Beer Is Good

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In addition to beer, I really enjoy street art/graffiti, especially Banksy, with his social commentary. I love that shit.   I was posting a Banksy piece on my class blog and I found… Continue reading

This just in…

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A Hoppy IPA Day wish from Black_Cascade (IG)!  He’s drinking a Pike’s IPA.  Thanks for sending this pic and wish our way! Hip Hip IPA!

Hoppy IPA Day!

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Ahhhhhhhh, August 1.  A highly revered day at Casa de I Talk Beer! Why?  Because it’s IPA Day!  So how are you celebrating?  Are you READY to RUMBLE and get the Hops a’poppin’?… Continue reading

Whiskey, cocoa nibs, and coffee…Oh My!

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Originally posted on 4 Hands Brewery:
Join Us Tuesday, July 30 at 3PM for the release of Volume #1. Volume #1 is the first release in our Wood Series – a series of high gravity ales aged in…

Oh, Oregon!

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Oh, Oregon, land of the rose and sunshine, land of the summer’s breeze – and now –  land of the Brewer’s Yeast! Yes, the great state of Oregon is the first in the nation… Continue reading

Dear Ol’ Dad

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You could draw dad a picture this year, or make him an ashtray out of hardened clay (that’s what we did in the 70’s – how times have changed), or buy him a… Continue reading

Beer-spiration

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The love affairs between famous writers and their booze is well known.   Hemingway had a thing for the Mojito, Fitzgerald adored his gin, Chandler was a gimlet man, Dylan Thomas loved his whiskey… Continue reading

Beer Is Not Wine

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Originally posted on John's Beard:
The New York Times thinks it can turn beer into wine. The Beard’s Press Secretary Charwin Blues Breaker

A Little about Small Beer

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I like my beer smooth, hoppy, and typically at 6% ABV and above.  A well-brewed session beer is a pleasant diversion for me, but I always return to stronger brews. While the historic… Continue reading

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Originally posted on Rogue Farms:
Spring arrived moments ago at the Rogue Farms Hopyard. The official time was 4:02am, PDT.  

What’s in a glass?

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With all this talk of glassware – what’s proper – what’s not (see the most recent Beer Advocate: Beer Smack: Beer Glassware: Friend or Foe? (Issue 74) for their take on glassware, and recent… Continue reading

Catherine the Great…

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had good taste – she liked Dark Baltic Porter – a.k.a. – Russian Imperial Stout.   Rogue Ales posts about the recreation of the Dark Baltic Porter available in a few months at Chatoe… Continue reading

Dogfish IPA glass

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If you’re involved in the craft beer world, and who isn’t these days, you certainly know about the big reveal a few weeks ago of the new Dogfish IPA Glass.  The glass is… Continue reading

Back and Side Go Bare…

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Two craft beer lovers (they love craft beer and they love each other) sent us a drinking song fitting for a blog about beer.   The song “Back and Side Go Bare, Go… Continue reading

Hairy Eyeball

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Here’s Lookin’ Atcha’… is the slogan on Lagunitas’ Hairy Eyeball American Strong Ale (9% ABV).  It’s reviewed by Billy Broas‘ at the end of this post and you can read more about it on… Continue reading

A Beer Carnival…What could be more fun?!

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Step right up to 4 Hands Brewing Company’s 2nd Annual Lupulin Carnival! I am proud to say that I was in attendance at last year’s (inaugural) Carnival – it was one memorable (at… Continue reading

Notes from the Field

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Accounts describing experiences and observations the researcher has made while participating in an intense and involved manner (Emerson, 1995). Hey, we can’t taste all the great beers in the world, although we would… Continue reading

George was a Porter lover…

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Today is George Washington’s Birthday. Happy Birthday George! Many of you know that Washington brewed his own beer and had a fondness for the Porters. I happen to love Porters too, so I… Continue reading

Brewster…and I don’t mean Punky

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I was doing some beer research and came across this gem: “During early centuries the vast majority of brewers were brewsters — that is female.” (Sambrook, 1996:2) What? A brewster is a female… Continue reading

Glassware made for IPAs

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Saw this in the Weekly Pint. Top brewers unveil an all-new custom glass made just for IPA While red plastic solo cups or the occasional Mason jar will do in a pinch, the… Continue reading

Mahalo! Pia is good.

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Field Notes: Beer review by Maxwell Randall It’s been awhile since my last review, but I’m back!  Today I’m reviewing CoCoNut PorTeR from Maui Brewing Company, located in paradise….aka Maui. Coconut Porter comes in at… Continue reading

Up Your Beer Knowledge

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…But I chant out a hymn to Gambrinus, The god of small change and good cheer, For I sing you the Song of the Nickel That buys the big glass of Steam Beer…… Continue reading

Drink Some Beer and Improve your Memory!

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What beer drinker doesn’t have a fascination with beer bottle caps?  We collect beer bottle caps with a passion – and with plans to turn the bottle caps into tables and bulletin boards – although that hasn’t happened… Continue reading

It’s the Mother of All Weeks…

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It’s American Craft Beer Week! If you are reading this blog, you probably don’t need any special reason to celebrate American craft beer, but don’t let that stop you.  Use this week to… Continue reading

Happy Mother’s Day!

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The day to celebrate Mother has arrived.  If you haven’t gotten your mom anything yet for Mother’s Day, why not break out of the flowers, candy, Coldwater Creek mode and instead buy her a 6-pack of your… Continue reading