Category Archives: October Fest

So Much for the Afterglow

Oktoberfest: Blue Point Brewing Company: October Fest/Marzen By now, I have had my fill of the October menu, but I have to say that this is one of the more consistent samplings. If occasionally stepping towards the sweet side, this … Continue reading

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DogGone

DogToberFest: Flying Dog Brewery: Marzen Flying Dog is as well-known for its brews as it is for its Steadman illustrations. Of the fall batch, this fest ranks best to date, with an enticingly rich color backed backed by a surprisingly … Continue reading

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My Life in the Beer of Ghosts

Fiestbier: Victory Brewing Company: Amber Lager Another octoberfest brew and my mind wants to wander to the Rhine (yes, Bavaria is the more appropriate location for octoberfest, but not as poetic…so…let me start again…) My mind wants to wander to … Continue reading

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Socks in the Wild

Oktoberfest: Saranac Brewery: German Lager Seven men dressed in camo line the early happy hour bar at Cooperfield’s. A large round man in a dark suit greets one of them as colonel. And my friend Duncan smells old socks. It’s … Continue reading

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Who Left The Cat Out?

Oktoberfest: Left Hand Brewing Company: Marzen Lager Who designs a psychedelia snow cat leaping as the label for an octoberfest beer? The satisfaction in this beer is that it is surprisingly light and…the harsh word of beer criticism…drinkable. That means, … Continue reading

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Happy New Beer

Oktober Fest: Otter Creek: American amber/red ale So I start, challenged by my daughter.  A couple of months ago, sitting in a small beer place in New York, a friend looked over the chalkboard and asked which beers I had … Continue reading

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