Beer of the Week: Jolly Pumpkin Madrugada Obscura Dark Dawn Imperial Stout

Jolly Pumpkin, the pride of Dexter, Michigan, crafts some of the nuanced, fascinating Belgian inspired, barrel and cask aged brews this side of the monasteries of Belgium. Who doesn’t love a great hop-forward imperial ipa or a rich, creamy, not too chocolate and coffee heavy stout? It’s possibly even better when the two varieties areContinue reading “Beer of the Week: Jolly Pumpkin Madrugada Obscura Dark Dawn Imperial Stout”

Beer of the Week: Hue Hefe Hefeweizen from Los Gatos Brewing Co.

Is hefeweizen really a beer? Yes, despite it’s lack of hops, but sometimes wheat beers are so lifeless or so full of fruity notes that they take on a very unpleasant life of their own. Not the case with the “Hue Hefe” Hefeweizen from the Los Gatos Brewing Company, in the small, charming Santa CruzContinue reading “Beer of the Week: Hue Hefe Hefeweizen from Los Gatos Brewing Co.”

Beer of the Week: The Beers of Hawai’i

Hawaii conjures thoughts of mai tais, guava juice, pina coladas, maybe even pineapple wine from Maui. But beer? When we go to the beach, we want to look trim and fit from coconut water diets, not the beer belly gut. However, it can’t get much better than a can of Maui Brewing Co.’s Big SwellContinue reading “Beer of the Week: The Beers of Hawai’i”