Monthly Archives: November 2010

..What Your Big Sister Done.

A Little Sumpin’ Wild Ale: Lagunitas Brewing Company: Belgian Strong Pale Ale Now she ain’t wild like Victory’s Wild Hop Devil. There is Belgian yeast in there and that was planned (as opposed to hangin’ out on some street corner … Continue reading

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Little Sister, Little Sister

A Little Sumpin’ Sumpin’ Ale: Lagunitas Brewing Company: American Pale Wheat Ale Lagunitas is magic. Everything they brew has a little magic in it. Hell, even the price is magic, as their beers routinely come in at about a dollar … Continue reading

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Round Midnight

Troegs Java Head Stout: Troegs Brewing Company: Oatmeal Stout It’s after midnight and now Dan is trying to explain to me the difference between elfs and goblins, mudbloods and half blood princes. I open up beer three in Troegs’ variety … Continue reading

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Pale Potter (a.k.a Affectionately Known as Pig Dick)

Troegs Pale Ale: Troegs Brewing Company: Pale Ale Second beer out of the Troegs variety pack. I am enjoying this one in the kitchen with my nephew Dan after we’ve concluded watching the seventh.one of the Harry Potter movies. Dan … Continue reading

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Bringing It All Back Home

Troegs DreamWeaver: Troegs Brewing Company: Wheatbeer I picked up a variety pack from local brewer Troegs. Now they do some nice beers (unlike yesterday’s Abita). Dreamweaver is not one of the them. Sweet but not sassy, bubbly but not bodied. … Continue reading

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SOS

S.O.S. (Save Our Shores): Abita Brewery: German Pilsner Watch me get in trouble with this one. I’ve been to New Orleans, but not the bayou country. Still I suspect that this beer captures that rough mix of saltiness and tall … Continue reading

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Salty Dog

Excalibur Imperial Stout: Market Cross: Imperial Stout Thanksgiving Eve, we met my friend Maura at Carlisle’s local brewpub, Market Cross, to hear her boyfriend Neil playing in the band. I ordered the brewpub flight, a nice deal at only $6, … Continue reading

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Here Comes the Nutmeg

St. Benedict’s Winter Ale: Steven’s Point Brewery: Winter Ale It was Christmas Eve, not in the drunk tank, but just over at small holiday gathering at my friend Steve’s, three houses down. His uncle and his mom’s boyfriend Frank–mischievous elves … Continue reading

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Musty Waters

XS Imperial Younger’s Special Bitter: Rogue Brewery: ESB This big guy in a pony bottle slides out musty and sharp. It does not hide its bitter twang, but instead paints it like a vast sea ahead of you. But considering … Continue reading

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Rocky Mountain High

Cold Hop: Boulder Beer Company: (English-Style) IPA We followed the Colorado River up out of Moab, across the flat eastern lands of Utah, a steady straight shot until you hit the folds of the Rockies and rise. Ardous, yes, but … Continue reading

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