Goose Island Night Stalker Imperial Stout

22 ounce bottle purchased at Surdyk’s in Minneapolis. Sampled in a large snifter. According to, Night Stalker is available in Denmark and the following US states: Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Kentucky, Maryland, Massachusetts, Michigan, Minnesota, Missouri, New York, Ohio, Washington DC, and Wisconsin. A vigorous pour produces a large-bubbled, one-finger head, the color of espresso … More Goose Island Night Stalker Imperial Stout

Deschutes Black Butte Porter

Deschutes Brewery, Bend, OR Style: American Porter / Robust Porter Stats: 5.2% ABV / 30 IBU’s Availability (according to 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 a couple months … More Deschutes Black Butte Porter

The Point Einbock

Stevens Point Brewery Style: Heller Bock Package: On draft at Common Roots Cafe in Minneapolis Sampled in a pint glass Rating: Not so Hot The Point Einbock pours an orange-copper color, with a 1/2-finger head that rapidly diminishes to a thin collar of weak-looking white foam. Easy to see through when held up to the … More The Point Einbock

All About Beer

All About Beer bears the subtitle “Celebrating the World of Beer Culture,” and it does that quite well. This issue (January 2008) has a guide to specialty beers and ciders, pointers on creating a home bar, and a winners list from the Great American Beer Festival, as well as the US Beer Tasting Championship winners. … More All About Beer

Draft Magazine

Every so often when I go to the Pike Place Market, I venture into First and Pike News in search of beer magazines. Normally they carry a small assortment of beer and home brewing publications. A few days ago, however, my visit to the stand nearly ended in disappointment – none of my normal magazines … More Draft Magazine