BeerBasics.com is glad you chose to watch Harpoon Dunkin’ Coffee Porter.

Dunkin’ has shed “Donuts” and gone into the brewing business.
As you can see from this video, it took the taste to convince me it was a porter and not a stout.

Today the influence of the North American small breweries, and their take on traditional styles of beer has resulted in some very interesting brews. Coffee is not something new to brewers.

Spoiler alert… Sometimes things don’t go quite the way anticipated.

To get the story according to Harpoon, click on the following link… https://www.harpoonbrewery.com/beers/harpoon-dunkin-coffee-porter-210805

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BeerBasics.com is glad you chose to watch Smuttynose Finest Kind I.P.A.

India Pale Ale is a style of beer that has experienced a stretching definition.

Originally a brew of significant alcohol content, and heavily hopped with traditional British hop varieties.

Today the influence of the North American small breweries, and their take on traditional styles of beer has resulted in just about any brew with significant International Bittering Units can be called an I.P.A. Spoiler alert… This one truly tests the limits…

Tasting Notes explores local small food shops to see what is on the local market.

This is one of those Tasting Notes.

Let me know what you think of the “price point” as well as the selection of product.

Spoiler alert… Sometimes things don’t go quite the way anticipated.

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BeerBasics.com tasted Ranger India Pale Ale:

https://www.beerbasics.com/blog/2010/5/18/a-taste-of-ranger-india-pale-ale.html

Genesee Dundee India Pale Ale…

https://www.beerbasics.com/blog/2011/12/05/tasting-notes-3.html

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BeerBasics.com is glad you chose to watch Visiting Henry Street Ale House in Brooklyn, NY

The neighborhood of Brooklyn Heights is one of over sixty neighborhoods in the borough of Brooklyn, NY, a small city of 2.649 million people.

In a city of 12,000 pubs, bars, taverns and other assorted establishments serving beverage alcohol for public consumption, ( https://www.quora.com/How-many-bars-are-there-in-NYC ) the possibilities of finding active participants in determining if a beer can “Meet Expectations” figures to be at least twice the number of establishments if you include the bartender and one customer. That is an army of over 24,000!

Visiting with the bar tenders who serve at local pubs, bars and taverns and getting their reactions to a beer trying to “Meet Expectation” is not only a lot of fun, it can be very informative.

Jerry Scott, the bartender at Henry Street Ale House has a Curriculum Vite that includes some of the most colorful bars, pubs and taverns in Brooklyn. If you have a few hours to kill, and the bar is sparsely populated, I challenge you to inquire of Mr. Jerry as to his history as rock concert personal security guard.

This is the second in a continuing series of such visits.

The first was a recent visit to “The Brazen Head” on Atlantic Avenue, also here in Brooklyn, NY. Click on the following link for that adventure… https://youtu.be/K8cDrZDfz9M

If you know of a special pub, bar or tavern within 400 milesof Brooklyn, feel free to send that valuable information to peter.lafrance@beerbasics.com

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BeerBasics.com is glad you chose to watch Gull Beer Tasting Notes.

A good friend of mine recently visited Iceland and, on the way through the airport on his way back, picked up a can of Gull Beer for me. That is a good friend!

This is considered the “Budweiser” of Iceland but I beg to differ.

Enjoy the video!

Specific information regarding GULL BEER can be found by clicking the following link:

https://www.beeradvocate.com/beer/profile/10539/28058/?ba=stulowitz

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BeerBasics.com is glad you chose to watch the commentary “The Bunker Mentality”.

This is a personal message to the brewers and friends-of-beer to take a good hard look at the tribalization of beer.

The opinions stated are the opinions of the site manager and are as carefully researched as possible.

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BeerBasics.com is glad you chose to watch this special “Back of the Fridge” Tasting Notes for a four-year-old bottle of Brooklyn Blast Ale.

For more information on Brooklyn Blast Ale, click on the following Brooklyn Brewery link…

http://brooklynbrewery.com/blog/uncategorized/the-newly-bottled-brooklyn-blast/

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BeerBasics.com is glad you chose to watch this visit to Whetstone Station.

Visiting a new brewpub is a constant revelation. The various presentations, from high-tech to traditional rustic are all reflections of where they are as well as the imagination of the folks that own it.

Enjoy this short visit.

For more information on Whitstone Station Brewery click on the following link: https://www.whetstonestation.com/

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Harpoon Brewery Taps Harpoon Dunkin’ Coffee Porter

BOSTON AND CANTON, MASSACHUSETTS (October 1, 2018) – Two of America’s iconic beverage brands are bringing a bold new way for fans to toast the start of fall. Dunkin’ and Harpoon Brewery have come together to create Harpoon Dunkin’ Coffee Porter.

Beginning today, Harpoon Dunkin’ Coffee Porter will be available throughout the fall, in both 12 oz. bottles and draft at select retail locations across the Eastern U.S.  At 6 percent ABV, Dunkin’ Coffee Porter is a malty tasting brew that has a smooth mouthfeel with aromas of espresso and dark chocolate. The new brew pairs perfectly with fall favorites like hearty stews, seasonal desserts, tailgating and, of course, Dunkin’s signature donuts.

To learn more about Harpoon Brewery and find Dunkin’ Coffee Porter near you, visit https://www.harpoonbrewery.com/beer-finder.

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Dogfish Head and Woolrich Cap Off Pennsylvania Tuxedo Intro

East Coast roots woven into the cult-favorite beer and new camo hat

Milton, Del., September 28, 2018 –Long time collaboration pals, Dogfish Head and Woolrich, went deep into the woods to bring back Pennsylvania Tuxedo; a pale ale brewed with Pennsylvania spruce tips, and are also releasing a new limited-edition camo hat. Shipping late September, Pennsylvania Tuxedo (8.5% ABV) has a grassy, citrus kick with resinous conifer notes, balanced by a dry, yet doughy malt backbone. Every year since the first beer launched in 2014, friends, family and employees of the Woolrich company come together to harvest new growth spruce tips for Pennsylvania Tuxedo, hand-picked from the forests outside their factory in central Pennsylvania – a family reunion of sorts.

The idea behind the collaboration was inspired by a story from the mid-19th century when Michael Bond Rich, grandson of Woolrich founder, John Rich, had an unforgettable encounter with spruce beer. The incident occurred when his father was hosting a barn raising. The young M.B. Rich recalled, “On account of rain on the day set, the raising was postponed a couple of days and the spruce beer which was prepared had acquired a potency not intended. As it was accessible to me, I drank quite freely and, when later on I stooped over to get a drink from the spring, I fell in headfirst and was too much intoxicated to get out.” Luckily, M.B. Rich was saved by a woman who happened to be fetching water from the spring, and the young boy lived to tell the story that helped Dogfish Head create Pennsylvania Tuxedo.

The Dogfish x Woolrich hat is now available at dogfish.com and at all Dogfish Head properties (Dogfish Head Craft Brewery – 6 Cannery Village, Milton, Del., Dogfish Inn – 105 Savannah Rd., Lewes, Del., EmPOURium – 320 Rehoboth Ave., Rehoboth Beach, Del.)  For more information about Dogfish Head and Pennsylvania Tuxedo, visit dogfish.com

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Results from the Celis Brewery IPA Challenge

Celis Brewery held it’s IPA Challenge over the last few weeks, inviting beer lovers to vote for their favorite Celis IPA. The contenders included Celis Citrus Grandis, Celis Citrus Maximus, and the newly released Celis American IPA, and Celis Juicy IPA. The winning IPA will be the next beer from Celis packaged in cans.

 

Guests to the Celis taproom and 10 bars around Austin, TX were invited to vote for their favorite IPA. With 1,290 votes counted, the winner is Juicy IPA! The other votes include:

  • American IPA 1,081
  • Citrus Maximus 416
  • Citrus Grandis 157

Celis Juicy IPA will be available in cans in stores throughout Texas in January 2019.

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Conner Prairie and Sun King Brewing

Create Headless Horseman

‘Ichabrewed Crane’ selected from more than 600 name submissions

FISHERS, Ind. – After receiving more than 600 name submissions, Conner Prairie and Sun King Brewing Company announce “Ichabrewed Crane” as the official name of the Headless Horseman Festival brew. The contest winner received a four-pack of tickets to Headless Horseman, a $50 Sun King Brewery gift certificate and a commemorative Headless Horseman growler.

The copper ale will be available from 5-8 p.m. on Wednesday, Oct. 10 at a tapping party at Sun King’s small-batch brewery and taproom in Fishers. All ages are invited to attend this free event where Conner Prairie interpreters will be on hand to help celebrate this launch and join in family friendly activities including pumpkin decorating.

Fans of Conner Prairie and Sun King will be able to purchase for a limited time, commemorative growlers showcasing the art for “Ichabrewed Crane.” Growlers can be purchased inside The Conner Prairie Store and at Sun King’s Fishers tap room for $20.

Visit connerprairie.org/things-to-do/events/headless-horseman for more information.

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Dale’s Pale Ale Now Brewed with Texas Blacklands Malt

Tim Matthews, Brandon Ade and Michael Harris at Blacklands Malt in Leander, Texas

AUSTIN, TX, SEPTEMBER 27, 2018 – Oskar Blues Brewery in Austin, Texas, is now brewing their flagship beer, Dale’s Pale Ale, using locally crafted malt developed by neighboring malthouse, Blacklands Malt.

Dale’s Pale Ale has historically been brewed with commercial Munich malt; but an idea started germinating when Oskar Blues’ Head of Brewing Operations, Tim Matthews, met Blacklands’ founder, Brandon Ade, in 2016.

Ade and Michael Harris, Oskar Blues’ Head Brewer in Austin and malt enthusiast, first started working together by incorporating Blacklands malt into specialty beers; then in the fall of 2017 they started talking about a larger project.

Dale’s Pale Ale brewed with Blacklands Malt’s Brown Field 10 Texas Munich is now available in Texas and surrounding states. Track it down using the beerfinder.

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Greater Fort Lauderdale Ale Trail Taps into Booming Beer Scene

Just Released – Guide to 15 Breweries and 32 Brewpubs

Along the Beaches and Beyond

FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. – (September 27, 2018) –  Known best for its beaches, Greater Fort Lauderdale is riding a new wave as a craft beer destination. Over the past decade, what started as a community of tenacious brew masters, connoisseurs and enthusiasts, is now a thriving beer culture with 15 local nano- and micro-breweries and 32 craft brew pubs on the Greater Fort Lauderdale Ale Trail.

“Having culturally diverse brewing styles and traditions, harmonized with local flavors, our beer scene offers vast and distinct tastes for both visitors and locals to explore,” says Stacy Ritter, president and CEO of the Greater Fort Lauderdale Convention & Visitors Bureau. “The Greater Fort Lauderdale Ale Trail features 500 different beers, from a Hefeweizen made with Florida-grown mangos, to malty imports from across the globe – everyone can find a favorite new brew along the map.”

Along the map you can experience breweries, beer gardens and brewpubs offering guided tours, an open-air cigar patio and horchata-inspired brew on tap. To learn more about Greater Fort Lauderdale’s breweries, visit: https://www.sunny.org/dining-and-nightlife/drinks/breweries/.

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BeerBasics.com is glad you chose to watch Tasting Notes: Molson Lager

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