The Beer List: Orange Vanilla Bullsicle by Bolero Snort

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It has been long insisted that honesty is the best policy, and if I am to share in that sentiment, at least for the moment, then I have something to confess: I had to look up exactly what “milk sugar” is before writing this review. Turns out it’s the non-scientific name for lactose. Now that we have that out of the way, there’s a little brewery located in Ridgefield Park, New Jersey called Bolero Snort, and said brewery uses the stuff in at least some of its beers. Keeps with the cow and bull theme that Bolero Snort employs as far as naming is concerned, and is even worth a knowing chuckle. Continue reading

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The Beer List: Raging Bitch by Flying Dog

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What’s in a name? Perhaps it’s an eye-catching title that makes that bottle of beer jump off the shelf at you, or maybe it’s something as which you refer to your ex. Yes, I said it, but you were already thinking it. In this case, however, we’re going to keep on the sudsy side and away from your broken relationship with this review of Raging Bitch by Maryland’s Flying Dog Brewery. Raging Bitch is an outstanding beer, being a well-conceived marriage between two of the most popular styles of brewing – the Belgian ale and the India Pale Ale (IPA).  Continue reading

The Beer List: Orange Avenue Wit by Coronado Brewing Company

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As if there aren’t enough things to love about California, the Golden State is home to more breweries than you can shake a flight paddle at. Taking its name from the town in which it broke ground in 1996, Coronado Brewing Company has been staking its claim in the craft beer world for two decades. The San Diego-area brewer enjoys coast-to-coast, and even international distribution, all for good reason.  Continue reading

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