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Sam Adams Irish Red

By William Kammer

Sweet in and front and bitter in the back, the Sam Adams Irish Red Ale has a little bit of both. When you first take a swig of the brew, it gives off a sweet caramel flavor, but the finish has a bit of bitterness. There’s a small respectable head when you pour the... »

Sam Adams Blackberry Witbier

By William Kammer

This blackberry witbier is an excellent wheat beer, if you’re into that sort of thing. Wheat beers are usually lighter in flavor than other brews, but this one makes up for the lightness of the wheat with the juicy blackberry aroma and flavor. Don’t worry, this is still a beer, but if you don’t... »

Bear Republic’s XP Pale Ale

By William Kammer

When I go to the store and pick up a pale ale, I’m expecting one thing over all else: hops. I love hops, and every good pale ale I’ve had has an excellent hoppy aroma and flavor. Unfortunately, Bear Republic’s XP Pale Ale decided to go a different route. Instead of the intense hops... »

Home Brewed Dry-Hopped Porter

By William Kammer

My fellow home brewers and I have finally completed our first beer. While it definitely isn’t perfect, it’s drinkable and contains alcohol (the two elements we were hoping for). Since this was our rookie batch we weren’t expecting much, if we could drink it and it could get us drunk, we’d consider it successful.... »