Arbre Qui Donne (O’so)

Brewery : O’so
Beer : Arbre Qui Donne
Style : Sour / Wild Ale / American Wild Ale
Variance : Brewed with Georgia Peaches

9 / 10

Fuck yeah! This is so good that I didn’t even have to shout “America” before I wrote that first sentence which is super rare for a god damn patriot like myself. It’s O’soooooo official that these guys know their way around a sour beer and if this beer was a feather in their hat, their domes would look like a fucking indian head dress because they rule. I love when a brewery can take a fruit and really have it shine in a beer without dominating the taste and these guys handled the peaches so carefully you would think they were Indiana Jones replacing the idol with a bag of sand. The only difference here is that instead of a boulder rolling after you trying to crush you like an ant, this beer just crushes your taste buds with it’s sour power. This starts with a huge sour flavor that makes you pucker more than Billy Bush around women before a nice authentic peach sweetness mixes in brightening up the flavor before an almost saison like funk mixes in at the end to really take this to a whole new level. This beer has managed to take my already sky high anticipation for the rest of the beers that O’so sent me and turned it up to 12 because this is absolutely amazing. If you have the opportunity to pick this beer up, take it or regret it forever because this is a great beer that sour fans will lose their shit over. If this is your first brew in the world of pucker, I’m torn. On one hand, the fruity flavor is true and delicious but at the same time the sour is super strong and punishing. Go pick up a bottle regardless and make up your own damn mind. Jeesh.

Written by: Steve B.

Weihenstephaner Hefe Weissbier (Bayerische Staatsbrauerei Weihenstephan)

Brewery : Bayerische Staatsbrauerei Weihenstephan
Beer : Weihenstephaner Hefe Weissbier
Style : Hefeweizen
Variance : Brewed Under The Purity Law of 1516

9 / 10

Fuck. How the hell did it take me so long to taste this? Believe it or not, my pops is actually the one who introduced me to this beer which A) makes him fucking awesome and way better than your dad and B) makes me happy that I can still be introduced to new beers that I have passed up so often in the past. The only thing I really am not liking at all about this beer is the fact that I have no god damn clue how to pronounce it but I guess when my mouth is full of beer I don’t need to do much talking. This was brewed under the purity law of 1516 which is basically a German law that said beer had to made with water, barley, and hops (no shit right?) and even though it pretty much seems like common sense, it’s still way better than that bullshit purity nonsense that the Jonas Brothers were into. What a bunch of fucking prude douches. This has a huge rush of banana flavor to start with a nice sweetness before some clove-like flavors join in to balance things out and add an additional layer to this before some wheat and more banana mixes in to wrap things up. I really have to apologize to these guys for passing up their bottle for so long but now that it’s my dad’s favorite beer, I have a feeling I’ll be drinking this way more often. I don’t care if this is your first day to the craft brew scene or if you’ve been in it for most of your life, this beer needs to be tasted by you immediately because it is probably the best example of the style I’ve ever had. Cheers!

Written by: Steve B.

Hop Rising (Squatters)

Brewery : Squatters
Beer : Hop Rising
Style : Double IPA / Imperial IPA / DIPA
Variance : None

8 / 10

After taking a few sips of this beer I can confidently tell you that the hops aren’t the only thing rising right now if ya know what I mean… My penis. I’m talking about my penis. If I had to guess, I’d say that this brewery is owned by a bunch of women who have visited one too many bar bathrooms but honestly, I’m fine with it because this is a great first impression.This is another one of those DIPAs that really ends up standing out on the shelf because it takes the less punishing approach to the style and honestly, it’s just what I needed for a day like today. This has a nice floral and resin hop flavor to start with a good amount of bitterness before that 9% ABV makes itself known with a nice alcohol flavor before some sweet malt mixes with more hop flavor to wrap things up. I feel like farming sucks and it’s way too much work but I think if I got the chance to farm hops for a day or two, I’d be pretty into it. Basically, if you own a hop farm and are in the mood to pay for someones vacation, hit me up. I’m down AF. If you want to try the other side of double IPAs and still be able to taste food afterwards, pick up a bottle of this and sip away. For the pros, pop the cap and pour yourself a glass because you’re going to enjoy this one. Trust me. Penis.

Written by: Steve B.

Vincent Van Couch (ODD13)

Brewery : ODD13
Beer : Vincent Van Couch
Style : American Wild Ale / Wild Ale / Sour
Variance : None

8 / 10

Nobody else has the balls to say it so I guess I’ll have to. Vincent Van Gogh was a pussy. This little bitch only cut off one ear and that’s not tough at all. This bad ass mother fucker from Australia named Mark “Chopper” Read cut off parts of both of his ears just so he could get out of Pentridge Prison’s H division and didn’t have to go give them as presents to some lowly maid. Vincent Van Couch on the other hand, is up there with Chopper as a bad ass that’s only here to punish your taste buds. This is my last brew by ODD13 and all I can say is that I am happier than a juggalo at the Faygo factory that I at least have one more can of this to hold me over until I can get these mitts on some more. This has a nice floral hops bitter bite to start with some lemon and citrus sweetness mixing in before that nice strong sour punch joins in to close things out. I feel like if Vincent ever needed a new couch to drink on, I’d lend him mine any time. Even better, maybe we could grab a beer sometime and sit on The Big Comfy Couch with Loonette and then cut her fucking ears off because clowns suck dick. If this is your first sour, I can see this being a solid starter because even though it has some pretty serious flavors going on, it remains balanced and refreshing as hell. For you bastards, stop reading and go grab a can and couch it up!

Written by: Steve B.

Pale Joe (Founders)

Brewery : Founders
Beer : Pale Joe
Style : American Pale Ale / Pale Ale / APA
Variance : Brewed with Ethiopian Coffee from Ferris Coffee and Nut

8.5 / 10

Thank you so much Mickey Rooney for inspiring this beer you pasty bastard. If you don’t understand then hold onto your hats because I’m about to blow your fucking mind. Mickey Rooney’s real name… is Joe Yule Jr.!! Crazy right?! It actually took me a while to find a Joe that was white enough to make fun of for this review but what I also learned is that most of the famous Joes out there have pretty fucking decent tans. Now that everything is making sense, let’s move on. This beer is good as hell and I really didn’t know what to expect going into it considering there is some old time-y prospector looking dude on the bottle but I was pleasantly surprised by the contents. Clearly, this prospector was looking for the “gold” inside the bottle… that was awful I’m sorry. An initial super mouth-watering coffee flavor starts this off with a fresh and delicious taste before a nice bitterness mixes in with a little bit of roast-y goodness before ending with smooth almost cream ale like finish. The only reason I can’t rank this higher is because the actual style is pretty much non-existent in this brew but honestly, that’s my favorite part about it. If you love coffee or want to taste something truly unique, pick this beer up regardless of your power level in the world of craft and sip this sucker down!

Written by: Steve B.