THE HIPPEST OF HOPS

» Anthony Gitcho

1811 Lager – 5.1%.  Mild lager aroma.  Looks like a typical American lager with yellow hue and decent white head.  Very mild pilsner character.  One of the best examples of the style I’ve ever had.  8.1 Quick Wit – 5.2%.  Aroma of coriander and lemon.  Very smooth and refreshing ale.  Less spice on the finish Read More

Cascade Brewing First an apology for not being as detailed on these reviews.  We went to Cascade twice while we were in town, but we had company the first time so I wasn’t able to take the same level of notes.  While I’m making excuses, the amazing quality of the beer was a bit distracting Read More

Deschutes is actually brewed in Bend, OR, but we visited their brewpub in Portland.  Not only did we have a fantastic meal, but we had a serious flight of beers: Marionberry Wit – 5.6%, 16 IBU.  Hazy pink color with a creamy, white head.  Beautiful beer to look at.  Aroma is tart berry.  Taste is Read More

Part three of the mini-shows was our visit to Hair of the Dog in Portland, OR.  We’d heard a ton about the brewery, and it didn’t disappoint. Ruth – 5%.  Hazy orange color with a light white head.  Biscuit malt and citrus on nose.  Very unusual malt character.  Nice citrus finish.  8.3 Lila – 6%.  Read More

Our second stop was also in Hood River.  pFriem Family Brewers has been brewing and specializing in Belgian style ales since 2012. Super Saison – 9.5%, 38 IBU.  Aroma of tropical fruit and spice.  Flavor of pineapple, malt, banana, and kiwi on the finish.  No taste of the 9.5%.  Unusual for a saison, but very Read More

I just got back from a trip to Oregon and managed to get to a bunch of brewpubs and breweries on my bucket (pint?) list.  Since I didn’t have the panel with me I didn’t record any audio, but I’ll be posting my own reviews and ratings of the beers every couple of days. First Read More

Our friends at Rogue asked me to pass this along to our local crowd.  Come on out to St. Charles Tuesday, May 26th for the event:   Rogue Trip 2015 – A Presidential Tour  The Rogue Nation Green House is pleased to announce the start of Rogue Trip 2015: A Presidential Tour. On May 19th, Rogue Nation Read More

Coming soon: Great Divide Stillwater Artisan Ales Stone 2.0  

Buckle up, folks; here’s the Hippest of Hops drinking game!  If you really feel like punishing your liver as you listen to the show with a tasty beverage in your hand, do the following: Drink every time someone mentions flinging the poo-poo Drink every time the poo-poo flinging sound effect is made Drink if Catherine Read More

If you’re in the St. Louis area, come visit us doing a remote broadcast from the Global Brew in Edwardsville, IL on Monday, February 23rd at 7:00 PM. They’ve got 50 beers on tap and roughly 200 bottles, and some of the friendliest staff around. Hope to see you there!

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