Miguel L. Torero

Co-Founder & Beer Chronicler

Warpigs Brewpub/Mikkeller “Smoldering Holes Stauning BA 2020” WhiskyBarrel-Aged Imperial Stout

Name: Smoldering Holes Stauning BA 2020 Brewer: Warpigs Brewpub/Mikkeller (Denmark) Style: Specialty Wood-Aged Beer (Base Style: Imperial Stout) ABV: 13.7% Review Year: 2022 Experience the craftsmanship of Warpigs Brewpub, which is owned by the legendary Danish craft brewery, Mikkeller, with Smoldering Holes Stauning BA. This 2020 vintage takes their beloved Imperial Stout to new heights by aging it …

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Pühaste “Tumeaine Laphroaig BA (Silver Series 2021)” Imperial Stout

Name: Tumeaine Laphroaig BA (Silver Series 2021) Brewer: Pühaste Brewery (Estonia) Style: Specialty Wood-Aged Beer (Base Style: Imperial Stout) ABV: 13% Review Year: 2022 A standout of the 2021 Silver Series, Tumeaine Laphroaig BA is an exceptionally potent Imperial Stout, carefully aged in Laphroaig whisky barrels. Hailing from Pühaste Brewery in Estonia, this dark ale unveils a captivating …

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Evensong “Canon” Table Beer with Brett

Name: Common Land Brewer: Evensong Brewing Style: Brett Beer (Base Style: Saison (Table-Strength)) ABV: 3.4% Review Year: 2023 Canon by Evensong Brewing is a fully-attenuated “farmhouse” beer that features a base of pilsner malt, spelt, flaked wheat, and wheat malt and was bittered with EKG and late additions of Saaz and Celeia hops. Canon was also fermented …

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Uchu Brewing (うちゅうブルーイング ) “MUTANT 2” DDH Mega Oat Cream Double IPA

Name: MUTANT 2 Brewers: Uchu Brewing うちゅうブルーイング (Japan) Style: Hazy IPA ABV: 8.5% Review Year: 2023 MUTANT 2 is a “Double Dry-Hopped Mega Oat Cream Double IPA” brewed by Uchu Brewing in Japan. This beer was brewed with Citra, Nelson Sauvin, and Eclipse hops together with oats, and some lactose, among others. MUTANT 2 also features Mutant Ape …

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Métaphore “Discipline Equals Freedom” Organic Lager

Name: Discipline Equals Freedom Brewer: Métaphore (Czech Republic) Style: Alternative Grain Beer (Base Style: Czech Amber Lager) ABV: 5.3% Review Year: 2022 Discipline Equals Freedom by Métaphore (Czech Republic) is an “organic lager” brewed with emmer and was lagered in an acacia barrel for five months. Emmer is similar to einkorn and is a conventional type …

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Tommie Sjef “Misto” Wild Ale with Grapes

Name: Misto Brewers: Tommie Sjef Wild Ales (Netherlands) Style: Wild Specialty Beer ABV: 9% Review Year: 2022 Tommie Sjef employed various techniques to use 624 grams per liter of wine grapes in this “Wild Ale” named, Misto. This beer was macerated on grapes and was combined with Tommie’s own spontaneously fermented wine. Backlog review from September 2022. …

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Far Yeast x Uchu “Off Trail Event Horizon” Dry Hopped Barrel Aged Saison and Sour Blonde Ale with Koshu Grapes

Name: Off Trail Event Horizon Brewers: Far Yeast Brewing Company, Uchu Brewing うちゅうブルーイング (Japan) Style: Mixed-Fermentation Sour Beer (Base Style: Saison) ABV: 7.5% Review Year: 2022 Far Yeast Brewing Company and Uchu Brewing teamed up for Off Trail Event Horizon, a combination of two unique beers: a Japanese grape Saison from 2019 aged in whisky barrels for …

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Cerberal “Continued Learning No. 05” Experimental Double IPA

Name: Continued Learning No. 05 Brewers: Cerebral Brewing (United States) Style: Hazy IPA ABV: 8.0% Review Year: 2022 Continued Learning No. 05 is an “Experimental Double IPA” brewed by Cerebral Brewing from Colorado. This beer features YCH303, Citra, and Mosaic hops. Reviewed last October 2022. STYLE GUIDELINES This beer is being evaluated as a Hazy IPA (21C) in the context …

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Knotted Root “Spirit Visions” Unfiltered Double Dry-Hopped IPA

Name: Spirit Visions Brewers: Knotted Root Brewing Company (United States) Style: Hazy IPA ABV: 7.4% Review Year: 2022 Spirit Visions is an “Unfiltered double dry-hopped IPA” brewed with American 2-row, flaked oats, and white wheat by Knotted Root Brewing Company in Colorado. This Hazy IPA features Simcoe, Waimea, Motueka, and Amarillo hops. Reviewed in November 2022. STYLE GUIDELINES …

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Cerebral x WeldWerks “Open Source” Hazy IPA

Name: Open Source Brewers: WeldWerks Brewing Co., Cerebral Brewing (United States) Style: Hazy IPA ABV: 6.3% Review Year: 2022 Two Colorado powerhouses, WeldWerks Brewing Co. and Cerebral Brewing joined forces once again to brew Open Source, a Hazy IPA featuring Nelson, HBC 586, and Strata hops. Reviewed last October 2022. STYLE GUIDELINES This beer is being evaluated as …

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