Monthly Archives: September 2007

Black Boss Porter

Black Boss Porter is a Baltic Porter from Browar Witnica in Poland, a sweet, dark ale with 9.4% alcohol by volume. I got it along with the Boss Beer from a restaurant that was out of business, and was pleasantly surprised at how good it was. (I had been a little concerned over the storage quality.) Appearance: Dark brown, a little dirty motor oil-ish but a nice clear ruby-garnet when held up to direct sunlight. … Continue reading →

The next Session: Beer and Food

The next Session (October 5th) is being brought to us by Captain Hops of Beer Haiku Daily: Beer and Food. Don’t worry, I won’t make everyone write haiku or limericks or sonnets. I have chosen the theme “Beer and Food”. Mmmmmm… Beer and Food. I am looking for posts about pairing beer with food or using beer as an ingredient in food. I hope to see recipes, pictures, tasting notes, stories, menus, reviews or anything … Continue reading →

Boss Beer

I acquired a couple bottles each of Boss Beer and its cousin, Black Boss (a Baltic Porter), from a local restaurant that went out of business and was having a garage sale. Based on that alone, I was a bit dubious as to how good the beer would be; you never know for sure the kind of storage conditions the beer could have been kept under in a situation like that, for one thing. But … Continue reading →

Wailua Wheat

I jotted down some quick notes about Wailua Wheat from Kona Brewing a couple of months ago, and now I’m giving it the full treatment. This ale is 5.4% alcohol by volume, and is brewed with passion fruit. While drinking it I was reflecting on the passion fruit character and it occurred to me, I don’t think I’ve ever eaten "straight" passion fruit; I’ve probably only consumed it as a component of something else. Generally, … Continue reading →

Press Release: Holiday Ale Festival gathers three-dozen rare beers

The West Coast’s most prestigious winter beer sampling opportunity The Holiday Ale Festival is a joyous tradition among beer lovers who treasure the big beers of winter. Held outdoors in the chilly month of December, the festival pours more than three-dozen robust winter craft brews, the majority of which have either been created specifically for the event, or are vintage or reserve beers not available in the general market. It is effectively the most prestigious … Continue reading →