Victory Brewing’s Storm King Russian Imperial Stout – The Perfect Storm of Stouts?

Each and every microbrew and craft beer enthusiast truly is (or at least should be) always and forever on the search for that elusive “holy grail” of all barley and hop libations. I, personally have been seeking the be -all, end-all in russian imperial stouts in particular for a substantial length of time now (years …

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Big in Japan: Stouts in the Land of the Rising Sun

There’s no doubt about it: Stouts are huge in Japan. At the World Beer Cup in Philadelphia earlier this year, Japanese breweries claimed seven medals for the style, including two golds. “They are getting more recognition, it seems like,” says Hiroyuki Fujiwara, a beer judge and president of the Japan Beer Journalists’ Association. “For craft …

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10 Dark Beers You’ll Crave This Winter: Stouts, Porters and More

We talk a lot about the myths about dark beers you shouldn’t believe. In the smack dab of winter, they’re my absolute favorite. Smoky and musty or rich and creamy, stouts, porters and their imperial cousins fill the void caused by winter’s chills and pair amazingly with winter comfort foods – and beer for dessert …

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17 Chocolate Beers for National Chocolate Day

Brewers often tell me that chocolate as a brewing ingredient adds complexity, well-roundedness, and smoothness to a beer’s flavor. It’s not easy to brew with chocolate—its oils can cause head retention issues, and it often require long and labor-intensive boils—but these beers make it all worth it. Here are seventeen beers compiled in honor of …

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