Deanston was something we found at one of the rare Whiskey Wednesday events that we actually have been able to go to, and it’s something we’ve come back to a few times. For those unaware Whiskey Wednesday’s is a meeting at Julio’s Liquors which basically involves them opening their basement to a bunch of whiskey tastings (god we wish we lived closer)

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Jim was back this week, so yeah!

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Saratoga Lager: 5.0 - The standard fare from Olde Saratoga Brewing Company flagship beer, which really is trying to beat Samuel Adams Old Fizziwig Ale for most beer-y beer that’s so… beer.

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Google Shop Average: Saratoga Lager $10 for 6-pack

Website: http://www.oldesaratogabrew.com/home.html

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Smuttynose Fashionably Old Ale: 6.0 - Sadly much like Ry(e)an Ale, this is another Julio’s Liquors exclusive, even more sad though is that when we went in expecting something as nice as Ryean, we were met with a beer that tried to be so many things, but ultimately failed to live up to what we wanted it to be, or what it could have been

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Google Shop Average: Smuttynose Fashionably Old Ale $ (No clue w/o being there again)

Website: http://smuttynose.com/

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The issue with small batch vodka’s in America is that while they are obviously better than a lot of the other lower tier American vodkas – they are often hard to find and expensive.

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As you may notice, Jim is on vacation, so rather than O’Hara’s we decided to take a walk to another local store, KJ Baaron’s. It’s a different kind of tasting, but we’ll be sure to keep you updated until Jim returns in September.

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Honing: 5.5 - Now this is certainly one of the few beers with honey, and even fewer one that actually tastes like honey was actually involved. However while it has a nice taste, it’s just not that magical combination that you would want a Belgian Ale and a Mead to have an amazing baby.

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Google Shop Average: Honing $ (We can’t find a price, we’ll update if we learn it)

Website: http://www.tapbrewingcompany.com/

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Jack’s Abby Coffee Smoke and Dagger: 3.5 - Sadly while we love the original, this coffee variant just doesn’t hit the right spots, even for a coffee beer.

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Google Shop Average: Jack’s Abby Coffee Smoke and Dagger $7

Website: http://jacksabbybrewing.com/

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Not since our cookout where we had the delicious Kraken, have I ever really had Bombay (which was sadly lost to us). As stated I’m more a Tanqueray kind of man, but then Justice would have some fighting words with me about that – mostly because we’d have drunk our respective gins. However not to show bias this week I shall partake of the original Bombay Sapphire for you all.

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Rogue Beard Beer: 5.0 - Now I’m not 100% sure the story of wild yeast being extracted from a man’s beard and then going into this product is true; however the problem with any wild yeast beer is that some can be downright amazing, whereas others are just bland or skunked feeling. This isn’t as bad – and considering the name at least it’s not an IPA.

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Google Shop Average: Rogue Beard Beer $8

Website: http://www.rogue.com/

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