Monthly Archives: June 2011

It Actually Gets Better than This

Krušovice Imperial : Královský Pivovar Krušovice a.s. : Pilsner I could talk about really weak coffee ground water and pretty much no hint of anything.  I could talk about the enthusiasm of the Czechs for films and beer. Wait a … Continue reading

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Enter the Beer Poet

Krusovic Cerne :  Královský Pivovar Krušovice a.s. : Dunkel Lager I could talk about weak coffee ground water and maybe a hint of licorice.  I could talk about the enthusiasm of the Czechs for films and beer.  I could talk … Continue reading

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I Left My Heart Somewhere Up in My Throat

Anchor Bock Beer : Anchor Brewing Company : Bock I have an Anchor story, but it is a steam story.  I did have an Anchor bock when I was visiting San Francisco on business.  The City by the Bay is … Continue reading

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Higher Ed and Beer

Palma Louca : Cervejaria Kaiser : Lager Leon Botstein, President of Bard College, spoke to the graduates and their parents, reminding the converted about the importance interrelationship of education and democracy.  It was a stirring commencement, an overwhelming wellspring of … Continue reading

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Proof is in the Pudding

Vanilla Porter : Breckenridge BBQ & Brew Pub : Porter “Like a chocolate milkshake. Like a rootbeer chocolate milkshake.” My friend Helen finishes so much of the stuff that she continuously elaborates her opinion, piling whipped cream, cherries, and a … Continue reading

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Knocking of Heaven’s Door

St. Peter’s Fruit Beer (Grapefruit) : St. Peter’s Brewery Co Ltd : Grapefruit? (wheat) Standing at the gates of heaven, I think I would let these brewers in.  Aside from the funky bottle shape, there’s the cookability of their stout.  … Continue reading

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Rabbit Tails

Double Old Thumper Ale : Shipyard Brewing Co.: ESB Thumper is the rabbit in Bambi.  Could this beer be the distilled blood of this gentle creature?  Was the hare plucked from the summer fields while stretching his legs after a … Continue reading

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Tequilla–like love–is a Dangerous Game

Agave Wheat : Breckenridge Brewery : Wheat Tequilla is dangerous. Agave is slippery. But Breckenridge’s wheat doesn’t suffer from throwing the worm under the grinding wheel.  Drinking it will not produce hallucinations, but it will create a deep sense of … Continue reading

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Oh What a Lucky Man, You Are

Lucky U IPA : Breckenridge BBQ & Brew Pub : IPA (American) What is luck?  Well, it’s the title of a book I took a long time ago to a party hosted by my friend Greg out in Brooklyn.  It … Continue reading

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Heart of Darkness, Breath of Light

Beerlao : Lao Brewery Company : Lager (Dark) I like the simple, self-explanatory, self-referential title. This is beer from Laos. The name Beerlao. So ordering it should be simple, particularly since the menu lists it as The Dark Beer. No … Continue reading

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