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# Beers 3331
# Bottles 3849
# Bottles this Year 171
# Projected Bottles 193
# Companies 1012
# Countries 79
Avg. Rating 3.25
Avg. Alcohol 6.82

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Recently Sampled Beers
These are some of the beers recently reviewed by the BrewPalace staff along with their official rating.
AleSmith Double Red IPA Ale 4
Miyazaki Kuri Kuro Dark Chestnut Ale Stout 3.5
Sound Raiden Imperial Saison Saison 3
Avery Rumpkin Pumpkin Ale Herb 3
Lagunitas Sonoma Farmhouse Brett Stout Stout 3
Garage Imperial Breakfast Stout Stout 3
Kern River Hop Nookie Triple IPA Ale 3.5
The Beer of the Month for
Finally, I found a 5 star German beer. Vitus from Weihenstephan is a powerful and amazing Weizenbock. I've had quite a few 4.5 star beers over the years, but never a full on 5 star. Weizenbocks are right up my alley though. Lots of flavor. Popwerful, strong alcohol. Give it a try.

BrewPalace Updates:
Dogfish Head Master Collector
I wanted to make a post about a fellow collector, Victor from Delaware. To say he's a big Dogfish head fan is a bit of an understatement. He is a vertical collector, meaning he wants one of every bottle and product they make, including various years where they changed the label. His collection is 245 bottles strong, plus spirits and schwag. Vic only has two beer bottles (can be empty or just label) that he knows of left in the standard beer collection: the two Italian My Antonias pictured. Some non-distributed one-offs, like Intergalactic Bocce Tourney; Steampunk Porter; and Quartier Rouge are needed,too, but not counted! Distillery needs include: Tee-Keela; Fortress; DE Native Spirit; and Peche Brandy. Has some spectacular rarities, if have and want to trade, contact him here. Cheers!

1000th Brewery added!
After 24 years, I finally hit my 1,000th brewery! I was getting close to it last year, but after the audit I reshuffled several and had to delete a few.
The milestone brewery is Foothills, from Winsten-Salem NC. Bottle by my friend Jeff Becker.

March 7, 2018
Big updates for Brewpalace!
  • Just recently put all of the bottles up on new shelving in the house.
  • Retook all photos of every bottle (yes, 3,700+ pictures) and updated the website
  • Along the way performed a full audit of bottles vs. website records. Ended up having to add a bunch of bottles that were missing, but for some bizarre reason I had to delete about 40 or so as the bottle was missing. For example, Carib from the Bahamas was completely missing, even there there are dozens of comments on the beer from years past. WTF
  • Still having some technical issues on the photos - each browser handles rotation of pictures differently. If you have chrome you are seeing pics sideways. No clue how to normalize them across browsers.
I've been dreading this for about 14 years since I stopped taking pics after I moved to CA. With the new shelving (sliding shelves on tracks - sweet!), the pics, adding to the database, and performing an audit/inventory, all in it took me about 200 hours of effort to get things in perfect condition. Hopefully this will be the last time I have to do this ever.

To see the results, click on the 'See the Collection' menu item on the left.

January 2, 2017
2016 ended as another solid year for Brewpalace, totaling 130 bottles. A slow first half of the year had me worried there for a while, but in the end I was just able to meet the 120 yearly target just before Christmas. 2016 saw a few key trends, none of them any good:
  • Fruit beer - everyone and there brother is ruining good beers by making fruit varieties of them. The Stone Brewing festival was almost 33% fruit beers. Hipsters, please stop this.
  • Coffee beer - after decades of being a relatively unknown entity in beer, it is showing up in all sorts of bad places. Coffee fits ok with a stout or porter, but thats about it. Stay out of my IPAs please
  • Sour beers - for some reason the Sour styles from Belgium are becoming popular. #NotAFan
  • Big breweries buying craft brewers. This is disturbing, but ultimately inevitable. Just pray your favorite local brewery isn't bought by ABInBev, SABMillerCoors of Model. Here in San Diego, we lost two this year - Ballast Point and Saint Archer.
We have passed Peak Beer unfortunately.

January 10, 2015
So after 13 years a big change for the Tech stack behind Brewpalace. I just finished porting everything over to Amazon Web Services. Yes, The Cloud that you always hear about. I'm going to try and see how this works for a while - its a one year free trial on a pretty small machine. But I am tired of running it at home with all of my non-stop technical difficulties (power, internet, wires coming unplugged, constant Windows reboots, VMs being a pain in the butt).

Recent Visitor Beer Comments
These are the most recent comments visitors have made regarding beers.
McEwans  India Pale Ale Hello, can you please tell me where I can buy Mcewans India Pale Ale? I live in Indiana. Thank you, Matt Reply
Plank Road  Red Dog I went to my favorite drive thru today to get my RED DOG...I bought the last 12 pack and I was told that you are not making RED DOG in bottles any more.....MY GOD....that's sacrolidge { speling...LOL }...why would you do that bottles are the only way to drink beer......lord have mercy people....don't do that to us....PLEASE !!!!!!! Reply
Schoenling  Little Kings Cream Ale what was the saying written on the back side of the little kings label in the 80's. it had to be read thru the bottle. Reply
Carlton  Crown Lager By far my favorite epiosde haha I love the reactions .this beer is absolutely nothing definite party beer..just something to chug down all night to get a nice buzz Reply
Dortmunder  Union Dark Beer I started drinking Dortmunder Union Dark Beer in the late 1970s near Washington DC. I found it to be rich in flavor and I love it with food. Best of all, it gives me a BUZZ like no other beer. THE HAPPIEST BEER I'VE EVER HAD! I LOVE IT! Reply
Anheuser Busch  Christmas Beer 1995 What is a six pack of christmas brew limited edition 1995 worth  Reply
Carlton  Victoria Bitter good! Reply


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