Galaxy Brewing Galactic Harvest - We were downtown for a late lunch on Saturday (Lost Dog of course) and decided to stop in at Galaxy for a growler fill. This beer is made with lots of locally harvested hops in the brew kettle and even more fresh / wet hops in a hopback. Pale ale level hopiness. A nice beer. I think this is the way to go - enjoy Galaxy’s beers without having to put up with the spotty food and service.

Galaxy Brewing Galactic Harvest - We were downtown for a late lunch on Saturday (Lost Dog of course) and decided to stop in at Galaxy for a growler fill. This beer is made with lots of locally harvested hops in the brew kettle and even more fresh / wet hops in a hopback. Pale ale level hopiness. A nice beer. I think this is the way to go - enjoy Galaxy’s beers without having to put up with the spotty food and service.

Jack’s Abby Session Rye IPL - This is a session beer I can get behind. Very nice.

Jack’s Abby Session Rye IPL - This is a session beer I can get behind. Very nice.

21st  Amendment He Said (Baltic Porter with Pumpkin) - This was alright. Not a lot of pumpkin. 

Boulevard Bourbon Barrel Quad (BBQ) - 5 years ago I would have loved this. It’s good, but feel like I’ve grown out of quad’s at this point.

Boulevard Bourbon Barrel Quad (BBQ) - 5 years ago I would have loved this. It’s good, but feel like I’ve grown out of quad’s at this point.

Southern Tier Pumking - I’ve grown out of a lot of Southern Tier’s imperial series (looking at you Chocolat), but this remains a nice fall treat. Always good for at least one bottle - tempted to pick up a couple more this year.

Southern Tier Pumking - I’ve grown out of a lot of Southern Tier’s imperial series (looking at you Chocolat), but this remains a nice fall treat. Always good for at least one bottle - tempted to pick up a couple more this year.

Hill Farmstead Damon - Could not be at the Hill Farmstead Zwanze Day celebration, but celebrated with my own special Hill Farmstead bottle. An amazing beer.

Hill Farmstead Damon - Could not be at the Hill Farmstead Zwanze Day celebration, but celebrated with my own special Hill Farmstead bottle. An amazing beer.

St. Lawrence Maple Porter - My family camps on the St. Lawrence river every summer so I felt obligated to try this. I had pretty low expectations based on the BeerAdvocate ratings, but thought this was pretty good.

St. Lawrence Maple Porter - My family camps on the St. Lawrence river every summer so I felt obligated to try this. I had pretty low expectations based on the BeerAdvocate ratings, but thought this was pretty good.

Stone Coffee Milk Stout - Needed a little more coffee for my taste.

Stone Coffee Milk Stout - Needed a little more coffee for my taste.

Crooked Stave St. Bretta (Spring) - Another winner from Crooked Stave. If the price point on these was a little bit lower they would be a staple in my beer fridge. 

Crooked Stave St. Bretta (Spring) - Another winner from Crooked Stave. If the price point on these was a little bit lower they would be a staple in my beer fridge. 

Lagunitas Sucks - there aren’t a lot of beers I’d consider buying a quart bottle of, but this is one. Didn’t hit the high point it normally does, but still enjoyable. Picked this up at Sam the Beer Man who normally has the best prices around, but then saw it at Wegman’s for 2 bucks cheaper - a little odd.