Review: Band of Brewers Third Shift Amber Lager (2013)

MillerCoors is getting the creative juices flowing with a new brand straight out of the company think tank. The Band of Brewers, a collaborative group of brewers spanning across the MillerCoors network, have joined together to release to release Third Shift, an amber lager within the Märzen style. While February marks the first month that…

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Review: Craft Distillers Low Gap White Rye and 2 Year Old Wheat Whiskey

We reviewed Craft Distillers’ Low Gap White Wheat Whiskey two years ago. Who knew that the company would radically broaden its horizons to launch plans for four different Low Gap whiskeys, a Wheat (previously reviewed), a Rye (reviewed below), a Bourbon (coming soon), and a mystery blend (coming after that)? Will a mere four white…

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Review: 2011 Amapola Creek Chardonnay Russian River Valley Jos. Belli Vineyards

This high-end, unfined Chardonnay from Sonoma’s Russian River Valley is surprisingly mild. The nose offers gentle caramel notes, light wood character, and a touch of apple fruit. On the body, clear lemon character, with an earthy finish that offers hints of honeycomb, chewy nougat, and hints of fresh pear at the very end. Unusually restrained…

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The Drinkhacker Shopping List – 03.15.2013

Another week, another Friday rolling around and another chance for us to provide you with the Drinkhacker Shopping List: our look at the best (and worst) of our reviews over the past fortnight. And along with these fine reviews, we’ve also done several tasting reports worthy of a click-through: Tre Bicchieri Italian Wines 2013 Buffalo…

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Recipe: 2013 St. Patrick’s Day Cocktail Ideas

Once again it is that festive time of year where folks, regardless of their ethnicity and cultural upbringing, can agree upon one thing: They’re Irish to the core, and always have been! Yes St. Patrick’s Day arrives on Sunday, a day for folks to wear all green clothing, consume mysterious looking green beer, and relish…

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Review: Dogfish Head 120 Minute IPA

With Dogfish’s fan loyalty, this Imperial IPA from Dogfish Head can be a challenging bottle to find. The brewing process for this expression in the Dogfish lineup is quite intense, and so goes the flavor and the alcohol content. 120 Minute IPA goes through a unique brewing process that incorporates a massive amount of hops.…

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Drinkhacker Reads – 03.14.2013 – Iron Maiden Launches Its Own Beer

It’s been a bit since we’ve had a celebrity product endorsement or creation that really caught our attention, but this latest offering made us raise our fists and give the appropriate salute. Legendary metal band Iron Maiden has collaborated with Robinson’s to create The Trooper, the first in what will hopefully be a long-standing collaboration…

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Review: Bowmore Dorus Mor Small Batch 10 Years Old

Known overseas as “Tempest,” this limited edition of Bowmore has an unfortunate trademark issue in the U.S. so, for its arrival on our shores it’s been rechristened as “Dorus Mor,” a tidal gate near the Isle of Mull. Classic, if slightly young, Bowmore, this Islay whisky is an iconic expression of what Bowmore does best.…

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