Ex Novo Brewing Liquid Sweater Review

Winter and sweaters just go together. Portland, Oregon brewery Ex Novo created a Winter Warmer called Liquid Sweater. It warms you up!

This is a proper Winter Warmer, caramel colored with a thin head of foam, it’s a medium-body with lots of malts. On tasting it is bready malts, lite caramel, and a bit of dark fruits. It’s not too sweet. The generous dose of Willamette hops balance the beer nicely. It clocks in at 50 IBU and 7.0% ABV. Liquid Sweater is a fine example of an English Strong Ale, albeit on the malty side of things. You won’t need a wool sweater to stay warm drinking this beer.

Ex Novo Brewing Company began in July 2014 as a nonprofit brewery donating 100% of net profits to organizations building a better world and bringing hope to places where it is scarce.

Pumpkin Beer Reviews: Elysian, Buffalo Bill’s, Uinta and Dogfish Head

Love them or hate them, Pumpkin beers are here to stay. Beer Advocate lists 1,305 different Pumpkin beers! Tonight, the Elves and I took a break from Christmas preparations to taste four Pumpkin beers. One was a clear winner.

Buffalo Bill’s is a pioneer in the microbrewery scene. Buffalo Bill’s Pumpkin Ale, which the brewery touts

2016 Costco Beer Advent Calendar

Christmas comes early to Costco with the arrival of the German beer Advent calendar. The 2016 Brewer’s Advent Calendar is a boxed set of 24 German different beers in 16.9 oz cans. They are loaded into a box with a Christmas scene on one side and numbers 1-24 on the other side.

My complaint with this, and many other beer Advent calendars, is that it doesn’t

2016 Holiday Ale Festival in Portland, Oregon

PORTLAND, Oregon. – The Holiday Ale Festival will officially come of age this year as it celebrates the 21st annual event, Nov. 30 through Dec. 4 at Pioneer Courthouse Square, 701 SW Sixth Ave. Known for assembling a prestigious lineup of winter beers, the festival will feature more than 50 specialty ales that have either been crafted specifically for the event or are hard-to-fine vintages, underscoring the event’s reputation as one of finest gathering of winter beers anywhere in the nation.

Despite being held outdoors during one of the coldest months of the year, nearly 14,000

Beer Advent Calendar on Kickstarter

Growing up with chocolate Advent calendars, it’s only natural for the beer-loving adult to progress to Christmas beer Advent calendars. A new Beer Advent Calendar on Kickstarter is what Santa’s been looking for!

There are a number of pre-stocked beer Advent calendars available. But limited distribution and archaic alcohol shipping laws leave out

Christmas Beer All Year Round!

Christmas beer isn’t just for Winter! My new pal, The Beer Babe, sent me a photo of a sign she drove past that reads: “365 Days of Christmas Ale.” Love it!

I drink Christmas beer any time of year. But with these hot days I’ve been enjoying Saison and hopped-up IPAs this Summer.

Check out Carla Jean Lauter’s fascinating blog, The Beer Babe. She writes from the other Portland – Portland, Maine. Wait. Maybe the Maine Portland is the main Portland and not the Oregon Portland. Too confusing. Let’s have Portland beer tasting to decide.