31 March 2011

Short's Huma-Lupa-Licious and Hangin' Frank -- A "Parallel Tasting" | ZE Beer Review

I decided to try something different and do a quick compare-and-contrast on two beers of the same style produced by the same brewery. I haven't done a review of the Short's Huma-Lupa-Licious, but you can view my original review of Hangin' Frank here: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=utbBO2hKPSQ

(I'll also note I didn't re-watch that video before shooting this one.)

Let me know how you like this experiment!

30 March 2011

KBS Release Day Video at Founders

Founders KBS release day this year coincided with my birthday, so I had the perfect excuse to get in line at 7:15 to get my case of KBS. Shana came with me, so I ended up getting two cases.

Yes, I lead a charmed life.

Included in this video is some footage of the line, tasting some of the special releases on tap that day, including vintage KBS and nitro-tap KBS, and a trip to famed beer bar Hopcat later in the day. All in all a great way to spend a birthday.

29 March 2011

Vlog 2011-03-13 Growler Fill IPA Tasting and Homebrew Challenges

Just what it says in the title. I take my first taste of the carbonated version of the Growler Fill IPA and I talk a bit about what I'm planning for the two homebrew challenges currently around on Youtube.

28 March 2011

Frankenmuth Batch 69 American-style IPA | ZE Beer Review

Another beer from a small Michigan brewery. Since shooting this video I learned that Frankenmuth makes both an American-style and an English-style IPA. This is the American one.

Zymurgical Explorations grade: B-

10 March 2011

Mother Earth Silent Night Imperial Stout | ZE Beer Review

Not the Mother Earth in Vista, CA, but the one in Kinston, NC. Just to clear that up.

Bottle brought to me as a gift from my friends Jenna and Jonathan. Check out her homemade jewelry here:


07 March 2011

Port Brewing Mongo IPA | ZE Beer Review

Is there a beer worthy of being compared with the Three Floyd Arctic Panzer Wolf? I think I may have found one.

This is probably the last of this season's outdoor snowy videos.

Zymurgical Explorations grade: A

03 March 2011

Dark Horse Double Crooked Tree IPA | ZE Beer Review

Fair warning: after I recorded this review I heard reports that this beer may not be consistent from bottle to bottle. The ones I've had have been uniformly excellent, however.

Zymurgical Explorations grade: A

01 March 2011

Fuller's London Porter | ZE Beer Review

My friend Ryan (Youtube user StumpyJoeJr) and I reviewed this beer as my very last video for import month. It's one of his very favorite beers and a classic English porter.

Zymurgical Explorations grade: A