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Scott is the founder and co-beer taster of TheBeerCritic.com. Born in the mighty Northeast, Scott enjoys navigating by the stars, wrestling wolverines and starting campfires with nothing but his good looks. He is also a hopeless hophead. If it's not enamel melting hoppy then it's not a real beer ;)

Blue Point Summer Ale

Light and malty. Soft bready malts hit the tongue first leading you into a light and refreshing beer with hints of orange peel and coriander. There is a hint of citrus hops but it never really made itself present. The finish was a little flat with that same sourness I noticed in the smell. Read More »

Summer Solstice Cerveza Crema

I haven't always been a huge fan of cream ales as they seem to sometimes be too cloyingly sweet but the Anderson Valley Brewing Company has a done a good job making their cream ale stand out from the others. This velvety ale has just enough flavor to let you know that a craftsman was involved in creating this brew but is sufficiently muted to enjoy as a session beer. So while this may not be my go-t0 beer to beat the summer heat it's not a bad beer in it's own right. So if you're looking for a good summer session beer this one is certainly worth a try. Read More »

Polestar Pilsner

This beer is the product of the ever creative Left Hand Brewing Company located in Colorado that in 2007 took home the bronze metal at the North American Beer awards (pretty cool!). It's easy to see why this refreshing pilsner is award winning. The flavor is skillfully crafted to be subtly sweet and yet refreshingly hoppy making this a light, crisp, dry beer that ranks among the best session beers I've had the chance to review. I will no doubt be stocking my fridge this summer with lots of Polestar (and how cool is the name?). But don't fear, even though this is probably the perfect beer for the summer heat this masterful lager is among their "perennial" beers meaning it's available all year round. So the next time you have a bbq or make a pot a chili or just need something to combat the seemingly never-ending heat of summer, check out Polestar. You won't regret it. Cheers! Read More »

American Craft Beer Week

It's that time of year again...what time is that you may ask? Well it's American Craft Beer Week of course. And this year it's become more popular than it ever has before. According to craftbeer.com this is the first time in its six year history, American Craft Beer Week will see official events hosted in all 50 states, making it the largest-ever celebration of U.S. craft brewers. This just goes to show how craft beer in America is only growing in popularity with each year. Read More »

Episode 05 – Lagunitas

This is the fifth episode of The Beer Critic TV. On this special episode we sample some amazing beer from Lagunitas Brewery. We try their GnarleyWine and a little bottle of their Hairy Eyeball. Two extremely flavorful beers. Also we are giving away a FREE beer to the first person who can answer the quiz question at the end of the review. Happy viewing! Cheers! Read More »