Monthly Archives: August 2010

Victory Old Horizontal Barley Wine Review

Two weeks ago I reviewed a barley wine from Dick’s Brewing Company here in Washington state. Since I don’t generally drink barley wine’s very often, I figured I’d review another one to compare it with and decided to try out Victory Brewing Companies Old Horizontal Barley Wine. Old Horizontal is one of Victory’s seasonal beers that they put out December-January. …

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Gluten Free Beer Exists (Sort Of)

Last night I went to a new cafe with a friend of mine who recently went on a gluten free diet as prescribed by his doctor. I was pretty excited when we walked in and saw a fairly good sized craft beer selection (probably over 40 different beers). While I was looking over the list deciding what I was going …

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Flying Dog’s Raging Bitch Review

One of the downfalls to living in the Northwest (if you can really call it that since we are spoiled here), is that we don’t get many east coast beers at restaurants and supermarkets.  I’ve been wanting to try some Flying Dog Brewery beers for awhile, but have had other beers on my list when visiting my local bottle shop. …

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Bacon S’mores – Making A Classic Even Better

Last week my wife had a brilliant idea. When I say a brilliant idea, you could almost say it was a life changing idea. For years one of America’s favorite camping treats, the s’more, has consisted of a graham cracker, chocolate, and a roasted marshmallow or two. Well my friends, the time has come to add a 4th ingredient to make the …

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Get Started Brewing At Home With A Beer Brewing Kit

Brewing beer is by far the best and most satisfying hobby that I’ve run across. How great is it to spend a few hours brewing beer while drinking a few beers, then a week or two later bottle your brew while drinking a few beers, and then a few weeks later get to taste the beer you created? When I …

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Dick’s Barley Wine Ale Review

I have to admit, I’m not the most knowledgeable guy around on barley wine’s.  In fact I’ve had very few beers to compare Dick’s Barley Wine with, so overall it seemed like a pretty good beer with a big punch. Cracking open the bottle the beer poured a very dark amber.  It was actually a lot darker than what I was expecting. …

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10 Oregon Beers You Need To Try

Craft beer and the state of Oregon go hand in hand.  With so many great beers coming out of the state, which ones should you drink? If you’re not located close by, here is a list I put together just for you of 10 Oregon beers you need to try. Some you may be able to find in your local …

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Newcastle Summer Ale Review

Summer is a time when the weather is hot and the beer is typically cold and on the lighter side.  Hundreds of breweries across the world release their summer seasonals in an attempt to lure beer drinkers looking for a refreshing drink.  I had the opportunity to try one of these summer beers from a brewery known mainly for their …

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Upside Down Beer Bottle Glass

I was looking for beer glasses this morning and came across one that is not your typical pint glass.  Now I’m sure this will confuse your friends who’ve drank a little more than they should.  I know I might be easily amused, but the glass makes it appear like you’re drinking from the bottom of your beer bottle. The picture …

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Tax Free Beer In Massachusetts This Weekend

Live in Massachusetts? If so, this is the weekend to stock up on your beer. Politicians in the state are giving shoppers a break on August 14-15 by allowing tax free shopping. The big difference between this years holiday and previous years is that alcohol is now included in the list of tax free items. The exemption will apply to most items …

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Portland, Oregon A Great Beer City

Often referred to as Beervana or “Americas Beer Capital”, Portland, Oregon is an amazing place to be if you like good beer. Craft beer culture is everywhere around this great city and I love living here. If you’ve never been, I’d highly suggest adding it to your list of upcoming vacation spots. After taking over this blog, it has been on my …

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Deschutes Brewery Twilight Summer Ale Review

One of the best things about living in the North West is the huge number of great breweries located within a few hours drive. This makes for a great selection of local craft beer in supermarkets that I sometimes take for granted.  While at my local store this week I picked up a 6 pack of the Deschutes Brewery summer …

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3 Beers To Drink During Shark Week

There is something glorious about watching sharks devour whatever is in their path.  They are incredible animals that seem so full of mystery, power, and beauty all at the same time.  Every year the Discovery Channel puts together Shark Week, which is 7 days full of shark packed TV.  Today we are in the middle of shark week and I …

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High Country and Homebrew

Editor’s Note: The following is a guest post by Geoff Spakes. Geoff is a longtime homebrewer trying to balance his love of craft beer with his passion for distance running and CrossFit. If you would like to contribute a guest post to BlogAboutBeer.com, please contact me. Nothing goes together quite like a tasty brew and the great outdoors, even better if it’s …

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Fresh Beer Every Time With Beer Savers

Have you ever had a time you cracked open a beer and for some reason needed to put it back in the fridge?  If you’re like me that doesn’t happen often, but on occasion I’ve had to throw a half filled beer away after it goes flat sitting in the fridge (such as when my wife uses beer in a dinner recipe). …

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