February is so close I can taste it. Taking a big step back from my hobby this month has put things in perspective. I’ve realized that it’s just that, a hobby, and one that I began taking too seriously. The fear of missing out (fomo) is a hell of a thing and with constant beer releases, […]Read more "Kris’ Dry January: Day 29"
The BTAC Gods showed mercy this year and provided me with a bottle of Thomas H. Handy which is fantastic. A good whiskey friend of mine, Tim, wanted a sample of said Handy and in return hit me with some of this year’s William Larue Weller expression. The lone wheater of the BTAC line, WLW stood […]Read more "Review: William Larue Weller 2016"
Holy shit I FINALLY got a bottle from the Buffalo Trace Antique Collection. Normally things such as paying crazy secondary market prices, complicated long-term trading strategies, or standing in huge lines hoping to win a raffle are required to land one of these bad boys, but not this time. Here in Oklahoma if any of […]Read more "Review: Thomas H. Handy Sazerac 2016"
Perennial Barrels and Mash favorite Roughtail Adaption IPA was released on Friday. We went to the release and it was a very quick and orderly, I got my beer picked up and paid for in under 30 minutes. Myself and a bunch of other beer dorks were happy to cut out of work a tad […]Read more "Review: Roughtail Adaptation IPA (Batch 007, January 2017)"
Anthem tries its hand at a double rye IPA with Rye’d or DIPA. Right on the can they say they attempting to push the limits on this “radical” brew with “an extreme amount of Rye Malt” and “an explosive amount of Pacific Northwest hops.” Let’s pop the top and try it out. Company: Anthem Brewing […]Read more "Review: Anthem Rye’d or DIPA Double IPA"
Roughtail released yet another IPA last week, and a little early to beat the nasty weather that never really arrived. I missed the release but a customer at the record store was kind enough to surprise me with a four pack. Thanks Don! Company: Roughtail Brewing Co. Location: Midwest City, OK ABV: Couldn’t find an […]Read more "Review: Roughtail KDH Double IPA"
I’m surrounded by temptation. Right now I’m sitting in a comfy recliner in our Airbnb in south Denver, watching as peaceful snow falls outside of the window. I’ve got a nice blanket keeping me warm along with two dogs and a nice big, barrel aged stout. Alright, that last thing isn’t true, but I do […]Read more "Kris’ Dry January: Day 15"
I’m still alive. The booze gods did their best to temp me this week with one of the ultimate drinking opportunities: a snow day. We got a couple inches of nice, powdery snow here in the Oklahoma City area on Friday which was more than enough to cripple most of the state, causing tons of […]Read more "Kris’ Dry January: Day 8"
American Solera has decided to release a heavy one for the fall and winter, a barrel aged, 15% alcohol tripel. This brew was aged for 18 months in whiskey and cognac barrels and then bottle conditioned for an additional 12 months. Limited to 200 cases, but there may be a few still available. I’m ready […]Read more "Review: American Solera Man-made Earthquake"
Prairie Wolf is run by Blake and Hunter Merritt out of Guthrie, OK. This one has been on the list for a little while to review. We visited Prairie Wolf for one of our field trips and this puppy was sitting in barrels in the warehouse as we looked longingly at them. This is a […]Read more "Review: Prairie Wolf M Whiskey"