Author Archives: Nick Rondeau

Beer Brief #58 – John Henry Colonial Cream & Brown Ale

Brewery – Cold Spring Brewing Company, Cold Spring, Minnesota Beer – John Henry Colonial Cream & Brown Ale Style – Imperial cream and brown ales blended and aged on brandy oak spirals ABV – 9.3% Color – Reddish copper with … Continue reading

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Tin Whiskers Brewing Company Visit

Recently, I visited the most recently opened brewery in Saint Paul, Tin Whiskers Brewing Company. I had been following their progress for a couple months, and joined their email list so I would know when they planned to officially open … Continue reading

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Back From Unofficial Hiatus

Wow. Has it really been 3 months since I made a post? It seems that it is so… I dropped the ball on that one. Although, I did have a few other things contributing to my delay. Let’s see. Loss … Continue reading

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Beer Brief #57 – Black Ops

Brewery – Brooklyn Brewery, Brooklyn, New York Beer – Black Ops Style – Imperial stout aged in bourbon barrels and re-fermented in the bottle with Champagne yeast ABV – 11.5% Color – Opaque black with a tan to light brown … Continue reading

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Beer Brief #56 – La Lune Special Ale

Brewery -¬†Borealis Fermentery, Knife River, Minnesota Beer – La Lune Special Ale Style – Belgian style special ale brewed with spices ABV – 7% Color – Reddish copper with a thick, rocky, off-white head Aroma – Honey, cotton candy, biscuity … Continue reading

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Beer Brief #55 – 120 Minute IPA

Brewery – Dogfish Head Craft Brewery, Milton, Delaware Beer – 120 Minute IPA Style – (super huge) Imperial IPA ABV – Anywhere from 15-20% according to the website Color – Hazy reddish copper with an off-white head Aroma – Biscuit … Continue reading

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Beer Brief #54 – St. Whatshername

Brewery – Pour Decisions Brewing Company, Roseville, Minnesota Beer – St. Whatshername Style – Belgian tripel, fermented with brettanomyces and aged in wine barrels ABV – 9% Color – Between straw yellow and gold with a white head Aroma – … Continue reading

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Coborn’s Tasting Today!

I fell behind schedule and didn’t get this post up as early as I would have liked… ¬†Oh well, better late than never, right? This is very short notice for any of you who read the blog, but here goes: … Continue reading

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Beer Brief #53 – Old Friend Holiday Ale

Brewery – Indeed Brewing Company, Minneapolis, Minnesota Beer – Old Friend Holiday Ale Style – Winter warmer brewed with honey and fresh ginger ABV – 7% Color – Red with some copper and a light tan frothy head Aroma – … Continue reading

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Bomber Tasting on Thanksgiving Eve

Just wanted to make a quick post to invite all of you to the Hastings Coborn’s Liquor tomorrow for our first ever Thanksgiving Eve Bomber Tasting. From 4:30 – 8:30pm, I’ll be pouring some tasty samples from multiple 22 ounce … Continue reading

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