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Murry Chrimmus by Sigma Brewing Company is a sleeper in every sense of the word. As I scanned the tap list on the back wall of Hop Stop Humble, I was seconds away from making a mistake. I nearly ordered something other than Murry Chrimmus. Nothing wrong with the other choices, it's just that damn good! It reminds me of a stronger Sailing Santa. Kind of sweet, not boozy like you might expect from a 12% beer. Very well balanced. Tastes like Christmas spirit in a bottle. Pours...

So, it's the day after Christmas and it's a frigid 73 degrees with 92% humidity, so it seems a bit silly to be writing about Southern Star Winter Warmer, but bear with me! I write about beer in my journal as I drink, and then I post them on here as I see fit, and I originally drank this one while I grilled on my back patio as we endured the first sunshine after the big cold front week before last. It starts off mild and sweet, and...

St. Nipplaus is hands-down the best Milk Stout I've ever had the pleasure of tasting, and it blew me completely away. If hot chocolate got cold but didn't suck, and you added alcohol, peppermint and tons of gifts beneath a fresh Christmas tree, that's St. Nipplaus....

Sailing Santa, as I was informed by my fellow authors, is a consumer inspired brew. The love child of Elissa IPA and Christmas Ale with its own festive spice twist. When poured, it creates a beautiful copper color that has slight hints of rouge or amber that allows...

So there I was, sitting at the bar scanning the chalk board with the list of beer on tap at Hop Stop Humble, and im trying to decide which to get my growler filled with. I'm trying to decide between a few IPA's when out of the corner of my eye I see one I had somehow missed, 7 Spanish Angels from our friends at Brazos Valley Brewing. I tasted it and quickly decided that was the clear choice. Described as Coffee Brown Ale, I expected more of...

Saint Arnold is one of my favorite breweries in town, and it's stuff like this Bishop's Barrel 16 that make it so. This BB16 doesn't remind me of anything I've had before, but for the sake of storytelling, I like it better than the BB15. BB15 was good, but this BB16 is great and really creative, so...

Down in Richmond, there’s a new brewery that started putting out cans of its fresh, new beer. That brewery is Running Walker. I happened upon their canned goods at Total Wine by my house and decided to take some of their Running Walker Stout home...

Honey Hole at first seems like nothing special, but you know what they say about looks (If you don’t know, then go look it up. I’ll wait). This beer when poured has an average glow of blonde with hints of citrus and floral that waft into your nostrils. A miniscule amount of head is formed and...

So I cant remember the first place I saw the idea for Driving Santa for sure but I know that one of our pint glass giveaway winners, @skatercraig on IG, shared a recipe with us where he poured half of a can of Saint Arnold's Art Car IPA and half of a bottle of Saint Arnold's Christmas Ale together. His idea was trying to create the next Saint Arnold Sailing Santa, which is a combo of Saint Arnold's Elissa IPA and Christmas Ale! While I love the ingenuity...

This No Label 5th Anniversary Barleywine marks their 6th anniversary. But wait, it's the 5th anniversary beer? It seems as though they say on it a while, but it was worth the wait. (I'm a little behind the curve, too.) This barleywine is pretty bold, and it starts off even bolder. It has a strong hoppy nose, with subtle fruity, woody notes, all wrapped up in the smell of pure alcohol. The tastes...