Author / PeterLaFrance

On 12 October 2018, on a trip through New Hampshire, I stopped in Portsmouth, NH and dropped at Liars Bench Brewing Co. for a chat, and a sip or two. The name of the brewery pays homage to the small-town New England piece of real estate. It was the bench in front of the country Read More

Read More is glad you chose to watch Back of the Fridge Tasting Notes for XX Bitch Creek Double ESB Ale Once again, BeerBasics ventures to the Henry Street Ale House in Brooklyn Heights, to do a special “Back of The Fridge” Tasting Notes. This time it is a six-year-old beer from the Grand Teton Brewing Read More

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Welcome to Founders Solid Gold Premium Lager Tasting Notes First we hear from the folks at the brewery. Then an additional voice to the conversation. Your comments would be more than welcome…

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Click the picture to view the video. is glad you chose to watch this interview with the co-founder of Founders Brewing Co., Dave Engbers, and Brewmaster, Jeremy Komicki.

Read More is glad you chose to watch Harpoon Dunkin’ Coffee Porter. Dunkin’ has shed “Donuts” and gone into the brewing business. As you can see from this video, it took the taste to convince me it was a porter and not a stout.

Read More is glad you chose to watch Smuttynose Finest Kind I.P.A. India Pale Ale is a style of beer that has experienced a stretching definition.

Read More is glad you chose to watch Visiting Henry Street Ale House in Brooklyn, NY The neighborhood of Brooklyn Heights is one of over sixty neighborhoods in the borough of Brooklyn, NY, a small city of 2.649 million people.

Read More is glad you chose to watch Gull Beer Tasting Notes. A good friend of mine recently visited Iceland and, on the way through the airport on his way back, picked up a can of Gull Beer for me. That is a good friend!

Read More is glad you chose to watch the commentary “The Bunker Mentality”. This is a personal message to the brewers and friends-of-beer to take a good hard look at the tribalization of beer.

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