We’re Waxing Poetic about Twilight

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Shall I compare thee to a summer’s day? Thou art more lovely and more temperate. Rough winds do shake the darling buds of May … So long as men can breathe, or eyes… 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

Give a shout for Java Stout?

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A personal thanks to Max for his passionate field reporting – keep those field reports comin’!  I am a big fan of Bell’s beers, Two Hearted Ale and Oberon are among my favorites,… 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

Asleep at the post…

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I had a great beer review for today’s post, but…

Zom-beer! Makes You Want to Cheer!

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Zombie Apocalypses, World War Z, The Walking Dead, Shaun of the Dead, Zombieland…I have a love hate relationship with Zombies.  I love to hate Zombies…and I love to read (see Justin Brown’s piece in Primer… Continue reading

Ode to a Brown Ale

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Let misers turn riches o’er And gaze on bags of gold; With my wealth they must be poor  When all their treasure’s told; But I have more  True wealth in store And joys… Continue reading

A Little Venom Won’t Hurt You…

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Here’s the second installment of Maxwell Randall’s Pacific Northwest Field Notes. Opa! I heard through the beer grapevine that The Noble Fir (one of my favorite Seattle beer bars) was tapping Hop Venom IPA —… 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

Up Your Beer Knowledge

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Here is this week’s installment of “Up Your Beer Knowledge” by Tunit. The United States is currently experiencing a huge revival in the craft beer scene, but it’s still hard to ignore the fact… 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

Testing the German Purity Law of 1516

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Our beer research this weekend took us to Urban Chestnut Brewing Company (UCBC).  UCBC specializes in “Beer Divergency” an “Old World meets New World” brewing philosophy.  They have some great Bavarian and European style beers,… Continue reading

Up Your Beer Knowledge

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You can take that title anyway you like.  T-unit has agreed to enlighten us with a weekly “Up Your Beer Knowledge” post where she will share some fun tidbits and “Did you know’s…” about beer. … Continue reading

A Wickedly Good Carnival

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4 Hands’ Lupulin Carnival celebrating the release of their War Hammer Imperial IPA was a smashing success!  Here’s a few snapshots from the Carnival (you can tell we were having a lot of… Continue reading

Out Doing Research

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A Bad-ass Carnival is Coming to Town

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It’s going to be wickedly good — unlike the Carnival from Bradbury’s “Something Wicked This Way Comes” — which was wickedly bad! The Lupulin Carnival is this Saturday, March 3rd, from 2-6pm.  It… Continue reading