Monthly Archives: April 2007

25 best beers in America, from Men’s Journal

This seems familiar, but I don’t seem to have blogged about it yet: the 25 Best Beers in America, from Men’s Journal. (It’s dated from October 2006.) You might remember they listed their Best Beers in the World back in 2005, which I did blog about. Interesting list. I’ve only had six of the 25, so I can’t speak to the merits of the other 19… but it’s a solid six. The other thing I’ll … Continue reading →


Aventinus is one of the beers I recommended in my 50 Beers to Drink Before You Die series. This wheat Doppelbock (a Weizenbock, actually) is unfiltered, unpasteurized, and has "original bottle fermentation." Truth be told, I’m not actually sure what they mean by this, other than allowing it to naturally carbonate in the bottle; some beers are actually bottled with an infusion of fresh yeast and sugar to bump up the alcohol and carbonation though, … Continue reading →

The next Session (May): Mild Ales

Jay at the Brookston Beer Bulletin is hosting the next installment of The Session, and today he’s announced the topic for May: Mild ales. More specifically: The theme will be “The Mysterious Misunderstood Mild” to coincide with CAMRA’s May promotion Mild Month. Saturday the 5th will also be National Mild Day on the other side of the pond. For those of us here in the colonies, we may have a harder time finding a mild … Continue reading →

Gonzo Imperial Porter (Wild Dog Series)

Just before we left for San Diego a couple of weeks ago, I got a PR shipment from the good folks at Flying Dog Brewery containing two beers to sample and review: the Wild Dog series of their Gonzo Imperial Porter, and their Heller Hound spring seasonal. Strangely enough, I haven’t had any of Flying Dog’s beers prior to these, though I see them all over the place and by nearly all accounts are good. … Continue reading →

The Session #2: Day of the Dubbels

I wanted to subtitle today’s Dubbels Session, "Dubbel Dubbel Toil and Trouble," but out of respect for Alan‘s running the show this month I abandoned my Bardly-themed title and went with his title. Mine was probably too nerdy, anyway. Dubbels are somewhat under-represented in my beer repertoire, so when I was at the store I decided to do a (wait for it…) double tasting (har) and picked up two: New Belgium Abbey and St. Bernardus … Continue reading →