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Fat Tire! To match the spare tire.

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Okay, so I heard a lot about this Fat Tire. Well… I heard quite a bit about it. Alright, alright, 2 people told me about it. I was lucky enough that a beer buddy at my day job did a beer swap with me, thanks Jeff. My other friend, who shall remain nameless, didn’t even offer to send me one. Thanks a lot Roman. Oooops. O.o Read More »

Hex

It's important to remember that this isn't your typical oktoberfest lager. It's an ale (amber ale) with oktoberfest style ingredients. Magic Hat is well known for making slightly odd-ball brews with flavors you normally wouldn't see in beers. Hex fits in very well to their lineup of strange brews. This "hybrid" oktoberfest or as they put it "Ourtoberfest" is a mild beer that tastes mostly like a Marzan with it's sweet flavors and buscuity maltiness. There is only a slight hint that this beer isn't a lager as the hops make the beer a little dryer than what you would normally see in an oktoberfest marzan style lager. The is also a special ingredient they fail to mention. I personally think it's some sort of melon but you will have to taste to determine for yourself. The flavors are quite mild making this is a worth session beer. I would have liked a little less carbonation, more flavor and a little more balance to the sweetness but overall it's a decent beer that I will certainly buy again. Cheers! Read More »

Laughing Skull Amber Ale

Starts off with nice toffee sweetness picked up from the caramel malts along with soft bread-like yeast flavor that helps mellow out the sweetness. The light flavors that kicked this beer off gave way to a slight bitter hoppy profile. The earthy bitterness continues to the finish leaving you with a somewhat dry aftertaste. Read More »