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TapIt APA

New to the tough-to-crack Central California beer scene is TapIt, which debuts with an IPA and  an APA. Here we focus on the American Pale Ale, which is a pretty basic pale that's easy to drink. It's been called an "American ...

Ballast Point Sculpin IPA

This beer captures the salty essence of San Diego's craft beer scene. Named after the thorny, bottom-feeding fish, the Ballast Point Sculpin IPA is said to honor the brewery's humble beginnings. It's a hoppy IPA, but it's lightened with a fruity hint ...

Lagunitas (Sucks) Holiday Ale Brown Shugga’ Substitute

We don't really know the story behind the Lagunitas (Sucks) Holiday Ale Brown Shugga' Substitute other than it's a replacement for our favorite Shugga ale that Lagunitas usually puts out during the holidays. But this year, the brewery didn't make it ...

New Belgium Belgo Belgian Style IPA

Getting in on the IPA trend among North American beer makers, New Belgium has released the BELGO, Belgian Style India Pale Ale. It's a hoppy IPA that has a taste of citrus and 7% alcohol.

Mississipi Mud

A great beer for black and tans on Saturdays during the heat of SEC play, Mississippi Mud is a staple at my gameday barbeques. Goes great mixed with a fine pale ale. Not exact a craft beer, being it's mass ...

Ringwood Brewery Old Thumper

I picked up a 22 of Ringwood Brewery Old Thumper a local liquor store here in California and was surprised to find it came all the way from Maine. This "Beast of  Beer" was pretty solid, a classic pale ale from ...

Boont Amber Ale

From the looks of it, Boont Amber Ale looks like it's brewed in Big Sky Country. But it's actually brewed by Anderson Valley Brewing Company in Boonville, Calif. It's a medium-bodied, caramel-malt-flavored pale ale with the traditional copper color and robust ...