Month / June 2008

“She’s over on the other side… Want to leave a message?” “Here’s my card. Just tell her I stopped in. I’ll be back… Thanks.” The bartender slid my business card into the ledge of the cash register along with a number of others and returned to stacking pint glasses on a shelf beneath the bar. Read More

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Brouwerij Van Steenberge N.V.Lindenlaan 25Ertvelde 9940Belgium Preface: This sample, sent by the good folks at Global Beer Company, has been living in my refrigerator for at least three months. Well kept, I am interested to see how the long big chill affected this 10.5% ABV brew. Without promotional material I again sail into uncharted waters… Read More

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Magic Hat Brewing Company South Burlington, VT USA Preface: This sample, sent by the good folks at the Magic Hat Brewing Company, has been living in my refrigerator for a week or two, at least. On a rather close, almost humid morning I shall let it show me it’s stuff. Without promotional material to tell Read More

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Boston Beer CompanyBoston, MA, Latrobe, PA, Cincinnati, OHUSA Preface: This is the last of a series I call “Deli Beers.” These are bottled beers procured from what is called a “deli” (short for delicatessen – a food store that specializes in sliced meats, cheeses, bread and some dairy products, processed and canned foods.). The voyage Read More

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InBev UK Ltd. Luton LU1 3LS UK Preface: This is the third of a series I call “Deli Beers.” These are bottled beers procured from what is called a “deli” (short for delicatessen – a food store that specializes in sliced meats, cheeses, bread and some dairy products, processed and canned foods.). The voyage from Read More

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Miller Brewing Co. Milwaukee, WI USA Preface: This is the second of a series I call “Deli Beers.” These are bottled beers procured from what is called a “deli” (short for delicatessen – a food store that specializes in sliced meats, cheeses, bread and some dairy products, processed and canned foods.). The voyage from brewery Read More

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Anheuser-Busch Brewing Co. St. Louis, MO USA Preface: This is the first of a series I call “Deli Beers.” These are bottled beers procured from what is called a “deli” (short for delicatessen – a food store that specializes in sliced meats, cheeses, bread and some dairy products, processed and canned foods.). The voyage from Read More

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ORIGINALLY POSTED 02 JULY 2007 Shipyard Brewing Company Portland, ME USA Appearance: This is a dark copper colored brew, not quite red. A light tan, frothy, large bubble, yet firm head sits atop this brew. Aroma: There is a great deal of hop character to the initial aroma. However, there is a roasted malt, almost Read More

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Appearance: this is a burnt orange, slightly hazy, very effervescent brew. The head is a sparkling rocky light tan that breaks down fairly easily, but remains very rocky. Not a terribly tight head to this beer. Aroma: The aroma starts off sweet and malty and is then met by a very fresh and floral cascade Read More

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Reno, Nevada USA Preface: On Tuesday 10 June 2008, at the height of what local on-air-meteorologists have called a dangerous heat wave, a box of “Yeast Samples” arrived at my door. As you can (pun intended) see, it was canned beer. The packaging was less than successful in that all cans suffered a dent or Read More

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