Month / September 2012

The first Wednesday of this September found my wife and me sitting at the bar sipping beers and perusing the menu. She sought simple sustenance. I was there for a specific purpose… to eat pig. The Char#4 management caught me in their email snare when I read about their Pig Five Way or Half Hog […]

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It seems the good folks at the Village Voice don’t need BeerBasics coverage of their event…   “Hi Peter – Thank you for your Brooklyn Pour press application. Due to the overwhelming number of requests, we are unable to provide you a press pass to this year’s event. If you’re still interested in attending, tickets are still […]

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It is the Oktoberfest season and there are more schnitzels being fried than there is at any other time of the year. Accompanied by smashed potatoes or German Potato Salad and Red Cabbage, the thin slices of breaded and fried veil have become an iconic dish for the season. But do the Germans have a […]

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Beer & Pretzel – Four Studies   The First Study     The Second Study     The Third Study   The Fourth Study     Which one?

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Magic Hat Brewery and Performing Arts Center 5 Bartlett Bay Road South Burlington, VT 05403 USAPreface: The good folks at Magic Hat sent me this bottle last Friday along with samples of two other brews (hI.P.A. and Hocus Pocus). The sell-sheet tells me… “Appearance: Medium Amber Flavor: Caramel and toffee with aa slightly smoky finish. […]

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Duvel and Ommegang Craft Duvel Rustica (COOPERSTOWN, NY) Brewery Ommegang and Duvel Moortgat are celebrating the release of a long-anticipated collaboration brew named Duvel Rustica. The new beer is a Belgian-style Golden Ale of 8.5% ABV and, like the iconic Duvel Golden Ale, is brewed with fine pils malts and hopped with noble Styrian Golding […]

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It’s a Saturday afternoon; time to explore some of my favorite pubs, bars and brewpubs through the magic of video. Pour yourself a cool brew and come along … The first visit is … Milly’s Tavern, somewhere in MA I think, on a Friday afternoon, just after one o’clock… We made her draw the first […]

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If you have any doubt that beer and burger are two essential food groups then you should not read the following, or view the following illustrations. If you are a vegetarian I would especially suggest you find another blog to read. Now that we are on the same page let me illustrate the basic and […]

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 To see if it was still drinkable…   That is some strange thing to do to a beer eh?      

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