Archive for August, 2008

Brookston Beer Bulletin: Two New Ones From Stone

Stone Brewing released two new beers this Labor Day weekend at the brewery, and they’ll be in stores beginning Tuesday. Both sound pretty interesting. The first is Cali-Belgique IPA. It’s a California-style IPA brewed with Belgian yeast. …

Grizzly Growler: Dark Force: The Evolution of Norwegian Beer

Always on the lookout for something new and unique, I stumbled on Haand Bryggeriet’s Dark Force, Imperial Double Wheat Stout at The Good Food Store. The name sounds impressive, and perhaps a little too much so. But no, this beer lives up to mo…

It’s The Beer Talking: Review: Pumpkin (Pt. IV) — Sea Dog Pumpkin Ale

A Spice/Herb/Vegetable brewed by
Sea Dog Brewing (Shipyard Brewing Co.)
Topsham, Maine USA
ABV: 5%
Glassware: Pint Glass
Pours a yellow with a small tint of orange and a small head. The aroma is a very sweet spice with some fruit coming through. It i…

Make Mine Potato: BrewDog, Red Barn

The storm blew out the power the other night. Lightening flashed across our house and my super powered battery/compressor lit up our way as we pawed through the dark. The baby, of course, heard nothing. If you peak in the room the wrong way, she can w…

Zythophile: How to find decent beer in Greece

Olympic – which really ought to be renamed Icarus Airlines, since as a company it looks very likely to follow soon the trajectory of the doomed early Greek aeronaut – is manned by incompetent twazzocks. They reschedule flights which then arrive so…

Year of Beer: #360 Charleville – Tornado Alley

The aroma is malty with some hints of smoke. The color is a medium dark brown with red highlights. The head pours thin and dissipates quickly.There is a smoky malt flavor to this beer. The malt is sweet with caramel and toffee flavors. The smoke f…

Realbeer.com Beer Therapy: Three New Beer Glasses

The Spigelau Crystal Glass Company, first mentioned in 1521 and now a subsidiary of Riedel, has introduced tree new crystal glasses designed specifically for beer. The brochure describes them like this.
Throughout the world, there is a fast growing ra…

Summer of Beer: Brooklyn Seasonals- Oktoberfest and Post Road Pumpkin Ale

Brooklyn Oktoberfest – This is my first Oktoberfest beer of the season, sent to me from NY. I haven’t had many American-made Oktoberfests. In fact the only three I’ve had were from Sam Adams, Craftsman, and BJ’s. Brooklyn’s version seemed quite dif…

MNBeer – By, for and about Minnesota beer. Dedicated to MN breweries, brewpubs & homebrew: Alvey on the Cover of Lavender

Alvey had warned me that it was coming, but I was still surprised to see his mug on the cover of Lavender yesterday. Here’s a link to a great article.
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Brookston Beer Bulletin: Slow Food Nation Embraces Beer

After Friday night’s Slow Food Nation Press Preview, the main events began Saturday morning, with two sessions scheduled for the day, and two more on Sunday. I volunteered to pour beer and answer questions in the beer pavilion and Beer Curator …