#SippyTimeBeer Review – @BrooklynBrewery, @KonaBrewingCo and @StoneBrewingCo

Brooklyn Lager (1)

Brooklyn BreweryBrooklyn Lager – The only beer on my list this week without the style in the title. It’s an Amber lager which is right down my alley. Caramel malt is a fantastic thing. So is dry hopping, which is “the centuries-old practice of steeping the beer with fresh hops as it undergoes a long, cold maturation.” It reminds me of cooking and putting something in later in the process so that it doesn’t overwhelm the dish you are making but accents it. The hop flavor is in there just as a kicker and it works perfectly. This beer is worth harming your liver. Unfortunately, they don’t have a beer finder. I got it here and my older brother found it in Virginia when he asked me for an Amber lager choice so you should be able to find it yourself.

Kona Brewing CompanyKoko Brown Nut Brown Ale – I got to have this beer during lunch on a Friday afternoon. It was a delightful treat during a long afternoon. It’s taste is super nutty which isn’t normally that potent in other nut browns. I didn’t sip the toffee that Kona says is in there but it may have led to the extra nutty taste. It’s a good thing I didn’t know it had coconut in it or else I may not have ordered it. I’m glad I didn’t because I didn’t taste it. I’d highly suggest this beer too. So go here to find out if it’s in your area.

Kona Koko Nut Brown

Stone Brewing CompanyRuination IPA – I don’t remember how I acquired this beer. I feel like it was my neighbors but I’m not quite sure. I do like Stone’s product so I may have just bought one but that seems unlikely since as they say “…its truly “ruinous” effect on your palate, this massive hop monster will change forever your preconceptions of what defines good beer.” I don’t feel like this lived up to either part of their quote. It didn’t ruin my palate although it is a pretty heavy dose of hops. It won’t change how I define a good beer either because it has so much hops. The interesting part comes in that I enjoyed the beer. They tossed in enough extra malt to balance things out better than they are saying. If you like IPAs and haven’t tried this one yet, I don’t know what you’re waiting for.

The Great American Beer Festival was a couple of weekends ago out in Denver. If you like beer, it’s a must attend as it’s the Mecca of beer festivals. Good news for me came out of the festival, six Ohio breweries won awards. None of them are here in Columbus but I should be able to visit the Yellow Springs Brewery when I go to visit my girlfriend’s family in Dayton.

This article “8 Simple Steps: How To Not Be a Dick While Drinking Beer” is a pretty solid guide if you may think you’re starting to get too snobby about your beer choices. They should have thrown the word “Craft” in between drinking and Beer though. People who drink macro-brews aren’t likely to get snobby. Those types of beer drinkers have rule #5 “Educate your macro beer-drinking friends” which is what I try to do from time to time. I didn’t get any takers when I was at an Ohio State tail gate recently so I just got to enjoy a growler of really good beer on my own. It also reminds me of a story in which a friend, who only drinks Budweiser or Bud Light, told me that “I don’t drink that foreign crap” when referring to Leinenkugel, which is brewed in Wisconsin. They may sound like Canadians, but they’re Americans.

Stone Ruination IPA

Are you like me and afraid that the craft beer boom is going to slow down? Well, CNBC is here to tell you there’s still room for expansion in the U.S. market. We have the most amount of breweries in the States since Prohibition. Yeah for my mouth, column and beer. Now go and start your weekend and enjoy a #SippyTimeBeer! – Kevin

Stunt Granny Audio Show #233

From WWE.com

From WWE.com

Jeremy & Kevin are back in your ear holes with a preview for Hell In A Cell. So of course they start the show off by talking about Impact Wrestling because Jeremy is transfixed with it. Specifically a certain someone in the crowd. Can Kevin spot him too? After wasting time talking about TNA, they waste more by talking about the Divas Championship match between AJ Lee & Brie Bella. What has AJ done since her concussion? Is Nikki the better looking than Brie now? Does she feel better about being bumped down in the pecking order by Brie? Another waste of a match is Curtis Axel vs Big E Langston. Will Big E make a good baby face? Why was his baby face turn out of the blue? Can his Twitter account get him over? Anybody notice who we’re not talking about? Jeremy & Kevin move along to the tag team title match between the Usos, The Shield and Goldust & Cody Rhodes. How much fun was Cody and JBL trading barbs on Raw? Why did Goldust all of sudden stop acting like a person and turn into the “Bizarre One”? Do Roman Reigns & Seth Rollins need to get the straps back? Which one of your outstanding hosts forgets that the Usos are even in this match? Jeremy & Kevin get around to talking about CM Punk vs Ryback & Paul Heyman. Is this feud finished at HIAC? Which host has a hair brained theory for how it is extended? Does he even buy his own theory? John Cena vs Alberto Del Rio for the World Heavyweight Championship is next up on the docket. Can super Cena really have recovered from his injury? Is this match just a way to get Del Rio over and buy more time for Cena to recover? The main event is Daniel Bryan vs Randy Orton for the vacated WWE Championship. With Bryan getting over on Monday, does that mean we’re doomed to another fizzled out push? Did the feud between Bryan & Orton get better at some point? How much will the circus of HHH, Stephanie McMahon and the Big Show factor into the main event? Join our circus by clicking on the link below!

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