Month / May 2011

A taste of… O’Hara’s Irish Stout Carlow Brewing Company Muine Bheag Business Park County Carlow Ireland phone: +353(0)59-972050 Preface: This wee bottle 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 see in the picture. Read More

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Those of us who reside in the city of New York begin our Sundays at a distinct disadvantage. What is that disadvantage? You cannot legally buy a drink of beer before 12 noon on Sundays. This is not an earthshaking disadvantage. It actually stretches the literal definition of the word. And, for a good number Read More

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The menu at Colonie, a new restaurant on Atlantic Avenue in Brooklyn Heights, takes pride in being eclectic as well as being “local”. The other evening I had a chance to explore that menu and was intrigued by one of the listed appetizers (see above picture). It was listed as “PORK BELLY confited & fried, Read More

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You will have to decide whether I’m bragging or complaining. Recently there have been occasions during regular beer tastings when I paused for a moment and asked myself “why are you doing this?”. Yes, given the opportunity to taste beer, write about it, and get paid for it is not always the best of all Read More

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Goose Island, 1800 West Fulton Street, Chicago, Illinois, 60612 United States phone: (312) 226-1119(312) 226-1119 Appearance: This is an amber colored brew with a good amount of carbonation that builds a light sandy tan colored head that despite the high alcohol content manages to stay firm for longer than expected. As mentioned on the label Read More

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