Rohrbach Brewing Company Beer Reviews

March 24, 2012

I recently went into Rohrbach Brewing Company’s Railroad St. brewery to check the place out and try some of their beers. One of the first beers I had in Rochester was their Imperial Scotch Ale when I was at Dinosaur BBQ, and I’ve been a fan ever since.  Visiting their brewery is definitely a worthwhile […]

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Roc Brewing Co. – Kyoto Protocol IPA & Belgian Blonde

March 10, 2012

Back at Roc Brewing Co. again–I can’t get enough.  They’re going to keep me quite busy as they keep putting out beers I haven’t tried or reviewed yet!  This time I had the Kyoto Protocol IPA & the Belgian Blonde, and wanted to share some quick reviews. The Kyoto Protocol is a collaboration with Joe […]

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Roc Brewing Co. – Dark Mild Ale

March 4, 2012

My recent discovery of Roc Brewing Co. here in Rochester has set my soul at peace.  Their beers are great, the people friendly, and it’s just the kind of place I was looking for to give me some vision for how I might go about opening my own place some day.  These guys do it […]

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Roc Brewing Co. Review

February 28, 2012

I finally made it out to the Roc Brewing Co. here in Rochester, NY.  It was well worth it, and I wish I had stopped in earlier!  The building they are located in was purchased by an architecture firm, and the inside and out reflect it.  The clean lines and simple & bright interior make […]

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RocCity Brewfest Review Part 2

February 26, 2012

There were lots of beers at the RocCity Brewfest.  To check the full list out, go here.  I thought rather than going through all of the 35 beers I sampled, I’d talk about the highlights.  Below are a quick list of my favorites of the night, in no particular order, followed by more in-depth reviews […]

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RocCity Brewfest Review Part 1

February 19, 2012

The RocCity Brewfest ran for the second time in Rochester, NY yesterday, with two sessions: 1-4pm & 6-9pm.  I worked extra-hard for you to review as many beers as I could while there, and wound up with 35 tastings in total–it’s hard work, but somebody’s got to do it!  Overall, the brewfest in itself was […]

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Beer Review #2 – Affligem Tripel

February 17, 2012

This Belgian Tripel from Affligem Brewery in Opwijk Belgium is really a great authentic Belgian Abbey Ale for the money.  They were founded in 1074 according to their website.  If that’s not hardcore, I don’t know what is.  It is a solid 9% ABV.  For how expensive beer is here in NY ($5.99 for a […]

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How to make a yeast starter for beer

February 7, 2012

Since I decided to make a yeast starter for the first time for my most recent Belgian tripel, I thought I would add my experience to help others with when, why, and how to do it.  First off – don’t be intimidated.  There are many different ways to make a yeast starter for beer, some […]

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Brewing Better Beer – My Belgian Dubbel/Tripel

February 5, 2012

What can you do to make a beer better that you’ve made before?  It took me some time to decide what I wanted to brew for my first batch, but I landed on a Belgian Dubbel that my friend and I had made once before that was at the time the best home brew beer […]

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Beer Review #1 – Smuttynose Maibock

February 1, 2012

Being that this is my first attempt at a beer review I know that my skills & knowledge are limited, but I am doing this for the purpose of learning as much as I am to share my experience of this beer.  As I explained in my about section, I understand that I don’t know […]

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