Beer Reviews

12 Beers of Christmas, Day 6: Monocacy Brewtus

On the 6th day, I got the first local beer of this year’s 12 beers. On the 6th day, I got the first local beer of this year's 12 beers. 12 Beers of Christmas, Day 6: Monocacy Brewtus 12 Beers of Christmas, Day 6: Monocacy Brewtus 2015-12-14 Eric Schiavo Virginia Pour House Review Monocacy Brewing Brewtus - 93 93 93 Points Monocacy Brewing out of Frederick, Maryland delivers a beautifully complex stout on the day #6. User Rating: Be the first one !

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12 Beers of Christmas, Day 5: Lancaster Winter Warmer Ale

Day #5 brings a Pennsylvania beer, another one that I haven’t had. Day #5 brings a Pennsylvania beer, another one that I haven't had. 12 Beers of Christmas, Day 5: Lancaster Winter Warmer Ale 12 Beers of Christmas, Day 5: Lancaster Winter Warmer Ale 2015-12-13 Eric Schiavo Virginia Pour House Review Lancaster Winter Warmer - 85 85 85 Points Lancaster's winter warmer provides a festive pop to 12 days. User Rating: Be the first one !

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12 Beers of Christmas, Day 4: Long Trail Sick Day

On the fourth day, I once again got a beer I have never tasted before. This can’t possibly last all 12 days, right? On the fourth day, I once again got a beer I have never tasted before. This can't possibly last all 12 days, right? 12 Beers of Christmas, Day 4: Long Trail Sick Day 12 Beers of Christmas, Day 4: Long Trail Sick Day 2015-12-12 Eric Schiavo Virginia Pour House Review Long Trail Sick Day - 75 75 75 Points Long Trail's Sick Day brown ale is just average for me. User Rating: Be the first one !

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12 Beers of Christmas, Day 3: Ninkasi Dawn of the Red

On the third day, I got another fresh new beer from the Pacific northwest. On the third day, I got another fresh new beer from the Pacific northwest. 12 Beers of Christmas, Day 3: Ninkasi Dawn of the Red 12 Beers of Christmas, Day 3: Ninkasi Dawn of the Red 2015-12-11 Eric Schiavo Virginia Pour House Review Ninkasi Dawn of the Red - 91 91 91 Points Ninkasi's Dawn of the Red packs a surprisingly bitter punch, but I like it. User Rating: Be the first one !

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12 Beers of Christmas, Day 2: Ithaca Embrr

Day #2 brings another beer that is new to my taste buds. It’s a rye porter from Ithaca called Embrr. Day #2 brings another beer that is new to my taste buds. It's a rye porter from Ithaca called Embrr. 12 Beers of Christmas, Day 2: Ithaca Embrr 12 Beers of Christmas, Day 2: Ithaca Embrr 2015-12-10 Eric Schiavo Virginia Pour House Review Ithaca Embrr - 86 86 86 Points A solid robust porter from Ithaca that delivers a solid punch of roasted malts and rye spice. User Rating: Be the first one !

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12 Beers of Christmas, Day 1: No-Li Rise & Grind Stout

Apologies for the long absence. Long work hours and some personal issues have kept me away, but I am making my return for 12 Beers of Christmas 2015. Once again, my awesome wife has bought be 12 surprise beers to give me over the course of 12 days. So, without further ado… 12 Beers of Christmas, Day 1. Apologies for the long absence. Long work hours and some personal issues have kept me away, but I am making my return for 12 Beers of Christmas 2015. Once again, my awesome wife has bought be 12 surprise beers to give me over the course of 12 days. So, without further ado... 12 Beers of Christmas, Day 1. 12 Beers of Christmas, Day 1: No-Li Rise & Grind Stout 12 Beers of Christmas, Day 1: No-Li Rise & Grind Stout 2015-12-09 Eric Schiavo Virginia Pour House Review No-Li Rise Up Stout - 90 90 …

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Quick Pour: Lost Rhino Cerise Acide (Genius Loci Series)

Quick Pour: Lost Rhino Cerise Acide (Genius Loci Series) Quick Pour: Lost Rhino Cerise Acide (Genius Loci Series) 2015-10-04 Eric Schiavo Virginia Pour House Review Lost Rhino Cerise Acide - 92 92 92 Points Lost Rhino's Genius Loci series delivers another solid sour, this one with tons of cherries. User Rating: Be the first one !

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Quick Pour: Mikkeller Crooked Moon dIPA

Quick Pour: Mikkeller Crooked Moon dIPA Quick Pour: Mikkeller Crooked Moon dIPA 2015-10-02 Eric Schiavo Virginia Pour House Review Mikkeller Crooked Moon dIPA - 93 93 93 Points This big, citrusy hop bomb from Mikkeller is surprisingly drinkable and surprisingly American for a foreign IPA. User Rating: Be the first one !

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Quick Pour: Founders ReDANKulous

Quick Pour: Founders ReDANKulous Quick Pour: Founders ReDANKulous 2015-09-28 Eric Schiavo Virginia Pour House Review Founders reDANKulous - 94 94 94 Points Founders delivers a deliciously sweet and hoppy red ale that won gold at GABF. User Rating: Be the first one !

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Quick Pour: Lickinghole Creek Nuclear Nugget

Producer: Lickinghole Creek Brewery; Goochland, VA Style: Imperial IPA Price Range: $15 / bottle (25.4 oz) ABV: 10.5% Appearance: Deep golden, foamy white head Aroma: Pine, earthy, honey, citrus Virginia Pour House Review: Lickinghole Creek Brewery in southern Virginia releases a hop bomb every summer called Nuclear Nugget. I picked up a bottle at my local beer shop a couple weeks back and thought it would be perfect to drink this beast on National IPA Day. This thing checks in at a hefty 10.5% and 105 IBU, and is brewed with tons of Centennial and Nugget hops, along with local clover honey to attempt to take the bite off the hops a bit. The beer pours a deep golden color with a healthy, foamy, white head. The aroma is earthy and piney, with a hint of sweetness from the honey. The big earthy notes of the Nugget hops burst forth immediately upon …

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