Monthly Archives: December 2010

Housecleaning

Green Flash West Coast IPA: Green Flash Brewing Company: IPA (West Coast Style) If you are looking for fireworks any time of the year, this is the beer. We are craning our heads over the 18th floor balcony to see … Continue reading

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Pinstripe Bowl, Baby

Ballantine XXX Ale: Pabst Brewing Company (Miller Brewing Company): American Pale Ale The sign reads Legacy Beers. It’s the first thing that greets you when you step into the new Yankee Stadium and the only place you can find Schaefer, … Continue reading

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Heart of Dark Pork

Chicory Stout: Dogfish Head Craft Brewery: Stout My friend Joanne and her daughter Jess are in town for the big game, the first ever Pinstripe Bowl to be played in the new Yankee Stadium. Oh, what festivities are lined up … Continue reading

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Snowboundness has its Rewards

The Crooked Tree IPA: Dark Horse Brewing Company: IPA I am parking in the remains of a blizzard. The city’s knee deep in snow, higher along the curbside, just where I need to stash the car after the long ride … Continue reading

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There’s Magic in Believing…

Stegmaier White Ale: The Lion Brewery, Inc.: White Ale …but you’d have to believe in magic to think that Stegie can pull off this one too. Their IPA pleasantly surprises, but this Belgian White, again courtesy of my brother on … Continue reading

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If You Can Stand the Kitchen

Warrior Single Hop IPA: Mikkeller: IPA (American Style) Warrior? Even if you can stand the heat, standing in someone else’s kitchen during Channuaka, Christmas, Kwaanza, or Festivus is never safe. Heck, I only ventured into Mrs. Moyle’s santuary in order … Continue reading

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Green Christmas to All!

Single Hop Centennial IPA: Mikkeller: IPA (American style) As prolific as he is, even Steven King takes off from writing on Christmas. Dedicated as I am to the task, here’s my gift to all you: drink this beer. Part of … Continue reading

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The Stockings Hung, The Bottles Open

Stegmaier IPA: The Lion Brewery Inc.: IPA There is no more exhausting or satisfying day than Christmas Eve, with the combination of shuffling last minute, handing out pint glasses to family friends, sampling my friend the Petrillo’s Italian seven fishes … Continue reading

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On the Ten Beers Around Christmas…

Orchard White: The Bruery: Belgian White Freed from Internet access and responsible now for only wrapping and giving out presents, I can indulgent in the luxury of drinking without thinking…indulging without description…beer without blog. But like any binge, today I … Continue reading

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Editor’s Note: Happy Holidays

Posting (as sporatic as they have already been) will be suspended over the next couple of days, as Internet access will be greatly limited. Beer will still be consumed. In the meantime, have a wonderful (and safe) and wonderful holidays … Continue reading

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