Category Archives: Pilsner

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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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

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Beer as Badge

Beck’s : Brauerei Beck & Co. : Pilsener Beck’s once signaled a classy order.  That’s important for someone like me, since I often appear invisible at the bar.  So occasionally I wave my money to get some liquid attention. Sometimes backfires: I … Continue reading

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A Separate Reality

The Chosen Spot : Shmaltz Brewing Company (He’Brew) : Pilsner (Rye) Carlos Castaneda recalls Don Juan’s most critical advice when entering a room:  choose the proper spot to locate yourself.  Choose wisely, as every physical location links to different elements … Continue reading

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Where’s My Gluten Gone?

St. Peter’s Sorgham Beer : St. Peter’s Brewery Co. Ltd. : Pilsner This beer doesn’t have gluten.  Actually, it doesn’t have a lot of things. I don’t want to pick on it, since there is sufficient reason to have GF … Continue reading

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Crisp and to the (six) Point

Crisp : Sixpoint : Pilsner This beer in can thing requires further exploration, so I am drinking Crisp, a Sixpoint brew that comes in a four pack.  The lack of carrying quantity is made up in the individual 16oz portions.  … Continue reading

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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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Doesn’t Taste Like Soda, Pop.

Victory Summer-Fest : Victory Brewing Company : Pilsner Like most people, my dad gave me my first taste of beer.  I turned out better than my grandfather giving me my first cigar.  Pop only gave me a sip of Carling’s … Continue reading

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When Your Vinegar Tastes Better than Your Beer….

San Miguel : San Miguel Corporation : San Miguel Beer Pale Pilsen They pour a spicy homemade sugarcane vinegar, fermented with garlic and long red peppers, and stored in the sunlight to turn the glowing grey-green. You use it to … Continue reading

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Badges? (or the Sixth of May)

Summerfest : Sierra Nevada Brewing Co. : Pilsener To be honest, this feels unfortunately like the northern extension of the last five days.  Despite the excellence of the Sierra’s line of newer formulas, this one fits in the good enough, … Continue reading

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