No Corporate Beer Reviews

No Corporate Beer Reviews: Spooky Tooth Imperial Pumpkin Ale

October 15, 2021

Pumpkin beer gets a desperately needed makeover from Ohio’s Fat Head’s Brewery via Spooky Tooth Imperial Pumpkin Ale.

No Corporate Beer Reviews: Paradoxe

October 8, 2021

Grab a bottle of La Sirêne’s wonderful summery Paradoxe sour before all the leaves have fallen from the trees.

No Corporate Beer Reviews: Junkyard God

September 24, 2021

The third 3 Floyds x Pig Destroyer collaboration beer, the Mexican-style lager Junkyard God, is a dramatic departure from the high gravity.

No Corporate Beer Reviews: Death By Coconut

September 17, 2021

Get ready for cooler temps with this 6.5% ABV Irish-style porter that produces a warming effect in your throat.

No Corporate Beer Reviews: Kyoto Bakushu Matcha IPA

September 10, 2021

Kizakura has achieved a fine balance here with a beer that’s like a Japanese version of an Arnold Palmer, with a 50/50 split between matcha tea and IPA.

No Corporate Beer Review: White

August 27, 2021

America’s only Trappist brewery, Spencer, has a new witbier with a long and storied history—albeit not a traditional Trappist brew.

No Corporate Beer Reviews: Juxtapose

August 13, 2021

Finding balance with a Brett IPA is particularly difficult, but Four Winds Brewing’s Juxtapose hits all the right notes.

No Corporate Beer Reviews: Gherkin

July 30, 2021

Lost Boy Cider’s Gherkin is like a screening of Deuce Bigalow: European Gigolo—you can find ways to enjoy this, but it means that you are totally dead inside.

No Corporate Beer Reviews: My Name is Fon

July 2, 2021

You’ll be saying the name of Asheville’s “other” craft brewery, DSSOLVR, when you try their hoppy ale My Name is Fon.

No Corporate Beer Reviews: Leveler

June 25, 2021

The Elder Pine x August Burns Red collab Leveler is red ale conceived like a West Coast IPA, with bold pine-y notes from the hops and an appealing bitterness that clings a bit to your palette.

No Corporate Beer Reviews: Loral Roberts

June 11, 2021

Tulsa brewery American Solera manages to make German Kŏlsch Loral Roberts shine despite being limited to strictly American ingredients.

No Corporate Beer Reviews: Black Miso

June 4, 2021

Japas Cervejaria’s Black Miso is a high-octane Russian Imperial Stout that incorporates a totally different type of fermentation: red miso paste.

No Corporate Beer Reviews: Puff Puff Fish (Venom Series)

May 28, 2021

Tripping Animals Brewing Co‘s Puff Puff Fish is light, airy and refreshing—a mid-range ABV sour that drinks like a session beer.

No Corporate Beer Reviews: Morticia

May 21, 2021

Barrier Brewing’s Russian Imperial Stout Morticia won’t clear cobwebs — it’ll create ’em.

No Corporate Beer Reviews: Hitachnio Nest Anbai Ale

May 12, 2021

Kiuchi Brewery’s Hitachnio Nest Anbai Ale pays homage to the ancient German brewing tradition while championing ingredients that are distinctly Japanese.

No Corporate Beer Reviews: iStout Unchained

April 30, 2021

When does a stout nearly become a wine? When New Zealand’s 8 Wired takes three years to age the incredible iStout Unchained!

No Corporate Beer Reviews: A Dashing Rogue

April 23, 2021

Complex fruited sour A Dashing Rogue is the latest boundary-destroyer from Norway’s Haandbryggeriet.

No Corporate Beer Reviews: Salts

April 14, 2021

Black Narrows Brewing Co’s Salts states a pretty persuasive case for why sessionable wild ales might be the next big thing.

No Corporate Beer Reviews: Croatoan

April 9, 2021

Toast the release of Zao’s new album, The Crimson Corridor, with Croatoan, the band’s incredible new beer collab with Grand Rapids’ Speciation Artisan Ales.

No Corporate Beer Reviews: Double Blizzard

April 2, 2021

Winter might be over but Tröegs’ beastly double IPA Double Blizzard is here to stay.

No Corporate Beer Reviews: 35K

March 26, 2021

Boldness is key to the appeal of 35K, which pours with minimal carbonation, virtually no head and a rich all-black black-as-your-soul color.

No Corporate Beer Reviews: Coffee Is for Closers

March 18, 2021

Coffee is for Closers is the Cadillac Eldorado of American porters, so give yourself a break from higher-octane beers and move Fullsteam ahead on this.

No Corporate Beer Reviews: Samichlaus Classic

March 12, 2021

Unless you’re willing to wrestle with regret from your own life choices, Samichlaus Claus‘s 14% ABV doppelbock is best left split amongst friends and sipped like a cordial.

No Corporate Beer Reviews: Oro Negro

February 26, 2021

When it comes to balancing the scales of justice between “sweet” and “heat,” Jackie O’s nailed it with Oro Negro.

No Corporate Beer Reviews: Blood Amulet

February 12, 2021

B. Nektar Meadery’s Blood Amulet is a hard cider and, somehow, not the name of an occult rock band.

No Corporate Beer Reviews: Tefnut Blackout

February 3, 2021

Tefnut is an ongoing collaboration series between Richmond’s The Veil and Swedish nomad brewing operation Omnipollo that offers radical reinterpretations of fruited gose. This one gose to 11… almost.