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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

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

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

I Drew It, then I Drank It

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Since Jimmy moved to a new TJs, I have been doing the beer order for my store.  I love doing the beer order, especially when new beers arrive! Kite Tail, by O’Fallon, a local micro-brewery… Continue reading

Once was blind…but now I see

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“…Beer is like that person you’ve met a couple of times, who seems cool but it takes the discovery of a mutual love of the movie Slap Shot or the sound of vinyl… Continue reading

Field Notes from the Pacific Northwest

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I received two field reports from one of our best and thirstiest beer researchers.  The beer picture is worth a thousand words – or drinks – and the review seals the deal.  Here’s… Continue reading

Square One is Anything but Square

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So I was out doing a little research the other day and my travels took me to Square One Brewery and Distillery in Lafayette Square. I tried the Sterling IPA at the 4 Hands Lupulin… Continue reading

Slainte!

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On the day of the Wearin” O’ the Green, a wee poem (about a subject I love) sent in by Bobby-Digital.  Thanks, Bobby-D! I’ve tasted hock and claret too, Madeira and Moselle, But not… Continue reading