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Entries from September 2008

Siphoned caffeine

September 30th, 2008 · Comments Off

I finally managed to stop by the new Blue Bottle Cafe last week. I decided to order the coffee from their $20,000 siphon machine. Now, I am the kind of person who is confused by people who pay three bucks a day for their Starbucks. Even if I liked their coffee (which I don’t), I […]

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Tags: Non-Beer Beverages

Have a pint of pumpkin

September 29th, 2008 · Comments Off

It is the time of year again where the pumpkin beers come out of hiding and are turned onto the market  – like a batch of pumpkins getting thrown from the back of a truck. It happens pretty much over night and in the end – I try to embrace it. I like most pumpkin […]

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Tags: General

Sunday Night Random Links

September 28th, 2008 · Comments Off

From one of my favorite food sites – The Food Section: “The Japanese manga comic “Kami no Shizuku” (“The drops of the gods”) follows the adventures of Shizuku Kanzaki, an anime oenophile in search of the world’s finest wines.” Japanese “Usuhari” glass – very thin – so thin it helps transfer the flavor of the […]

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Good beer and a rant about dirty lines

September 24th, 2008 · 2 Comments

Quite weekend of relaxing and cleaning over at Beer At Joe’s headquarters. It is really nice to actually do nothing for a few days and not run around trying to find this or taste that.  That doesn’t mean there wasn’t good beer involved. I cracked open a beer that has been in my fridge for […]

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Moylan’s and the Beer Chef

September 21st, 2008 · Comments Off

Yet another beer dinner for us this past Friday–Bruce Patton paired his dishes with Moylan’s this time. I thought the Lobster cake paired with Dragoon’s Irish Stout was particularly inspired–and unexpected. I got the chance to talk to Moylan’s brewmaster Denise Jones before the dinner for an article I’m writing for the California Beerzine. Keep […]

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Tags: Beer & Food · Interviews