Monthly Archives: January 2006

Upcoming beers

You’ve noticed that I’ve been reviewing more beers lately. I’ll be doing a lot more of that over the coming weeks and months; part of what I’ve done with some of my Christmas and birthday money this year was buy a bunch of beer that I haven’t had before, and I plan to post a review and tasting notes for each. I suppose if I’d made any New Year’s resolutions, this would be one: try … Continue reading →

Rogue’s Imperial India Pale Ale

Wow, talk about a strong beer: tonight I had the bottle of Rogue’s Imperial India Pale Ale that I got for Christmas. It comes in a 1 pint, 10 ounce (750 ml) black ceramic bottle (similar to the Imperial Pilsner that I also had), and weighs in at a staggering 9.5% alcohol by volume! It was quite enjoyable, though. Here are my notes: Appearance: Poured a hazy straw-orange, with a finger of slightly off-white head. … Continue reading →

The NY Times likes Portland for beer

Portland, Oregon made the New York Times’ travel section in a big article about the brewery scene there. It’s a decent piece—nothing earth-shaking, but pretty cool for the coverage it gives. They highlight a half-dozen or so breweries, plus the Horse Brass Pub. Portland has more breweries – 28 – than any other city in the nation if not the world, and it has arguably become one of the best destinations anywhere for beer-tasting…. "It’s … Continue reading →

Goose Island Demolition

Tonight I tried a new beer I picked up, Demolition from Goose Island in Chicago. It was quite good! Classified as a Belgian strong (pale) ale, it weighs in at 8% alcohol by volume. Here are my notes: Appearance: Hazy gold-orange in color. Poured with a ¼-inch head that was creamy and bisque in color, but dissipated rather quickly. Not much lacing on the sides of the glass, surprising for the higher alcohol content. Smell: … Continue reading →

Beer feeds

Something I found yesterday but forgot to post about. The guys behind that I posted about also have a beer feed aggregator. They’re pulling the RSS feeds of beer blogs and sites and aggregating them on the page. Nice. I think I already have all the same sites/feeds loaded up in Bloglines, but I’ll be checking this out from time to time.