Monthly Archives: November 2017

B. Nektar – Cherry Chipotle – 2.25 smokestacks of mead

Little twist here, clearly this will receive the ‘not a smokebeer’ tag, but technically this isn’t even a beer. It’s a mead. Nonetheless, the infallible palate of the Ministry has an opinion to share about this libation based on the … Continue reading

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Moody Tongue – Applewood Gold (bottle) – 4.4 smokestacks out of 7

This beer is different from the last one I had on draft about a year ago, and this is for the better. Last years Applewood Gold had flavors dissipate into the ether from what I recall, and if I were … Continue reading

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Tioga-Sequoia Brewing – SMOKE CHASER Reserve Double Barrel – 3.5 smokestacks out of 7

Part 3 for the SMOKE CHASER barrel variants, and the takeaway is, they’re all the same beer. Without having had the two other versions of this beer in rapid succession (a rye whiskey barrel aged version and a bourbon barrel … Continue reading

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Tioga-Sequoia Brewing – SMOKE CHASER Bourbon Barrel – 3.25 out of 7

Here’s part 2 for SMOKE CHASER, the bourbon barrel aged smoked barley wine beer by Tioga-Sequoia. There are no more than 999 of these still floating around out there, so if you want one, go now, but you should probably read … Continue reading

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