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  • Strange Land Brewery
    Strange Land Brewery gets on my craft beer radar
    With the modern craft beer industry, I try my best to at least keep current. So many new beers, brewers, brands, special releases and stylistic variations have flooded our marketplace, both local and national, that maintaining familiarity with any...
  • 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...
  • Ritual Rivers from Four Noses
    Ritual Rivers: Four Noses Brewing Co.
    The essence of the craft beer industry lies in collaboration. Certainly, litigiousness rears its ugly head from time to time, marring the image that the beer community is one, giant love-fest. It’s true, there are bad apples that give...
  • Rogue's "Sriracha Hot Stout Beer"
    Trending Brews: Is Marrying Beer with Coffee & Sriracha Sauce a Good Idea?
    One of the latest trends in craft beer making is the chemical marriage between beer and some other form of addictive substance. One flavor finding its way into a lot of beer is coffee. But another one that caught my eye comes from Oregon brewers...
  • Lagunitas' "Night Time Ale"
    Brew review: Lagunitas' "Night Time Ale" (Petaluma, CA)
    When it came time to choose a new brew to review, my mind was open to any and everything. I was seeking something different, something unique and out-there than reviewing a mere west coast IPA or ale that could be bought anywhere. But what I found...
  • Merry ol' England
    Travelin': Two Brews from Across the Pond for Derby Weekend
    A new year, and a new feature here at the Los Angeles Craft Beer Examiner page! Introducing Travelin', where I sample beers made outside our fifty states, to give you, the reader, some inspiration to try something crafted outside the confines...
  • Dead Reckoning Porter
    A hoppy surprise from Troegs' porter
    Dead Reckoning is an American Porter crafted by The Troegs Brewing Company, located in Hershey, Pa. It is available during the fall season and has an alcohol by volume of 5.8 percent. Troegs’ hopped-up porter is brewed with pilsner, caramel,...
  • Smooth and Bold
    Beer Tasting: Deschutes Brewery Black Butte Porter
    Deschutes Brewery: Black Butte PorterABV: 5.2%SRM: 40IBU: 30Calories:192Aroma:Coffee and chocolate aromas with hints of malts and cola notes. A slightly smoky aroma comes with it which really brings about a smooth, bold flavor.Flavor:Good coffee...
  • Actor Mel Gibson
    'Payback' was a movie starring Mel Gibson that made you root for the bad guy
    “Payback” which starred Mel Gibson in his prime as a criminal named “Porter” (he was “Parker” in the books) is one of my guilty pleasures. Porter is a character without a whiff of redeeming values, except that...
  • Coffee Porter and winter time
    Beer Tasting: Real Ale Brewing Companies Coffee Porter
    Real Ale Brewing Company: Coffee PorterABV: 5.6%SRM: 40IBU: 35Aroma: Strong coffee notes combined with roasted malt aromas. Has a slight brown sugar smell to it with hints of black liqueurs.Flavor: Bold coffee flavor added with the roasted malt...
  • Cobble Beach rocks the Concours d'Elegance
    Cobble Beach rocks the Concours d'Elegance
    Exquisite classic and vintage cars were unveiled at the 2nd annual Cobble Beach Concours d’Elegance on Sunday, September 14th. The 18th fairway at Cobble Beach Resort near Owen Sound, Ontario glistenedlike eye candy for the 5,000 refined car...
  • Two new porters coming from Guinness
    Guinness to introduce two new porters
    A pint of plain, the black stuff or Arthurs, whatever you call your pint of Guinness soon you will more choices from the venerable brewery. Inspired by two brewers’ diaries dating from 1796 and 1801, Guinness has announced a project to...
  • Dog with embedded stick in chest finally has it removed after five years.
    Dog has stick lodged in chest for five years
    Porter, an eight year old Labrador retriever mix, finally has relief after living with a one-inch stick lodged in her chest for five years, according to an MSPCA press release. Dr. Mike Pavletic, a surgeon for Boston's Angell Animal Medical...
  • Porter best enjoyed in winter, still good in summer
    Mayflower brews a Porter for any season
    Being a beer reviewer, a variety pack can be the best thing to drink a lot of beer for not a lot of money. Fortunately, Plymouth's Mayflower Brewing Company sold one featuring four different brews, and it's now a matter of tasting them and...
  • Ichiri
    Homebrewed Coconut Porter - Someplace you gotta go
    The Watering Hole near Shinjuku Station in Tokyo, Japan is Ichiri Fujiura and his wife’s dream turned into a reality – It’s one of Tokyo’s best craft beer pubs. It has been many years in the making and offers many beers...
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