubbels and Quads, to Scotch Ales to Imperial Stouts and RISs, to Double IPAs and now onto the Sour Ales. There…

Return to the Collective Brewing Project

Friday, 06 February 2015 18:00
A collaborative effort by Edward Brown, Kerim Razack and Julio Cédillo So with all the “Return to” stories on DocHopHead you’re probably thinking we draw our story ideas from Star Wars or something. Okay, the only other one was Return to the Bearded Lady, but you’re probably going to see several of these type stories in the future. The truth…

Prairie Wine Barrel Noir

Saturday, 04 October 2014 19:00
Prairie Wine Barrel Noir, Prairie Artisan Ales, Krebs OK Style: Imperial Stout aged in red wine barrels ABV: 11.00% Barrels. I’m amazed how often this topic has come up in conversation lately. I was recently having a drink with a friend at the Gingerman whose cousin works at Goose Island Brewery where they are trying every type of barrel aging…

Let's Get Funky

Saturday, 04 October 2014 19:00
Sixty-One, Dogfish Head Brewery, Milton DE Style: American IPA ABV: 6.50% So you’re looking for something different, even a little funky? There’s a whole slew of brews out there that fit that category. The style, “American Wild Ale,” is punctuated by the descriptor, “funk.” The style even has a showing in the BeerAdvocate top 25… twice. Now, if you haven’t…

I don't like summer beers... but I want to

Tuesday, 01 July 2014 19:00
I don’t like summer beers. They’re too thin and crisp (not in a good way) and they all taste the same. One of the things that defines a “summer beer” is that it is generally served cold (39-45F). That makes it refreshing for the summer heat. I get that. But cold temperatures for beers also tend to mask their underlying…