Month / September 2011

BREWS NEWS…       Wynkoop Belgordo and Cowtown Stout Bread  Thursday Wynkoop Brewing Co. released two new products. On Sept.15 they tapped the first batch of the 2011 edition of Belgorado, a wet-hopped, all-Colorado-ingredients, Belgian-style pale ale. The beer features a hazy gold color and a meringuey head, and vivid grassy and citrus notes from the 60 pounds of hand-picked Read More

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    NYC Brewer’s Choice – September 22nd at City Winery  Jimmy’s No. 43 is thrilled to be co-hosting the featured beer event of  NY Craft Beer Week: NYC Brewer’s Choice, being held at City Winery (155 Varick Street) on Thursday, September 22nd, from 6-10 p.m. The second-annual event will feature more than 20 brewers, Read More

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“I heard the callin’ and that’s how I ended up here.” Matthew “Matty” Maher, the present owner of McSorley’s, handed a stack of mail to the bartender. It was a late afternoon and only three other people were standing at the bar. At that time standing at the bar at McSorley’s on a Wednesday afternoon Read More

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The first time I ever went to McSorley’s I remember being speechless at the bartenders question…“Light or Dark?” Before I could ask the question he explained… “We have two kinds of beer here light beer and dark beer which you want?”   McSorley’s has been at the same address for over 125 years and serving beer Read More

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  I remember… well I remember most of it. It was in the spring of 1972 and there was still enough snow in the shaded areas and under the trees to keep cases of beer ice cold. The Dog River was running high and so were the expectations of the class of 1973 of Norwich Read More

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Blue Moon Brewing Co. 13th and Ford Street Golden, Colorado, 80401 United States phone: (800) 642-6116Blue Moon Belgian White Preface: First of all let me refer you to a previous Blue Moon post… There is a date stamped on the neck of this bottle: DEC0511 E30042005. The following notes are made after a mouth wash Read More

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A taste of… Grand Teton Wake Up Call   Drinking Notes… Southern Comfort & Northern Beer   Beer Basics visits the Gutter   Beer Basics talks to Mikkel Borg Bjergsø   Brews, News & Events 9 September 2011

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BREWS NEWS:    Belgorado Flows Again, Sept 15 A bit hit in its debut last year, Belgorado is our fresh-hopped, Belgian-style IPA made with fresh, handpicked Colorado hops and malt grown in Colorado’s San Luis Valley. It’s a golden beer with a grassy hop nose and similarly bright and verdant hop flavors courtesy of the “wet” hops. The beer Read More

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Mikkel Borg Bjergsø Photo by Ginalola LowryPreviously, Beer Basics visited the Gutter, hosted by Shelton Brothers, importers of Mikkeller Drink’in the Sun. (2.4% abv). Earlier rants introduced my passion of seeking out “session” beers. Allow me to offer two basic reasons this is a worthy quest. The first is the opportunity to revel in the Read More

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the Gutter Last Thursday, 1 September 2011, the local importer/distributor Shelton Brothers arranged an event at the Williamsburg beer bar/bowling arena (Enough slash marks in one sentence?) called The Gutter.  Photo by Ginalola Lowry Their Cause célèbre was the line of beers offered by the Danish nomad brewer Mikkel Borg Bjergsø and his line of Read More

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