Month / November 2012

In Memoriam of Albert Cramer Owner of Warsteiner Brewery Dies at Age 69 Warstein, November 21, 2012 – Albert Cramer, managing partner of the Warsteiner Group passed away on November 20, 2012 after a short, serious illness. He was 69 years old. With him, the Warsteiner Brewery has lost its senior partner who made history Read More

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The traditional food service operations from in-and-out fast-food to white-tablecloth restaurants that proffer fountain pens to customers to sign the dinner check with have all seen major changes over the last decade. One of the most interesting is the “open kitchen” concept that came on the heels of the celebrity-chef. One of the first I Read More

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Yesterday I ate lunch at one of my “usual” spots… Bar Tabac, in Brooklyn. The soup of the day was a “winter root” soup of parsnips and turnips. The beer of choice was a Six point Sweet Action. The hops in the Sweet Action worked well with the slightly bitter flavors from the roots in Read More

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Today it was a Monday so I stopped into Bar Tabac where there was a “trailer” behind the stick. So it was off to the Waterfront Alehouse on Atlantic Avenue for the fingers… I suffered!

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Magic Hat Brewery and Performing Arts Center 5 Bartlett Bay Road South Burlington, VT 05403 USA 802-658-2739802-658-2739Preface: This 12 oz. bottle of Magic Hat Heart of Darkness was sent to me by the folks at Magic Hat a week before Thanksgiving 2012. The following notes are made after a mouth wash with room temperature sparkling Read More

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After a fine Thanksgiving I am thankful for a quiet Sunday and some Waterfront Brooklyn “Bangers & Mash”… and Bengali Tiger. Wishing all of you a quiet Sunday and a winning team!

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News from and about New York City… 3rd Annual Battle of the Belgians to Highlight Belgian Beer Week The return of our annual Battle of the Belgians on Saturday, December 1st, from noon-3 p.m., at Jimmy’s No. 43 (43 East 7th Street) will be the highlight of our week featuring Beers from Belgium and those Read More

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This morning features the last of four “beer jelly” tastings from Main Street Produce of Littleton, NC. The types of beers used in the jellies are constantly changing so visit the site to see what is available. This morning it’s Natty Green’s Old Towne Brown/Chipotle Jelly. The English muffin was a Thomas’s brand English. One Read More

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The search for places where you can get a good beer and burger is a sacred mission for many of us and I am pleased to post the following valuable information… From a journalist in Rhode Island… “Just yesterday I had a 10-ounce burger simply topped with melted cheddar cheese on a perfectly sized bun Read More

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