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TheBEERSgoneBAD: “Imperial Stout” by Samuel Smith Beer Review


Gold Medal – World Beer Championships 2008

World Champion, Platinum Medal, Imperial Stout

Product Sizes and Quantities

  • 18.7 ounce (550 ml) “Victorian Pint” bottles / 12 per case
  • 12 ounce (355 ml) bottles / 6 – 4 packs per case


ABV: 7.0% – OG: 1.070 – IBU: 35

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Posted by on August 25, 2011 in STOUTS


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TheBEERSgoneBAD: “Imperial IPA” by Green Flash Brewing Co Beer Review


A small company with big ideas.

Mike and Lisa Hinkley took their interest in the craft beer industry to a new level in 2002 when they founded Green Flash Brewing Company. Former pub owners, Mike and Lisa jumped into brewing, and in 2003 renowned brewmaster Chuck Silva joined the team.

With Chuck on board we began brewing premium style beers, modern twists on traditional styles, and our beers began to develop a following. Cutting edge brews, Green Flash Brewing Company’s beers don’t fit traditional guidelines, instead we let our hybrid, benchmark beers blaze their own trail.

Located in San Diego, CA, we specialize in brewing assertive and distinctive beers, such as our West Coast I.P.A.: an award-winning beer whose wide acceptance has helped define a category. We also brew seasonal, collaborative and barrel-aged beers.

Our award-winning beers are on draft and bottled and are available throughout the United States in bars, restaurants and retail outlets.

Our People

A small team of people making great beer.

Every person on our team contributes to the success our beers, and we rely on them to continue to bring a new, fresh approach to brewing beer. Here’s to the team that brews, bottles, markets, sells, and delivers the brews of Green Flash Brewing Company.

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Posted by on August 23, 2011 in IPA


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TheBEERSgoneBAD: “Mana Wheat” by Maui Brewing Co.

Mana Wheat is Maui Brewing’s unfiltered beer. In fact, to give an interesting Maui twist to the wheat beer, the brewers infused Mana Wheat with Maui Gold Pineapple. Because most wheat beers (including hefeweizen) require lemon or something simliar to sweeten the taste of the beer, the pineapple is an interesting move.

Lightweight cans enable Maui Brewing Co. to reduce its fuel costs and carbon footprint for shipped beer by over 35%.

Cans are the most easily and frequently recycled beverage package in the world. A recycled aluminum can generates 95% less pollution than one made from scratch and requires 96% less energy. One recycled can saves the energy equivalent of 6 ounces of gas or the electricity to power a guitar amplifier for two hours.

Aluminum can be recycled over and over without breaking down. In theory, we have an inexhaustible supply of it in circulation right now. If we recycled all our aluminum, we’d never have to make more.

Aluminum beverage cans are getting lighter. Twenty years ago, a pound of aluminum made about twenty cans. Today, the same amount of aluminum makes approximately thirty cans. The thickness of the side of an aluminum can is about the same as that of a human hair.

Every part of the can is reusable—you don’t have to prepare it in any way, other than to rinse it out. In 1996, aluminum manufacturers saved enough energy by recycling aluminum instead of creating it from bauxite ore to power a city the size of Pittsburgh for six years or so.

Aluminum recycles in no time at all. When you send a can to a recycling depot, it’s processed, recycled, and back on the shelf again in about a month.

In further support of the local economy, the cans used by Maui Brewing Co. are made on Oahu and packaging designs are by local Maui artists. The spent grain from beer production is donated to local ranchers for cattle feed and any cans damaged in production are donated to the Maui Humane Society. Maui Brewing Co. also utilizes equipment purchased from the former Maui Land & Pineapple, preserving a piece of Hawaii’s canning history.

The remodeling included a complete solar energy installation: 80kw to supply a minimum of 75% of the energy consumed via a PV array, skylights providing natural lighting, ceiling fans, CFL lighting, and other energy-efficient upgrades. The production brewery also be added solar energy to produce 100% of its electrical needs and about 75% of its water heating needs. BioDiesel made from the fryer at the pub, and supplemented by Pacific BioDiesel, is used in all company vehicles.

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Posted by on August 18, 2011 in HEF'S


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TheBEERSgoneBAD: #6 by Baltika

Strength (ABV): 7.0% ABV
A traditional dark beer based on old recipes. “Baltika” brews this beer with the best dark and light malts with the addition of superior hop types and a special strain of yeast. Crystal-clear water and the secret touch of “Baltika”‘s brewers make this a beer of unsurpassable quality.

The ingredients are water, caramel malt and burnt roasted malt, maltose syrup and hops. 17°

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Posted by on August 10, 2011 in PORTER


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TheBEERSgoneBAD: “Coney Island Lager” by Shmaltz Brewing Co.

Discover the thrill of old world brewing conjoined with beguiling new world flavor. Witness the delectable alchemy of 8 malts, 6 hops & Czech Pilsner yeast. Indulge your inner beer freak!



Posted by on August 7, 2011 in LAGER


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TheBEERSgoneBAD: “Idiot IPA” by Coronado Brewing Co.

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Posted by on August 4, 2011 in IPA


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TheBEERSgoneBAD: Taste Test Challenge

Budweiser is the only major beer in the world using the traditional beechwood ageing process to naturally age the beer. Budweiser is brewed with a combination of 2-row and 6-row barley malt to achieve a very specific flavour balance.

The beer is crafted using a second fermentation, a method called “kraeusening“, to mature the flavour of the beer. Kraeusening is a traditional, natural way of carbonating beer.

Producer: Budweiser   –
ABV:   5%
Country of Origin:   USA
Style:   Pale Lager

Coors Original Case- Coors was first introduced by Adolph Coors in April 1874. It’s nicknamed the Banquet Beer. Legend has it that in the late 1800s, thirsty miners threw celebratory banquets, with Coors as the honorary beer because of its superior craftsmanship. Prior to its nationwide distribution in 1981, Coors built a cult following, with presidents, movie stars and consumers toting the beer back from Colorado or making special trips to buy the uniquely crisp and drinkable beer. Coors is brewed in the Rockies for a uniquely crisp, clean and drinkable “Mile High Taste.”

Miller Genuine Draft is crisp and smooth, with a slight sweet taste. This original cold-filtered draft beer is packaged and never exposed to heat, making it unbelievably smooth and refreshing. After brewing, the beer is immediately cooled to around 35F to keep it crisp, cold and full of flavor. MGD is then filtered four times, the last round runs the beer through porous ceramic filters to remove any remaining impurities. This unique packaging process is what keeps MGD’s “fresh from the tap taste” reputation alive.

Nutritional Information

  • ABV: 4.7
  • Calories: 143.0
  • Carbohydrates: 13.1 grams

Posted by on July 30, 2011 in LAGER


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