Author Archives: Jack Curtin

What in the world is Spröcketbier?

Perhaps more to the point, what in the world is one to make of a Black Rye Kölsch? Spröcketbier, you may not be entirely surprised to learn, is from Stone Brewing. Actually., check that. Once you discover that it has … Continue reading

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Look what I found.

Kerry Bryne, who writes about food and drink for the Boston Herald (the perfect home for a crazed right winger) and is also the self-described “potentate” of the very good Cold, Hard Football Facts website, asked a lot of knowledgeable … Continue reading

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Push Pin Wisdom — 18 April 2014

“I don’t try to describe the future. I try to prevent it.” –Ray Bradbury [This is an occasional series of snippets of wisdom, humor or dismay about the state of the world in which we live, the sorts of things … Continue reading

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The official Philly Beer Week beer for 2014 (one of many, collect them all).

This email just arrived here at Liquid Diet headquarters. It is, as they say, self-explanatory. Dear valued customer and Philly Beer Week 2013 participant,   It is with great pleasure that we introduce you to the only official beer of … Continue reading

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An overdue Sly Fox update.

Went out a while ago to do some necessary errands (get salad fixin’s for dinner, pick up Buddy’s walking leash which I forgot at my daughter’s house Friday night, get some paperwork at the Beer Yard to see if it’s … Continue reading

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Local medal-winning beers at the 2014 World Cup.

Seven locally brewed entries were selected as among the best in the world in the World Beer Cup judging which was part of the just completed 2014 Craft Brewers Conference in Denver (the World Cup is a biennial competition): Iron … Continue reading

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Iron Hill goes nova at World Cup 2014.

 Iron Hill Brewery & Restaurant locations won five medals at the 2014 World Cup in Denver last night, including three Golds and two Bronze, and Iron Hill Media was named Champion Brewery in the Small Brewpub Category. Other local winners … Continue reading

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More beers, because there are always more beers, plus an idea whose time has come, maybe.

These beers appeared at my front door yesterday and it seemed best to drink them as soon as possible, mostly because I felt like having a beer or two. The heart has its reasons, you know? You may recall from … Continue reading

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Enjoying good drinkin’ while drinkin’ good.

I had three very good, very new beers of late and I have the empties to prove it as you can see above. I bought the Ommegang Game of Thrones Fire And Blood, a 6.8% Red Ale, on Saturday and … Continue reading

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Push Pin Wisdom–08 April 2014

“Not to have knowledge of what happened before you were born is to live forever as a child.” –Cicero [This is an occasional series of snippets of wisdom, humor or dismay about the state of the world in which we … Continue reading

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