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Best Pumpkin Beer 2010

December 14th, 2010 · 1 Comment

The Day: The Day before Halloween The tasters: Jasmine, Joe and Luke The palate cleanser: Freshly roasted pumpkin seeds The beer: Jack’s Pumpkin Spice Ale: Alright, let’s just say it. This is an Anheuser-Busch product. We are not fans. We do not want to give them love. That said, this was voted “Most drinkable” of […]

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‘Tis the Season

December 13th, 2010 · Comments Off

What is it about seasonal anything that gets us all so excited? I see a chalkboard sign outside a coffeeshop for Eggnog lattes and run inside to buy one. I am a black coffee drinker. It tastes like crap, just like it did last year. Yet I always fall for it. Is it nostalgia? Or […]

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A Day of Artisinal Butchery (and lots of beer)

October 29th, 2010 · Comments Off

If you find yourself near or able to go to the Vacaville area of California tomorrow, there is an exciting event going on. Mike Moore from La Trappe dropped me a line on this one–and wow it is a big event. Lots of good food from some big name chefs and oh, the beer. La […]

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Second Runnings

October 11th, 2010 · Comments Off

Second runnings are when you make a strong, high gravity beer, save the grains, and reuse them a second time to make a lighter, lower alcohol beer. Sort of like how my grandma used to reuse her Lipton teabags. The second running of a beer is often called a “small beer”, which just means a lower alcohol beer. Small beers […]

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The Attack of the Giant Pretzel

October 6th, 2010 · 1 Comment

In honor of Oktoberfest, a few of my coworkers decided to hit up Suppenkuche for beer and giant pretzels. Okay, only one giant pretzel. Because even three hungry, drinking guys can probably only finish one of these suckers. I just hope they show up for work this morning in a functional state…  I think Suppenkuche only makes […]

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