Month / March 2012

For the folks on the West Coast… Red White & Brew Pub Crawl San Francisco San Francisco Chronicle World Famous 4th of July Pub Crawl – San Francisco Edition Time to put those shamrocks on and head out at the World Famous Pub Crawl. Over a dozen venues all along Union Street & the Marina Read More

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Greetings and here’s to a good weekend! First off, after a visit to the New York Beer Co. for a few beers with a few schoolmates the manager reminded me of their upcoming menu for baseball opening day(s) here in New York… Baseball opening day in NY… Can’t read it… click on New York Beer Read More

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Yes, this is actually a post about the new beer-friendly bar in Manhattan… New York Beer Company. Yes, every time I go to a pub, bar, tavern, gin-mill, dive, or watering-hole I am working. However, last evening I had some help… three fellow schoolmates, Cadets from Norwich University. There was much talk about current events Read More

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Three reasons to visit The Pony Bar… The first is for the selection of beers. There are always at least twenty American “Craft” beers on tap and two cask ales on hand pumps. The second is the pricing system. All beers are $5.00(US) and that’s the truth… most are served in 14 oz. glassware with Read More

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The Afternoon Brews This afternoon, after two thirty in the afternoon, I will get up and walk away from this keyboard and all that it connects me to. The work area will be dusted, and the papers and file folder will be stacked neatly in front of the printer. The day’s work will be safe Read More

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Widmer Brothers Brewing Co‎ 955 North Russell Portland, OR 97227 (503) 281-2437(503) 281-2437Widmer Brothers Oatmeal Porter Preface: This 12 oz. bottle of Widmer Brothers Oatmeal Porter was sent to me by the folks at the Widmer Brothers Brewing Co. It arrived no earlier than 1 March 2013 and has been refrigerated since then. The bottle Read More

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Six New Categories Added to 2012 U.S. Open Beer Championship Atlanta, GA (March 19) “After talking to several brewers over the past couple of weeks, we have decided to add six new categories to the 2012 U.S. Open Beer Championship. These categories include: Sessions Beer, American-Style Black Ale, Baltic Porter, Wood/Barrel-Aged Strong Stout, Wood/Barrel-Aged Sour Beer, Read More

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Widmer Brothers Pitch Black IPA Widmer Brothers Brewing Co‎ 955 North Russell Portland, OR 97227 (503) 281-2437(503) 281-2437Preface: This 12 oz. bottle of Widmer Brothers Pitch Black IPA was sent to me by the folks at the Widmer Brothers Brewing Co. It arrived no earlier than 1 March 2013 and has been refrigerated since then. Read More

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The production and aging of cheese is an art form almost as old as brewing beer. Of particular interest is a technique known as “washing” cheeses in various liquids to give them particular characteristics. In December of last year the Saxelby Cheesemonger decided to try the following experiment… they took a particular batch of Hooligan Read More

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Recently the Tour de France Restaurant Group, a group of nine restaurants (Multi Unit Food Service Operation) presented a Winter Stinky Cheese Festival. The kick-off celebration included a panel of experts including Oskar Bynke (Managing Partner, Hermann J. Wiemer Vineyard), Ian McFadden and Chris Catrell, Gregg Glasser (Editor-in-Chief, Yankee Brew News & Distillery Age), Damian Read More

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