Month / June 2016

BASIC BEER APPRECIATION 101 A recent posting FAILURE TO CONTEMPLATE  promoted the importance of a drinkers initial introduction to a serving of beer. Then it is time to consume that subject of our contemplation. Will we drink it? Will we take the time and effort to analyze the aroma, flavor, mouth-feel and after-taste? Or will Read More

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BREWS & NEWS 28 JUNE 2016 Cruz Blanca review: Great tacos and beer, awkward service at Bayless’ brewpub Chicago Tribune  – ‎Jun 17, 2016‎ “Is Rick Bayless taunting us with Cruz Blanca? He made his name by opening Mexican restaurants that only briefly addressed tacos in favor of highlighting unique regional dishes – think of Read More

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FAILURE TO CONTEMPLATE This is a picture of a mouth chilling, rinsing tired senses with refreshment of bright straw-yellow nectar and anticipation of a moment of relaxation and reflection, a special moment of contemplation. It is offered so that you may take a moment to call to mind that particular time and place and beer Read More

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SUMMER BEER 2016 LIST OF SEASONAL BEERS IN NO PARTICULAR ORDER… (THANKS TO THE BREWERS ASSOCIATION) Brenner Brewing Co. | Butterfly Farts | citrus ale | Milwaukee, WIArcadia Brewing Co. | Cheap Date | session ale | Kalamazoo, MIPerrin Brewing Co. | Grapefruit IPA | Comstock Park, MIPublic House Brewing Co. | Thorn & Heat Read More

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SUMMERTIME FLAVORS Now that the temperature is on the rise, and summer is on the way, the thirst for beer is growing, especially beers with lower alcohol by volume. Originating in the United Kingdom, the “Shandy” is a drink based on equal measures of lager beer and a sparkling soft drink. The most popular soft Read More

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ON THE ROAD… Recently I took a road trip from Brooklyn, NY to Manchester, Vermont. Whenever I travel, it is always part pleasure trip, part business trip. The following are my observations regarding recent visits to Saratoga Springs, New York and Montpelier, Vermont. The first stop, Druthers, in Saratoga Springs, NY, offered a “All-In India Read More

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A look at what happens when you troll the main-stream media (via Google and two other search engines) for the following… Presidential Candidate’s Name and the word “BEER”. I offer the following for your consideration… in alphabetical order. CLICK THE TICKET TO FIND OUT…  

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