Monthly Archives: March 2009

Beers in Review: Hoegaarden, Wittekerke, Allagash White, Blue Moon and Deschutes 20th Anniversary Wit

Ahhh… Spring! The birds are chirping, the flowers are blooming and the days are getting longer. It’s a time when the earth wakes up from its wintertime slumber and life begins anew. As with many of the other seasons, brewers … Continue reading

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Spotlight On: Sonoma Chicken Coop and JJ’s Blues

With my wife out of town on a “girl’s road trip”, I wondered what I would do for the 4 days she’d be away. I don’t mind being by myself but when you have nothing planned, it’s the boredom that … Continue reading

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Hopinions: Green Beer or Grinch?

In this edition of Hopinions, Mario and I take on St. Patrick’s Day, green beer and the thought that I’m growing old, grumpy and a grinch. From: Peter at BetterBeerBlog For St. Patrick’s Day this year, I decided to do … Continue reading

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2009 World Cup Pre-Liminary Judging at Firehouse Brewery

I was supposed to go to Beer School tonight. Didn’t happen for a number of reasons. Sammy needed to get some stuff taken care of before her Pacific Northwest roadtrip and my back was acting up again. The plan for … Continue reading

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Beers in Review: New Belgium Mothership Wit, 1554, Mighty Arrow, Frambozen and Dark Kriek

In what is becoming a regular weekly occurance on this blog, Beer in Review is taking on New Belgium Brewing Company. Based out of Fort Collins, New Belgium is the result of one homebrewer’s bicycle tour through Belgium. Inspired by … Continue reading

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2009 Beer Festivals: March & April

Ah, Spring! The earth begins to awaken from its cold, wintery slumber. If you take the time to look around you, the signs are evident: the ichiness in your eyes and runny nose, the landscaping that has run amok with … Continue reading

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Homebrew Session: Extra Special Bitter (ESB)

I’ve always wanted to brew a beer with my wife. I just wanted to share something important to me with someone important to me. She never bit on the offer until today. If you’ve followed this blog for the past … Continue reading

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Miscellaneous: Neo-Prohibitionist, Movies and Social Media

I missed out on a opportunity to drink some really good beer last night, a fine selection from the photos I’ve seen. Still, I don’t regret because when your friends come calling, your true-blue friends, you pick up the phone … Continue reading

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Beer School: Week 8 and 9 Belgian, French and Sour Ales

This week’s Beer School post will actually end up being a combination of last week’s and this week’s classes. I wish I could say that I was too busy to write up the post. In a way I was but … Continue reading

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St. Patrick’s Day Beers in Review Special: Wexford’s Irish Style Cream Ale, Beamish Genuine Draught Irish Stout, Murphy’s Draught Style Stout and Guinness Extra Stout

St. Patrick’s Day is here again. Guinness will pour from the taps in a near never ending stream of instant Irishness while the often neglected corned beef and cabbage will be consumed with as much fervor, pomp and circumstance as … Continue reading

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