Standouts of the Countdown, Beers #94-99 of 100

The longest post of my countdown, but it’s time to wrap this baby up and move on to the next  challenge!! So here they are folks, some of my favorites of the countdown saved for the home stretch of reviews: BEER #94 Nebraska Hop God, 10% ABV: One of the most memorable of Stone’s Oakquinox festival…

Road trippin’ and dreamin’ of the finish line….

I am a diehard fan of setting out on the open road when life gets a little stuffy and stifling.  Hence…my years zigagging the east coast as a loyal Deadhead.  And then a Phish follower. And numerous camping expeditions. Those of you how know me well, are aware that I get ants in my pants,…

Black magic, serpents, and black holes…

After a long, yet delicious week of wine tastings and events, there is something wonderful about sitting back in a big lush, velvet chair and drinking dark, lush beers…and sampling a lovely Cabernet Sauvignon.  Hahaha, come on now folks, when have you EVER known me to take it one thing at a time? BEER #…

What beer goes good with Champagne?

Hmmm. A tough one.  Especially since Wednesday night was Cork & Bottle’s famous Grower Champagne Tasting.  Ahh yes, folks, bubblies you wanna wrap your arms around and never let go.  It was a tough call, but I held strong in the face of Egly-Ouriet (reeediciously good!), Pierre Gimmonet, Rene Geoffrey (Joe, you know this one…

Brits vs. Yanks, or tomahhto vs tomato

Tuesday night was a rescheduling of our previous England vs. USA showdown of stouts and porters in Cork & Bottle/Clever.  And while I REALIZE you cannot have a true battle with only 4 beers, remember we are in this to have fun, and not draw scientific conclusions. And I intentionally selected straight down the middle,…

I hear the train a comin’…

Folks, I had the distinct pleasure of visiting a local homebrewer yesterday to taste his award-winning beer, the absolutely delicious Man in Black Stout. And I tell you, I learned a TON. Virgil Russell, the chef of this special concocotion, gave me a crash course in homebrewing and the development of his recipe. The kind…

Larry? Check. Moe? Double Check. Curly? Always.

So what happens when you drink a lineup of  5 BEAUTIFUL Alsatian wines, followed by 5 reds, and start sipping on Champagne to boot? You realize you must go to the shore while the others play  in the wine ocean so you can go dive head first into the beer pool.  But hell, you might as well…

Here’s to memories…

Why is it a day off never really feels like a day off? Its because if you are ANYTHING like me, you leave every little miniscule task of life until that 24 hour window. As a result  you are feebly (that being the applicable term) attempting to cram them all in one day….sinkful of dishes,…

“It’s ABV is 10.6%. Better drink THAT one last….”

FIRST I would like to thank the people who have donated money and food so far. Your giving means the world to me and to all of the people it will feed. THANK YOU!!! I want to extend a special thanks to Phil Nugent and Mike Monie, my very first supporters who donated when this…

Saints and Sinners…

FIRST off, I HAVE to start this post with one battlecry: GO SAINTS!!! Alright, now that I have that out of my system…on to BEERS 4, 5 and 6! Ahem. I am pretty sure I am gonna offend someone with this next part….but I couldn’t resist and remember: it’s all in good fun, and sometimes…