Epic Ales’ Bog (Picked up at Bottleworks in Seattle). A 3 of 4. Really, really weird. The mushrooms and smokiness are quite powerful. Poured into IPA glass, because well, that’s what I had handy - it still produces a nice nose. Pours with an almost oily black body. The finish is a bit dry and some weird tartness on the end. This gets a 3 because it is very interesting, but this isn’t that drinkable - definitely something to sip.

Bottleworks’ 13th Anniversary Beer (Stone Brewing Co)

American Strong/Imperial Stout?

Wow. This is a weird beer. Let me first introduce you to the ingredients, which include 13 grains and 13 hops.

13 Grains
Pale 2-R • White Wheat • Aromatic • Weyermann Chocolate Rye • Light Munich • Brown Crisp • Oats • Crisp Light Crystal • Caramunich • Baird’s Chocolate • Lightly Peated • Simpsons Dark Crystal • Crisp Amber

13 Hops
Bravo • Target • Columbus • Cascade • Delta • Warrior • Magnum • Apollo • Calypso • Perle • Galena • Chinook • Mt. Hood

Yeah, what a clusterfuck. Anyways, this craft beer bar/store decided to have Stone brew their 13th Anniversary beer. This is what they came up with. At 11%, this is a beer that doesn’t fuck around.

It smells like a hop forward imperial stout to me. Lots of roasty, chocolate, subtle spicy, fruity, papaya……..I don’t even know. This thing is crazy. I don’t dislike it, but I don’t know if I’d ever get a bottle again if I saw it. I’ll just leave it at that.


The results results are in…I am still cancer free!!! I got a PET scan last week and saw my oncologist today. Everything looks pretty good on the scan with the exception of my lungs. There is still cloudiness in the bases of my lungs. It is mostly some toxicity caused by the Bleomycin I recieved during chemo. At this point it most likely will not get better, but it probably won’t get worse either. My lung function is normal, and I feel fine. Hopefully it will stay that way. Each clear scan I get the less likely the cancer is to come back. The next step is to continue building a healthy lifestyle.The tools are there, I just need to strive to get on the right track. Here’s to another healthy 6 months! Btw, we got some dope fresh hoagies at Bottleworks in Sunbury.

Laurelwood’s Workhorse IPA (Picked up at Bottleworks in Seattle). A 3 of 4. Great sticky carbonation and lacing, and beautiful color. The nose is quite a bit of bready malt sweetness and a bit of earthiness and floral notes. The body is not overly bitter but well-balanced and decently thick on the palate. Finishes quite smooth on the palate - quite easy to drink despite its thickness. Not a hop wallop, but a great IPA.

Cosplay Spotlight: Negativedreamer
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Hello everyone!

We’ve been busy preparing for Sakura-Con with it being less than a day away from Day 0.
We will have one more scheduled Cosplay Spotlight later this week and will have our segment temporarily on hold until we get more cosplayers for our segment.

Stay tuned, but for now, check out Negativedreamer!


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