Gasthaus & Gosebrauerei Bayerischer Bahnhof Leipziger Gose

On tap at Farmhouse Tap & Grill (Burlington, VT). Served in a small white wine glass. Rating: Solid Gasthaus & Gosebrauerei Bayerischer Bahnhof, a brewpub in Leipzig, Germany, has been brewing this Gose since 2000. According to Ratebeer.com, Leipziger Gose is available in Austria, Germany, Italy, Sweden, and the United States (California, Colorado, Connecticut, Georgia, … More Gasthaus & Gosebrauerei Bayerischer Bahnhof Leipziger Gose

Deschutes Black Butte Porter

Deschutes Brewery, Bend, ORStyle: American Porter / Robust PorterStats: 5.2% ABV / 30 IBU’s Rating: Love at First Sip Availability (according to ratebeer.com): California, Colorado, Hawaii, Idaho, Minnesota, Montana, Nevada, New York, Oregon, Texas, Utah, Washington, and Japan. Sample Type: Pint glass, poured from a 22 ounce bottle. Deschutes is in Minnesota! I’ve known for … More Deschutes Black Butte Porter

Bell’s HopSlam

Bell’s, located in Kalamazoo, Michigan, has for years been one of the most respected breweries in the upper Midwest. They brew tons of excellent beers, but I feel that this one, HopSlam, has earned a spot near the top of the pile. HopSlam is an imperial IPA, weighing in at 10% ABV and all kinds … More Bell’s HopSlam

Surly Mild

Surly Mild Rating: Solid There was once a time when mention of a mild would earn me quizzical looks. Not so any more – at least, not in the Twin Cities, where Great Waters, Town Hall, and now Surly have all brewed their own terrific examples of the style. Today’s milds are a reincarnation of … More Surly Mild