Saturday night and I needed to work on some writing. So I grabbed three cans out of my fridge.  Procrastination? Trying to generate positive energy? I’m not sure.  Take a look at these cans! The first few Blue Mountain beers I tried were on draft.  I didn’t like them.  I don’t remember what styles they […]

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Time spent in Maryland allowed me to visit a new shop.  After suggestions by my liver shirpa, I tried something new. I don’t like it. At $16.99, it should have sang “Gloria,” when I pulled the cork.  A cork, mind you, that I needed a pair of pliers to remove.  That did not make me […]

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Maine: Beer Domain?

Friday, January 27th, 2006 Allow me to explain- I’ve almost never had a bad beer from the great state of Maine. This past summer, I happened to obtain a case of Geary’s Pale Ale and I have since enjoyed every bottle. This hoppy ale is a coppery color with a nice bite. It is quite […]

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Unibrow – no. Unibroue – yes.

February 15th, 2006 by Kevork The cork and wire topped bottle of Ephemere from Unibroue might imply a heavy, strong brew, but this flavored ale is refreshing and light. I was pleased with aroma that met me after working out the stubborn cork. It was fresh strawberries and a mild floral essence. At 5.5% ‘bottle […]

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Big Daddy, you can take it easy

February 16th, 2006 by Kevork Flat flavor and an even hoppiness are the attributes of Big Daddy IPA from Speakeasy in San Francisco, CA. It’s easy to drink and has a clean, dry taste. The aftertaste was pleasant and combined with a lingering sensation of ginger in my throat. Overall, the stimulation is in my […]

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Nugget Nectar defector

February 17th, 2006 by Andy I love hoppy beers. I’ve had some pretty good beers from the team at The Tröegs Brewery too. So naturally, I bought a 6 pack of Tröegs highly anticipated Nugget Nectar today. But Tröegs Nugget Nectar tastes like mango juice. Bad mango juice at that. Coming in at a hefty […]

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Leev me heed alone

February 18th, 2006 by Kevork Years ago I bought a 4pk of a beer that had long intrigued me. With a viking on the bottle, Skullsplitter is an Orkney Ale from Orkney Brewery in Scotland. The beer is named after Thorfinn Hausakluif or Skullsplitter (I wouldn’t want to hang around with him after a few […]

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Olde School Rules

February 21st, 2006 by Kevork Roughly the color and with the same amount of carbonation as cream soda, Dogfish Head Olde School Barley Wine Ale looks harmless. At $13 a 4 pk and 15% alcohol (not a typo) it is far from it. A ‘howdy doody-esque” character is on the label almost saying, “Hey partner! […]

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