Month / February 2013

Just a jest… nevertheless… same  “dish” in the same place…  top or bottom? And why? Please feel free to comment…

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After I turn off the stuff attached to his keyboard and call it a day I am off to a stretch of the legs and a bit to eat and, more importantly, to drink. These afternoon walks follow some well-worn paths and less –often a new place. Word of mouth is one of the best Read More

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Here we have them ladies and gentlemen! The Cream Ales Cream Ale (4.5% abv 12 IBU) of Portsmouth Brewery! It’s early afternoon and bar-karma finds us two seats. It should be mentioned that the following contest had a preliminary that involved two tasty examples of the new brewer’s art. This cross-tasting calibration would be the Read More

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Last night, as part of the “Food Fete” event held in the Helen Mills Event Space in the Flat Iron district of Manhattan, Heavy Seas founder Hugh Sisson (pictured above) was pouring samples of Siren Noire Imperial Stout, Plank II (click on this one it’s an interesting idea), and Loose Cannon IPA. Although in the Read More

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    This is my first Great Moment in Beer, a series of presentations of picture and prose that together focus on the title of the series. In this case it is that moment when the optimist and pessimist are said to define themselves in their perception of the glass container of beer. It is Read More

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Buffalo Wings is a dish I use to determine the culinary dexterity of the kitchen staff at whatever particular pub, bar, tavern or restaurant I happen to find myself visiting. The variety of the presentations are almost beyond belief…  just this side of infinite. But that is for another series of blogs… A week of Read More

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New breweries and brewpubs making news…reports appreciated. New microbrewery planned for downtown Eudora Lawrence Journal World (blog)  – ‎Feb 4, 2013‎ Perhaps you are not like me and you don’t spend a good part of the year wondering why Winnie the Pooh acts so dang strange. Perhaps you also don’t have a spouse who fills Read More

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BeerBasics has had the chance to visit quite a few beer-friendly places. The following is a short list of some of our favorites…   Beer Basics visits… Strong Place, Brooklyn, NY      Beer Basics visits… Brinkley’s, Manhattan, NY Beer Basics visits… the Gutter, Brooklyn, NY Beer Basics visits…  McSorley’s, Manhattan, NY Beer Basics visits… Cambridge Brewing Read More

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(with Smoked Beer) You will need… clockwise from 1200: Schlenkerla Wheat Smokebeer (two unopened), 32 oz. box of chicken stock, one bottle of Schlenkerla Wheat Smokebeer (less 16 ounces for “tasting notes”), one pint glass of Schlenkerla Wheat Smokebeer (less four ounces for “Tasting Notes”)*, one half pound bacon (chopped), four tablespoons of chopped fresh Read More

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The beer of choice was neither one suggested last week… Beer-ly Soup The winner is… Aecht Schlenkerla Rauchbier Weizen (see below) The Germans won out because it was the only one available… believe it or not! Next, the result of tampering with an iconic Canadian dish…    

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