This is one of my favorite beers
Vienna
Vienna style lager
Sierra Nevada Brewing Co. 
California
ABV 5.3%
17/17 STARS

This is one of my favorite beers
Vienna
Vienna style lager
Sierra Nevada Brewing Co.
California
ABV 5.3%
17/17 STARS


This is one of my favorite beers
Post Road Pumpkin Ale
Brooklyn Brewery
New York
ABV 5%
17/17 STARS

This is one of my favorite beers
Post Road Pumpkin Ale
Brooklyn Brewery
New York
ABV 5%
17/17 STARS


This is one of my favorite pumpkin ciders
Ace Hard Pumpkin Cider
California Cider Company
ABV 5%
17/17 STARS
*does not contain pumpkin, but does contain lots of apple stuff


This is one of my favorite beers
Reserva 1929
special pale ale
Grupo Cervezas Alhambra, SL
Spain
ABV 6.4%
17/17 STARS


This is one of my favorite beers
Pumking
Imperial 
Color: Deep Copper
Southern Tier Brewing Company
Lakewood, NY
ABV 8.6%
17/17 STARS

Thank you Adam, for the recommendation.

This is one of my favorite beers
Pumking
Imperial
Color: Deep Copper
Southern Tier Brewing Company
Lakewood, NY
ABV 8.6%
17/17 STARS

Thank you Adam, for the recommendation.


This is one of my favorite beers
Farmer’s Tan
Session India Pale Ale
Southern Tier Brewing Company
New York
ABV 4.6%
17/17 STARS
thanks Tom


This is one of my favorite beers
Pumpkin Ale
“Ale brewed with pumpkin purée & spices
SmuttyNose Brewing Company
Hampton, NH, USA
ABV ?%
17/17 STARS

This is one of my favorite beers
Pumpkin Ale
“Ale brewed with pumpkin purée & spices
SmuttyNose Brewing Company
Hampton, NH, USA
ABV ?%
17/17 STARS


This is one of my favorite beers  
Apex Predator
Farmhouse ale
Off Color Brewing
Illinois, USA
ABV 6.5%
17/17 STARS

Thank you Dr. Green

This is one of my favorite beers
Apex Predator
Farmhouse ale
Off Color Brewing
Illinois, USA
ABV 6.5%
17/17 STARS

Thank you Dr. Green


This is one of my favorite beers
Name Tag (classic)
Lager
Name Tag Brewing Co. 
Monroe, WI 53566
ABV 5%
17/17 STARS

This is one of my favorite beers
Name Tag (classic)
Lager
Name Tag Brewing Co.
Monroe, WI 53566
ABV 5%
17/17 STARS


This is one of my favorite beers
Spacewalker American Belgo
Handcrafted Belgian-Style Ale
Great Lakes Brewing Co.
Cleveland, Ohio
ABV 8.2%
17/17 STARS


♫Jacob’s Brand New Beer Critic Blog’s 2nd Anniversary!!!♫

Well I’m on year two of my beer critic blog.  I consumed around 162 *NEW* beers, ciders, and meads this past 12 months! (which is down 58 beers from year one, but still not bad, right?)

I would again like to thank all of my friends who made this possible. I couldn’t have done it without you!  I appreciate everyone who has supported me (both emotionally and physically holding me upright when I’ve begun to lean).  I am blown away and incredibly grateful when anyone brings me a new beer to critique.

Special thanks to my sister Amanda, who recently chauffeured me around to 6 Colorado breweries.  
And to Joe, for single handily being responsible for all of my Mead reviews, they all been some of my favorites.  

Extra special Thanks, as always, to Holly Holmes.  If not for that day at the Evanston Makers Fair, I would not have been able to provide this important public service or be as beer♫ famous as I am today.

EXTRA EXTRA SPECIAL THANKS to my wife Paula.  Her love and support for each and every crazy concept that floats into my brain.


This is one of my favorite beersDog DaysLagerTwo Brothers Brewing CompanyWarrenville, ILABV 4.9%17/17 STARS
thank you Dr. Rowell

This is one of my favorite beers
Dog Days
Lager
Two Brothers Brewing Company
Warrenville, IL
ABV 4.9%
17/17 STARS

thank you Dr. Rowell


This is one of my favorite beers
Man-O-Awe
(Limited) America Pale Ale
Three Floyds Brewing Co.
Indiana
ABV 6%
17/17 STARS
thank you Dr. Green


This is one of my favorite beers
Aprihop
IPA brewed w/ apricots
Dogfish Head Brewery
Delaware
ABV 7%
17/17 STARS
thank you Dr. Green

This is one of my favorite beers
Aprihop
IPA brewed w/ apricots
Dogfish Head Brewery
Delaware
ABV 7%
17/17 STARS
thank you Dr. Green


This is one of my favorite beers
Bouncy House IPA
SmuttyNose Brewing Company
Hampton, NH
ABV ?.??%
17/17 STARS

This is one of my favorite beers
Bouncy House IPA
SmuttyNose Brewing Company
Hampton, NH
ABV ?.??%
17/17 STARS