Category Archives: Amber Ale

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

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Just Plain Special

Extra Special Ale : Yards Brewing Co. : Amber It’s special to call your amber by a name that deliberately confuses it with an Extra Special Bitter. This is not really an ESB, although it is a nice little amber. … Continue reading

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High Tea or “Hello, Little Oysters”

Sea Dog Amber : Vancouver Island Brewery : Amber Phoenix Gold Lager : Phillips Brewing Company : Pilsner Brockton IPA : Granville Island Brewery : IPA The sign says:  Buck-a-Shuck.  Ain’t nuttin’ wrong about that, except thinking that you’re gonna … Continue reading

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Zorba, The First Nation

Pale Ale : Okanagan Spring Brewery : Pale Ale Crystal Springs IPA : Klamath Basin Brewing Co. : IPA Pike Pale Heirloom Amber Ale : Pike Pub & Brewery : Amber The water pistols green behind us as we leave the … Continue reading

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People in Glass Houses Shouldn’t Close Their Borders

Russell Lemon Ale : Russell Brewing Company, Ltd. :Something else ??? Manny’s Pale Ale : Georgetown Brewing Company : Pale Ale Crooked Coast Amber Ale : Driftwood Brewery : Amber Damnation : Russian River Brewing Company : Pale Ale (Belgian and then … Continue reading

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On the Road to Alaska

Alaskan Amber : Alaskan Brewing Co. : Amber launching Manhattan to jet back blast behind us our black car tripping through to the triborough this is inaugration of a new commute.the sick grey storm that thundered on heavy legs last … 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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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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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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Lift This

Levitation : Stone Brewing Co. : Amber / Red Ale My friend Ihor (and a member of the legendary Phillie Beer Tour) was a big fan of the Levitation party. A political fringe in Pennsylvania (isn’t everything?), the Levitation platform … Continue reading

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