Monthly Archives: July 2011

Midnight in the Garden of Queens

Coffee Stout : Long Trail : Stout (Coffee) (Imperial) I’m sitting in my friend Ned’s backyard, a thick forest of socialist enchantment.  Socialist? It’s a common backyard for anyone who has an apartment on the block, so there are no … Continue reading

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High Times on the Sly Sky

Brooklyn High Line Elevated Wheat ; Brooklyn Brewery : Wheat My friend TRay yanked at the corrigated tin, but it wouldn’t give enough to let him squeeze past.  My friend Bill holds a lot less bulk than that man of … Continue reading

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The Pale (not ale) Rider Approaches

Avalanche Ale : Breckenridge BBQ & Brew Pub : Amber (or is that red?) There are four seasons, four corners of the earth, four strong winds, four horse men of the Apocalypse, and four beers in this series from Breckenridge.  … Continue reading

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Summertime and the Liver is Drinking

Anchor Summer Beer : Anchor Brewing Company : Wheat What is this?  Unintentional wheat week? Dry, clean with a malt backbone.  If a summer beer is intend to refresh and not to mystify, then Anchor hits the mark.  If summer … Continue reading

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Amatuer Hour

Double Wit: River Horse Brewing Co.: Wit I wonder if River Horse has their heart into it.  Hey, I know there are many times when I simply churn out another review because it is another day.  Perhaps they are making … Continue reading

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Wild Bee Physics

Wolaver’s Wildflower Wheat : Otter Creek Brewing / Wolaver’s : Wheat Honey makes mead.  Stated perhaps more accurately, mead uses honey as an essential ingredient.  Without honey, mead would be some kind of proto-beer.  So add honey to beer and…it’s … Continue reading

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We’ll Keep the Light on for Ya

Heineken Light : Heineken Premium Light Lager : Lager (Light) Sweet waters of paradise.  I’m gained about 15 unnecessary pounds in this great 365 beer experiment.  About time to go on a light binge. Or at least a light beer … Continue reading

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A Beer with no Number

Big Mug Amber : Baltika Breweries : Amber Wow.  Another beer bomb.  This one tastes like apple juice. Perhaps it is apple juice, since this Baltika has no number. Raiting: 13%

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Helter Skelter

Varpivo Extra Lager (aka Baltika #9 Extra (Strong) : Baltika Breweries : Lager (Strong) …Number 9 Number 9 Number 9… Confession of a little insanity:  I left out a story from the Lime Rock weekend, where my friend Chuck reminded … Continue reading

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A Rose by any other Name

Hoegaarden Original White Ale : Brouwerij van Hoegaarden : Witbeer “Two hoes,” my friend Ryan smirks. “I just love saying that.”  I’m thinking, no matter what language is spoken, the servers must hear that all the time. We are standing … Continue reading

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