Category Archives: Winter

…You Have to Say It Twice

Barbãr Winterbok : Brasserie Lefèbvre SA : Belgian Strong Ale (with honey!) Bar bar.  New York City is that way too: New  York, New York. Here’s an amazing (dark) concoction from Belgium, Belgium, a blend of (darker) ale and spices … Continue reading

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Sam’s World

Sam Smith Winter Welcome : Sam Smith Old Brewery : Winter Ale Sam Smith’s ales have a special place my beer education.  Those taller, thinner bottles, with exotic contents like Oatmeal Stout and Pale Ale, introduced me to other shores … Continue reading

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The Christmas Surprise

Yule Smith (Winter) : Alesmith Brewing Company : Amber Why review another winter beer in the early throes of springtime?  Simple, I was cleaning the deck over the weekend and stumbled upon a trove of beers that had only recently … Continue reading

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Snow Blind

25 Dodici : Birra Del Borgo : Winter Ale There are more reasons to drink a beer than for its nutritional value. You can drink one to celebrate an event, for example.  Tonight I am celebrating having to re-park my … Continue reading

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Folks Session

Winter Session:  Peak Organic Brewing Company : Dark Wheat Ale Journeyed crosstown through the melting black ice to our friend Steve’s session at this oddly misplaced groove.  The Orchard Cafe is like a slice of Woodstock in the city, although … Continue reading

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Is Anti Antifreeze Pro Ice?

Anti Freeze Winter Ale:  Greenport Harbor Brewing Co: Winter Ale “Seems a little thin,” says my friend Mary.  We are here at Cooperfield’s again, post-work, talking whether acres of snow can be blamed personal depression or if you could lay … Continue reading

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Steel Town Mojo

Winter Ale: Weyerbacher Brewing Co: Winter Warmer I am supposed to go to a party, birthday party for my friend Nancy, but the Steelers play like they’ve lost their mojo and I can’t bare to suffer this in public. The … Continue reading

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Chilled Logistics

Geary’s Winter Ale: Geary’s Brewing Co.: Winter Ale (whatever that means) Pioneer, my session beer provider (defined as the store you can keep going to to buy beer because of its pricing and selection), has a stack of winter brews … Continue reading

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Rooftop Robbers

Christmas Ale: Sly Fox Brewing Company: Winter Warmer The Pennsylvania crew is in town for the annual tree trimming party (or TTP, as my son says). They are safely encamped on the 25 degree deck, primarily to protect their investment … Continue reading

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Here Comes the Nutmeg

St. Benedict’s Winter Ale: Steven’s Point Brewery: Winter Ale It was Christmas Eve, not in the drunk tank, but just over at small holiday gathering at my friend Steve’s, three houses down. His uncle and his mom’s boyfriend Frank–mischievous elves … Continue reading

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