Month / June 2011

Early last week an email caught my eye. The first attention grabber was the large image of the flag of Provence Quebec. Beneath that illustration was the headline announcing St. Jean Baptiste Day. That email now had my full attention. The venue was a bar on the East Side of Manhattan on the corner of Read More

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One of the great things about writing about beer is the chance to enjoy the multitude of beer-events. The following are just a few of the chances to celebrate study and celebrate more. First, the Get Real Belgian Beer Festival NYC  in just a few days… from the same folks who brought you the Craft Read More

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Last Saturday was time to visit one of the newer “beer destinations” in Brooklyn, NY. The choice was based on the number of tap lines and the weather. The number of tap lines came to twenty four and the weather was pleasant enough for an easy stretch of the legs (about one mile). The entrance Read More

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Genesee Brewing Co./ Dundee Brewing Co. 445 Saint Paul St. Rochester, New York, 14605 United States (585) 546-103Preface: This 12 oz. can of Dundee Summer Wheat Beer was sent to me by the folks at Genesee Brewing Co. (There is a dating code on the bottom of the can 1441 10:39) How does this Summer Read More

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. You are scanning the beer menu… It comes down to economics. You have $12 to spend. Will you spend the $12 on 2 pints of excellent brew at 9.5% alcohol by volume, or will you spend $12 on 3 pints of excellent brew at 4.5% alcohol by volume? Inquiring minds want to know… or Read More

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My Canon tells me that on Monday, 21 March 2011 at 1419 I was in Broome Street Bar & Grill and there were two glasses containing what looks like beer that might have been poured from that bottle of Wake up Dead Imperial Stout. If that is the case then it is possible that the Read More

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First of all the term must be defined. Let me say that when I use the word “beer” it can be understood to mean any of the various fermented malt beverages excepted as the thing the popular social definition of the word “beer”. The second word that needs defining is actually the first word – Read More

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Aventinus start to finish… It has taken a while to arrive but, as the saying goes, better late than never. That said, my recent introduction to Edelster Aventinus was comforting to say the least. It confirmed a few of my basic beliefs. One was that if it can be fermented it has been distilled. Another Read More

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When a new item appears on the menu at the Waterfront Alehouse on Atlantic Avenue, Brooklyn, USA, it seldom fails to find itself posing for its portrait… avec beer. The following is the story of the Duck Spring Roll and how it found a friend in a Stone. Duck Spring Roll with Stone India Pale Read More

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    Over the last four weeks the Brooklyn Brewing Company (Brooklyn, NY), the Alchemist (Waterbury ,VT) and Six Point Real Ale, also in Brooklyn, began putting the final touches on, were beginning to run their own canning lines. These three breweries are only the latest to install canning lines. Out west Oscar’s has been Read More

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