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Tyranena Brewing Company Scurvy

Wednesday, January 18th, 2012
tyranena brewing company scurvy

Tyranena Scurvy

It has been a while since I had a bottle of Scurvy by Tyranena Brewing Company. It was released as part of Tyranena’s “Brewer’s Gone Wild!” series back in 2009. I have tried to pick up as many in that series as possible and have seen those beers as one off’s. I know a few have been repeated but guess I never knew that they decided to go year round. Obviously they don’t run their release schedule through me. Before I continue, is it me or has Tyranena slowed on the releases of aforementioned series?

The aroma is king and hop forward. Lots of citrus/grapefruit that straightens out the hairs of my nose. A caramel backbone holds up ever so slightly. The taste follows, heaping on the bitterness in the finish. According to my notes that because I had the beer too cold. I can see that as I had it outside for an hour in 20 degree temperatures; it was damn cold. The one thing I don’t remember in the beer is the amount of debris free floating in the glass.

Scurvy still satisfies the hop desires in me. Now that I know it is year round, I will partake more often. Enjoy!

Aroma: 8 (25%), Taste: 8 (25%), Look: 8 (15%), Drinkability: 8 (35%), Overall: 8.0

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Tyranena Brewing Company Chief Blackhawk Porter

Wednesday, January 11th, 2012
tyranena brewing company chief blackhawk porter

Tyranena Chief Blackhawk Porter

Chief Blackhawk Porter by Tyranena Brewing Company is one of the very first American Porters that I had that hooked me on the style. I had dabbled in porters before but Chief Blackhawk really helped define the style and what it could be.

Chocolate and coffee carry this malty beer on the nose, both come through in the taste with minimal bitterness in the finish. The combination of body and carbonation perfectly fit the beer.

I will continue to frequent Chief Blackhawk each time I have a chance as it always leaves a smile on the senses. Enjoy!

Aroma: 9 (25%), Taste: 9 (25%), Look: 9 (15%), Drinkability: 9 (35%), Overall: 9.0

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Tyranena Brewing Company Hop Whore (365 Day 283)

Saturday, September 10th, 2011

Tyranena Hop Whore

Bringing an American craft beer back from the dead: that’s exactly what Tyranena Brewing Company has done with Hop Whore. Hop Whore was originally released a year ago as part of Tyranena’s “Brewer’s Gone Wild!” series, which, to my best understanding, was a single release beer. Tyranena’s site doesn’t list the beer as a seasonal or normal release beer but I know that I have seen it around quite often lately.

Not matter how often or not Hop Whore comes out, it is a darn tasty IPA. Pine and citrus define the hop profile while caramel malts are the focus of the backbone that the hops lean on. Very drinkable, good body, and carbonation. Each time I have had this beer I look forward to the next. Enjoy!

Aroma: 9 (25%), Taste: 9 (25%), Look: 9 (15%), Drinkability: 9 (35%), Overall: 9.0

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Tyranena Brewing Company Down ‘N Dirty Stout (365 Day 104)

Tuesday, March 15th, 2011

Tyranena Down 'N Dirty Stout

Yes, it is that time of the week for another Wisconsin craft beer. This one comes from Tyranena Brewing Company and the flavor is Down ‘N Dirty Stout. I believe this is the base beer that they used for their recent Unplugged release of Doubly Down ‘N Even Dirtier.

Unfortunately, I am short on words today. So this will have to do until tomorrow. Enjoy!

Aroma: 7, Taste: 9, Look: 10, Drinkability: 9, Overall: 8.7

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Tyranena Brewing Company Shaggin’ In The Wood (365 Day 99)

Thursday, March 10th, 2011

Tyranena Shaggin' In The Wood

I dare you to take a guess of which state today’s American craft beer comes from. It is a state better known for cheese and milk. Wisconsin you say. Nicely played.

It seems like I will be on this Wisconsin kick until I diminish my stash that I picked up this past weekend. Also, will be heading to Michigan this weekend, so I am sure next week will have a Michigan theme. If you have had many beers from either state, you will easily deduct that I will not be able to complain.

Today’s beer, Shaggin’ In The Woods, is brewed up by Tyranena Brewing Company. Shaggin’ is a bourbon barrel aged version of Sheep Shagger a Scottish Heavy Ale and has very subtle notes of the oak, vanilla, and bourbon from said aging. I like this type of aging as it really let’s the base beer shine with the aging just creating some nice complexities.

I really feel that Tyranena is a brewery that everyone should know about. They are doing some mighty fine things. I haven’t found a person that has yet complained about receiving one of their beers in an exchange. Enjoy!

Aroma: 9, Taste: 9, Look: 8, Drinkability: 9, Overall: 8.9

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Tyranena Brewing Company Bitter Woman IPA (365 Day 70)

Wednesday, February 9th, 2011

Tyranena Bitter Woman IPA

Yeah, you could easily say that I am a Tyranena nut. I visited Tyranena brewery in July of 2009, after I had had a few of their beers, really liking them. The brewery was clean, they have a nice little bar with an outside beer garden. Nothing fancy, just straight forward and fun.

This time around I chose Bitter Woman IPA a year round American IPA. I have tried Tyranena’s Bitter Woman In the Rye back in November of 2009 when it was released as part of the ongoing “Brewers Gone Wild!” series. So I thought trying Bitter Woman IPA was very long in the making.

I recently picked up the bottle a beer store I visited in Wisconsin. When I open a beer, especially an IPA, I like to take a quick whiff, as I am usually greeted with a pleasant bouquet of dry hops; it makes my mouth water and anticipate the pour and eventually the first sip. Unfortunately, the first scents from the bottle told me this beer was passed its prime.

I hate to bitch and moan, but why don’t American craft beer brewers all get on the same page and date their receptacles? Spending my hard earned money on a beer that isn’t worth the bottle it was stored in, is disappointing. What is worse, what if that beer was the first for some wanna be convert from macros. Bye, bye, that chance was lost.

I guess it is my fault as I am usually skeptical about purchasing IPAs from stores that I don’t frequent and/or don’t have an idea of how often they turn over their stock. Like a moron, I keep trying. This is the last straw: I will not buy IPAs from a beer store that I have not been to before.

I will be trying Bitter Woman again, hopefully on tap this summer, as I want to give the beer its just due. Enjoy!

Aroma: 5, Taste: 5, Look: 9, Drinkability: 8, Overall: 6.7

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Tyranena Brewing Company Headless Man Amber Alt (365 Day 69)

Tuesday, February 8th, 2011

Tyranena Headless Man Amber Alt

Baaaack in the saddle again. Getting over the cold and ready to keep going with more American craft beer. I think the senses are somewhat on the road back to respectability. I can’t wait to dig into another beer, possibly my first in a few days that I can really relish.

Headless Man Amber Alt by Tyranena Brewing Company is one of the few Altbiers that I have had. A malt forward style of German beer that should be light, yet full of delicate malts.

Tyranena has really caught my eye over the past two years, continually looking for their next release in the “Brewers gone Wild!” (BGW) series. BGW is a series of beers in which they make one offs, sometimes they sell so well and/or are liked so much, they become a cult favorite and they brew them again. I beleive such is the case with Scurvy. I thought I saw it or another (Hop Whore) on shelves this year but without the BGW label.

No matter, they are producing some quality beers that keep bringing me back for more. If you have the means, I would recommend just about any of their beers. You can’t go wrong. Enjoy!

Aroma: 7, Taste: 7, Look: 8, Drinkability: 10, Overall: 8.2

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Tyranena Brewing Doubly Down ‘N Even Dirtier (365 Day 53)

Sunday, January 23rd, 2011

Tyranena Doubly Down 'N Even Dirtier

Yesterday was a family day celebrating the Father-in-laws birthday. I have converted a few of the brother-in-laws to my home brew and, at least one, to American craft beer. Therefore, I am always expected to bring at least some home brew to these get togethers.

No problem.

Grass Cutter finished bottle conditioning and received my seal of approval a week or so ago. I knew that three bombers would be enough. I was wrong: my wife and one brother-in-law, Justin, pounded those in a matter of about 90 minutes, lol. Too bad I didn’t have more to have some fun at their expenses.

Now, how does this matter to American craft beer number 53? I was in the garage, placing the beers there so they would chill up quickly (it was about 10 degrees) and I noticed some other beer on my father-in-laws work bench that I must of brought over in the past. A bottle of Doubly Down ‘N Even Dirtier by Tyranena Brewing Company.

Now, why does that make me so happy? That is one fantastic beer and I thought I was out. It is part of Tryanena’s Brewers Gone Wild! series of beers that are all one offs. I have found them to be wonderful, trying to get my hands on each and every release. I only have one regret: that I don’t live closer to the brewery to get some brewery on-tap only releases. You can read the review from the link above, but a description isn’t fair to this beer. Maybe you can dig one up too to experience for yourself. Enjoy!

Aroma: 9, Taste: 9, Look: 10, Drinkability: 8, Overall: 8.8

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Reviewed: Tyranena Dirty Old Man

Wednesday, April 21st, 2010

The Brewers Gone Wild series of beers by Tyranena Brewing has been pretty good for me. I have had only four different flavors with a fifth (Chipolte) in the cellar. I am looking forward to that one even more as I believe the base beer for Dirty Old Man is the one for Chipolte.

Dirty Old Man, a beer that the labels states is an “imperial rye porter aged in rye whiskey barrels,” is a complete home run in my book. The complexities abound creating a titillating experience for the senses.

The malts are nicely balanced to give the chocolate, coffee, and roasted experience you expect in a good porter, while the whiskey adds some alcohol, with the rye throwing in a bit of spiciness, and, on top of all that, there is a layer of dark fruit that seems to keep the beer wet even though it wants to dry.

I don’t know how easy this one is to still pick up off the store shelves but if you have a local place you can pick even one up, don’t hesitate. Keep your eyes out for their next installment as their sites mentions it will be some type of Wisconsin/Belgian IPA. Whatever they want to call it, I am sure it will be liquid goodness in a bottle. Enjoy!

Reviewed: Double Bastard Ale and Sheep Shagger Scotch Ale

Tuesday, January 5th, 2010

tyranena brewing company sheep shagger scotch ale

Last night was a good night as I was fortunate enough to taste and review two good American craft beers: Double Bastard Ale by Stone Brewing Company and Sheep Shagger Scotch Ale by Tyranena Brewing Company.

An American Strong Ale, air jordan 12 femmes Double Bastard Ale is a big beer that has an over the top amount of alcohol that isn’t hidden all that well in the taste; which is my only complaint. Otherwise a big pine hop presence is countered by a sweet and bread malt bill. I like Stone beers and will continue to try more flavors. 8/10

Sheep Shagger is a Scottish heavy, which has to be one of my favorite styles of beer. This is no slouch itself as the peat smoke and sweet toffee are turned on extra high a fit the beer well. I could enjoy several of these at a time and over a long period of time. 🙂 8/10

Why is it that our vices are so much fun? Enjoy!