Monthly Archives: December 2010

Wee Wee Wee Light

Claymore Scotch Ale: Great Divide Brewing Co: Scotch Ale Maybe the problem is that Great Divide isn’t located near the Great Divide, but it is more likely that it is because the brewery isn’t located near enough to Boulder. The … Continue reading

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SAD Porter Twilight

Saint Bridget’s Porter: Great Divide Brewing Co: Porter Apparently the pour girl in question had the most amazing powers, as this story attributed to her suggests: “On another extraordinary occasion, this venerable Brigid was asked by some lepers for beer, … Continue reading

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Mr. K

Miller Lite: Miller Brewing Company: Light Lager At the conclusion of Touch of Evil, Tanya (played by Marlene Dietrich), cigarette dangling from her aged glossy lips, quickly eulogizes her former lover: “He was some kind of a man… What does … Continue reading

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oh! Joy!

Delirium Noel: Brouwerij Huyghe: Belgian Strong Dark Ale The robbers come down from the deck, my niece Jess carrying a bottle of noel joy. The crew is looking a little sheepish, having snuck out to grab a beer at the … Continue reading

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Rooftop Robbers

Christmas Ale: Sly Fox Brewing Company: Winter Warmer The Pennsylvania crew is in town for the annual tree trimming party (or TTP, as my son says). They are safely encamped on the 25 degree deck, primarily to protect their investment … Continue reading

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The Great New York Tree Lift

Pork Slap Pale Ale: Butternuts Beer & Ale: Pale Ale “That one.” How many events of wonder have started with that simple phrase? We are staying down near Houston when my son selects a ten-to=eleven foot Frasier Fir, regal, more … Continue reading

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Advice to the Dispatch of Youth

Hop Meadow: Thomas Hooker Brewing Company: IPA (American) There will be times–whether by alcohol, chemicals, or otherwise–that you will have to throw up your life, in order to reinvent it. This musty brew will add no insight into the great … Continue reading

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Reservation Ale

I reserve comment.

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There Will Be No Fight at All…

2xIPA: Southern Tier Brewing Company: IPA Nor any explanation of why a double IPa not so much rises above as leads ahead and holds the ground. Rating: 94%

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Kick Butt Year

Heavy Handed IPA: Two Brothers Brewing Company: IPA (American) Monday at The Pony Bar: it must be holiday season. “We’re gonna kick some butt.” Young, festive workers fill the adjacent table, each one greeted on arrival by a shorter woman … Continue reading

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