Monthly Archives: May 2011

Beer, California Style

California Common : Sierra Nevada Brewing Company :Steam Beer Over the weekend, I had the opportunity to pick up the latest variety case from Sierra Nevada, their beer camp brews.  Now, the beer camp opportunity is like being invited to … Continue reading

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Even with the Family Album, It’s All Relative…

Brown : The Duck-Rabbit Craft Brewery : Brown Memorial Day in Camp Hill kicks off with a three mile run through town.  The two-mile point, with it’s water station and time caller, is directly across the street.  I’m dragging loads … Continue reading

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Fast Car

Porter : The Duck-Rabbit Craft Brewery : Porter With a break in the clouds, i put the top down on the car and the pedal down to the floor.  The engine quickly kicks up and I reach a top speed … Continue reading

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I Hate Graveyards and Old Pawn Shops

Amber : The Duck-Rabbit Craft Brewery : Amber The real disaster occur weeks before our arrival.  Built in the explosion of post-war housing, the Mom and Pop Homestead lies in southern low-lands of Camp Hill.  (But still on the right … Continue reading

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Must Be a Cold One Somewhere in this Wicked World

Milk Stout : The Duck-Rabbit Craft Brewery : Milk Stout We roll into town like we are rolling into the dark night of damnation itself.  (This is after pulling over to the side of the I81 in blistering traffic to … Continue reading

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Bad Moon Rising

Blue Moon Honey Summer Ale : Coors Brewing Company : Wheat Ok, this would be pushing my luck after yesterday’s regular moon.  Considering that honey is part of the title, that makes it even scary.  So imagine my surprise when … Continue reading

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30 Years of Schoolin’ and They Put You on the Day Shift

Blue Moon : Coors Brewing Company : Wit Blue Moon was released in the shadow campaign of big brewers sneaking into the craft market by pretending to be…craft brewers.  It was a crafty strategy, you could say.  And it worked … Continue reading

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Scotch Toffee. Please

Innis And Gunn Oak Aged Beer : Innis & Gunn : Scottish Ale Ok now…this is interesting.  The name sounds like a Scottish legal defense team.  Or hound and hunt shoppe.  Or some secret confectionery shoppe down a cobblestone alleyway … Continue reading

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From Extraordinary to Just Special, The World Spins Its Way

Orange Blossom Cream Ale : Buffalo Bill’s Brewery : Cream Ale (Framboise) I once heard Vassar Clements play the Orange Blossom Special at Penn National Racetrack.  That was special and better than this beer. I’ve drank my fair share of … Continue reading

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Extraordinary Just to Be Here

Phin & Matt’s Extraordinary Ale : Southern Tier Brewing Company : Pale Ale In this post-apocalyptic world, things just aren’t the same.  For example, this pale ale doesn’t quite compare to the Founder’s dry hop version.While the beer has everything–pine … Continue reading

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