Month / July 2012

from the Grand Central Oyster Bar I swear that this will be the last “oyster” piece for at least a year… Well maybe at Thanksgiving or Christmas… but yes, enough is enough. And so, with more than a touch of self-indulgence and nostalgia, let’s make last stop the legendary Grand Central Oyster Bar. (It was […]

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Green Flash Brewing Company 6550 Mira Mesa Boulevard San Diego, CA 92121 (858) 622-0085(858) 622-0085 greenflashbrew.com‎Preface: This 22 oz. bottle of Green Flash Friendship was sent to me on 23 July 2012 from the folks at Green Flash Brewing Co. along with printed information. The origin of this beer can be traced to a visit […]

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EXCLUSIVE… Don’t cry for either Tod Mott (lately brewer in residence at Portsmouth Brewery) or Portsmouth Brewery (still one of my favorite brewpubs). The folks at Portsmouth had a celebration for him… “The Head Brewer Has Left”… BeerBasics had a chat with Tod on Wednesday past and the conversation touched on the good vibes that […]

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Texas-sized Pigs in Blankets and Beer Jams and Jellies? Two items of interest to look forward to: The first is a picture of tomorrow’s feature… Texas Sized Pigs in Blankets… And then there are these interesting items… jams and jellies made from beer. 1)     Weyerbacher Blithering Idiot Barley Wine Jelly 2)     Natty Green’s Old Town […]

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Widmer Brothers Brewing Co‎ 955 North Russell Portland, OR 97227 (503) 281-2437Preface: This 12 oz. bottle of Widmer Brothers Marionberry Hibiscus Gose was sent to me by the folks at the Widmer Brothers Brewing Co. It arrived no earlier than 1 July 2012 and has been refrigerated since then. The bottle was allowed to slowly […]

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When the brewer of Pilsner Urquell held their Pilsner-style brewing competition last year the tasting was held at Hospoda. As you can see from the flags flown by their next-door neighbor, this was not a coincidence. The entrance is just to the left of the flags… you can just make out the “VA” to the […]

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There is a satisfaction shown in the face of the person above that is unmistakable. I can assure you that it is a look of satisfaction. It is a picture of my enjoyment of a freshly-shucked (opened) oyster after a sip of a good beer. In the post last Friday… BeerBasics visits Ulysses NYC the […]

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Spoetzl Brewery 603 East Brewery Street Shiner, TX 77984 (361) 594-4294(361) 594-4294Preface: According to the folks at Spoetzl… “This small batch brew is the third in our Limited Edition Brewer’s Pride Craft Beer Series. A combination of Citra and U.S. Golding hops gives this refreshing lager (ah.. so that’s what it is… doesn’t say on […]

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BREAKING NEWS! Shiner gets prickly San Antonio Current Wed, 11 Jul 2012 21:13 PM PDT The Texas prickly pear cactus makes for some tasty nopalitos dishes, but the fruit of the cactus has been a staple in seasonal brewpub beers throughout the state. THE REAL STORY: Monday BeerBasics “Tasting Notes” has the rest of the […]

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Being that today was Friday 13th 2012 the idea of trusting ones fate to beer and oysters did cross my mind. And so… at 1300 or there about your trusty reporter and his faithful photographer met to indulge…   After two dozen and an in-depth instruction on the tapping and dispensing of wheat beer we […]

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