Category Archives: Beer Styles

Worthwhile questions or grumpy old bastard? I Facebook, you decide.

So this is something I did today because I felt like doing something today in lieu of straightening up the mess that is my desk. I mean, who knows what horrors might lie at the bottom of pile #2? This … Continue reading

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Whatever happened to that beer I liked last time I was here?

Harry Schuhmacher got me thinking with these remarks in this morning’s edition of Beer Business Daily: After attending the Craft Brewers Conference and talking with many big and small and tiny brewers this week in Philly, a few things occurred to me: … Continue reading

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Victory Anniversary 20 Experimental IPA

The celebratory anniversary beers from Victory just keep coming, and who would argue with that? This 5.5% IPA probably has a tad too much strength for the purists but I would not quarrel with anyone who call it a session … Continue reading

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Victory opens its Parkesburg pub and you should open a Victory Java Cask Coffee Stout as soon as the opportunity arises.

I wrote on Facebook last week about my visit to the new Victory brewery in Parkesburg for a press event just prior to the official opening of the pub there… Spent most of the day at the press event marking … Continue reading

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The one wherein I drink a whole bunch of over-hopped pale ales.

Session IPAs are the hottest thing in craft brewing at the moment, as Fortune magazine noted in a story which went online last Friday: How popular are Session beers? Consider this: Founders Brewing Co. introduced its All Day Session IPA … Continue reading

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A new coffee beer with definite promise.

I received an email earlier this month from Erik Barkley of Tugboat Coffee LLC in Illinois. “I am a coffee roaster outside of Chicago & I have partnered with RAM Restaurant & Brewery to develop a new coffee beer that … Continue reading

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Looking to score a bottle of Victory/Earth Bread + Brewery Earth & Flame? Run, do not walk…

I dragged my tired old body out Downingtown way today and, instead of taking all the shortcuts and workarounds I usually do, just went out to Rt. 100 and took it all the way down to 113, arriving at Victory … Continue reading

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A list of the top ten American-brewed pilsners which you just might find surprising. has posted this list of the “Top Ten German Pilsners Brewed in the United States.” 1. Pivo – Firestone Walker Brewing – California 2. Soaring Eagle Pilsner – Feather Falls Casino Brewing – California 3. American Pilsner – Grand … Continue reading

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What I am doing at this very moment, which is drinking beer. Who could have guessed?

(This post is an exact duplication of a Facebook post I did this afternoon except for the part where it isn’t). After finally putting the finishing touches on a story for Ale Street News earlier, I’m watching football games I … Continue reading

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What was I thinking? Here is some belated love for Summer Love.

I am embarrassed and verklempt to have to reveal that we are this far into the summer and I have just consumed my first bottle of Victory Summer Love Ale. What the hell is wrong with me? This is one … Continue reading

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