Clown Shoes Galactica IPA

Clown Shoes Brewery, Ipswich, MA 8% ABV Clown Shoes’ Galactica IPA is a hazy amber color.  It has a hoppy  nose, but it is not a very strong smell.  It smells more of citrus than of pine.  The taste is very malty with a bit of bitterness.  The tastes are very complementary and this also…

Green Flash West Coast IPA

Green Flash Brewing Company, San Diego, CA As craft beer pioneers, we embarked on an expedition to brew the benchmark West Coast IPA.  We ventured into the unknown and struck gold, discovering a tantalizing menagerie of hops.  Simcoe for tropical and grapefruit zest, Columbus for hop pungency, Cascade for floral aroma, Centennial for pine notes,…

Harpoon Fresh Tracks Pale Ale

Harpoon Brewery, Boston, MA 6.2% ABV Clear gold in color with a nose of malt and a hint of fruity hops.  Starts off malty then the fruit ramps up and coasts through.  Fruity aftertaste.  Disjointed as the elements do not mesh well.  Disappointing as we think this is the first Harpoon we have not liked….

Port Orleans Brewing Co.

4124 Tchoupitoulas St, New Orleans, LA The taproom is the front third of a large warehouse with large windows looking into the brewery.  Lots of seating: half inside (air conditioned) and half outside overlooking Tchoupitoulas.  Indoors is very spacious with tall ceilings, light and airy.  Booths along the walls and sit-down tables inside and out….

Goose Island 312 Urban Wheat Ale

Goose Island Beer Company, Chicago IL; Baldwinsville, NY; Ft. Collins, CO Crisp, bright flavor shines like lights on Lake Michigan.  Hazy and unfiltered, our award-winning Urban Wheat Ale’s flavor flows from start to finish. 4.2% ABV Clear light gold in color with a hint of wheat on the nose.  Tastes like drinking a slice of freshly baked…

Southern Craft Brewery

14141 Airline Hwy #4J, Baton Rouge, LA Located in an office park behind a shopping center.  It has a small indoor tasting room with bar seating and outdoor picnic tables.  90’s music played in the background, but it was not intrusive.  The outdoor area the night we went had a vendor selling BBQ, but we…

Covington Electric Porter

Covington Brewhouse, Covington, LA Tune in to our Electric Porter and turn up your inner creative genius.  You may wear a suit and tie to the office, but when you come home, you crank up the amp and move into afterhours mode!  That’s why you drink Electric Porter, that’s how you feed the rocker that…

Abita Creole Cream Ale

Abita Brewing Co., Abita Springs, LA Creole Cream Ale is crisp and flavorful.  Pale malted barley adds a sweet aroma and flavor, balanced by Louisiana-grown Blanca Isabel purple rice for a crisp, dry finish.  Mildly hopped and dry hopped with Apollo, Cascade and Ekuanot hots for aromas of fruit and pine. 5% ABV Clear gold…

Elysian Space Dust IPA

Elysian Brewing Co, Seattle, WA; Ft. Collins, CO The hopping is pure starglow energy, with Chinook to bitter and late and dry additions of Citra and Amarillo.   8.2% ABV Clear gold in color with a light, candy fruit nose similar to a tropical Lifesaver.  Bitter, but not overly so.  Deceptively light for an 8+%…

Bell’s Two-Hearted Ale

Bell’s Brewery, Inc., Comstock, MI 7% ABV Hazy dark amber in color with a hoppy nose of fruit and pine, perhaps Citra hops.  The palate is malty and hoppy with both elements complimenting each other very well.  Reminds us of a Double IPA. Would we have it again?  Yes Would we get a 6-pack?  Not…

NOLA Hog Tied Belgian Wit

New Orleans Lager & Ale Brewing Co., New Orleans, LA This Wit beer is brewed with locally grown Louisiana satsuma peel and coriander.  It’s a delicious way to support helping families fighting pediatric brain cancer.  (Brewed for Hogs for the Cause) 4.5% ABV Hazy gold with a lemony smell, NOLA’s Hog Tied is fruity up…

Gnarly Barley Brewing Co.

1709 Corbin Rd, Hammond, LA Gnarly Barley Brewing, in Hammond, LA is one of our favorite breweries.  We visited for the second time this weekend so we could write a review. The taproom and brewery is located in a large, un-air conditioned warehouse.  They keep many large doors open throughout and have two large box…