Monthly Archives: March 2011

Erie Brewing Company Railbender Ale Review

Living in the Northwest, I don’t have the chance to try a lot of east coast beers from smaller breweries.  A lot of the breweries with little distribution I haven’t even heard of, which is the case for Erie Brewing Company out of Erie Pennsylvania.  Luckily a Railbender Ale was included in a winter seasonal pack I got around Christmas, and am …

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Ninkasi Spring Reign Review

I am not sure why exactly, but I get the least excited about spring seasonal beers over other seasons. Maybe it’s that most seasonals that come out during spring are like teenagers, still trying to figure out who they are going to be. Don’t get me wrong though, I still enjoy them very much and was eager to try Spring …

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Vivaldi: The Four Seasons Winter With Beer

I was emailed this video a few days ago and it’s pretty brilliant as it combines classical music with beer from all over the world.  If you’re unfamiliar with classical music, you can Google Vivaldi The Four Seasons and have a listen to the original if you want. The music in the video is entirely created with beer bottles, glasses, …

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Rogue Irish Style Lager Review

Today is St. Patrick’s day, and instead of drinking Guinness, I was in the mood for a lager. If you’re in the mood for an Irish stout, check out my post from this morning on 3 alternative beers to Guinness brewed in Ireland. Although it’s not from Ireland, I decided to try out a Rogue Irish Style Lager that I picked …

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3 Alternatives To Guinness For St. Patrick’s Day

Happy St. Patrick’s day. Most people think of today as the day you’re supposed to wear green and drink Irish beers such as Guinness, Killians (although it’s a Coors beer from Colorado), or Harp Lager. While I do enjoy Guinness from time to time (especially in Irish car bombs), there are 3 lesser known Irish stouts (that are actually brewed …

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The Chemistry Of Beer

I came across this video today created by the American Chemical Society that will make budding beer nerds smile.  Have you ever wondered what chemicals go into making beer, and what that process is?  Here’s a short video from the Sam Adams Boston brewery that gives a great run down of the brewing process and how it results in beer.

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Bohemia Clásica Beer Review

Looking out the window right now I’m watching the rain pour down and wishing I was someplace warm. Luckily I was sent a 6 pack of Bohemia Clásica from the Cuauhtémoc Moctezuma Brewery (the same brewery that brews Sol, Dos Equis, and Tecate) in Mexico, so I can at least pretend I’m sitting on a warm beach in Mexico watching the …

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One Of The Funniest Beer Commercials Ever

It’s Wednesday and it’s been over 3 years since the last Hump Day post has been shown on this blog. In the past the posts were all about the “real men of genius” bud light commercials, but I want to switch it up to show some funny beer commercials floating around to give you a laugh half way through your …

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Boulevard Brewing Co. Lunar Ale Review

Today I was digging through my beer and decided to try out Lunar Ale from Boulevard Brewing Co., which has been sitting in my collection for a few months.  Boulevard is based in the Midwest, so I don’t see very many of their beers around here.  On their website, they say Lunar Ale is in a class of its own …

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Find Your Favorite Beers On Tap Locally

Yesterday I stumbled upon one of the greatest sites a craft beer fan could visit. Taplister, which has been around since 2009 (yeah, my head must have been buried in the sand), allows you to easily see what beers are on tap in your city.  This is a pretty simple, yet brilliant concept. Instead of looking for a bar, I …

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Black Diamond Winter Ale Review

While it’s the beginning of March and the spring seasonal are starting to come out, I wanted to take a step back and do a review of a new to me winter ale from Black Diamond Brewing out of Concord, Ca.  It still feels like winter here, so on with the review. The beer poured a very dark red/brownish color …

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Happy Beer Day Iceland

To all my readers in Iceland (I’m sure there are hundreds, haha), happy beer day! You read that right, the country of Iceland has March 1st dedicated to the greatest beverage in the world, beer. The annual beer day in Iceland is celebrated every March 1st in honor of the end of prohibition.  Much like the USA, alcoholic drinks were banned …

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