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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: 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: 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: 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.

No Corporate Beer Reviews: Tropic Punch Ale

October 30, 2020

Tropic Punch Ale is proof that there’s more to the world of mid-range ABV sours than just the salty Leipizig gose style, and it blows pretty much every other fruit beer out of the water.

No Corporate Beer Reviews: Jam Up the Mash

June 26, 2020

Canadians Collective Arts Brewing have a distinct visual aesthetic that is the perfect foil to their crisp sour Jam Up the Mash.

No Corporate Beer Reviews: Synopsis Dark Cherry Sour

February 28, 2020

Synopsis Dark Sour Cherry is fantastic and fun to drink, with ample amounts of cherry flavor. It’s also somewhat hard to describe.

No Corporate Beer Reviews: The Pomisher

November 13, 2019

Even Frank Castle wouldn’t punish you for enjoying a bottle of the excellent sour, The Pomisher.

No Corporate Beer Reviews: Cucumber Lime Gose

October 1, 2019

What do cucumber juice, lime, Himalayan sea salt and beer have in common? Nickel Brook Brewing Co has the unlikely awesome answer.

No Corporate Beer Reviews: Glasgow Smile

September 27, 2019

Nightmare Brewing Company is horror and death metal enthusiast Billy Powell’s outlet for flirting with darkness and exorcising his own demons. Glasgow Smile is his latest gruesome gose.

No Corporate Beer Reviews: Pleroma

March 13, 2019

Pleroma is named after the totality of divine powers. Can it live up to its inspiration?

BREWTAL TRUTH: Drink This Now!

December 13, 2013

It was as easy to predict as the Seattle Mariners’ annual late-spring implosion: Decibel’s Top 100 Black Metal Albums of All Time caused some consternation amongst black metal fans. Shocking. This is, however, a crowd not hard to provoke. They seem edgy, a little overly serious and prone to interhole-induced fits of rage. Which makes…