Author / PeterLaFrance

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…   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 “Belgian Lace”: https://www.beerbasics.com/blog/2013/1/20/tatting-belgian-lace.html https://www.beerbasics.com/blog/2013/10/28/belgian-lace.html […]

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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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BEERBASICS.COM TASTING NOTES (Click the picture below to view the video on YouTube…)   Overview: Style: German Style Golden Ale ABV: 4.5% IBU: 8 SRM: 4 Availability “The limited-release Genesee Ruby Red Kolsch will be available for purchase in 12-pack cans and on draft at select locations throughout New York, Pennsylvania and Ohio.” Brewers Description: […]

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Homebrewers Across the U.S. Unite for AHA Big Brew on May 5 –Thousands to Participate in Worldwide, Simultaneous Toast as American Homebrewers Association Celebrates 40th Anniversary–     WHAT: In honor of National Homebrew Day (which falls every year on May 7), the American Homebrewers Association (AHA) celebrates AHA Big Brew on the first Saturday in May. Throughout the day on May 5, hundreds of […]

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SCHLAFLY 12-PACKS OF 16-OUNCE “HOPPY WHEAT” CAN WHO: Schlafly Beer WHAT: Announces the roll-out of 12-packs of Hoppy Wheat in 16-ounce cans. Hoppy Wheat is an unfiltered wheat beer (5.0%) that uses two distinctly aromatic American hops from Washington’s Yakima River Valley: Challenger for its fruity, floral profile and Mosaic for its earthy notes of […]

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  “The Waterfront Ale House will be under new ownership As of January 1st.” “To all of you that have Joined us over the past 25 years Thank you very much.”     New Year’s Day was not far off when the above notice was posted on the front door of The Waterfront Ale House […]

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The Beachmaster First Imperial IPA for North Coast Who: North Coast Brewing Company, Fort Bragg, CA What: Releasing The Beachmaster Imperial India Pale Ale Vital Statistics STYLE: Imperial India Pale Ale COLOR: Pale Amber ABV: 9% BITTERNESS: 100 IBUs Why: Beachmaster, is dedicated to the great Northern Elephant Seal. This full-bodied winter seasonal is our first ever […]

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BEERBASICS TASTING: HARPOON UFO HEFEWEIZEN BEERBASICS TASTING: SCHLAFLY COCONUT CRÈME ALE BEERBASICS TASTING: UFO RASPBERRY HEFEWEIZEN BEERBASICS TASTING: BALLANTINE BURTON ALE (2015)  

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