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


This is one of my favorite beers
River North White
White ale
River North Brewery 
Denver, CO
ABV 5%
17/17 STARS

This is one of my favorite beers
River North White
White ale
River North Brewery
Denver, CO
ABV 5%
17/17 STARS


These are some more of my favorite beers from Odell Brewing Co.
Fort Collins, CO

1. Double Pilsner
ABV 8.1%
17/17 STARS

2. St. Lupulin
Extra Pale Ale
ABV 6.5%
17/17 STARS

3. Beer Hug
American Strong Ale
ABV 8.4%
17/17 STARS

4. Trellis
Garden Ale
ABV 8.7%
17/17 STARS

5. Myrcenary
Double IPA
ABV 9.3%
17/17 STARS

6. Fifty Niner
Brett Golden Ale
ABV 10%
17/17 STARS


These are some of my favorite beers from Odell Brewing Company.  Fort Collins, CO
1. Loose Leaf American Session pale ABV 4.5% 17/17 STARS
2. 110% American Session Pale ABV 4.9% 17/17 STARS
3. Slow ‘Poke’ Hoppy Session ABV 4.8% 17/17 STARS
4. Brewers Cut Pale Ale ABV 6.3% 17/17 STARS

5. Perle White IPA ABV 5.5% 17/17 STARS
6. NITRO Cutthroat  Porter  ABV 5% 17/17 STARS

These are some of my favorite beers from Odell Brewing Company.
Fort Collins, CO

1. Loose Leaf
American Session pale
ABV 4.5%
17/17 STARS

2. 110%
American Session Pale
ABV 4.9%
17/17 STARS

3. Slow ‘Poke’
Hoppy Session
ABV 4.8%
17/17 STARS

4. Brewers Cut
Pale Ale
ABV 6.3%
17/17 STARS

5. Perle
White IPA
ABV 5.5%
17/17 STARS

6. NITRO Cutthroat
Porter
ABV 5%
17/17 STARS


This is one of my favorite beers 
Belgium Style Pale Ale
(((Limited Release)))
Upslope Brewing Company
Boulder, CO
ABV 7.5%
17/17 STARS

This is one of my favorite beers
Belgium Style Pale Ale
(((Limited Release)))
Upslope Brewing Company
Boulder, CO
ABV 7.5%
17/17 STARS


This is one of my favorite beers. 
Colette 
Farmhouse Ale
Great Divide Brewing Co. 
Denver, CO 
ABV 7.3%
17/17 STARS

This is one of my favorite beers.
Colette
Farmhouse Ale
Great Divide Brewing Co.
Denver, CO
ABV 7.3%
17/17 STARS


These are some of my favorite beers from Oskar Blues Brewery. 
Longmont, CO

1. Freedom Tickler Saison
    ABV 6.8%
    17/17 STARS

2. Grandma’s Pils
    ABV 7%
    17/17 STARS

3. Old Chub Scotch Ale
    ABV 8%
    17/17 STARS

4. Ten Fidy Imperial Stout
    ABV 10.5%
    17/17 STARS

5. One Nut Brown
    ABV 5%
    17/17 STARS

These are some of my favorite beers from Oskar Blues Brewery.
Longmont, CO

1. Freedom Tickler Saison
ABV 6.8%
17/17 STARS

2. Grandma’s Pils
ABV 7%
17/17 STARS

3. Old Chub Scotch Ale
ABV 8%
17/17 STARS

4. Ten Fidy Imperial Stout
ABV 10.5%
17/17 STARS

5. One Nut Brown
ABV 5%
17/17 STARS


These are some of my favorite beers from Left Hand Brewing Company.
Longmont, CO

1. Sawtooth
American-Style E.S.B
ABV 5.3%
17/17 STARS

2. 400 Pound Monkey
English-Style IPA
ABV 6.8%
17/17 STARS

3. Chainsaw Ale
Double ESB
ABV 9.4%
17/17 STARS

4. WAKE THE DEAD (nitro)
Russian Imperial Stout
ABV 10.2%
17/17 STARS

5. Good JuJu
Ginger Ale
ABV 4.5%
17/17 STARS


These are some of my favorite beers from Upslope Brewing Co.
Boulder, CO

1. Jalapeño Lager
ABV 4.8%
17/17 STARS

2. Nitro Oatmeal Stout
ABV 5%
17/17 STARS

3. Whiskey Aged Imperial Stout
ABV 10%
17/17 STARS

4. Thai IPA
ABV 6.5%
17/17 STARS