The Beer List: White Christmas by Sam Adams

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The No Seatbelt Blog returns from its hiatus just in time for the holidays, and is ringing in the Christmas season with a brand-new edition of “The Beer List”! This year, I get to gush about one of my favorite Christmas beers, White Christmas from Sam Adams. Since this brew mysteriously eluded me in 2015, my words here will carry excitement as fresh as the fallen snow.

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The Beer List: Scott and Drew’s Strange Brew

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This week on “The Beer List” here at The No Seatbelt Blog, a special beer is being featured, and it goes by several different names. Brewed by my friend and fellow loudmouth from The Only Podcast That Matters, Andrew, and by a beer-loving buddy of ours who goes by the name of Scott, this Belgian quadrupel took the title “Scott and Drew’s Strange Brew.” Concocted lovingly at The Brewer’s Apprentice in Freehold, New Jersey, where amateur brewers, guided by the professional sort can make their own beer and wine, this particular brew is truly the proverbial wolf in sheep’s clothing. Continue reading

The Beer List: Schlafly Double Bean Blonde

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The interesting flavor combination offered by Schlafly’s Double Bean Blonde certainly lends some verity to the old saying that “blondes have more fun.” Normally, brewers that add the essences of coffee and chocolate to a beer do so with a porter or a stout, which are both dark, heavy, opaque styles. However, the St. Louis-based brewer Schlafly has pulled off something unique here with the double-bean attack of cocoa and everybody’s favorite morning pick-me-up in a blonde ale. Continue reading

The Beer List: Bluejacket Rheinhard De Vos Sour Brett Red

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“The Beer List” is back at The No Seatbelt Blog after taking a backseat for a week in the name of Ecto Cooler. This time, we’re getting sour again with a review on Bluejacket’s Rheinhard De Vos Sour Brett Red, which was graciously bestowed upon my wife Jenn and I as a wedding gift from my cousin Jen back in April. As you may know if you keep up with my weekly beer series, I’m a big fan of sour beers, and I’m very excited to share with you my thoughts on another brew that’s perfect for the summer season. Continue reading

The Beer List: Dogfish Head 120 Minute IPA

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I’ve been waiting a long time to write about this one. For many beer connoisseurs, the 120 Minute IPA from Dogfish Head is the Holy Grail. Or perhaps, as the guys from Hot Tub Time Machine would call it, the “great white buffalo.” Kept “in the back” under lock and key by liquor stores, and furiously sought after by the truly dedicated, this Imperial India Pale Ale from Delaware’s brilliant Dogfish Head Brewery is not so much a beer as it is an experience. Continue reading

The Beer List: Victory Kirsch Gose

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Happy Beer Day! Welcome back to this Sunday’s edition of The Beer List at The No Seatbelt Blog! The summer is in full swing, and it’s time to celebrate with a great seasonal brew from Victory, one of my favorite breweries. Let’s take a trip back to last October, when I attended Octoberfest Live in Philadelphia. It was there that I sampled Victory’s Kirsch Gose for the first time, and I was not only surprised that Victory’s stand at the venue had this beer out during that time of year, but I found this sour cherry beer to be so refreshing even on such a cold, windy day spent mostly in an open parking lot. Continue reading

The Beer List: Ommegang Abbey Ale

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It’s good to finally be back with another review on a fantastic beer. Welcome to the first new installment of The Beer List, fresh off the months-long hiatus I took from The No Seatbelt Blog. My weekly review will now resume its sud-soaked residence on Sundays at noseatbeltblog.com! I’ve made it no secret here that I love the world-class beers that Cooperstown, New York’s Brewery Ommegang churns out, and that for my money, there is not a more delicious type of beer than the Belgian. If the United States wasn’t privy to this style of brewing, well, I’d have to pack up and move to Belgium. Maybe not, but you get my point.  Continue reading