Month / October 2011

French Sausage & Suds in NYC It is mid-October here in New York City. The city of Munich packed up their Oktoberfest two weeks ago. And so the French restaurant group “Tour de France” recently extended the beer and sausage season for a week or two. After a traditional Teutonic take on the autumnal tradition Read More

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Tundra Brewery 355 Cornell Road Stamford, NY 12167 (607) 437-4243(607) 437-4243Preface: This 12 oz. bottle was purchased Thursday, 6 October 20011 at or around 1530 hours from the brewer at the Union Square Farmers Market for $14.00 (US) for a mixed six-pack of this brew and a Pale Ale. The following are my tasting notes: Read More

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21st Amendment Brewery’s Fireside Chat Winter Spiced Ale is Back!   October 11, 2011 – San Francisco, CA – The 21st Amendment Brewery today announced the re-release of their holiday seasonal beer in a can, Fireside Chat Winter Spiced Ale. Fireside Chat hearkens back to the Golden Age of radio when the Great Depression held Read More

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Congratulations to the folks at Brooklyn Pour! Those that missed out… there is always next year. Our report on the event will be posted next Wednesday… good lord willin’ and the creek don’t rise.    Holiday Ale Festival toasts the spirits of the season PORTLAND, Ore. – Oct. 11, 2011 – The 16th annual  Holiday Read More

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The Cambridge Brewing Company has “the U.S. craft brewing world’s first true Solera-style fermenting and aging program, a portion of each of the Solera barrels (the oldest barrels, which contain a blend of between one and eight year old beer) is blended for service annually. Beer from the Criadera (literal trans. – the nursery – Read More

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Two Traditionals… Tenders and Cask ESB “It was a dark and stormy night…” Well actually it was an afternoon and it wasn’t actually dark outside but it was raining. I like it when it is raining and I’m sitting in a comfortable pub, bar, tavern… it gives me another reason to stay. In this case Read More

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Cambridge Brewing Company 1 Kendall Sq, Building 100, Cambridge, MA (617) 494-1994(617) 494-1994Preface: This pint of Mind Left Body IPA was purchased for $5.25 (USD) at Cambridge Brewing Company, 1 Kendall Sq, Building 100, Cambridge, MA. The following notes were made while visiting the Cambridge Brewing Co. on Friday 23 September 2011 before any food Read More

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Tour De France Restaurant Group Sausage & Suds Fest Celebrate Oktoberfest with a French twist this year as the Tour de France Restaurant Group launches its savory Sausage and Beer Festival at all nine of its Manhattan restaurants from October 12-21.  Executive chefs from these exceptional French restaurants promise to invigorate taste buds with dozens Read More

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Rumpkin Release Party Avery Tap Room on  Saturday, October 15th! Ever wondered what happened if a monstrous pumpkin ale, plump full of spicy gourdiness, were aged in fresh rum barrels?… So did we! After an extensive training regimen in Old Gosling’s Rum barrels, shot up with a cycle of nutmeg, cinnamon and ginger, this pumpkin Read More

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