Beer of the Week

Beer of the Week 4/26 – 4/30Avery Brewing Company Coconut Porter – The coconut porter is outstanding. The coconut and the chocolate together are pure decadence. The balance is spot on not too sweet or overwhelming. It’s a pure joy to drink and paired with chocolate coconut pie…well just stop what you’re doing go get the beer, make the pie and you’ll understand. This beer was loved by everyone that tried it including the none beer drinker and the those who normally aren’t a fan of porters.

Not only is this my choice for Beer of the Week but it ranks up there as a personal favorite.

Pie Recipe:


Beer of the Week 4/17 – 4/23 – This week’s beer of the week is really abeer event of the week. The Iron Hill Brewery & Restaurant Edgy & Veggie: A Vegan Beer Dinner

Food and beer pairings were absolutely wonderful. Read my blog to find out which were my favs……/24/edgy-veggie-a-vegan-beer-din…/

Beer of the Week 4/10 – 4/16 It was a great beer week for this Gal – lots of good beer to choose from but in the end I had to go with Great Lakes Brewing Company Chillwave American Double IPA 9% for my Beer of the Week. Be careful with this one it’s smooth easy drinking beer and the alcohol is masked so the 9% can sneak up on you. Floral hops, citrus and hidden on the back end some yeasty malts. Lots of body to this beer.

Beer of the Week 4/3 – 4/9Wicked Weed BrewingTropicmost Passionfruit Gose 4.1% – A very refreshing beer. The fruitiness is balanced by the tartness and sea salt. Nice easy drinking beer.

Beer of the Week 3/20 – 3/26Free Will Brewing Company Ralphius Russian Imperial Stout 15.10% Perfect after dinner sipping beer that warms you up with it’s boozy bourbon qualities. Chocolate, molasses, dark fruits mixed with hints of roasted nuts and very subtle vanilla. Ralphius is velvet liquid from the Beer Gods.

Beer of the Week 3/13-3/19. This week is a bit different. I’ve been battling an upper respiratory infection so no beer for this Gal. Hoping that changes real soon. However, I want to share with you my go to get well tea. It’s a mixture of local honey, sliced organic lemons and fresh ginger. I make sure to have a mason jar of this in the frig at all times and it lasts for some time. When you feel under the weather boil some water had a teaspoon or 2 of the mixture including a lemon slice and some of the ginger to your mug and let it seep in the boiled water. Drink up. It soothes a sore throat, helps chest congestion and just makes you feels warm and cozy.

Place sliced lemons in the jar, then grated or chucks of fresh ginger, cover with local honey. Let it sit in the refrigerator and use as needed.

Beer of the Week 3/6 – 3/12Half Acre Beer Company GoneAway IPA 7% Big fruit nose that’s backed up by taste of tropical fruits and earthy hop bitterness that ends with some smooth malts. Paired wonderfully with spicy Thai. #BeeroftheWeek @HalfAcreBeer

Beer of the Week 2/27 – 3/5
Bob’s Backyard Brew Black IPA with speciality grains 6.5%
Black IPA’s are quickly becoming one of this Gal’s favorite styles. This one, brewed by this Gal’s bro, is most excellent. Perfect full body combo of citrus & pine balanced out by roasted coffee and hints of cocoa.
Usually not one to mix I happen to have this after enjoying some bold red wine and it was the perfect ending to the evening.

Beer of the Week 2/20-2/26  Neshaminy Creek Brewing Company Dank Hill Wheat Double IPA 9% – Truly a wonderful beer. You have the bitterness of the hops along with citrus, pine and underlying malt that adds up to one heck of refreshing beer. So delightful I really wanted a 2nd but had to drive so had to make due with just the one.

I was enjoying it and Band of Brewers: Volume V too much to take a pic of the beer.


16830993_609838949215063_1759915169394623967_nBeer of the Week 2/13-2/19 With out a doubt my pick for Beer of the Week this time around goes to Cape May Brewing Company Coastal Evacuation Double IPA! Just a bit of bitterness, citrus, dry smoothness that goes down easy. Be careful at 8.3% it can sneak up on you.


Beer of the Week 2/6 – 2/12
16640843_609438812588410_8618271836311279521_nThe past week was a close one between New Belgium Brewing Citradelic and Flying Dog Brewery Blood Orange Ale. If I had to choose…you know what I don’t have to choose. They were both fun beers that caught me by surprise.

New Belgium Brewing Citradelic 6% – The tangerine is up front and helps to calm down the hops while be ever so refreshing.

16807321_609438815921743_8525973011396026945_nFlying Dog Brewery Blood Orange Ale 7% – The citrus is not as prominent in this one but still there with hints of pineapple, spices and malt that end with some bitterness from the hops.

I look forward to pairing them with some spicy Thai in the near future.

Beer of the Week 1/30 – 2/5 – This weeks top pick goes to a classic and one of this Gal’s 16426300_605033963028895_2896893489365179195_nfavs Chimay Grande Réserve (Blue). Not only do I love this beer because of the dark fruits, caramel, and malts topped off with hints of cinnamon and nutmeg but also it’s sentimentally a favorite of mine.


This Gal names her fur babies after beer and it all started with my cat/dog Chimay. A dog stuck in a cats body and one of the coolest cats around. Cheers Chimay!

img_6923Beer of the Week 1/23 – 1/29
Between tap takeovers and visits to a couple of different breweries this Gal had the opportunity to taste an array of wonderful beers this week but the one that stood out to me the most was Spellbound Brewing Palo Santo Porter. I’ve had the pleasure of enjoying this beer on a few occasions and each and every time it’s outstanding.

Pours a velvety black with a up front chocolate presence and hints of wood, rich malts and a ting of vanilla. (beer to far right)

img_6886Beer of the Week 1/16 – 1/22
So many good ones this week but my personal favorite was Nuts Nut Brown Ale 6.9% from Departed Soles Brewing Co. I arrived home to find a can of this waiting for me on my front porch courtesy of the Beer Fairy. Much appreciated.

I love Nut Brown Ales and wish more folks brewed them. This one is particuraly good with lots of roasted malts, cocoa and caramel topped of with hints of nuts. A smooth easy drinking beer that goes down way to fast. @DepartedSoles


Beer of the Week for 1/9-1/15.
ee32a0579e22b18d7f3ecbbad2c328bc_640x640This week’s Beer of the Week goes to Avery Brewing Company Salvation. Belgian Strong Pale Ale 9%This gem has been hanging out in my aging cellar but I felt it was time to enjoy it instead of just looking at it.Salvation is truly divine. It’s one of those special beers that’s wonderful on it’s own but can also be paired with an array of foods. Hints of pitted fruits with accents of nutmeg make for a delightful sipping beer.


Runner Up – @AveryBrewingCo Out of Bounds Stout 6.3%. This beer is quickly becoming one of my favorite stouts. I love vanilla, chocolate and coffee stouts but I greatly appreciate that this is purely a stout. Standing on it’s own in rich roasted barely and malty goodness balanced out by hoppy goodness.

There’s quite a few Avery’s in my beer cellar patiently waiting their turn to be enjoyed.

Thank you The Grey Lodge Pub for the fine looking Avery glass. One that beauty during Philly Loves Beer (Philly Beer Week) Let’s Make a Deal event.

@AveryBrewingCo #beeroftheweek @GreyLodge @phillylovesbeer


Beer of the Week for 1/2-1/8
. Tough to pick just one but if forced to I’m going with Maine Beer Company Mo. It’s a refreshingly crisp and smooth with delicate citrus and hops body followed up by a subtle malt finish. It paired perfectly with pea hummus, Mediterranean eggplant dip and stuffed mushrooms.

A close 2nd goes to Terrapin Beer Co. Tiramisu-Hoo which I aged for a year! It paired perfectly with homemade apple crisp.

Need to give a shout out to 2SP Brewing Company ASAP IPA – picked this up at a beer exchange and tried it this week. So far EVERYTHING I’ve had from this brewery has been wonderful. Keep your eye on this brewery.

@mainebeerco @TerrapinBeerPA @TerrapinBeerCo @2spbrewing #beeroftheweek