Jack’s Abby Berliner Style Lager - This was ok, but Berliners in general usually leave me wanting a little more than what they provide.

Jack’s Abby Berliner Style Lager - This was ok, but Berliners in general usually leave me wanting a little more than what they provide.

Troegs Hop Knife - The latest from Troegs hop cycle. A nice IPA with a decent malt backbone. Always thrilled to try something new from Troegs and will be looking forward to the winter IPA in a few months.

Troegs Hop Knife - The latest from Troegs hop cycle. A nice IPA with a decent malt backbone. Always thrilled to try something new from Troegs and will be looking forward to the winter IPA in a few months.

Kern River Just Outstanding IPA - First beer from Kern River. This was an anniversary gift from my wife. Very nice. Reminded me a bit of Victory’s DirtWolf.

Kern River Just Outstanding IPA - First beer from Kern River. This was an anniversary gift from my wife. Very nice. Reminded me a bit of Victory’s DirtWolf.

Horseheads Brewing Pumpkin Ale - Last Saturday we made a trip to Horseheads to pickup a fill of their Pumpkin Ale. In August it is on tap on Saturday’s only before it shows up full time and in bottles in a few weeks. This is a beer that is consistently better on tap than it is in bottles. Love the Horseheads growler pricing - $10 and change for a 64 oz fill.

And for any of the “no pumpkin beers in summer” crowd - last Saturday’s weather was indistinguishable from your typical October day. 

Jack’s Abby Maibock Hurts Like Helles - This was a rare miss from Jack’s Abby for me. The bottle was a little old, but would not rush to try it again.

Jack’s Abby Maibock Hurts Like Helles - This was a rare miss from Jack’s Abby for me. The bottle was a little old, but would not rush to try it again.

Founders Dissenter Imperial IPL - Part of a huge backlog from the past few weeks. Pretty good. Reminded me a lot of Double Trouble.

Founders Dissenter Imperial IPL - Part of a huge backlog from the past few weeks. Pretty good. Reminded me a lot of Double Trouble.

Sierra Nevada / Ninkasi Double Latte - Finishing off the Beer Camp 12-pack strong. Love a good milk stout. Absolutely in the “buy again” column.

Sierra Nevada / Ninkasi Double Latte - Finishing off the Beer Camp 12-pack strong. Love a good milk stout. Absolutely in the “buy again” column.

Sierra Nevada / Bell’s Maillard’s Odyssey - Tons of great coffee and chocolate flavor from the roasted malts in this one. Even though the bigger dark ale segment is one of the most saturated I might buy a 4-pack of this.

Sierra Nevada / Bell’s Maillard’s Odyssey - Tons of great coffee and chocolate flavor from the roasted malts in this one. Even though the bigger dark ale segment is one of the most saturated I might buy a 4-pack of this.

Sierra Nevada / Asheville Brewers Alliance Tater Ridge - Really didn’t know what to expect with this one. It wasn’t overpoweringly sweet like some Scotch ales I’ve had. If it wasn’t on the label I wouldn’t guess there were sweet potatoes in here. 

Sierra Nevada / Asheville Brewers Alliance Tater Ridge - Really didn’t know what to expect with this one. It wasn’t overpoweringly sweet like some Scotch ales I’ve had. If it wasn’t on the label I wouldn’t guess there were sweet potatoes in here. 

Sierra Nevada / Victory Alt Route - Out of the almost 1200 beers I’ve had this is only the 4th altbier - so safe to say I’m not an expert on the style. This was enjoyable enough. 

Sierra Nevada / Victory Alt Route - Out of the almost 1200 beers I’ve had this is only the 4th altbier - so safe to say I’m not an expert on the style. This was enjoyable enough.