Monthly Archives: September 2009

Last post before GABF

Just like a kid on Christmas Eve, I am excited for what tomorrow brings. Sammy and I will be up early to catch our flight to Denver for the Great American Beer Festival. Our bags are packed and the only … Continue reading

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Hopinions: Lowering the minimum drinking age

Normally I try and be witty or funny with my opening paragraphs for Hopinions. This week, I’m keeping the tone a bit more sober as we’ll be talking about the debate on whether or not to lower the minimum drinking … Continue reading

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Gordon Biersch Festbier tapping tonight

The good folks at Gordon Biersch are tapping their new Festbier tonight. The Festbier is their take on an Octoberfest-style beer. An interesting thing to note is that GB’s Märzen is technically an Octoberfest beer. In fact, the two terms … Continue reading

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Belgian Beer School: What are Dubbels and Tripels?

This weekend, the awesomeness that is The Trappist will be transformed from Belgian beer bar to Beer School. Up on the cirriculum: Dubbels and Tripels. BetterBeerBlog friend, and Trappist bartender extraordinaire, Nicole Erny will be hosting this class along with … Continue reading

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Pro-Am Night at the Trappist

Every since it’s doors have opened, the Trappist has packed in throngs of Belgian beer fans. It’s intimate space, friendly and knowledgeable staff, and commitment to an authentic Belgian beer bar experience has earned much respect and admiration from not … Continue reading

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The Session #31: Summer Beer Roundup

I’d like to thank everyone for participating in this month’s Session. As the Summer is giving way to the Fall, I thought it’s be nice if we could all recount the “Best Summer Beer” we had. You can read my … Continue reading

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The Session #31: Summer Beers

I initially suggested the topic of Summer Beers because no one else had, which surprised me. I thought this would be a fairly straightforward topic to write about but it wasn’t. Summer has kept us pretty busy here at BetterBeerBlog … Continue reading

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Hopinions: What’s Next

This week on Hopinions, Mario and I discuss What’s Next. Despite today’s heat, the Summer season is nearing it’s end and Fall is right around the corner. Read up on what Mario and I have to say about pumpkin beers, … Continue reading

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Pro-Am Beer Night at the Trappist

With only 23 days left until the Great American Beer Festival (GABF), things are heating up. We already have our tickets and accommodations set and our growing sense of anticipation and excitement is building. In addition to being the showcase … Continue reading

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