Month / March 2008

  Preface.Over the last two months I’ve had the opportunity to attend to beer tastings hosted by B. United International. The first of these involve their selection of Italian craft-beers. The second tasting involved ale that was aged in oak casks that held progressively older “vintages” of Highland Park Single Malt. This event was held […]

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  Tailgate Beer (Contract)Irvine, CA   Preface:This is the second of the Tailgate contract brews that were sent to me by Tailgate’s owner Wesley Keegan. As I noted in “A taste of … Tailgate “Light”,” he had great big stones including a “Light” beer with the other three beers. Well, this time I’ll see what […]

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    PrefaceThis beer arrived recently, sent to me by the folks from Deschutes Brewery in Bend, Oregon. It appears to be in good shape and has been well handled. There are two notifications on the label – one is a seal by the US Department of Agriculture declaring it to be “organic”, it is […]

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  Tailgate Beer (Contract)Irvine,CA   Preface: This contract brew is a case of meeting market demand with a business plan rather than a brewery. When I spoke to Wesley Keegan, the young man who founded Tailgate, I was impressed with his grasp of how to meet a market demand and do it in a way […]

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  Magic Hat Brewing Co.South Burlington, VT Preface: Federal Express delivered this bottle to me at 1300 hours on Wednesday 19 March 2008. It was sent to me from the folks at Magic Hat Brewing Co…. Lucky Kat was the first bottle unwrapped from a customary swaddling of black tissue paper. All of the samples […]

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Greeting, The following appeared in the New York Times on 18 March 2008 (The day after St. Patrick’s Day – Just a coincidence?) http://www.nytimes.com/2008/03/18/science/18beer.html?ref=science In this piece “For Scientists, a Beer Test Shows Results as a Litmus Test” , by CAROL KAESUK YOON it is posited by a “Dr. Tomas Grim, the author of the […]

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