Sculpin IPA

Sculpin IPA is on my list of all-time favorite IPAs and is brewed by Ballast Point Brewery in San Diego, CA. This beer is the definition of a well-balanced IPA. Be sure to try the habanero version of this beer, which adds an interesting bite/heat!

Get Ready For Some…Charity!

Thanks to the generosity of the Alchemist Brewery in VT, I’m $250 closer to reaching my goal for raising money for The Stratton Foundation. Thank you!  I consider my board setup incomplete without my Heady Topper sticker and this wonderful donation encourages me to ride through the entire 24 hour race next weekend.


Special thanks to everyone who donated to my fundraiser for The Stratton Foundation!


Barbapapa is a Russian Imperial Stout brewed by Pretty Things Beer & Ale Project in MA. According to the brewers, “Barbapapa is ‘Barbe a Papa’ as in the French name for cotton-candy: ‘Father’s Beard’. Our ‘father’ has an appropriately thick black beard adorned with mementos of Pretty Things past (and future?).” I love a label with meaning!


Porkslap Pale Ale is brewed by Butternuts in Garrattsville, NY. I first had this beer back in 2007 at a NYC beer festival. I hadn’t heard of the brewery back then and I loved it so much that the man at the table let me sneak a couple unopened cans home with me. I’d say it still holds up to this day as an easy drinking session beer (4.3% ABV) with a tiny hint of spice to it. 

Count Orlok

This black pumpkin wheat ale is brewed by Urban Chestnut Brewing Co. out of St. Louis. I’ve only had this one beer by the brewery but it stood its own against 27 other beers in our blind pumpkin beer taste test this year. Plus, have you ever seen the 1922 silent film, “Nosferatu” that the label is based off of? It’s a damn creepy movie that holds up remarkably well to this day.


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