Mac & Jack’s Bourbon Barrel Aged Cascadian Dark Ale Review

Mac & Jack’s Brewing Company has bottled their first beer. Since 1994, Mac & Jack’s has been a favorite tap-only beer in the Pacific Northwest. Their African Amber is the quintessential unfiltered Amber, and sales prove it. Their first beer to be released in bottles, however, is Bourbon Barrel Aged Cascadian Dark Ale. Here’s my review of the 2015 vintage.

Black Raven Brewing Three Sundays Oaked Tripel

Black Raven Brewing Co. of Redmond, Washington is fast becoming one of my favorite breweries. They just get it right. In recent years, Black Raven has been aging beer on wood. Three Sundays Tripel is an Belgian style tripel aged on French and American oak.

Three Sundays Tripel pours bright golden with a light white head of foam that

Midnight Sun Sun of a Beak Review

What do you get when brewers from Alaska and Washington come together to make a one-of-a-kind beer? Sun of a Beak is that beer. It’s an Bourbon Barrel Aged Coconut Imperial Porter with so much complexity you just keep tasting more.

My bottle has been aged a few months past the two year mark. Yet, there’s so much life still in this beer!

Sun of a Beak pours

Icicle Brewing Lifeguard Biere de Garde Review

Icicle Brewing Company is located in a Bavarian tourist village nestled in the rugged Cascade Mountains of Washington State. The city of Leavenworth is a cute tourist town lined with flower boxes and Bavarian architecture. Icicle brewing company makes excellent beers including Lifeguard Biere de Garde.

Lifeguard is a bier de garde aged in French oak barrels for two months. Biere de Garde is a style of

Sound Entendez Nöel Review

Sound Brewing of Poulsbo, Washington developed a lot of complexity from just a few ingredients: Belgian Pilsner malt, cane sugar, Motueka hops, Trappist yeast, and water. They call this beer Entendez Nöel. It’s a Belgian Style Pale Quadrupel.

Entendez Nöel pours clear, dark gold with white foam that completely disappears. The aroma is

Pike Auld Acquaintance Spiced Holiday Ale Review

Pike Brewing of Seattle, Washington has been around since 1989, the 3rd oldest independently owned brewery in the state. Auld Acquaintance Spice Holiday Ale is Pike’s gift to us for the holidays.

Auld Acquaintance pours clear copper-red with white foam that reduces to a swirl of lace. The nose is

Silver City Old Scrooge Christmas Ale & 2013 Bourbon Barrel-Aged Old Scrooge Reviews

Silver City Brewery of Bremerton, Washington began operations in 1996 and is one of the most award-winning breweries in the State. Old Scrooge Christmas Ale is an English Barleywine. In the past, I’ve aged Old Scrooge and love how it transforms over time. Silver City also makes a Bourbon Barrel-Aged Old Scrooge Christmas Ale. I’m reviewing a 2014 bottle of Old Scrooge and a 2013 of the barrel-aged.

The elves and I warmed bottles to 55 degree fahrenheit for our tasting. Old Scrooge Christmas Ale pours