Month / September 2014

Recently the folks who brew Ballantine Ale sent me a 750 ml sample bottle of the latest incarnation of Ballantine India Pale Ale. They also offered to set up an interview with the fellow who brewed it. In the late 1960’s I drank a good number of the Ballantine India Pale Ale that was brewed Read More

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Over the last year or so there has been a great deal of discussion regarding the definition of “Craft Beer”. The Brewers Association offers one definition, for “Craft Beer”, Wikipedia offers their definition of “Craft Beer”, and journalists find themselves at a loss to define “Craft Beer” especially if they may not be tuned to Read More

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First of all, for those who don’t know what “poutine” is… It is a serving of deep fried potato chunks, plated and served with meat gravy and soft cheese curds. The dish is famous in the Canadian Provence of Quebec where the specific ingredients, the preparation and the place of origin are a popular topic Read More

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The summer is almost over and it’s time to get back to brewing the beers we will be drinking over the holidays. BeerBasics.com recently installed the “Sip, Taste & Brew” series of beer tastings. The following were presented during the summer and are now offered to tempt you to try something different this brewing season. Read More

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It was a warm, make that hot and humid, early mid-week afternoon. I was over dressed, in turtle neck shirt, wool jacket and winter-weight felt fedora. I had neglected to include the tourist-induced pedestrian congestion on the Brooklyn Bridge in my calculation of how long it would take to walk the couple of miles into Read More

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I’ll let Rick Davidson tell you in his own words… or you can visit the Davidson Brothers Restaurant & Brewery website for yourself… http://www.davidsonbrothers.com/2009/07/story/ But then you’ll miss the video later.  The Davidson Brothers History… “It was in the fall of 1993, during a visit to Baltimore, that my brothers Paul, John and I wandered Read More

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For as long as I can remember the phrase has been bantered about that “Beer is not just for breakfast anymore!” I will admit that in my checkered past there were a few Sunday mornings when, to quote Jonny Cash, “…the beer I had for breakfast tasted good, so I had one for desert.” That Read More

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Brews… Gordon Biersch Brewing Co. unveils new packaging for all beers and intros Golden Export Helles style lager San Jose, CA (August 25, 2014) – As Gordon Biersch Brewing Company continues celebrating its 25th anniversary, the company today unveiled a new look for its collection of heritage, German-style craft beers with updated bottles and box Read More

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