Curing The Polar Vortex

Matty D’s Beer Corner

Curing The Polar Vortex

“For the red, white, and blue, and the freedom we deserve”


It might be a fridge-essential, a tailgate hit, the perfect Beirut can, or an off-the-beaten-path brew.  Maybe it came from a large production company, a local microbrewery, or from over the oceans.

The only common denominator is that it has to be beer. So crack open that cold one in your hand and listen in, maybe just maybe I’ll sway you onto your new favorite American pastime.


Beer of the Week:


Victory Brewing Company Old Horizontal Barleywine-Style Ale

Since I started the beer corner, my mother has become an avid reader of the Thunderblog. Other than that being a huge win for me personally, it has also introduced my mom to the world of craft beers. Now she comes home with awesome beers mostly from the 9th Wonder of the World that is Wegmans. Recently she snagged a great looking growler from Victory Brewing Company, Old Horizontal Barleywine-Style Ale. What a delight! Old Horizontal is an 11% beer that tastes more like a 4% beer. It garnered a 91/100 on Beer Advocate, the world’s foremost web resource on beer. It lived up to its “outstanding” rating. It pours a dark mahogany color and is dark enough to scare some away. But don’t fear my beer-drinking friends; this ale is worth a try. It’s a malty beer that starts off a little spicy and then delivers a fruity taste with surprisingly delicious shot of plums. Please don’t let the Barleywine title scare you, this beer is NOT SWEET. Instead it ends with the warm taste of alcohol that will put you right to sleep on a cold winter evening. So start a nice fire, lay back, and enjoy some Victory Old Horizontal as you relax after a long, hard day.

“And as the heavens slumber above, merrily we sip…with the ones we love! Cheers!”


Happy Holidays!


If any readers or tweeters have any advice on beers to spotlight, give me a shout. Remember, America was built on beer and don’t let anyone tell you differently.

Never stop being merry!

Matty D


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