Author Archives: Nick Rondeau

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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Beer Brief #52 – Lunker

Brewery – Steel Toe Brewing Company, Saint Louis Park, Minnesota Beer – Lunker Style – English barleywine aged in Templeton Rye whiskey barrels ABV – 10.5 – 14.4%? I’m seeing conflicting reports regarding batch, and the bottle doesn’t specify Color … Continue reading

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Beer Brief #51 – Storm Cellar Series #1 Schoko-Weizen

Brewery – Bad Weather Brewing Company, Minnetonka, Minnesota Beer – Storm Cellar Series #1 Schoko-Weizen Style – Dunkelweizen with cacao nibs ABV – 7% Color – Dark brown, nearly black, with hints of red and a light tan head Aroma … Continue reading

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Beer Brief #50 – Foundation Stout

Brewery – Badger Hill Brewing Company, Minnetonka, Minnesota Beer – Foundation Stout Style – American Stout ABV – 6.3% IBU – 45 Color – Black with a dark brown edge showing when held up to light, light tan head Aroma … Continue reading

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