Category Archives: Tasting Notes

Widmer Bros. Hopside Down IPL

Beers do keep showing up hereabouts and that is most assuredly a desirable state of affairs. Sometimes I know they are coming; other times they arrive as a pleasant surprise. The latter was the case this week with the delivery … Continue reading

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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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Gulden Draak Brewmaster’s Reserve.

Gulden Draak Brewmaster’s Reserve is a special beer created by brewmaster Jeff Versele to celebrate Van Steenberg‘s 230th birthday and honor his grandfather’s memory. It’s been barrel-aged and comes in at a hefty 10.1%. The sample was sent to me by … Continue reading

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And in our darkest hour, there comes a savior…

It’s been a lousy, lousy two weeks. Nothing serious, but a situation which is  often even worse: every single little damned thing that should have been simple became complicated and time-consuming and infuriating. But when things are darkest… …a sample … Continue reading

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Getting from there to here.

When last we met, best I can recall, it was Wednesday. My absence,  in theory, has made your hearts grow fonder. Of what, is unclear. In any case, it has been an interesting couple of days since. Thursday night, after … Continue reading

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Beers I have been drinking (that’s what they’re for, right?).

Recent beverages of choice which have passed my lips are an eclectic group indeed. They are listed below, in no particular order (who keeps track?) and with minimal comment. At this very moment, after taking a break from rewriting a … Continue reading

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Two beer notes because, like the logo says, this is “a blog about beer.” At least sometimes.

Stone Brewing Old Guardian 2012 will officially be released tomorrow but is being previewed at the Stone World Bistro & Gardens today, so I don’t think I’m jumping the gun here. I am quite fortunate that the brewery sends me … Continue reading

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Dock Street / Four Seasons Truffled Old Ale.

This beer had me at first sip. I don’t usually get into such esoteric criteria as “mouth feel,” but my first impression when I opened and poured the first glass from the 25.9oz bottle the nice folks at Dock Street … Continue reading

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Now this is what I call a beer sample.

I have to admit I was stunned when this Dundee seasonal 12-pack arrived on the doorstep two weeks (or thereabouts) ago. That’s a lot of beer, the most I’ve ever received from a single brewery for sampling. Honestly, it’s a … Continue reading

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Quick thoughts about several beers.

The following is written from some loosely constructed notes that are as much as two weeks old and all rather sketchy. I’m sure I had some detailed and important perspectives to add each time I typed each one into a … Continue reading

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