The News and Brews Beer Gallery

Below you will find all of the beers reviewed on our program, with short reviews provided as well as our ratings.

  Laht Neppur Strawberry Cream Ale   A light, easy to drink beer. Perfect for a hair-of-the-dog in the morning after a hard night of partying and sex.  Rating: 6.5/10

Laht Neppur Strawberry Cream Ale

A light, easy to drink beer. Perfect for a hair-of-the-dog in the morning after a hard night of partying and sex.

Rating: 6.5/10

  Dick's Brewing Cream Stout   A smooth, delicious stout beer. Not too bitter or biting. It provides a good, solid flavor and it will get you drunk quickly. The cream flavor is present but not so over bearing that it will take away from the Stout aspects of the beer. Also, you can make dick jokes with your friends while you drink it.  Rating: 8.75/10

Dick's Brewing Cream Stout

A smooth, delicious stout beer. Not too bitter or biting. It provides a good, solid flavor and it will get you drunk quickly. The cream flavor is present but not so over bearing that it will take away from the Stout aspects of the beer. Also, you can make dick jokes with your friends while you drink it.

Rating: 8.75/10

  Brother Thelonious Belgian Style Abbey Ale   A beer that will mess you up faster than you can drink the beer. A great smooth flavor, its an overall awesome beer.  Rating: 8.5/10

Brother Thelonious Belgian Style Abbey Ale

A beer that will mess you up faster than you can drink the beer. A great smooth flavor, its an overall awesome beer.

Rating: 8.5/10

  Worthy Brewing Farm Out Saison Belgian Ale   It tastes similar to other Belgian Ales, such as blue moon, so it really isn't anything special. There is a subtle spice to the beer, which does add to the experience of the beer overall.  Rating: 5/10

Worthy Brewing Farm Out Saison Belgian Ale

It tastes similar to other Belgian Ales, such as blue moon, so it really isn't anything special. There is a subtle spice to the beer, which does add to the experience of the beer overall.

Rating: 5/10

  Local Option Brewing's Mourning Wood Coffee Amber Ale   Its an amber ale billed as a coffee flavored beer. The coffee flavor is a bit more over powering than the amber flavor, but it is overall a refreshing choice. The balance between amber and coffee flavors could be improved. Also, you can make more dick jokes!  Rating: 7.76/10

Local Option Brewing's Mourning Wood Coffee Amber Ale

Its an amber ale billed as a coffee flavored beer. The coffee flavor is a bit more over powering than the amber flavor, but it is overall a refreshing choice. The balance between amber and coffee flavors could be improved. Also, you can make more dick jokes!

Rating: 7.76/10

  Ninkasi Helles Belles Helles Lager   A sweet, sweet lager. Cool and refreshing, a grade above your cheap lagers that you can grab off the shelf. Ninkasi knocks it out of the park with this lager.  Rating: 7.25/10

Ninkasi Helles Belles Helles Lager

A sweet, sweet lager. Cool and refreshing, a grade above your cheap lagers that you can grab off the shelf. Ninkasi knocks it out of the park with this lager.

Rating: 7.25/10

  Three Creeks Brewing Five Pine Chocolate Porter   The Fine Pines Porter is a great Porter. Subtle chocolate flavors flood your taste buds long after you've swallowed your swig. But it is definitely a low alcohol content Porter, so you'll need to drink a lot.     7.75/10

Three Creeks Brewing Five Pine Chocolate Porter

The Fine Pines Porter is a great Porter. Subtle chocolate flavors flood your taste buds long after you've swallowed your swig. But it is definitely a low alcohol content Porter, so you'll need to drink a lot.

 

7.75/10

  Biere De Mars French Spring Ale   A light, easy drinking beer. Something to drink while you're working around the house, doing stuff, or at a bar-B-Q. The flowery flavors are a great compliment to the beer.  Ratings:  Josh: 7.5/10  Wook: 7/10  Average: 7.25/10   

Biere De Mars French Spring Ale

A light, easy drinking beer. Something to drink while you're working around the house, doing stuff, or at a bar-B-Q. The flowery flavors are a great compliment to the beer.

Ratings:

Josh: 7.5/10

Wook: 7/10

Average: 7.25/10

 

  Speakeasy Prohibition Ale   A tasty beverage that looks cool while you are drinking it. It's got a nutty overtone to it, similar to the Noble Scot Ale. The best ale from the week's selection.  Ratings:  Josh: 8/10  Wook: 8/10  Average: 8/10

Speakeasy Prohibition Ale

A tasty beverage that looks cool while you are drinking it. It's got a nutty overtone to it, similar to the Noble Scot Ale. The best ale from the week's selection.

Ratings:

Josh: 8/10

Wook: 8/10

Average: 8/10

  Coalition Brewing Co. King Kitty Red Ale   A super light red ale, that is easy to drink and goes down smooth. There are no real flavors to catch here, but its a good beer. Its perfect to drink this probably as beer number 2 or 3 for the night, as it will help maintain your buzz.  Ratings:  Josh: 8/10  Justyn: 8.5/10  Jaren: 9  Average: 8.5

Coalition Brewing Co. King Kitty Red Ale

A super light red ale, that is easy to drink and goes down smooth. There are no real flavors to catch here, but its a good beer. Its perfect to drink this probably as beer number 2 or 3 for the night, as it will help maintain your buzz.

Ratings:

Josh: 8/10

Justyn: 8.5/10

Jaren: 9

Average: 8.5

 Lost Coast Brewery 25th Anniversary Belgian

Lost Coast Brewery 25th Anniversary Belgian

 Three Creeks Brewing Knotty Blonde Ale

Three Creeks Brewing Knotty Blonde Ale

 Breakside Brewery Lunch Break Session Ale

Breakside Brewery Lunch Break Session Ale

  Mississippi Mud Black and Tan   A well-balanced pilsner and porter, premixed for your pleasure. Good, easy drinking, and it will get you fucked up real quick.  Rating: 7.5/10

Mississippi Mud Black and Tan

A well-balanced pilsner and porter, premixed for your pleasure. Good, easy drinking, and it will get you fucked up real quick.

Rating: 7.5/10

  Seven Brides Brewing Black Cat Porter   A hearty porter, perfect for a nice meal of steak and potatoes. When you just want one beer after a hard month's work, go for this Porter. You won't be disappointed.  Oh and this beer is DARK! Like Batman the Dark Knight Dark!  Rating: 7.5/10

Seven Brides Brewing Black Cat Porter

A hearty porter, perfect for a nice meal of steak and potatoes. When you just want one beer after a hard month's work, go for this Porter. You won't be disappointed.  Oh and this beer is DARK! Like Batman the Dark Knight Dark!

Rating: 7.5/10

  Mack and Jack's African Amber   There aren't many redeeming aspects of this beer. It is beer, it has alcohol in it, but beyond that there is nothing spectacular about this beer, nothing that stands out. An Amber beer in name only, not in taste.  Rating: 2.75/10

Mack and Jack's African Amber

There aren't many redeeming aspects of this beer. It is beer, it has alcohol in it, but beyond that there is nothing spectacular about this beer, nothing that stands out. An Amber beer in name only, not in taste.

Rating: 2.75/10

  Irish Death Brew   A smooth, yet rich beer. There is nothing to really hate about it. Good for just about any occasion.     Rating: 7.75/10

Irish Death Brew

A smooth, yet rich beer. There is nothing to really hate about it. Good for just about any occasion.

 

Rating: 7.75/10

  Ninkasi Noir Milk Stout with Coffee    A creamy stout with coffee flavors that over power the stout flavors of the beer.  Rating:8/10

Ninkasi Noir Milk Stout with Coffee

A creamy stout with coffee flavors that over power the stout flavors of the beer.

Rating:8/10

  Ex Novo Brewing Jacked Up Jackfruit Ale   A lack luster sweet ale. The jack fruit flavor is not a flavor that was widely liked by our panel. It has a cider like quality to it. A below average beer, good for a warm summer day, but that's about it.  Rating: 4.5/10

Ex Novo Brewing Jacked Up Jackfruit Ale

A lack luster sweet ale. The jack fruit flavor is not a flavor that was widely liked by our panel. It has a cider like quality to it. A below average beer, good for a warm summer day, but that's about it.

Rating: 4.5/10

  La Tormenta Sour Ale   Sour Ales have become Josh's new favorite beer. The flavor from La Tormenta isn't over powering with the sourness, it is subtle and brings to mind tastes of not-quite-ripe fruit. A summer beer for sure. Take it out to the beach, drink it with your friends and have a good time.     Rating: 8.5/10

La Tormenta Sour Ale

Sour Ales have become Josh's new favorite beer. The flavor from La Tormenta isn't over powering with the sourness, it is subtle and brings to mind tastes of not-quite-ripe fruit. A summer beer for sure. Take it out to the beach, drink it with your friends and have a good time.

 

Rating: 8.5/10

  Boulevard Brewing's 6th Glass Quadrupel Ale   This was a tumultuous beer to rate for the panel. It is light, it has a fruity overtone but the exact fruit flavor is hard to pinpoint. Good for a summer or cool spring morning hike.     5.92/10

Boulevard Brewing's 6th Glass Quadrupel Ale

This was a tumultuous beer to rate for the panel. It is light, it has a fruity overtone but the exact fruit flavor is hard to pinpoint. Good for a summer or cool spring morning hike.

 

5.92/10

  London Velvet Porter and Cider   A surprisingly flavored beer, the initial taste had an overwhelming contrast of flavors and at first was a little off putting. After you get used to it, its an alright beer, but a bit of an acquired taste.  Ratings:  Josh: 4.5/10  Wook: 3/10  Average: 3.5/10

London Velvet Porter and Cider

A surprisingly flavored beer, the initial taste had an overwhelming contrast of flavors and at first was a little off putting. After you get used to it, its an alright beer, but a bit of an acquired taste.

Ratings:

Josh: 4.5/10

Wook: 3/10

Average: 3.5/10

  Xingu Black Ale   If you are new to Black Ale's like we were when we first tried it, you might not enjoy this one. The flavor is almost like that of wet grass and wet hay. It is deceptive in its description: it is not a black ale, not in the sense you might be thinking. It is not like traditional dark beers like stouts and porters. It is almost like a mix between a brown ale and a lager. Its a strange taste, but not totally worth ignoring.  Ratings:  Josh: 5/10  Wook: 5/10  Average: 5/10

Xingu Black Ale

If you are new to Black Ale's like we were when we first tried it, you might not enjoy this one. The flavor is almost like that of wet grass and wet hay. It is deceptive in its description: it is not a black ale, not in the sense you might be thinking. It is not like traditional dark beers like stouts and porters. It is almost like a mix between a brown ale and a lager. Its a strange taste, but not totally worth ignoring.

Ratings:

Josh: 5/10

Wook: 5/10

Average: 5/10

  Wrecking Ball Brewing Imperial Stout   A nearly perfect stout. Don't be fooled by the 100IBU, this is not a bitter stout. It is a balanced, well defined stout beer with hints of chocolate that seem to blend into your tongue. A slow drinking, easy going beer.  Ratings:  Josh 9.5/10  Justyn: 9/10  Jaren: 8/10  Average: 8.83/10

Wrecking Ball Brewing Imperial Stout

A nearly perfect stout. Don't be fooled by the 100IBU, this is not a bitter stout. It is a balanced, well defined stout beer with hints of chocolate that seem to blend into your tongue. A slow drinking, easy going beer.

Ratings:

Josh 9.5/10

Justyn: 9/10

Jaren: 8/10

Average: 8.83/10

 Old Town Brewing Warp Speed Coffee Pale Ale

Old Town Brewing Warp Speed Coffee Pale Ale

 Bull Run Cider Powerhouse Dry Cider

Bull Run Cider Powerhouse Dry Cider

 Alameda Rose City Red Ale

Alameda Rose City Red Ale

  Portland Brewing Company Noble Scot   A perfect lounging beer for when you are sitting around the camp fire with your buddies...and that one really hot chick. With hints of peanut butter toast flavors, this beer will leave you wanting more.  Rating: 8.25/10

Portland Brewing Company Noble Scot

A perfect lounging beer for when you are sitting around the camp fire with your buddies...and that one really hot chick. With hints of peanut butter toast flavors, this beer will leave you wanting more.

Rating: 8.25/10

  Alameda's Papa's Old Ale   A mix between an IPA and a Stout, it is a bitter beer. The bottle looks cool so there is that for ya.  Rating: 4/10

Alameda's Papa's Old Ale

A mix between an IPA and a Stout, it is a bitter beer. The bottle looks cool so there is that for ya.

Rating: 4/10

  Flat Tail Brewing Tailgater Kolsch Ale   Where to fucking start with this shit show? This beer's only redeeming quality is that it has alcohol in it. The flavor of this "beer" is similar to sweet Budweiser, and that is almost an insult to Budweiser. Wook says: "I would rather suck my own dick than drink that beer again!"  Ratings:  Josh 1/10  Wook 1/10

Flat Tail Brewing Tailgater Kolsch Ale

Where to fucking start with this shit show? This beer's only redeeming quality is that it has alcohol in it. The flavor of this "beer" is similar to sweet Budweiser, and that is almost an insult to Budweiser. Wook says: "I would rather suck my own dick than drink that beer again!"

Ratings:

Josh 1/10

Wook 1/10

  Laurelwood Brewing Moose and Squirrel Russian Imperial Stout   A great stout! A dark, dark beer, perfect after a long day's, week's, or month's work. When you just want to come home, put your feet up, eat some steak and potatoes and enjoy a nice beer, this is the one you should grab!  Rating: 8.5/10

Laurelwood Brewing Moose and Squirrel Russian Imperial Stout

A great stout! A dark, dark beer, perfect after a long day's, week's, or month's work. When you just want to come home, put your feet up, eat some steak and potatoes and enjoy a nice beer, this is the one you should grab!

Rating: 8.5/10

  Ecliptic Spica Pilsner   A good beer for just being out with friends, doing activities. If you want to drink and still be functional, this beer is for you. Its a middle of the day beer. There is a surprise after taste to this beer that you don't get from other Pilsner beers  Rating: 6.75/10

Ecliptic Spica Pilsner

A good beer for just being out with friends, doing activities. If you want to drink and still be functional, this beer is for you. Its a middle of the day beer. There is a surprise after taste to this beer that you don't get from other Pilsner beers

Rating: 6.75/10

  Burnside brewing Oatmeal Pale Ale    A good beer to guage a friend or date's taste in beer. A very universal beer, acceptable to pretty much any palate. This is the type of beer that you can drink whilst having an intellectual, deep, and substantive conversation with people.  7.75/10

Burnside brewing Oatmeal Pale Ale

A good beer to guage a friend or date's taste in beer. A very universal beer, acceptable to pretty much any palate. This is the type of beer that you can drink whilst having an intellectual, deep, and substantive conversation with people.

7.75/10

  Skullsplitter Orcadian Ale   A tasty ale, fit for a viking. It has a floral aftertaste to it that is a bit off putting at first, but after downing a couple you won't notice or care. Before you go pillaging the wastelands, check this one out.  Ratings:  Josh: 7  Wook: 7.5  Average: 7.25

Skullsplitter Orcadian Ale

A tasty ale, fit for a viking. It has a floral aftertaste to it that is a bit off putting at first, but after downing a couple you won't notice or care. Before you go pillaging the wastelands, check this one out.

Ratings:

Josh: 7

Wook: 7.5

Average: 7.25

 Laurelwood Brewing Co. Espresso Stout   

Laurelwood Brewing Co. Espresso Stout

 

 Eel River Acai Berry Wheat Ale

Eel River Acai Berry Wheat Ale

 Ale Smith Brewing Evil Dead Red Ale

Ale Smith Brewing Evil Dead Red Ale

 New Belgium 2016 La Folie Sour Brown Ale

New Belgium 2016 La Folie Sour Brown Ale

 Elysian Brewing Hawaiian Sunburn Pineapple Habenero Sour Ale

Elysian Brewing Hawaiian Sunburn Pineapple Habenero Sour Ale

 Guinness Extra Stout

Guinness Extra Stout