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    Monday
    Aug182014

    VACATION TIME!

     

    18 – 22 August 2014

     

    Friday
    Aug152014

    Brews & News 15 August 2014

    Terrapin and Shmaltz Reunion Ale 2012 Released

    Terrapin Beer Co., Shmaltz Brewing, and Alan Shapiro (founder of SBS Imports) have once again joined forces in one of the most unique and worthwhile collaborations in craft beer.

    One beer style, two great breweries, and one great cause... The Reunion: A Beer for Hope fundraising campaign. Each brewer starts with the same basic beer style and list of adjuncts, and then all bets are off! The result is two beers that are the same and yet totally different! The whole effort is to raise funds to support the Institute for Myeloma & Bone Cancer Research in the name of Virginia MacLean, who succumbed to the disease in 2007.

    Click the poster for more information…

     

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    Sierra Nevada and Boulevard Make Third California Trail Trip
    The latest iteration of Terra Incognita emerges in Northern California

     

    Click the bottle for more information…

    Chico, CA—August 14, 2014—Sierra Nevada Brewing Co. and Boulevard Brewing Company today announced that round three of their ever-evolving collaboration Terra Incognita will hit retail shelves late this month. First created in 2012 for SAVOR, a Brewers Association beer and food event, Terra Incognita proved too fun and flavorful a project to be a one-off. The beer, always a unique blend of fresh and aged ale, does not include the late addition of the wild yeast Brettanomyces this year. 

     

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    Ballantine India Pale Ale, Storied 136-Year-Old Craft Beer, Re-Launches in Northeast

    First brewed in 1878, America’s Original IPA returns in style to select markets

     

    Los Angeles, CA (August 14, 2014)Pabst Brewing Company, the largest American-owned brewery with over 30 beers in its portfolio, today announced the re-launch of Ballantine India Pale Ale, one of the oldest and most iconic craft beers in the country. The beer will be available beginning in September in major Northeast markets.

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    Click The Poster For More Information…

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    From the Web…

    Mariners have best beer selection in MLB, study says, Yankees have worst Big League Stew via Yahoo! Sports  -
    Much like modern times have divided baseball fans into two groups — the old-school types vs. the Sabermetric crowd — today's world has ...

    Big Rock Brewery Inc. Announces Toronto Brewpub Marketwired via Yahoo! Finance  -
    CALGARY, ALBERTA--(Marketwired - Aug 8, 2014) - Big Rock Brewery Inc. (BR.TO) ("Big Rock" or the "Corporation") is pleased to announce that ...

    Fake beer company part of drunk driving crackdown ClickOnDetroit  -
    Michigan traffic safety officials are taking an unusual approach to a serious issue by introducing the fictitious "Traffic Safety Brewing ...

    What Matters More: The Quest for New Beer, or the Beer? Washington City Paper  -
    Sure, you love beer. When you head to the bar for happy hour with friends, you carefully consider the draft, can, and bottle lists. You often ...

    Our Gourmet The beers are best at the Flying Goose New Hampshire Union Leader  -
    The beers are the best at New London's Flying Goose

    Beer Today, Gone Tomorrow: The Local Brews You Should Drink During Beer Week Washington City Paper  -
    Local breweries have been working to create special releases for this year’s D.C. Beer Week. The innovative brews here show an impressive ...

    Where to Drink Beer Outside in D.C. Washington City Paper  -
    Beer gardens have been popping up even faster than small-plates spots over the past year. But it’s not all brats and hefeweizens—although ...

     

    BREWERY NEWSLETTERS…

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    Thursday
    Aug142014

    Picture this… Beef and Beer

    Stout & Hanger Steak at Jack the Horse, Brooklyn, NY…

     

    I.P.A. & Hanger steak at Poppers at the Mill (CLOSED), Newmarket, NH…

     

    Sweet Action & Hanger Steak w pepper sauce at Bar Tabac, Brooklyn, NY…

     

    Was there a pattern there?


    Wednesday
    Aug132014

    BeerBasics visits… Novare Res Bier Café

    A destination for beer aficionados, this street-level beer-bar, with outside patio, is not too easy to find. Nevertheless, it is worth the effort. Novare Res Bier Café can be found at 4 Canal Plaza, Portland, ME, on a hot summer afternoon it affords both a cool cellar-like area and a good-sized outdoor patio.

    The cellar-like bar is large enough to seat the patio crowd should the weather not cooperate. The beer taps (all 25 of them) are impressive but the beer-menu is even more impressive. Belly-up to the bar and you can see the immense cold box where the bottle collection is kept, at just the right temperature.  

    This time, we were on our way from one place to another, there was time for only one (or two) draught brews and a bit of a rest before later indulgences.

    However, we did return later in the evening for…

    Desert!

    (Young's Chocolate Stout ice cream, fresh raspberries, and toffee sauce.)


    Now that I have your interest, how about a quick visit?

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    MENU:

    Mediterranean Plate

    House made hummus, artichoke hearts, and marinated vegetables, served with grilled pita and olives... $9

    Herb Sunset Acres goat cheese

    Strawberries, balsamic reduction served with pickled grapes and crostini... $7.50

    Chicken Quesadilla

    Cotija and cheddar cheese, corn salsa and sour cream... $7

    Soup de jour

    "What's the soup de jour?" "It's soup of the day." "Mmmm that sounds good."... $6

    Tuna Tartar

    Raw tuna prepared with soy, ginger, sesame, garlic, chili, served with crostinis... M/P

    Sausages and Kraut

    Served with Morses sour kraut and grilled bread... $8

    Pasta Plate

    Fresh Pasta by Paciarino, pesto, sun dried tomatoes served with parm and grilled bread... $9

    Shrimp Tacos

    Two Maine shrimp, tomato, cilantro, cabbage, lime, onion, and garlic chipotle mayo... $7

    Arugula Salad

    Parmigianino vinaigrette, sliced almonds, served with your choice of speck proscuitto with pear or pulled chicken with apple ... $9

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    Sandwiches

    All sandwiches served on Standard Bakery bread with house-made pickles and side salad

    Sloppy Vegetarian

    Roasted eggplant tapenade, sunset acres chevre, and arugula... $7

    Brisket

    Served with house made kimchi and redeye mayo... $8

    Bahn Mi

    Porchetta ham, pork pate, cucumber, carrot, daikon radish, cilantro, jalapeño, mayo and soy sauce served on a baguette... $8

    Spring Sandwich

    Rosemary ham, garlic onion jam, Cotswold, green leaf lettuce and balsamic... $7

    Caprese

    Fresh mozzarella, tomato, pesto, olive oil... $6

    Add Porchetta Ham...$8

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    Meat and Cheese Bar

    One ounce portion served with bread and garnish... $3

    Barbers Aged Cheddar–UK               Creamy, slight bite, finishes smooth

    Thin Red Line–VT                              Tangy goat with a layer of paprika

    Hudson Red–NY                                Rich cows milk, semi-soft, wash rind

    Manchego–ES                                     Sheeps milk, creamy, piquant

    Cashel Blue–IR                                   Creamy, med strength blue

    Nuvola di Percora–IT                         Semi soft sheeps milk, velvety sweet Chorizo

     

    Spicy, smoky, pork Sausage

    Saucisson Sec aux Cepes

    Dry sausage, porcini mushrooms

    Speck-It

    Dry, cured, seasoned ham

    Ham-It

    Savory roasted ham w/ herbs

    Lomo (.5oz)

    Acorn feed Iberico pig sausage

    Pork Pate

    Finely ground turkey/pork mousse

     

    Sweets

    Trio of chocolates by Sweet Marguerites

    A selection of 3 rotating handmade truffles by a local chocolatier... $6

    Novare Belgian Waffle

    Young's Chocolate Stout ice cream, fresh raspberries, and toffee sauce... $6

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    Tuesday
    Aug122014

    Picture this… Prime Meat, Brooklyn, NY

    Oysters: market price

    The Prime Meats Burger

    1/2 lb. Creekstone Certified Black Angus, house-made sesame roll & fermented dill pickle, lettuce, tomato, onion & hand-cut French fries    $18

    Lancaster Baby Swiss, Maytag Blue Cheese or Grafton Cheddar  Add $2

    Faicco's Thick Cut Bacon   Add $2

    The Beer List

     

    Prime Meat Dinner Menu

    Served Mon-Fri 4pm-closing -- Sat & Sun 5pm-closing
    *prices are subject to change

    Bibb Lettuce

    Pumpkin seeds, radish, lemon & Austrian pumkin seed oil   14

    Chilled Iceberg

    Maytag blue cheese buttermilk dressing & bacon   12

    Arugula

    Bosc pears, Feta cheese & pecans   11

    Roasted Beet & Carrot

    Sea salt, aleppo & cayenne pepper cream   11

    Tartare of Wagyu Beef

    Anchovy, capers, shallots, Tabasco, Worcestershire & mustard oil   14

    Charred Octopus

    Plums & 3 celeries   13

    Herb & Gruyere Spatzle   9

    Market Fish   mp

    Pickle Brined Amish Chicken

    Chicken breast brined & barley risotto  22

    Hampshire Grilled Pork Chop  26

    Pork Schnitzel

    Pork loin, breaded and fried served with

    home-made potato salad.   21

    Steak Frites

    Bavette of Wagyu served with hand-cut french fries & sauce Bearnaise   30

    Dry-Aged Côte De Boeuf for 2

    36 day dry-aged certified Black Angus served with watercress salad.   142

    HAND CRAFTED SAUSAGES

    Weisswurst   10/17

    Bratwurst & Sauerkraut   13

    Jagerwurst   14

    Dry Aged Beef   16

    Wurstbrett

    Sausage tasting board including Knackwurst, Jagerwurst, Bratwurst and Dry Aged Beef.   35

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