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  • AleSmith's "YuleSmith"
    Brew review: AleSmith's "YuleSmith" Winter Holiday Ale
    It's never too early to celebrate the holidays. If we've learned anything from shopping malls and television commercials, it is this. So, with this creed firmly intact, it's never too early to try seasonal holiday ales from your...
  • American Craft Kitchen and Bar celebrates drink beer day
    Celebrate drink beer day at American Craft Kitchen and Bar
    While many beer aficionados do not need an excuse to enjoy a cold libation, drink beer day is a good reason to try a new brew or two. On September 28, American Craft Kitchen and Bar is celebrating the ever popular beverage, beer in honor of drink...
  • Saison Renaud a unique take on classic style
    Mystic Brewery creates unique Saison
    As mentioned in a previous review, Mystic Brewery in Chelsea, MA is brewing beers with the intention of resurrecting simple, old world brewing styles for a modern palate. Part of the brewing method involves using an in-house Renaud yeast strain,...
  • Another "road" worth going down
    No "Ruin" found in this IPA
    A previous article touched on how beer can change flavor and texture depending on the temperature it is served, and that doesn't necessarily mean having a beer ice cold. For some beers, like IPAs, having it be just under room temperature can...
  • Trappist Brewery in the USA!
    Trappist in the USA! – Spencer Ale
    Word had been sneaking out for the past 18 months that a Trappist brewery was being developed at an abbey somewhere out in western Mass. When there are only 8 Trappist Breweries in operation, In-The-World! doubts naturally form. Then more concrete...
  • Lee Novotny proving his Ale Egg pattern working
    Ale Egg now available to the public, get a kit today!
    Fishing egg patterns is a highly productive way to catch trout, yet it draws some criticism. As far as this writer is concerned, fly fishing is all about matching the hatch and if eggs are in the water and fish are keying in on them, then by all...
  • Mystic Brewery's Vinland Two
    My Latest Brew Love - Mystic Vinland Two Farmhouse Ale
    12.68oz dark brown bottle, corked & caged, served in a fluted goblet.Batch #001, 7.3% ABV (Vinland One weighed in at 6.5% ABV)"Farmhouse Ale brewed with Native Yeasts Cultured from Maine Lowbush Blueberries"This lovely Saison pours a...
  • Underdark
    Intuition Ale Works: Underdark is awesome with age
    Brewery- Intuition Ale Works – Jacksonville, FloridaBeer- UnderdarkStyle- Imperial StoutABV- 9.5%About the Brewery:Located in an industrial section of King Street, Intuition Ale works appears to be a warehouse with the simple logo on the...
  • The Beers we hardly knew – If we could only meet once again…
    The Beers we hardly knew – If we could only meet once again…
    My last article was reserved for whining (not “wining”) about New England Beers Gone BAD. http://www.examiner.com/article/my-annual-beer-bashing-new-england-beers-gone-badIt’s not easy writing bad things about beer, especially...
  • Beers Gone Bad
    My Annual Beer Bashing – New England Beers gone BAD!
    My friend, and fellow beer buddy, Larry Hallahan once called me “the Will Rogers of beer-drinkers”. He was of course, inferring that I had never met a beer I didn’t like. A good-natured jest, perhaps, yet somewhat fitting. I do...
  • Flying Goose Brewpub & Grille-A Beer Oasis
    Flying Goose Brewpub & Grille-A Beer Oasis
    40 Andover Road New London, NHOn the way back home from Waterbury, Vermont with my wife, Kathy and mother-in-law, Edie after a long day of ice cream-eating at Ben & Jerry’s made longer day by sampling the Alchemists’ Heady Topper ...
  • Let's do Lunch
    Let’s do Lunch! – The beer that is…
    Maine Beer Company – Lunch IPAThere have been rare sightings of a fin whale with a bite-sized chunk missing from its fin (hence the name “Lunch”) cruising the coast of the New England Atlantic, almost as rare, are sightings of...
  • The Globe OC premieres their new beer pairing dinners on April 16, 2013
    The Globe OC premieres their new beer pairing dinners on April 16, 2013
    The Globe, purveyor of fine Belgian beers and international cuisine, announced today that they will be holding the first of their food pairing dinners on Tuesday, April 16, 2013. The featured pairing is a Beer Beef Stew with Belgian Fries and a...
  • Dublin 4 Gastropub in Mission Viejo features a weekend of St. Patrick's Day fun
    St. Patrick's Day fun starts Friday at the Dublin 4 Gastropub in Mission Viejo
    The Dublin 4 Gastropub in Mission Viejo starts St. Patrick's Day with a beautiful bang on Friday, March 15. The Guinness Girls will arrive at 4:30 p.m. to begin a night of perfect pints and Irish Shenanigans. Saturday and Sunday, March 16 and...
  • The Globe Dine Bar presents a special Brewmaster Event March 6th
    Garden Grove's Globe Dine Bar holds Brewmaster Tasting Event March 6th
    The Globe Dine Bar in Garden Grove will present their latest Brewmaster Tasting Event on March 6th. Starting at 6:30PM, they will pour from the tap Dupont Monk's Stout. This draft beer, brewed since the 1950's by Dupont Brasseries, will be...