Category Archives: Bar Stories

Criminal

Barrier Mare Undarum Hill Farmstead Everett Porter Red rooster stout WTF Six Point Sol (salt) Ok. No way I can get through this intelligently, let alone the intelligence I thought I was gonna bring to it, not even the intelligence … Continue reading

Posted in Bar Stories, Belgian, Porter, Red Ale, Something Else, Stout | 1 Comment

Kinda Special

Cuvee 1 : Southern Tier Brewing Company : Strong Ale “Here’s to good friends, tonight is kinda special.” Kinda? I have three more days, hundreds of unwritten topics, and thousands of untried beers. Michelob will have to remain untried. If … Continue reading

Posted in Bar Stories, Belgian, Something Else | Leave a comment

Can You Hear Me Now?

Merry Monks’ : Weyerbacher Brewing Co. : Belgian Blithering Idiot : Weyerbacher Brewing Co. : Barleywine Old Heathen : Weyerbacher Brewing Co. : Imperial Stout To quote Sting (and maybe a million others), I am not alone. No, I consider … Continue reading

Posted in Bar Stories, Barleywine, Belgian, Stout | 2 Comments

Home Is Where the Hops Is

Tröegs Hopback Amber Ale : Tröegs Brewing Company : Amber An athlete, a scholar, and a gentleman, Tim Gallagher was the star running back back in high school, a graduate of the Air Force Academy, and, even more importantly, a … Continue reading

Posted in Amber Ale, Bar Stories | 1 Comment

Beer for Breakfast

Beer Geek Breakfast : Mikkeller : Stout (Imperial) “Woke up this morning and got myself a beer.  The future’s uncertain, and the end is always near.”  Morrison’s lyric ost succinctly fuses drinking and a dark existentialism, to a backbeat…you can’t … Continue reading

Posted in Bar Stories, Best Brews, Stout | Leave a comment

Miller vs Miller

Miller High Life : Miller Brewing Co. : Lager Miller Genuine Draft : Miller Brewing Co. : Lager Recently, back on prom night, my friend Robert took his date to a pre-prom dinner at the Steak & Ale.  He picked … Continue reading

Posted in Bar Stories, Beer epiphany, Lager, Nice Mug | 1 Comment

Home Again

Rolling Rock Extra Pale : Latrobe Brewing / Anheuser-Busch : Lager I’m back in Pennsylvania, back in the basement, digging out the soaked, and ripping down nineteen-seventies eighth-inch faux paneling. My brother Don and I pile stuff on the curbside … Continue reading

Posted in Bar Stories, Beer epiphany, Best Brews, Lager, Nice Mug | 2 Comments

Hops, Like Work, is a Four-Letter Word

Crosstown Pale Ale : Hopworks Urban Brewery : Pale Ale Hopworks IPA : Hopworks Urban Brewery : IPA Bourbon Barrel IPA : Hopworks Urban Brewery : IPA (Imperial) Expresso Stout : Hopworks Urban Brewery : Stout Hopworks Revolution Rootbeer : … Continue reading

Posted in Bar Stories, Best Brews, IPA, Pale Ale, Stout | 2 Comments

Kayaking with the Beagle

Tofino Pale Ale : Tofino Brewing Company : Pale Ale Vancouver Island Victoria Lager : Vancouver Island Brewing Company : Lager Our guide Ray explains the spiritual preparedness necessary for a whale hunt, the deep time spent in isolation, the … Continue reading

Posted in Bar Stories, Lager, Nice Mug, Pale Ale | 1 Comment

Good God, if our civilization were to sober up for a couple of days, it’d die of remorse on the third

Pale Ale : Okanagan Spring Brewery : Pale Ale Brockton IPA : Granville Island Brewery : IPA Stanley Park Pilsner : Hell’s Gate Brewing Company : Pilsner Sleeman Silver Creek Lager : Sleeman Brewing And Malting : Lager A short … Continue reading

Posted in Bar Stories, Best Brews, IPA, Lager, Pale Ale, Pilsner | Leave a comment