I thought it was time to merge the two worlds of Guerrillas of Booze. For over a year, Beers4Plat and I have been writing posts, though it has become more infrequent. The reason for the infrequency, besides the obvious answer of life and work getting in the way, is we have moved into a second medium. We have officially entered into the digital video age with our YouTube show: GoB-TV. I just wanted to make a quick post showing off what we’ve been up to. The four of us are having a blast making a show talking beer and liquor and we hope everyone else is enjoying it also. Our fellow guerrilla Jay works very hard recording, editing, and adding graphics and funny touches to create a high quality finished product. So check it out and if you like what we’re doing give us a like and a comment, and of course, subscribe to the WGoB Network channel. Continue reading WGoB Network Presents: GoB-TV
Now it is time to round out the first half of the Beer Camp Across the World 12 pack. The sixth beer out of the chute is the Hoppy Belgian-Style Golden. This ale brewed with lemon peel is a collaborative effort between Sierra Nevada and Duvel out of Belgium. As you might expect for a golden ale, the bitterness is fairly low at 35 IBU and 8% ABV. The bottle mentions that Duvel brewers are masters of the golden ale, as it’s a style they helped create. Sierra Nevada added some hop forwardness to the golden ale style which, I guess, creates the “on the nose” name of Hoppy Belgian-Style Golden Ale. I like hops….I like Belgians….I wonder if I’ll like hoppy Belgians….or at least hoppy Belgian beers…. Continue reading 12 Days of Beers Across the World – Day 6
The fifth beer of the set. Fif. I plead the fif. I says there are…..so many amendments to the Constitution of the United States of America. I can only choose one…I can only choose oneeeeee. I plead the fif. One two three four fif! Anything you say; fif! Sorry. The fifth beer that we’re looking at from the Beer Camp Across the World set is Campout Porter. Beer Camp Campout Porter is a collaboration between Sierra Nevada and Garage Project out of Wellington, New Zealand. This Porter comes in at 7.7% ABV and 32 IBU and is packaged as a twelve ounce bottle. Continue reading 12 Days of Beers Across the World – Day 5
I know what you’re thinking…… what the? Where the hell you been? Well you know drinking beers, traveling the world, and honestly mostly working like an undocumented alien. In all seriousness, life has gotten the best of me but I’m here to stay and I’m ready to review some brews. What do you say we get into it? Continue reading Fresh Lemonade Here!
Batting cleanup for this round of beers is Sierra Nevada’s collaboration with Oregon’s own Boneyard Beer. According to the description, Boneyard says: “we just love brewing hoppy beers.” It makes sense then that their contribution to the Beer Camp Across the World set is the West Coast-Style Double IPA. What makes a double (or imperial) IPA you ask? Easy answer is at least double the amount of hops as a regular IPA. That should give some idea as to what we are in for here. 12 ounce can with 8.3% ABV and 65 IBU. Continue reading 12 Days of Beers Across the World – Day 4
Day 1 was a hit for me and Day 2 a miss, here’s to hoping odd numbered days are where it’s at. With a blind reach into the fridge, the third beer in the series is…Dunkle Weisse. A collaboration between Sierra Nevada and Germany’s Ayinger Brewery, dunkle weisse literally translate to dark white. Strangely, that’s what this beer is, a dark white beer. More specifically, a dark version of a traditional German wheat beer. As you might expect from a beer this style, it’s only got an IBU of 10 with 5.7% ABV and is another 12 ounce bottle. I don’t know for sure what to expect from this but I’m looking forward to cracking into it. Continue reading 12 Days of Beers Across the World – Day 3
The second beer from Sierra Nevada’s Beer Camp Across the World we’ll look at is the Dry-Hopped Barleywine-Style Ale. This beer is a collaborative effort between Sierra Nevada and Avery Brewing out in Colorado. The ale is packaged in a 12 ounce bottle and comes in at a 9.4% ABV and 90 IBU. Full disclosure: I think I’ve mentioned that I don’t love stouts, but I really don’t love barleywines so I was not looking forward to this one. Let’s see if Beer Camp Dry-Hopped Barleywine-Style Ale changes my opinion…. Continue reading 12 Days of Beers Across the World – Day 2
More specifically that’s Sierra Nevada’s Beer Camp Across the World. The plan here is to drink one of these collaboration beers and write my immediate impressions of each one. One beer and one short post per day. We’ll see how that goes. If you aren’t familiar with Beer Camp Across the World, it’s a 12 pack of collaborations between Sierra Nevada and some of the top talked about breweries on the planet. Some of the breweries involved include: Avery, Duvel, Mikkeller, Kiuchi, and of course Tree House. So without further ado, let’s begin. Continue reading 12 Days of Beers Across the World – Day 1
I’ve neglected this site for far too long. One of the reasons for the absence was an amazing trip to the beautiful island of St. Lucia. A fantastic trip full of incredible views, delicious food, cold beer, and abundant adjectives apparently. For the purposes of this site, let’s focus on the beer. Continue reading St. Lucian Beers
So, let’s talk about Wicked Weed Brewing for a minute.
First, a little history:
Wicked Weed Brewing was founded in December of 2012 and is based in Asheville, NC. Their original brewpub typically has about 25 beers on tap. Wicked Weed is known for specializing in west coast style hoppy ales, open fermented Belgian beers, and barrel aged sour beers and they have won several medals across all of their styles. The company built a fourth facility last year that is entirely devoted to farmhouse, wild-fermented, and sour beers and have the first taproom on the East Coast dedicated to sours. All told, Wicked Weed produces over 150 different beers a year, has (or maybe had) a huge fanbase, and is arguably the top of the food chain in the craft beer kingdom of Asheville. You can imagine then, there was some backlash to this headline:
“Anheuser-Busch InBev to buy Wicked Weed Brewing” Continue reading Wicked Weed Brewing Switches Sides