Monthly Archives: October 2010

A Smashing Pumpkin

Imperial Pumpkin Ale: Weyerbacher Brewing Company: Pumpkin Ale If you’ve ever ventured on Route 20 up from Easton, you know there’s a wickedly drivable S curve that rises from the Delaware River up the hill above town. Weyerbacher is a … Continue reading

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Finlandia ! (or The Arctic is My Cup of ‘Tea)

Sah’tea: Dogfish Head Craft Brewery, Inc.: Sah’tea Finland must be one crazy place, even by American standards. The people there spend their dark winters in small huts, venturing out during the day only to collect the firewood necessary to heat … Continue reading

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Cup o’ Joe with That?

Fisherman’s Pumpkin Stout: Cape Ann’s Brewing Company: Pumpkin Stout Okay, there’s a hint of whipped cream to this pumpkin beer (please see yesterday’s post for details), only there’s a more overwhelming sense of coffee here. Touches of dark caramel, you … Continue reading

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Whipped Cream…and other delights

Will Steven’s Pumpkin Ale: Otter Creek Brewing: Pumpkin Ale They get the pumpkins from Will Steven’s organic farm, just down the road from the brewery…and thus the name. My first pumpkin of the season. My friend (and nephew) Donald T … Continue reading

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Who Do that Voodoo?

Voodoo Love Child: Voodoo Brewery: Golden Ale (Fruited) The fire is on. It’s our last night in the woods of the Jersey Highlands, the cooking fire in full flame with a couple of steaks in the ready. I have a … Continue reading

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Mission Impossible

Mission St. Hefeweizen: Steinhaus Brewing Co.: Hefeweizen They tell the young that beer is an acquired taste and by fourteen, in my home town growing up, most kids had acquired it. (See www.camphillstories.com for details.) What they don’t tell you … Continue reading

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Hold that Tiger !

Bengali Tiger IPA: Sixpoint Craft Ales: IPA (olde style English) After a long week at work, this tiger prowls the dry land of Cooperfield’s. The gang is all here, talking about the office jungle and sipping each on a different … Continue reading

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OKay

Veldensteiner Weißbier: Kaiser Bräu GmbH & Co KG: Weissber I don’t have much to say about the Veldenstein. It comes in that nice Grolsch-style re-sealable bottle that homebrewers love. It looks like a weissber, a light oak color, and it … Continue reading

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Able Was I…

Colomba: Pietra Brewery: White Ale with Spices From the shores of Napoleon’s Corsica to the tables of 52nd Street’s Casellula Cheese and Wine (and beer) Café: Colomba. This ale is silky white in the cafe’s darkness. It shines amongst a … Continue reading

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So Much for the Afterglow

Oktoberfest: Blue Point Brewing Company: October Fest/Marzen By now, I have had my fill of the October menu, but I have to say that this is one of the more consistent samplings. If occasionally stepping towards the sweet side, this … Continue reading

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