Category Archives: Novelty Beer

Beers in the novelty beer category are those that are generally made by mainstream breweries and include oddities or flavors that don’t belong in beer. Bud Lime for example. This category is very different from Rare Beer Styles.

Completely alcohol free beer: would you drink it?

I saw an article about this new beer from Kirin this morning.  I have to say I’m not sure what the market would be for it. I have to admit that, as a homebrewer, I am curious about how they … Continue reading

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July 27, 2011 Glass Night – Thomas Creek Novelty Beer

I went for glass night (having missed last week while I was enjoying a range of Great Lakes Brewing Products when I was back in Cleveland).  Tonight’s featured beer was Thomas Creek Orange Cocoa IPA.  This featured beer would be served … Continue reading

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Molson Ice

Back to the hometown on the North Coast of Ohio. Our first stop was at the in-laws. Back when we lived here, the latest beer fad was “ice beer”. It was attractive at the time since it was a higher … Continue reading

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Samuel Adams Coastal Wheat

I went to Buffalo Wild Wings for our typical Saturday wing night. The beer selection is disappointingly limited. I usually stick to Guinness or the Samuel Adams Seasonal, which right now is their Summer Ale. I find that beer boring. … Continue reading

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Buffalo Bill’s Pumpkin Ale

At the neighborhood pumpkin carving party a week back, one of the neighbors had a pint glass for this beer.  I fought the instinct to try to wrangle it off of her and add it to my glass collection.  My … Continue reading

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Shmaltz Brewing Company Coney Island Freaktoberfest

The local, well-stocked beer store’s weekly email advisory indicated this beer was to be on the growler station this past week.  It was described, in part, as being “blood red” – perfect for Hallowe’en.  While getting my first growler of … Continue reading

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