Month / August 2012

Pumpkin beer has its fans and its detractors. As mentioned in previous rants, Bill Owens should be considered the “Father of Pumpkin Beer”. This is despite the fact that there was no pumpkin in the final product. There was a time when brewers of fermented beverages had to resort to the use of any inexpensive […]

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Beer & Burger… Why a beer and a burger? Why not a beer and a taco? Why not a beer and a lobster roll? Why not a beer and a fish taco? Why? Because that is what I ate today for lunch… It is/was Tuesday 21 August 2012 and after 1400 hours. I am hungry […]

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Brooklyn Brewery 79 North 11th Street Brooklyn, NY 11211-1913 (718) 486-7422(718) 486-7422Preface: This 12 oz. bottle of Brooklyn Post Road Pumpkin Ale was sent to me via delivery service last week. There is a note stamped on the bottom: “BB Jan 2013 1742 15:47” The following notes are made after a mouth wash with room […]

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The picture above is a bowl of mussels in white wine and garlic herbed broth, a Pale Ale and, yes, tomato catsup/ketchup with the fried frenched potatoes. The essential, particular aroma and flavor of farmed mussels combines a saline sea-salt and Piscean pungency that find flavor friends in the garlic tang and slightly acidic wine. […]

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Happy birthday “Skinny McWilliams”! (All together now… “Who’s “Skinny McWilliams”?) She and I pictured below… The event was a Boston Beer presentation in 2001 featuring Julia Child, Jasper White and other cookbook authors. The photo above was taken when we traded books… Yes, I have a first edition of French Cooking… inscribed. The nickname was […]

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 It’s been a long time and more than a few since but yes… I remember my first one. A week before the Senior Prom at a high school in a suburban enclave for mid-level corporate executives, a few dozen classmates let it be known that they were going to throw a “kick-ass” party to cap […]

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Today is such a fine bright warm day, with just a trace of humidity, I am going to toss schedule out the door and enjoy. Of course, I am self-employed and can indulge in a “enjoy the day” every once in a while. Those working in an office environment are most likely less able to […]

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The latest from the brewery newsletters… Now the latest from the brewery newsletters…   Total brewery count hits 125 year high…   “A Brooklyn institution takes flight…”   MONTHLY MASH   A new look!   News from Deschutes…   The latest from Denver… And that’s the news for now….

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Find something you want to know more about! Celebrating with suds: Frederick’s newest brewery holds inaugural … Frederick News Post Brewmaster Tom Flores said the brewery, which makes beer for Brewer’s Alley and also recently unveiled its own Riot Rye Pale Ale, now has the capacity to … Idaho State Police’s Official Response to 10 […]

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