Matt is the resident Beermeister of ModernThirst.com. He was born and raised on the west side of Cincinnati. From his humble beginnings as a Burger Light and Hudy Delight drinker, he has developed a palate for some of the America’s best beer, bourbon and wine.

What if the beer doesn’t fit neatly into on of the categories we’ve chosen for Matt’s ratings?  Have no fear!  This is the catch-all for other types of ales that Matt has reviewed!

All ratings are out of 5 total points.


ZoeMaine Beer Company4.5
XS Old Crustacean BarleywineRogue Ales & Spirits3.5
Wee Mac Scottish AleSun King Brewing Company3.5
Walk On WaterMikkeller4
Vacationland Summer AleGritty McDuff's Brewing Company3.5
UncleRhinegeist Brewery3.5
TractionRhinegeist Brewery3.25
Tongue BucklerBallast Point Brewing & Spirits4
ThundersnowMadTree Brewing Company4
Thunder Hole AleBar Harbor Brewing Company4
The Brown NoteAgainst the Grain Brewery & Smokehouse3.75
The Beer That Saved ChristmasPrairie Artisan Ales4.5
Tater RidgeSierra Nevada Brewing Co.4
TarnishedEi8ht Ball Brewing4
Sunlight Cream AleSun King Brewing Company3
StormBraxton Brewing Company3.5
SquirrelyRhinegeist Brewery3.75
Southern PecanLazy Magnolia Brewing Company2.5
Soulless Scarlet Sour AleRivertown Brewery & Barrel House (Ohio)3.5
Snow & TellBoulevard Brewing Co.3
Smithtown BrownWest Sixth Brewing3.5
SMaSH Project #2 Maris Otter/MosaicLong Trail Brewing Company3.75
ShroominousBlank Slate Brewing Co.4
Scythe & SickleBrewery Ommegang3.5
Scottish AleBelhaven Brewery3.5
Scorpion Death DropQuarter Barrel Brewery (Ohio)4
Sawtooth AleLeft Hand Brewing Company2
Rocky's Revenge Bourbon BrownTyranena Brewing3.5
ResurrectionThe Brewer's Art3.5
Red Rocket Ale®Bear Republic Brewing Co.4
Red River Hog AleChristian Moerlein Brewing3
Red DrinkEi8ht Ball Brewing3.5
Really Old Brown Dog AleSmuttynose Brewing Co.3.5
Pride & Joy Mild Ale3 Floyds Brewing Company3.5
Papaw's Red Pappy Van WinkleCountry Boy Brewing4
Paardebloem (Lips of Faith)New Belgium Brewing Company3.5
Old ThumperShipyard Brewing Company3
Old Guardian Barley WineStone Brewing Company3.5
Oatis ReddingTow Yard Brewing Company3.5
Nutty Brewnette®BJ's Restaurant and Brewhouse3
Nugget NectarTröegs Independent Brewing4
Norm's Amber AleWinery Exchange, World Brews2.5
Monster Ale Barleywine (2012)Brooklyn Brewery4
MisnomerMadTree Brewing Company3
Lord Rear Admiral3 Floyds Brewing Company3.5
Long of ToothDe Proefbrouwerij4
Lemon Basil BlondeMadTree Brewing Company3.25
Kentucky Old Fashioned Barrel AleAlltech Lexington Brewing & Distilling Co.4
Kentucky Home (Batch 141)Braxton Brewing Company4
Jupiter: The Bringer of Jollity (Planets Series)Bell's Brewery, Inc.4
Jeremiah Red®BJ's Restaurant and Brewhouse2
IshmaelRising Tide Brewing Company3
Insanely Bad ElfRidgeway Brewing3.5
Indie AleBirrificio Indipendente Elav3
Imperial Red AleLagunitas Brewing Company3
Imperial Boont Amber AleAnderson Valley Brewing Company4.5
Immort AleDogfish Head Craft Brewery3.25
House BeerCentral State Brewery2.75
Horse PowerTow Yard Brewing Company3
Hoppy Face Amber AleHoppy Brewing Company3.5
Hop FloodEvil Twin Brewing3
Honker's AleGoose Island Beer Co.3.5
Higher MathDogfish Head Craft Brewery4
Hibernation AleGreat Divide Brewing Company3
Harvest AleMt. Carmel Brewing Company4
Happy AmberMadTree Brewing Company3.5
Gnarly BrownMadTree Brewing Company4
Geary's Hampshire Special Ale (HSA)D.L. Geary Brewing Company3.5
Gaelic AleHighland Brewing Company3
Fuggin' Special BitterFifth Street Brewpub3.25
Fork In The RoadBlank Slate Brewing Co.3.5
Fascist PigFinch Beer Company4
ESBGreen Man Brewery (NC)2.5
Ermal's Belgian Cream AleWarped Wing Brewery3.5
Dos PerrosYazoo Brewing Company3
Dirty BastardFounders Brewing Co.3.25
DewBrew: Grateful RedMt. Carmel Brewing Company3.5
DeVEILedMagic Hat Brewing Company3
Deliberation Amber AleWest Sixth Brewing3.5
DadRhinegeist Brewery4
Cuvée des Jacobins RougeOmer Vander Ghinste Brewery3.5
Cure-AllFifth Street Brewpub2.75
Crystal Bitter AleNo-Li Brewhouse3.5
Country Western, Volume TwoCountry Boy Brewing3.5
Cougar Bait BlondeCountry Boy Brewing3
CougarRhinegeist Brewery3.5
Code 3Old Firehouse Brewery3
Coconut ChickowTriple Digit Brewery3.5
Cobblestone Steam LagerMorgan Street Brewery4
Chomolungma Honey Nut BrownJackie O's Pub & Brewery3.5
Chickow!Triple Digit Brewery4
Cellar BluesCellar Dweller Craft Beers / Valley Vineyards 3
CascazillaIthaca Beer Company3.5
Calm Before The StormBallast Point Brewing & Spirits4
Calico Amber AleBallast Point Brewing & Spirits3.5
Cabana Red AleCabana on the River2.5
Brotherhood Steam BeerAnchor Brewing Company3
Brandy Barrel Aged Honey AleGoodwood Brewing3.5
Bourbon County Brand BarleywineGoose Island Beer Co.4.5
Bourbon Barrel UncleRhinegeist Brewery4
Bourbon Barrel AleGoodwood Brewing3
Boombrew AmberBoomBozz Pizza & Tap House Carmel3
Blonde AleMt. Carmel Brewing Company3.5
BlondeNOLA Brewing3
BJ's Oasis Amber®BJ's Restaurant and Brewhouse3
BigfootSierra Nevada Brewing Co.3.5
Big Wave Golden AleKona Brewing Company3.5
Bell Ringer AleRJ Rockers Brewing Company4
Beer Camp #95 Imperial Red AleSierra Nevada Brewing Co.4
BarneyRhinegeist Brewery4
Bar Harbor Summer AleAtlantic Brewing Company4
Bad Tom Smith American Brown AleBad Tom Smith Brewing3.5
Backwoods Bastard (2014)Founders Brewing Co.4.5
Backwoods Bastard (2013)Founders Brewing Co.4
Backwoods BastardFounders Brewing Co.4.5
Ard RiUpland Brewing Company4
American BeautyDogfish Head Craft Brewery4
Amber AlePeak Organic Brewing Company3.5
2014 Stone Old Guardian Barley WineStone Brewing Company4
10&2 Bourbon Barrel AgedFifty West Brewing Company3.5
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