In Soviet Russia: Eviltwin Molotov You

EvilTwin Brewing: Molotov Cocktail (13% abv)
EvilTwin Brewing: Molotov Cocktail (13% abv)

Quick Note: I’m not a big IPA person. This comes to a big shock as the new trend for brews seems to be Microbrewed IPAs. Of course, I live in Atlanta in Sweetwater’s backyard so I have grown accustomed to their bite. However, just because they’re not my favorite I still appreicate a good summer-time brew. That was till EvilTwin threw a lit Molotov Cocktail to protest that Imperial IPAs don’t have to conform to communist standard views on what an IPA should be.

First and foremost, it’s fruity and that is no way in a bad thing. Eviltwin claims it’s “full of arrogant hops” but the fruity flavor tones them down. This is definitely situation where the guerilla tactics of the 13% alcohol sneaking in to usurp the that fruit and hop combination comes in handy. What you get is a very smooth transition into a wonderful regiem where EVILTWIN requires everyone to be free to enjoy their beer how they want to. Let’s hope they continue this line for awhile.

Would I recommend it? да commrade!

Would I buy a case? Gladly! In fact I’m going to the store now. 

Boulevard: Smokestack Series – Imprial Sout (Aged in Whiskey Barrels)

Boulevard: Imperial Stout (11% abv)
Boulevard: Imperial Stout (11% abv)

     I’m big on stouts. In fact, I would probably be baised on any review towards stouts. So when my guy down at the local beverage store put this in my hand, I put up no resistance. Boulevard is known for their ales and have been around since 1989. Their Smokehouse series are released in limited quanitity and new every year. While there are 4 they keep year around, they rotate seasonals. Bring in the limited release Imperial Stout for 2014. Aged in whiskey barrels I found the flavor to be very sweet. The vanilla tones coming out as the beer warmed up in my hand. Compared to Innis and Gunn who’s rum-soaked beers are somewhat overpowered by the alcholic taste of liquor, this stout manage to keep the whiskey flavor to a minimum allowing a very smooth and not bitter blend. It is a very classic stout, I felt like I should have been in a proper English pub nursing this beer after a day in the factory. Even so, I was not blown away by the flavor. A very good example but nothing made it very original. I usually buy two more bottles of a beer I enjoy to keep on hand for guests or special occasions, but I cannot see myself purchasing this one again. Still, that shouldn’t keep anyone from having a good beer. Go ahead and pick one up and let me know what you think. 

Would I recommend it? Sure

Would I buy a case? Nope. 

Das Boot is at your local Taco Mac!

Stop by your local Taco Mac during the month of September and order any of the fine beers from the Warsteiner brewery and Das Boot can be yours for $24.99! 

Actually, this is a really good deal. There is an authentic german restaurant down the road that also servers using these and they’ll sell you one for $30.00 sadly not filled with beer. 

Since it is Oktoberfest, I ordered mine with the beer with the matching name. I found the beer to be extremely, clean to say the least. According the the brewery their brewing process is done according to the German Purity Law. The only thing I can say if you’re looking for a great tasting beer that won’t leave a long lasting taste in your mouth, go pick up a pack.