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No Corporate Beer Reviews: PB & Jams

August 11, 2023

If peanut butter-flavored beers are your jam, Abita Brewing Company’s PB & Jams lager will hit your sweet spot.

No Corporate Beer Reviews: Thiccolas Cage

May 19, 2023

Nepenthe’s Thiccolas Cage will make your eyes go wide and your hair stand on its head like Nic Cage in, well, every goddamn Nic Cage flick.

No Corporate Beer Reviews: Bow Echo Hazy IPA

April 28, 2023

Wiseacre Brewing Company’s Bow Echo Hazy IPA is bright, like a warm hug, and can turn your day around instantly.

No Corporate Beer Reviews: Secret Machine – Baked Alaska

April 7, 2023

Secret Machine beers are largely for fans of extremely fruit-forward kettle sours. Baked Alaska, aged on pistachio, chocolate, raspberry and vanilla, fits right in.

No Corporate Beer Reviews: Framinghammer

March 24, 2023

If Jack’s Abby says this is a lager, we’re down with that, because Framinghammer has a sweeter swing than Jim Rice.

No Corporate Beer Reviews: Long Jawns

February 17, 2023

Metal & Beer Fest stalwarts Yards go dark via a sessionable winter lager with any extremely Philly name.

No Corporate Beer Reviews: Applocalypse

February 10, 2023

Even though the gose is really a summer style, The Brewing Projekt’s Applocalypse works beautifully year round.

No Corporate Beer Reviews: Parabolita

January 18, 2023

As stouts go, Firestone Walker’s Parabolita is perfect. Aged in bourbon barrels with a mix of vanilla beans, cocoa nibs, and sea salt to create an enhanced stout experience.

No Corporate Beer Reviews: DOOM

January 6, 2023

As an ESB, Adroit Theory pretty much nailed it with DOOM, another standout of the Virginia brewery’s growing heavy metal genre tribute series.

No Corporate Beer Reviews: Babylone

December 9, 2022

The idea behind the Brussels Beer Project’s “bread IPA” is up-cycling: At least 20% of the grain base of Babylone is from loaves of unsold bread, which have been dried out and pulverized into crumbs.

No Corporate Beer Reviews: 25th Anniversary Ale

November 18, 2022

New York craft beer legends Ommegang give us yet another celebrate with their 25th Anniversary Ale.

No Corporate Beer Reviews: DDH DirtWolf

October 28, 2022

Victory’s DDH DirtWolf is double the pleasure, double the fun, and definitely double the trouble for anyone wedded to a lower gravity experience.

No Corporate Beer Reviews: Good Gourd

October 21, 2022

We don’t generally advocate pumpkin beer at NCB, but get ready to meet your fave: Cigar City’s Good Gourd.

No Corporate Beer: High Speed Steel

October 7, 2022

3 Floyds’ High Speed Steel collab with Decibel faves Municipal Waste will electrify what’s left of your brain

No Corporate Beer Reviews: Origin of Darkness Imperial Stout

September 16, 2022

This version of Origin of Darkness presents a rare opportunity to get a beer from Garage Project in North America. Stout hounds, look no further!

No Corporate Beer Reviews: Tynt Meadow

September 2, 2022

Tynt Meadow is absolutely unique for a Trappist beer, but it’s so much more than a novelty.

No Corporate Beer Reviews: Sparklepuff, Galaxy Starfighter Defender of the Universe

August 10, 2022

Sparklepuff, Galaxy Starfighter Defender of the Universe is Flying Monkeys’ Triple IPA that will send you into orbit.

No Corporate Beer Reviews: Full of Hell

June 24, 2022

Get full of beer via the wonderfully crushable Wake x Full of Hell collaboration Italian Pils.

No Corporate Beer Reviews: Ce N’est Pas La Fin du Monde

June 3, 2022

Ce N’est Pas La Fin du Monde presents a crafty spin on a beloved brew, with some subtle enhancements that transform the Belgian tripel base into more of a West Coast style IPA.

No Corporate Beer Reviews: Top Tier Trifle

May 13, 2022

Top Tier Trifle—courtesy of the best sour purveyors south of the Mason-Dixon Line (Southern Grist) and one of America’s top meaderies (Garagiste Meadery)—certainly lives up to its name.

No Corporate Beer Reviews: Pink Sabbath

May 6, 2022

A collab between Great Notion Brewing, the SteepleJack Brewing Co. and the Pink Boots Society produces the idea black IPA, Pink Sabbath.

No Corporate Beer Review: Luchador en Fuego

April 8, 2022

Luchador en Fuego, the excellent barrel-aged Mexican chocolate stout from Clown Shoes, brings the heat.

No Corporate Beer Reviews: Colossal Claude

April 4, 2022

Old-school American craft envelope-pushers, Rogue return with the more traditionally balanced double IPA Colossal Claude.

No Corporate Beer Review: Forest Bänger

March 25, 2022

Forest Bänger is another stellar offering from a brewery that excels in the art of dark beers.

No Corporate Beer Reviews: Phantom Scream

March 11, 2022

So drink to forget / And drown all your sorrow / Bury your dreams / And choose catharsis!

No Corporate Beer Reviews: Nocturna

March 4, 2022

America’s finest Belgian brewery, Allagash, master the dark arts of imperial stouts with the bold Nocturna.