Month / June 2012

This summer there are more “summer” beers in the cold box and coolers of every retailer and wholesaler in the United States than ever before. Here are a few; 21st Amendment’s Hell or High Watermelon Wheat, New Belgium’s Somersault, Sierra Nevada Kellerweis, Pyramid Apricot Ale, Lagunitas Little Sumpin’ Sumpin’ Ale, Anchor Summer Beer, Samuel Adams […]

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Not long ago, the very night that the New York City Brewers Guild threw their birthday party, the BeerBasics.com crew had a chance to stop in at the Radegast Hall and Biergarten in Williamsburg, Brooklyn (113 North 3rd Street, Brooklyn, NY 11211 (718) 963-3973). The professed reason was to get something to eat before the […]

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This morning, as I was sorting the latest “beer porn” entries, I took a moment to determine just how many illustrations were in the “Beer Photos” folder. There were over 1,500 beer-specific pictures. This did not include the Craft Beer Conference or any of the various road trips. The search turned up more and more […]

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Sixpoint Brewery 40 Van Dyke Street, Brooklyn, NY (917) 696-0438(917) 696-0438Preface: This 12 oz. can of Sixpoint Resin was purchased as part of a packaged four-pack at Concord Village Market. The can was allowed to slowly warm to just under cellar temperature prior to pouring and tasting. The information on this can tells me that […]

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Don’t Miss events in the NYC area… 2nd Annual Kimchi-Eating Contest, Chef Line-Up For Cook Out NYC™ Cook Out NYC™—the ultimate outdoor cooking and country fair event—will see the return of Mama O’s Super Spicy Kimchi-Eating Contest, a competitive eating event set to rival Coney Island’s famous contest. Competitors will gather on Saturday, July 7th, […]

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Most of the United States experienced daily temperatures over 90F this week. The media was flooded with “heat” stories and local and federal government offices issued “warnings” and “advisories”. Guess what? It’s Summer. It gets hot in the summer and then cools down after a while and we call that Winter. This happens year after […]

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True, we have been here before… but yesterday it was in search of a Dogfish Head Festina Peche that, at 4.5% abv is now my favorite “session” beer. This made the visit a business trip rather than a play-date. After a good walk across the Manhattan Bridge (at that time of day – 1200 – […]

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If you leave New York City at about nine o’clock in the morning you should be able to reach Portsmouth, NH in the early afternoon, a perfect lunch stop. If you ask me, the ideal lunch stop in Portsmouth NH is the Portsmouth Brewery. In the past you have heard from the brewer Todd Mott. […]

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Above are two of the “beer cocktails” that are house special drinks at Jack the Horse (it’s a name not a verb) in Brooklyn Heights. Below is the drink menu… Now you tell me… Which two drinks are featured above?  

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Widmer Brothers Brewing Co‎ 955 North Russell Portland, OR 97227 (503) 281-2437(503) 281-2437Preface: This 12 oz. bottle of Widmer Kill Devil Brown Ale was sent to me by the folks at the Widmer Brothers Brewing Co. It arrived 14 June 2012 and has been refrigerated since then. The bottle was allowed to slowly warm to […]

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