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  • Official pirate negotiations
    Presidential beer: The White House shares their beer recipes
    President Barrack Obama recently had the pleasure of entertaining a diplomatic crew of Privateer-Americans in efforts to reach a peaceful solution to an ongoing problem that has been plaguing pirates everywhere.Namely, why is the rum always gone...
  • 10 Fails of the Craft Beer Movement
    10 Biggest Fails of the Craft Beer Movement
    Who knew 30 years ago that there would be so many problems associated with having SO MANY new beers and beer styles to choose from? Yet here we are:10. Is it Craft? Is it Micro? Is it Nano? Does it fit into an exact Classic Style? Is it &ldquo...
  • Minnesota 6-Pack: India Pale Ale
    Minnesota 6-Pack: India Pale Ale
    In the craft beer world, IPA is king. It is full-flavored, hop-centric, and high ABV, three things that the typical Pilsner-derived macro brew are not. IPAs are so ubiquitous that even breweries that focus on dark beers, lagers, and Belgian...
  • St. Patrick's Day in Orange County, California
    St. Patrick's Day in Orange County, California
    Each year we celebrate Saint Patrick's Day on the 17th of March and "wear green"to avoid getting pitched. True to its tradition here in Orange County California here's a list of Irish pubs and taverns offering favorites ales and...
  • Founding Fathers looking up Beer Quotes
    Beer Quotes to impress your friends or date...or the police
    There are times when the action is a bit slow, or when moods turn sour, or when the police are shining a bright flashlight in your eyes as you fumble for your license and registration.In times like these, it's best to be armed with light and...
  • 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...
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