Month / January 2012

Spoetzl Brewery 603 East Brewery Street Shiner, TX 77984 (361) 594-4294(361) 594-4294Preface: According to the folks at Spoetzl… “Debuting February 3, Shiner Wild Hare Pale Ale will be joining the family of Shiner beers from the Spoetzl Brewery. Shiner Wild Hare is the first ale crafted by the Spode so brewery and is 103 year Read More

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Yes, I’ve heard Mr. Sam Calagione and Ms. Marnie Old extol the virtues of their particular beverage of choice… and watched them agree to like both. Yes, Garrett Oliver has instructed me on how friendly beer and cheese can be. Yes, the flavors that happen when a taste of fresh creamy goat cheese meets a Read More

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    O would some power the giftie gie us to see ourselves as others see us.    (O would some power the gift to give us to see ourselves as others see us.)        Robert Burns, Poem “To a Louse” – verse 8        Scottish national poet (1759 – 1796) This is a break with schedule to offer Read More

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Preface: For those of you who knew Bert Grant, and a few of you are old enough, I need not introduced the gentleman. I use the term loosely because he would be offended if I did. For those of you who are not old enough to remember Bert Grant, he was the most colorful, interesting Read More

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This last Saturday the Beerbasics.com crew got together to develop ideas for the next few years and have a few brews. What was more important was that there has been an accumulation of “big bottle” tasting samples here at Beerbasics.com that needed to be opened and discussed. This we did with open minds and whetted Read More

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Grand Teton Brewing Co. 430 Old Jackson Highway Victor, Idaho, 83455 United States phone: (208) 787-900Preface: This 12 oz. bottle of Grand Teton 5 O’ Clock Shadow was sent to me by the folks at Grand Teton Brewing Co. for inclusion in these tasting notes. This was a sample bottle so there was no date Read More

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Mass production has given fast food a bad name. Every city and town in the world has a hole in the wall restaurant, or shall I say food provider, that is famous for being tasty, inexpensive, and hearty with only a few minutes wait between ordering and eating. Apparently, in Berlin Germany there has long Read More

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Homebrewing 1989… The following video was recorded almost twenty three years ago. Your humble scribe had just moved to Brooklyn and was enjoying twice the living space of his Manhattan hovel. How this particular apartment, in this particular section of Brooklyn, came to be my place of residence is another story. Why you need to Read More

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Brooklyn Brewery 79 North 11th Street Brooklyn, NY 11211-1913 (718) 486-74Preface: This 12 oz. bottle of Brooklyn Lager was sent to me via delivery service about a week ago. There is a note stamped on the label: “BB Oct 2012 06:36 2921” The following notes are made after a mouth wash with room temperature sparkling Read More

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