The Crew reviews 2 Boxing Bear beers with brewer Justin Hamilton

Well, hopefully this story doesn’t create nearly the comment storm of bickering beer lovers like Thursday’s article. Instead, it is all about the love … of two recent canned specialty beers at Boxing Bear. Four of us — myself, Franz Solo, Brandon, and Erin — were joined by Boxing Bear head brewer/co-owner Justin Hamilton (from…

The Crew reviews our new huckleberry Bock Holliday from Ex Novo Brewing

Sometimes the best laid plans just do not pan out, even virtually. We had planned an epic five-person review of Bock Holliday, one of the newest canned seasonal offerings from Ex Novo Brewing. Alas, personal matters caused Brandon to have to drop out, while all those many, many hours of brewing beers caused Ex Novo…

The Crew reviews ApocalypTHICC from Toltec Brewing

We have changed up our Zoom-based beer reviews. Rather than just us rambling on about a local beer or two, we invited the brewer who made the beer to join us. After all, a brewer’s insight is often far beyond what our mere mortal palates can tell you about a beer. This time around, we…

The Crew reviews the new Cerveza Oscura from Marble Brewery

Sometimes, we luck out. It’s a phrase we have used before on social media, and it certainly applied again Friday afternoon when the good folks at Marble Brewery — most specifically the awesome and generous Geraldine Lucero — allowed us to pick up a six-pack of the just-canned Cerveza Oscura. The beer releases today (Saturday)…

The Crew reviews a double dose of hop-forward brews from La Cumbre

And, we’re back … with another one of our video beer reviews. This time around we are tackling La Cumbre Brewing’s Acclimated APA and Community Hazy DIPA, which are both available in cans. The Acclimated is a classic American pale ale that brought home a silver medal from the Great American Beer Festival back in…

The Crew zooms ahead with our first video beer review

Oh, the times are a changing, and with all of the Crew unable to really hang out together in person, we came up with a brilliant/terrible/questionable idea (we will let you all decide). For certain special-release beers during this time of social distancing, we are going to be doing reviews via Zoom and posting them…

A full beer lineup bubbles to the surface at Lava Rock

The last time any of us visited Lava Rock Brewing on the westside, an actual beer lineup was just starting to take form. Since then, we had received word that head brewer Ram Khalsa now has that promised full lineup on tap, and with some time to kill on a Tuesday afternoon, this here editor-in-need-of-a-story…