Old Man Metal’s Musings, Episode 9

COVID Beer Haul + Red Dead and AJ Nemesis Video Clips Old Man Metal combines beer and metal on the ninth episode of his solo podcast, taking a look at the state of North Carolina craft beer during COVID by breaking down his latest beer haul, featuring beer from New Anthem Beer Project, Edmund’s Oast,... Continue Reading →

Old Man Metal’s Musings, Episode 8

Ten FIDY Bourbon Barrel Aged Imperial Stout & Death Star Hot Sauce Review Old Man Metal tackles spicy food and great beer on the eighth episode of his solo podcast with a dive into the 2019 release of Ten FIDY barrel aged Russian imperial stout from Oskar Blues, including a discussion of the imperial stout... Continue Reading →

Old Man Metal’s Musings, Episode 7

Nephilim - My Grief/Ol'Cracker and Exhorresco Hot Sauce Old Man Metal commixes spicy food, metal and beer on the seventh episode of his solo podcast with a full ASTMO hot sauce review of Burns and McCoy's Exhorresco hot sauce, including a look at the 7-pot primo chile pepper— the infernal capsaicin-gorged hybrid offspring of a... Continue Reading →

A Look At Two Warrior Beers

A Viking and a Ninja walk into a bar... There's no telling where that one's going to go, but you just know somebody's going to die. Craft breweries choose all sorts of motifs when naming their creations, and martial-themed beers are far from rare; see Ballast Point's Victory at Sea, Great Lakes Brewing Company's Commodore... Continue Reading →

Two Great IPAs From New Anthem

In 2003, Pop The Cap began lobbying efforts to raise the ABV limit on beer in North Carolina from a stodgy 6%, promising the state legislature that if the ABV limit was raised to a reasonable level, North Carolina would become a craft beer mecca. The state legislature passed a bill raising the ABV cap... Continue Reading →

Xocoveza – Stone Brewing – Escondido, CA

Imperial Milk Stout, 4.9% ABV appearance: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | mouthfeel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5 A slightly viscous pour of this seasonal spiced Milk Stout yields a medium, slightly rocky brown head on an enthusiastically effervescent black body with sullen orange highlights; head retention is brief but lacing is excellent, consisting... Continue Reading →

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