Monthly Archives: June 2006

Buying beer online

Shannon has a couple of pointers to online sources for beer: John’s Grocery and Internet Wines and Spirits. She’s jonesing for her Boulevard Wheat and is looking for a source. The problem? Exorbitant shipping prices. So, anyone know of decent sources for beer online, that don’t charge outrageously for shipping? I’ll start a list.

Jubel 2000 Millenium

This past Saturday my ultra-good-friend Kina brought me a super-special limited edition bottle of Deschutes Brewery‘s Jubel 2000 Millenium.* I don’t know where she found this, or if she’d been saving it since the year 2000 or whenever… but Kina: thank you! This was awesome. And it’s a very good beer, too. It aged well (it was stored properly, I assume) and was wonderfully complex and tasty and warming. Let’s go to the review… Appearance: … Continue reading →

Big Daddy IPA

For Father’s Day I got a bottle of Big Daddy IPA from Speakeasy Brewing in San Francisco. It’s got a great bottle (picture at right is so-so, but you get the idea). Straight to my notes! Appearance: Not-quite-clear and orange in color. Fluffy white head started out promising but fell quickly. Smell: Hops—slightly citrus-fruity, remniscent of Cascade (or Simcoe these days…). Clean, not as fruity as I’d expect though. Taste: Malty and hoppy—strong Simcoe? like … Continue reading →

Eastside Dark

Somewhere along the line I acquired a bottle Eastside Dark, a lager from Lakefront Brewery in Wisconsin. I’m not exactly sure where it came from, as I found it near the back of the pantry in a six-pack container with some of my homebrew… No matter, found beer is found beer, so here’s my review. Appearance: Brown, and murky. Nice (though short) tan, creamy, foamy head. Smell: Malty, bready. Very understated, and clean. Darkish—tough to … Continue reading →

Homegrown hops

Sadly, these homegrown hops aren’t at my house (not for lack of trying), but at my mom’s. That’s good though, because I can pick all I want. Check out how insane these are growing: This hop is crazy big, and summer hasn’t even started. It’s growing up a trellis right off of the back deck. This is the original hop plant that appeared in my mom’s garden. It’s been there for years. It’s growing over … Continue reading →