Long Libation League

The top 16 contestants (ranked from among all of the varieties we try) will be placed in a blind taste test format, four at a time.

STOUT / PORTER / BLACK ALE RATINGS

2016’s finalists were Death Valley Shootout by 50 West; Big Bad Baptist by Epic; Breakfast Geek by Mikkeller; Great Divide – Oak Aged Yeti Imperial Stout (Espresso). Yeti won, yet again, in 2016!

img_37182015’s finalists were 2014’s winner, Great Divide’s – Oak Aged Yeti Imperial Stout plus Big Bad Baptist by Epic, Bomb by Prairie Artisan Ales, Breakfast Geek by Mikkeller. The 2015 winner…Yeti again! It was followed by Big Bad Baptiste, Bomb and Breakfast Geek.

The 2014 winner was…Great Divide’s – Oak Aged Yeti Imperial Stout!

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The 2014 finalists were

  • Great Divide – Oak Aged Yeti Imperial Stout
  • Evil Twin – I Love You With All My Stout
  • North Coast – Old Rasputin Imperial Stout
  • Speedway Stout

HERE is a workbook containing yearly ratings of Steve, Cliff and Sam (plus friends when they’re with us)


INDIA PALE ALE RATINGS

2015 brought a new entrant with Cincinnati roots… Saber Tooth Tiger by Rhinegeist Brewery and Citra High by MadTree. They’ll be in the mix for the 2015 finals along with Lake Erie Monster by Great Lakes and last year’s winner Hop JuJu. The 2015 winner was a repeat…Fat Head’s – Hop JuJu Imperial IPA! The other three finalists tied for second.

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The 2014 winner was…Fat Head’s – Hop JuJu Imperial IPA!

IPA winners_first through fourth place_left to right

The 2014 finalists were

  • Fat Head’s Hop JuJu
  • Dogfishhead 60
  • Flying Monkey Atomic Smashbomb IPA (Canada)
  • Bell’s Hopslam

HERE is a workbook containing ratings of Steve, Cliff and Sam (plus friends when they’re with us)


BREW YOUR OWN: LONG LIBATION PARTICIPANTS – ALONG WITH COUSIN SCOTT, OUR BREW-MASTER

Here’s video of our first effort at making our own brew, called RedThumb (NOTE: Home Brew Talk is a great site for home brewers)

Recent and Future Recipes


HINT: To enhance a Christmas Ale drinking experience, add a rim coating of honey and then cinnamon (like you’d line the rim of a margarita with salt.) They did this at Latitudes with the Great Lakes Christmas Ale and it was excellent!!


And a little humor…

Leaders of several big companies meet for a drink. The president of Anheuser-Busch orders a Bud, Miller’s president orders a Miller and the president of Coors orders a Coors. When it is time for the president of Guinness’ to order, he orders a soda.

“Why didn’t you order a Guinness?” everyone asks.

“Nah,” the Guinness exec replies, “If you guys aren’t having a beer neither will I.”

MORE LIBATION HUMOR HERE


Scottish Drinking Toasts


Pictures of our Warped Wing Brewery visit in July 2016


Make a comment at the bottom of this webpage if you have a suggestion for a product worthy of entering the league  🙂

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