Welcome to Cosmo's Beer Blog!

We’re a small group of friends and family scattered across the country who’ve all developed a thirst for craft and import beer. We decided that a blog would be a great venue for us to share our hobby. Here we will review beer, compare notes and challenge each other with "Beer Missions".

So welcome to our little world of discovering great tasting beer!


For some of us, the best crafted, most sought after Double IPA would be a waste. For others, a medium bodied Belgian Strong Dark Ale would leave us unsatisfied, no matter how sweet and smooth the ale.

To help make sense of our reviews and opinions, we thought that it would help to know a little bit more about each of us and our preferences.

Favorite Styles:
  1. Russian Imperial Stout
  2. IPA / Double IPA
  3. Belgian Strong Dark Ale
  4. American Pale Ale
  5. American Wild Ale
Favorite Breweries / Brands:
  1. Three Floyds
  2. Founders
  3. Surly
  4. Bell's
  5. Brasserie de Rochefort
  6. Oskar Blues
Beer Styles That I Haven't Developed A Taste For:
  1. Smoked Beer
  2. Adjunct Lager
Some Of My Favorites:
  1. Stouts
    1. Goose Island - Rare Bourbon County Stout (American Double / Imperial Stout)
    2. Founders - Kentucky Breakfast Stout (American Double / Imperial Stout)
    3. Bell's - Expedition Stout (Russian Imperial Stout)
    4. Oskar Blues - Ten FIDY (Russian Imperial Stout)
    5. Founders - Imperial Stout (Russian Imperial Stout)
    6. Three Floyds - Black Sun Stout (Irish Dry Stout)
    7. Founders - Imperial Stout (Russian Imperial)
  2. IPA's
    1. Three Floyds - Dreadnaught (American Double / Imperial IPA)
    2. Bell's - Hopslam (American Double / Imperial IPA)
    3. Surly - Wet (American IPE)
    4. Oskar Blues - Gordon (American Double / Imperial IPA)
    5. Three Floyds - Apocalypse Cow (American Double / Imperial IPA)
    6. Founders - Double Trouble (American Double IPA)
    7. Victory Brewing - Hop Wallop (American Double IPA)
  3. Belgian Style
    1. Saint Bernardus - 12 (Belgian Quad)
    2. Rochefort - Trappistes 8 (Belgian Strong Dark)
    3. Van Steenberege - Gulden Draak (Belgian Strong Dark Ale)
    4. St. Benedictsabdij - Achel 8° Brune (Belgian Dubbel)
    5. Westmalle - Trappist Dubbel (Belgian Dubbel)
    6. Duvel (Belgian Strong Pale Ale)
  4. American Pale Ale
    1. Three Floyds - Zombie Dust, formerly known as Cenotaph
    2. Half Acre - Daisy Cutter
    3. Oskar Blues - Dale's Pale Ale
    4. Three Floyds - Pride and Joy
    5. Sun King - Osiris
  5. Other
    1. Founders - Backwoods Bastard (Scotch Ale)
    2. Surly - Five (American Wild Ale)