Month / May 2011

Just before the UVM graduates and their fans began arriving for their celebrations last week I had a chance to visit The Alchemist, in Waterbury, VT. It was a warm Sunday so their “Shut the Hell Up” (3.7% abv) was a most refreshing way to begin the visit. The staff was just as welcoming. And, […]

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Stay tuned for reports from the Alchemist Brewpub (Waterburry, VT) and either Keegan’s Ales (Kingston, NY) or the Guilded Otter (New Paltz, NY) next week…

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A taste of… Legbiter Ale Strangford Lough Brewing Co. 22 Shore Rd Killyleagh, BT30 9UE United Kingdom (Northern Ireland Preface: Once again a sample of beer sent to me before St. Patrick’s Day this year finds its way from the deepest darkest recesses of the refrigerator. It is the second of two beers sent to […]

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A taste of… Twilight Summer Ale 2010 Deschutes Brewery 901 SW Simpson Ave., Bend, OR 97702 USA 541.385.8606541.385.8606 Preface: This is another sample sent by the folks at Deschutes Brewery in Bend, Oregon. The following notes are made after a mouth wash with room temperature sparkling water. These notes have not been influenced by reading […]

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Genesee Brewing Co. 445 Saint Paul St. Rochester, New York, 14605 United States 585-546-1030585-546-1030 dba Strangford Lough Brewing Co. 22 Shore Rd Killyleagh, BT30 9UE United Kingdom (Northern Ireland) 028 4482Preface: Once again I am diving into the deepest darkest recesses of the refrigerator. Once again I find a beer brewed specially for a particular […]

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“It was a brave man who first ate an oyster” –Jonathan Swift At first reading of the above quotation the inclination in most readers mind is to nod in agreement with Mr. Swift. Those who think of the oyster as a simple culinary gift of nature meant to be enjoyed freshly shucked from the half-shell […]

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There is no question at all when it comes to how much fermented malt beverage (beer) was sold in 2003 in the United States (the last year with verifiable statistics). Altogether, it came to 202,277,024 barrels or 6,270,857,744 gallons or, in plain English, fifty billion one hundred and sixty six million eight hundred and sixty […]

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A taste of… Jubelale 2010 Deschutes Brewery 901 SW Simpson Ave., Bend, OR 97702 USA 541.385.8606541.385.8606Preface: This is another sample sent by the folks at Deschutes Brewery in Bend, Oregon. The following notes are made after a mouth wash with room temperature sparkling water. These notes have not been influenced by reading promotional material or […]

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A taste of… O’Hara’s Irish Red Carlow Brewing Company Muine Bheag Business Park County Carlow Ireland phone: +353(0)59-972050 Preface: This is the other wee bottle that has been residing in the back of my refrigerator since St. Patrick’s Day. A few days before that it was delivered by parcel post along with the cheese you […]

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A taste of Red Chair NWPA 2011… Deschutes Brewery 901 SW Simpson Ave., Bend, OR 97702 USA 541.385.8606541.385.8606 Preface: This is another sample sent by the folks at Deschutes Brewery in Bend, Oregon. The following notes are made after a mouth wash with room temperature sparkling water. These notes have not been influenced by reading […]

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