For my birthday again this year I received a subscription to a Beer of the Month Club (three months’ worth), and I received my first package just before the new year. I already mentioned the Pickled Santa from Ridgeway Brewing; the other three beers are: Christian Moerlein‘s Over the Rhine (OTR) Ale Wild Goose Brewery’s Oatmeal Stout Brasserie Duyck‘s Jenlain Noël I’ll write about them as I drink them.
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We had a very low-key New Year’s Eve last night, due to our kids getting sick this week, but we still had a couple friends come over and enjoy drinks and a movie while we waited for midnight. The drinks were beer, of course, and mixed drinks made with a new Margaritaville Frozen Concoction Maker we got for Christmas. But, this is a beer blog, so just a rundown of some of the beers we … Continue reading →
I just posted a Deschutes Brewery press release over on the Press Releases page (did you notice? It’s where I’ve been posting those press releases being sent to me—just like I threatened) that I thought was interesting and worth a closer look. (Of course, I’m pretty partial to Deschutes Brewery. But you already knew that.) The press release is regarding the imminent release of Hop Henge and its new label, coming up in January, and … Continue reading →
I was at Costco the other day and spotted their own line of beer: Kirkland "Handcrafted Beer." I attached my cameraphone picture below. Grainy, but what they have is Hefeweizen, Amber Ale, German lager, and Pale Ale. I wrote about the possibility of Costco beer nearly a year ago; I’m surprised that it took this long to show up, but now I’m definitely curious to try it. The downside, of course, is that you have … Continue reading →
Since Thanksgiving is looming, I’ve seen a few beer posts here and there for what people would pick for their Thanksgiving beers. I figured, what the heck, I’ll throw my hat into that ring too. Coors Original (not Coors Light!): You always have someone who doesn’t (or won’t) drink craft beers, so having some American Macro Lager on hand is necessary. Coors Original (the "banquet beer" which seems somehow appropriate) is one of the best … Continue reading →