Month / September 2013

A most pleasant Sunday afternoon late in September was reason enough to take a refreshing walk and enjoy the neighborhood ambiance, fine weather and a late-lunch-early-supper known as Brunch. The origins of this culinary creation will be discussed in a later posting. The place where the “Brunch” pictured below is not unfamiliar. We have visited […]

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FIRST CRAFT BEER IN NASCAR:  Oskar Blues Brewery to sponsor Landon Cassill’s No. 4 Chevrolet   In NASCAR Nationwide Series at Charlotte Motor Speedway Oskar Blues Brewery is now sponsoring driver Landon Cassill and his JD Motorsports with Gary Keller team in the NASCAR Nationwide Series. Cassill will pilot the No. 4 Oskar Blues Brewery […]

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This is a listing of five of the more interesting reasons to visit New York City and the borough of Brooklyn in particular. It is a short list and far from a list of the five “best” or “outstanding” beer-bars. These are places where you can relax and enjoy the beer, food, service and ambience. […]

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Why Lamb Shanks? First of all it’s a relatively inexpensive cut of meat. Next, it is a flavorful cut of meat including the bone, the tendons and long muscles. When cooked low and slow they become tender and succulent. And best of all, if you braise the lamb shanks, the required cooking skills are minimal. […]

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Not too long ago there was a competition between brewers in the United States to brew the strongest beer on the market. A brewery in Boston, MA and a brewery in Delaware fought it out and finally made “barley wine” a part of the main-stream drinker’s vocabulary. Nevertheless, while this was happening, the interest in […]

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First a short review… Over the last week Beer Basics has opened a Beer Writer’s workplace… taken a look at Holiday Beers… and took a look at the Events of Summer. In the rest of the world the breweries are turning out new products… Full Sail Brewing Company Releases “26” Cascade Pilsner for their 26th […]

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The mythology that has been created about writers, journalists and authors; especially those that write about, cover and explain the beverage alcohol industry is, as most mythology, largely fiction built on a grain of fact. Contrary to the iconic image depicted in print and cinema productions, pictured below is the essential “Beer Writer” workshop… if […]

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Going through folders of illustrations this morning I came across the following. It is an illustration of a plastic cup put out by Solo Cup Company. Why is it special? It is designed to be a drink measuring cup. My hat’s off to the person who came up with that idea. Not that I ever […]

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Greetings, As the end of the year rolls around, holiday beers roll out.  This is an interesting niche specie of beer because it ranges all the way from very high alcohol, high hopped products to things that taste more like pumpkin pie and in some cases, like candy cane. Where did these beers come from? […]

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New 30-litre KeyKeg® with Double Wall Technology Lightweight Containers introduces a new cylindrical keg Lightweight Containers announces the development of a new one-way keg: the KeyKeg® 30 Slimline, a cylindrical 30-litre keg fitted with both the KeyKeg Double Wall™ and Bag-in-Ball™ technologies. The new keg will be on the market in the first quarter of […]

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