If you remember our post a few weeks back we took you on a little tour of the new River Horse facility in Ewing, New Jersey. We have a follow up to that article with a short film interviewing Head Brewer Chris Rakow and Co-Owner, Chris Walsh, talking to them about the new digs and what it is like to get out of Lambertville. The brewery is now open for tours and tastings and spots are selling out quick.
It has been a while since we touched on something from Otter Creek let alone posting something about Lawsons Finest. But here we are and the two have joined forces to bring us a dank double india pale ale that could only come from Vermont. The beer is called Double Dose IPA with a title "Great Minds Drink Alike" and we couldn't agree more on the collaboration.
It seems like Dogfish Head is cranking out the big bottles lately, but our favorites here are always the music series brews. We have covered Bitches Brew as well as Hell Hound On My Ale in the past, but I think there might be a new favorite - American Beauty.
It has been a while since we featured that can of Daisy Cutter, so we thought it would be proper to pay respect to another great beer from Half Acre Brewing (out of Chicago). This time we are featuring their hybrid beer Over Ale. Hybrid you say? That's right - Over Ale lies somewhere between brown and ESB, and quite frankly is not for everyone.
I am sure by now everyone is familiar with the cease and desist that took place between Kentucky based brewer West Sixth Brewing, and Vermont brewery Magic Hat. For those who don't the long and short, the story is that Magic Hat claimed that the star on the above can of IPA infringed upon that of their product #9. Personally, I think it was messed up, and in an industry this small a brewery should be able to call another brewery and be reasonable about the situation, rather than bring in the lawyers. Since Magic Hat is no longer that small wholesome brewery in Vermont, and is now owned by some capitalist firm in Manhattan, litigation was the go-to solution.