Author / PeterLaFrance

Eleven years ago, I wrote a blog entry in which I tried to explain what I believed I was doing; writing about beer as a profession. As I re-read it, after so many years, I see me in a new perspective, like when you first see a portrait of yourself in any medium and have […]

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BeerBasics.com visits “The Bink” in Brooklyn Heights, NYC for a taste ofthis refreshing summe beer cocktail from Mark Adison’s new book Cocktail Chameleon…

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Why I Write About Beer Redux (Talking to Myself) 13 July 2007/13 August 2018… after eleven years. Eleven years ago, I wrote a blog entry in which I tried to explain what I believed I was doing; writing about beer as a profession. As I re-read it, after so many years, I see me in […]

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TASTING NOTES: AIRBOURNE BELGIAN BROWN ALE The folks from Belgian Style Ales offer the following information on the product I tasted. “In 1944, during the Battle of the Bulge, the 101st Airborne set up a temporary hospital in a church in Bastogne. It was there that machine gunner Vincent Speranza found his good buddy — who requested something to drink. With […]

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Key Lime Tau Beer in UK for one day only: Tau Day – 28 June 2018   A collaboration between Cumbria’s Hawkshead Brewery and Crooked Stave Artisan Beer Project in Denver, Colorado, USA. Key Lime Tau Beer, is brewed with fresh lime zest and lemon grass, which gives the beer a biscuity taste and a strong […]

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What ever you do… Never tell anybody about this place! (click on the image to visit…)

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Click on the picture bellow to see the story of… The story behind Belgian Lace… Often overlooked, “Belgian Lace” is objective evidence of your ability to sip a beer rather than quaff. How many lace rings can you leave on your next glass of beer? For additional information on this subject, visit BeerBasics.com postings on […]

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Michigan Governor Establishes Michigan Craft Beverage Council (LANSING, Mich)— Gov. Rick Snyder signed House Bill 4667 and Senate Bill 440 — sponsored by Rep. Brandt Iden and Sen. Goeff Hansen — which will change the name of the Michigan Grape and Wine Industry Council to the Michigan Craft Beverage Council. The bills also will expand […]

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Recently the folks from the public relations department at Boar’s Head sent me a press release featuring their branded cheeses and the styles of beer that enhances the experience of enjoying the cheese. It occurred to me that over the years I have read articles about, watched videos about, and participated in more cheese and […]

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