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Staring into the Abyss

The Abyss is Deschutes Brewing annual Imperial Stout that they have been making since 2006.  This past Monday, BitterCreek Ale House had a party celebrating the release of this years edition.  To make it interesting, they had it on tap. … Continue reading

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Afternoon Delight

Now, before you get any Starland Vocal Band thoughts let me just say that having a flexible schedule, allows me to visit my favorite and oft-visited bottle-shop/bar, Brewforia Beer Market during times of the day when most folks are at … Continue reading

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Staring into the Abyss

Every year, many micro-brewers produce something that they are especially proud of, something that is eagerly awaited and often bragged about by the fortunate few who have had it either on tap on bottled.  Showing up at a party or … Continue reading

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Jubiliation

Trying a new beer tonight.  Avery “Old Jubilation”  touted as a winter seasonal and classified as a English Strong Ale it came to me in a very full pint glass.  Clear and a deep mahogany with a small light tan … Continue reading

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Wax off

4 Months ago I wrote about a beer I was trying that was made by a new local brewer. Crescent Brewing, out of Nampa, ID. Then it was an Amber, and had it not been for the nearly flat carbonation … Continue reading

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Pumpkin II This time it’s Chocolate

+++ Well, it has been a month and it is still technically Autumn, so I am having another Pumpkin ale.  This time we have for our evening sipping pleasure, something called “TREAT” from Midnight Sun Brewing, out of Anchorage, AK. … Continue reading

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Cleaning out the cellar…again

Over the years I have neglected my modest beer cellar to the point that I have lost track of what I have.  Commercial brews, some that I intended to save and age a bit, others I planned on trading to … Continue reading

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Waltzing Matilda

Goose Island is a brewer in Chicago, IL hat makes some really great stuff.  their Bourbon Country Stout is a favorite of mine and is highly regarded among craft beer nerds like myself.  I have had 9 or so Goose … Continue reading

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The day after

Having missed the previous nights “Epic” dinner at Brewforia, I stopped by the next afternoon, I suppose looking for leftovers. Not literally leftovers but maybe one or two of the special beers they had last night that might still be … Continue reading

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Lion

Anyone who knows me knows that I like Stouts. However there are a few sub categories of this dark roasted malty wonderousnes that I and the beer geeks I run with, recognize. Sweet, Milk, Imperial, Foreign, Dry, and Russian Imperial … Continue reading

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