Monthly Archives: March 2011

Japan Again

Hitachino Nest Red Rice Ale :  Kiuchi Brewery : Pale Ale (Belgian) I want to keep the focus on Japan.  I want to ask, if you can, to show up: …or to check out how to help by contacting the … Continue reading

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Hitachino Nest Japanese Classic Ale : Kiuchi Brewery : IPA I was far away from home when the nuclear disaster hit.  I remember the days of unknowing, when real information about what was really happening was vented less than radioactive … Continue reading

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Is It Spring When It’s 33 Degrees Outside?

Blue Point Spring Fling : Blue Point Brewing Company : Copper Ale For those of you doing the math, I am nearly half way through this exercise in drinking/writing and it is still freezing outside.  For those of you reviewing … Continue reading

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Walking on Sunshine and it tastes…

Sunshine IPA : McNeill’s  Brewery : IPA Katrina and the Waves.  Although pure power pop wasn’t the band’s style, the song Walking on Sunshine has netted its owner a million dollars a year ever since it was released.  That buys … Continue reading

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IMPORTANT…Something You Can DO: Raise a Glass to Help

Monday, 3/28 7 to 10 p.m. Heads Up! New York-area brewers are banding together to aid their Japanese counterparts with this Brewers for Brewers benefit. Sixpoint Craft Ales, Brooklyn Brewery, Heartland and Empire Brewing Co., among others, team up with … Continue reading

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Do Not Go Gentle into That Good Night

Bump In The Night : Full Sail Brewery : Black Ale This ship grounds itself on thin mud.  The hull is empty and the vessel only vaguely reminiscent of its pine origins.  There is no bump and only the night … Continue reading

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No Regrets Ale

Pugsley’s Shipyard XXXX IPA : Shipyard Brewing Co. : IPA What’s with all the Xs? This feels like some kind of pornographic compensation sin-drome.  Is this bottled ecstasy?  Would this be sold in little orange bottles dangle just out of … Continue reading

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Paradise Lost

Lectio Divina: Saint Somewhere Brewing Company : Farmhouse Ale There is poison in the aisle of Pioneer, occasional but vile and deadly poison.  It lives mostly at the end of the aisle and lurks on really low price tags.  Perhaps … Continue reading

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Sam’s World

Sam Smith Winter Welcome : Sam Smith Old Brewery : Winter Ale Sam Smith’s ales have a special place my beer education.  Those taller, thinner bottles, with exotic contents like Oatmeal Stout and Pale Ale, introduced me to other shores … Continue reading

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Counting Down

Baltika #6 : Pivzavod Baltika / Baltic Beverages Holding: Porter “I’m looking for my beer.” I’m always looking for a good beer recommendation.  Availability is a good recommendation.  And beer is always available at our local supermarket, Pioneer.  It’s a … Continue reading

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