Bear Republic Brewing Company
Healdsburg Cloverdale CA
Big Bear Black Stout 8.1% ABV
This was one the better Stouts I’ve had and for the price it’s a no brainer to keep a few stocked. Hey BRBC have you tried aging it?
If you’re living under a beer-soaked rock then you might be thinking that I’m talking about Chewbacca’s Halloween costume. Well, I’m not. (Although, I did take a few moments to open up Photoshop and splice together a couple of images to show what that might look like.)
I’m actually talking about the Proprietor’s Reserve Unfiltered Black Rye IPA that Firestone Walker recently released called Wookey Jack. Everyone around me has been raving about this one lately. Heck, even our own Beer Soaked Guido had a glass of Wookey Jack last week when he visited the tasting room at Firestone Walker in Paso Robles. So although I’m probably the last kid on the block to try this brew, I’m probably the first to take it to Photoshop. Continue reading
So I picked this one up on the first day of release, at my favorite secret spot on August 15th, but kept it in the fridge until tonight. I wanted to take my time with this one, as I knew it was going to need special attention. I’m glad I did, because this beer definitely deserves it. Now, this is the very first black IPA I’ve ever tried, so my review is totally off the cuff and like all my reviews should be taken for face value. Continue reading