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Hey Porter !

The classic old school Johnny Cash tune never fails to stick in my head for a bit when i settle down for a glass of the so named style of beer.   Today’s example is the Bridgeport “Cafe Negro”.  this will … Continue reading

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What Cider you on?

I don’t often quote Ned Flanders, but I cant help it this time.  Attributed to the nerdy do-gooder neighbor of Homer Simpson is the following:  “If it’s sweet and yella, you’ve got juice there fella’…if it’s tangy and brown, you’re … Continue reading

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Growlers and Pints and Tulips…Oh My

Again at one of my favorite places doing one of my favorite things.  Brewforia in Meridian, ID trying a couple beers that I have never had before.  It’s the day before Thanksgiving and I got a growler filed with some … Continue reading

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Says-On…Says-Off

Let me start out by saying, I don’t quite get Saisons.  They are pale, spicy, sometimes floral and busy and after Belgians, in general, they seem to be the snob appeal of beer geeks.  Kind of like Linux is to … Continue reading

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Where’s the Pumpkin ?!

+++ Every Autumn I feel like I am paying my own little homage to Charles Schultz when I crack open the first of what is usually a series of a half-dozen or so fall seasonals from various craft brewers around … Continue reading

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Changing of the guards

The Weisenbock I made a few months ago is not quite what I had hoped.  I’ll have some more tasting notes posted later and will likely bring a bottle or  two to this months meeting of the local Home-brewing club, … Continue reading

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Eisman Cometh

I have found that it is well worth while to stop by my favorite beer bar/retailer on a regular basis as the tap selection, modest though it is at the moment, rotates frequently. One of there 4 taps changes nearly … Continue reading

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Lost and found

The wife and I were in the San Diego area top attend a friends wedding last weekend and anyone who knows me would fully expect us to make a few side trips as Southern California is one of the Craftbeer … Continue reading

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YardWork Break

So, it is only supposed to get up to 93 today, but spending a couple hours shoveling dirt into the back of your truck… then shoving it back out into a nearby vacant lot… a half dozen times will wear … Continue reading

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Weizenbock

One of the best microbrews I have ever had was a DoppleWeizenbock at Walking Man Brewing in Stevenson, Wa a few years ago.  A rich, slightly sweet, pretty strong ale that had flavors of brown sugar, raisins, buttered wheat toast … Continue reading

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