Southbound Brewing – Hop’lin IPA

Brewery: Southbound Brewing Location: Savannah, GA Brew: Hop’lin IPA Merchant: Decatur Mini Kroger Service: 22 oz Bottle Style: India Pale Ale Color: Orange (12 SRM) IBU: 65 ABV: 6.3% Temp: 48º Expectations/Notes: Reviewing another IPA? Yes. I love IPA’s, and like most of the varieties I try, I didn’t expect to be inspired to write […]

Service Brewing – Teufel Hunden

Brewery: Service Brewing Location: Savannah, GA Brew: Teufel Hunden Merchant: Ale Yeah Decatur Service: 22 oz Bottle Style: Oktoberfest/Märzen Color: Copper (22 SRM) IBU: 25 (Estimated) ABV: 5.4% Temp: Cold Pour: Teufel Hunden pours a deep amber to copper color that looks nice flowing into my tall glass mug*. It’s bottle conditioned so stopping the […]

Three Taverns Dubbel Shot

Brewery: Three Taverns Brewery Brew: Dubbel Shot Location: Decatur, GA Merchant: Green’s Fine Foods Decatur Service: 32 oz Growler Style: Belgian Style Dubbel (with oatmeal and coffee) Color: Black (38 SRM) IBU: 30 ABV: 8% Temp: Warm Pour: Dubbel Shot came out of the bottle pitch black as used motor oil. The big Coca-Cola style […]

Sweetwater Spinnerbait

Brewery: Sweetwater Brewing Location: Atlanta, GA Brew: Spinnerbait Merchant: Publix Service: Mix 12 pack of 12 Bottles (“Tackle Box”) Style: Belgian-Style Red Ale Color: Dark Red (36 SRM) IBU: 25 ABV: 6% Temp: Cool to room temp Pour: Sweetwater’s “Catch & Release” seasonal brews usually come with a surprise or two and Spinnerbait’s first is […]

Three Taverns Quasimodo

Brewery: Three Taverns Brewery Location: Decatur, GA Brew: Quasimodo Merchant: Taps Craft Beers and Growlers Service: 750 ml bottle Style: Belgian Style Quadruple Color: Brown (36 SRM) IBU: 48 ABV: 10% Temp: Chilled only to 50º Smell: A very nice, sweet aroma rich in fig, dates and spices Pour: Quasimodo didn’t pour much head—a sign […]

Sweetwater Sweet 16 Anniversary

Brewery: Sweetwater Brewing Company Location: Atlanta, GA Brew: Sweet 16 Anniversary Merchant: Decatur Mini Kroger Service: 22 oz “bomber” bottle Style: Wheatwine Color: Dark Red to Brown – SRM 28 IBU: 70 ABV: 11% Temp: Cool to warm at 50º Smell: Sweet with a lot of red fruit, some wheat bread and subtle spice. Taste: […]

Terrapin Liquid Bliss Chocolate Peanut Butter Porter

Brewery: Terrapin Beer Co Location: Athens, GA Brew: Terrapin Liquid Bliss Chocolate Peanut Butter Porter Merchant: GREEN’s Discount Beverages (Ponce) Service: 6pk 12oz Bottles Style: American Porter Color: Black – SRM 39 IBU: 32 ABV: 6.7% Temp: A Chill 52° Smell: Roasted peanuts, dark cocoa and Nutter Butter™ cookies Taste: The pour is typical porter […]

Jekyll Brewing Cooter Brown

Brewery: Jekyll Brewing Location: Alpharetta, GA Brew: Cooter Brown Merchant: Ale Yeah Decatur Service: 6pk 12oz Bottles Style: American Brown Ale Color: Dark Brown to Black – SRM 31 IBU: 46 (unofficial) ABV: 6% Temp: A cool 53 degrees Smell: Roasted and toasty malt, sweet caramel with some cocoa and light coffee Taste: Jekyll’s Cooter […]

Twain’s Brew Pub Criminal Sin IPA

Brewery: Twain’s Brew Pub Location: Decatur, GA Brew: Criminal Sin IPA Merchant: Twain’s Brew Pub Bar Service: Draft (belly up to the bar) Style: IPA Color: Amber to Orange (13 SRM) IBU: 60 (unofficial) ABV: 6.7% Temp: Chilled Smell: Huge citrus nose with some sweet notes and subtle pine Taste: You can tell by the […]

Terrapin RecreationAle

Brewery: Terrapin Location: Athens, GA Brew: RecreationAle Merchant: Publix Service: 12 pk cans Style: Session IPA Color: Golden (7 SRM) IBU: 40 ABV: 4.7% Temp: Very Cold (in a cooler with ice for over an hour) Smell: A very light aroma with some citrusy hops and a hint of toast or biscuit. Taste: RecreationAle pours […]

Monday Night Serrano Eye Patch Ale

Brewery: Monday Night Brewing Location: Atlanta, GA Brew: Serrano Eye Patch Ale Merchant: Greens Beverages (Ponce) Service: Mixed 12 pk Style: Flavored IPA Color: Amber (10 SRM) IBU: 55 ABV: 6.2% Temp: Chilled Smell: The nose is very malty with some pepper, traces of citrus. Taste: This is a malty ale, thicker and smoother than […]

Sweetwater IPA

Brewery: Sweetwater Brewing Location: Atlanta, GA Brew: Sweetwater IPA Merchant: Unkown (My brother left a few behind after a visit.) Service: 6 pk 12 Bottles Style: IPA Color: Copper (15 SRM) IBU: 55 ABV: 6.3% Temp: Fridge Cold Smell: This smells like a big hop bomb. Loads of citrus, floral notes and sweet malt are […]

Stillhouse Craft Burgers & Moonshine

Stillhouse closed over the 2015-2016 New Year’s holiday. A little while back I met a friend over drinks and burgers a Stillhouse. I tried to come to Stillhouse for lunch a few months back, but unfortunately they weren’t open for lunch quite yet. As of this writing, I don’t believe they are yet, but they […]

Sweetwater Whiplash White IPA

Brewery: Sweetwater Brewing Location: Atlanta, GA Brew: Whiplash Merchant: Kroger Service: 12oz bottle | Dogfish Head Signature Glass Style: IPA Color: Gold to Amber (7 SRM) IBU: 55 ABV: 6.2% Temp: Chilled Look: A crystal clear golden brew with a pure white head like this evokes an instant and audible “Oh, that looks good!” Smell: […]

Wild Heaven Invocation

Brewery: Wild Heaven Craft Beers Location: Avondale Estates, GA Brew: Invocation Merchant: Your Dekalb Farmers Market Service: 4 pack 12 oz bottles Style: Belgian (Style) Strong Golden Ale Color: Golden (8 SRM) IBU: 48 ABV: 8.5% Temp: Chilled Smell: Big sweet aroma full of fruit, some yeast and a subtle spiciness. Taste: The big floral […]

Three Taverns Brewery Single Intent

Brewery: Three Taverns Brewery Location: Decatur, GA Brew: Single Intent Merchant: Your Dekalb Farmers Market Service: 4 pack 12 oz bottles Style: Belgian (Single) Blonde/Pale Ale Color: Golden (4 SRM) IBU: 35 ABV: 5% Temp: Cold. Iced in a cooler. Smell: This has a really nice yeasty aroma full of banana and some bright citrus. […]