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I’d Tap That: Otter Creek’s Couch Surfer is one house guest you won’t want to chase away

I’d Tap That: Otter Creek’s Couch Surfer is one house guest you won’t want to chase away

Glassware: While many high alcohol by volume stouts are meant to be enjoyed slowly, oatmeal stouts are lighter in ABV and great to enjoy in larger quantities. Glassware that allows for convenience at the pub and allows the beers to warm slowly are perfect. The top choice is a nonic pint glass glass and while […]

I’d Tap That: Eat, drink and be very merry with Merry Monks Belgian beer

I’d Tap That: Eat, drink and be very merry with Merry Monks Belgian beer

Glassware: Belgian beers have a very distinctive aroma which is the centerpiece for many of them and Merry Monks is no different. Glassware that helps trap the inviting aroma and allows the beer to warm very slowly is an absolute must. Any type of stemware is the best selection such as a tulip glass, chalice, […]

I’d Tap That: Gingerbread Stout goes perfect by itself or with a variety of desserts

I’d Tap That: Gingerbread Stout goes perfect by itself or with a variety of desserts

Glassware: The inviting aromatics of Gingerbread Stout must be experienced fully for the full effect of this beer to hit. Spiegelau has a wonderful stout glass that captures the aroma and also allows the beer to warm slowly through body heat from the hand. If this is not an option, a snifter or tulip glass […]

I’d Tap That: Get your hands on this Lovely, Dark, and Deep brew

I’d Tap That: Get your hands on this Lovely, Dark, and Deep brew

Glassware: Stouts typically get more enjoyable as they slowly warm closer to room temperature. This allows the aromas and flavor that are locked in a colder beer to come front and center and glassware that aids in this warming ability are best suited for the beer. A tulip glass, snifter or the Spiegelau stout glass […]

I’D TAP THAT: 2XMAS is sure to turn up the holiday spirit in your home

I’D TAP THAT: 2XMAS is sure to turn up the holiday spirit in your home

Glassware: The aroma of 2XMAS brings the holidays to the forefront of the mind and glassware that captures them is a must. This is also a beer that opens up quite a bit as it warms. Glassware such as a snifter or tulip glass are the best choices, but if you do not have any […]

I’D TAP THAT: Turn to the dark side but leave the lightsaber at home

I’D TAP THAT: Turn to the dark side but leave the lightsaber at home

Glassware: A beer featuring coconut and chocolate needs to be experienced to the fullest and glassware that helps capture the wonderful aromatics is an absolute must. Stemmed glassware such as a flute glass or snifter will work quite well as will a Spiegelau stout glass, the trick is to find glassware that helps warm the […]

I’D TAP THAT: Sam Adams’ Winter Lager perfect for those cold, dark nights

I’D TAP THAT: Sam Adams’ Winter Lager perfect for those cold, dark nights

Glassware: German styled beers are brewed to be malt forward emanating wonderfully sweet aromas. The addition of spices makes Winter Lager even more aromatic with a wonderfully sticky sweet malt quality. The perfect glass for this beer is Sam Adams own glassware with the perfect shape to capture the aroma and allow the beer to […]

I’D TAP THAT: Lagunitas’ Brown Shugga’ so sweet going down

I’D TAP THAT: Lagunitas’ Brown Shugga’ so sweet going down

Glassware: The sweet brown sugar aroma and hefty malt backbone require glassware that emphasizes both of these wonderful qualities. A snifter is the first choice for glassware as it will showcase the aroma and allow the beer to warm slowly, however a tulip or oversized wine glass will work just as well. Description: Brown Shugga’ […]

I’D TAP THAT: Drink your dessert of Stone 24 Carrot Golden Ale

I’D TAP THAT: Drink your dessert of Stone 24 Carrot Golden Ale

Glassware: As with other Belgian styled ales, the aroma is paramount and the ability for the beer to warm slowly plays a major part. Stemware of some variety is the best choice for this beer whether it is a snifter, tulip or an oversized wine glass. Find one that inhabits direct contact between the hand […]

I’D TAP THAT: Wake-N-Bake coffee oatmeal stout goes down smooth any time

I’D TAP THAT: Wake-N-Bake coffee oatmeal stout goes down smooth any time

Glassware: Wake-n-Bake has a bouquet of wonderful aromatics but requires a bit of warmth to unleash all of them and glassware that allows the beer to warm and trap aroma is best suited for the beer. If possible, the Spiegelau stout glass is a wonderful choice with its thin walls and tapered shape; however, a […]