Beer, Cider, & Sake

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Good God! Have Hazy/Citrus IPAs Conquered Earth?

by kaleokahu 3 months ago

OK, I like a FEW of these brews, and it is summer... BUT... I'm in Safeway today looking for a *variety* of beers to stock a cooler for a gathering tomorrow. 90% of the premium selections are ...

Mixing Beers -- Sacrilege?

by kaleokahu 8 months ago

OK, I'm ready for the howls of derision that may come... Last night, I discovered a growler of a really good Viennese lager had been pilfered down to under a pint. Just on a thirsty lark, I pou...

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Joseph James Imperial Smoked Porter

by Eiron 4 months ago

I'm not really doing Tiny Stories About Beer on my food/drink website any more, but this one rekindled a bit of inspiration. Joseph James Imperial Smoked Porter, with vanilla and aged in bourbon...

Anheuser-Busch commits to buy America’s next round of beer

Melanie Wong
by Melanie Wong 5 months ago

“... As part of Anheuser-Busch’s “Let’s Grab A Beer” initiative aimed at playing an active role in the country’s recovery and making the moments that we come together over a beer even better, the b...

Who Likes Radlers?

by kaleokahu 5 months ago

I confess that until a couple of years ago, I had no idea what a radler was. Sure I'd had shandies, lager'n'limes, and other beer cocktails, and I'd once had a torrid fling with a Henry Weinhard b...

Canned sake?

by Eiron 8 months ago

I had the opportunity to try some canned sake and was quite surprised at how tasty it was. Granted, my sake exposure has been limited to heated 'house' sake, and I know that's like only ever having...

5000yr Old Brewery Discovered in Eqypt

by kySafran 8 months ago

This is ace. Not known for its beer, being largely Muslim, it seems the pharaohs had different ideas. Mind enhancing substances seem to have a formal position in more societies, and earlier, than I...

What's with all these craft beers?

by gutreactions 3 years ago

Caught a commentary by commentator/comedian Jim Gaffigan on CBS Sunday Morning Show this past weekend lambasting the explosion of craft beers/microbreweries around the country. It struck me as true...

Pliny the Younger in bottles for 2021

Melanie Wong
by Melanie Wong 11 months ago

Russian River Brewing Company announced that the brewpub release of Pliny the Younger is cancelled in February 2021. However, PTY will be bottled for the first time and available for sale online.

Newer beers that disappoint, old beers you miss

by BigG 12 months ago

So, there is a mind numbing selection of beers out there. Holy cow, the variety. Sours, IPAs, etc. galore. Now, I know what I like and what I don't. I don't do IPAs, generally, because even the ses...

Triple IPA

by ElsieB 1 year ago

Got introduced to the triple ipas with 10% abv, and love them. But, they are not always easy to find. If there is a market for high abv beer and there are many beer companies, why the scarcity?

Yonkers Brewing bustles on a Sunday...

by gutreactions 1 year ago

After picking some wines at Stew Leonard's, we drove down to Yonkers Brewery in the Main St. area of downtown Yonkers. It was about 3 p.m. on a beautiful day and the surrounding restaurants looked ...

Soul Brewing reopens in Pleasantville...

by gutreactions 1 year ago

As part of our local brewery bounce, we wanted to visit Soul Brewery on Wheeler Ave. in Pleasantville. They had closed down for a time. I hear that they originally opened in mid-March, the very day...

Substitute for Goose Island Honkers Ale

by scificionado 1 year ago

Honkers Ale, my favorite beer, is now only sold on tap at the Goose Island bar in Chicago. Can anyone recommend a nationally available beer that's similar in taste? Or at least one available in T...

Sing Sing Kill Brewery, Ossining, offers refreshing brews...

by gutreactions 1 year ago

Visited downtown Ossining for the first time in a while. Our destination was Sing Sing Kill Brewery on Spring St. It was mid-afternoon, and the tasting room was quiet. Seating was distanced nicely,...

Lamplighter Deja Vu

by Taralli 1 year ago

Heard about this beer on the menu at Oleana in Cambridge MA. Tasting comments?

Sake @ LCBO

by Apprentice 5 years ago

Any favourites at the LCBO that I should try out? In the past I've enjoyed Tenzan Junmai Genshu Jizake and Sato No Homare. I haven't taken notes on what I've enjoyed at restaurants, I probably ...

ISO: Sake Experts/Enthusiasts

by Sadistick 1 year ago

Good Morning - Though we drink very little lately (you would think under circumstances it would be the polar opposite...) and when we do, it is typically wine from the cellar; I have a new foun...

Wolf House Brewing is open in Cloverdale

Melanie Wong
by Melanie Wong 1 year ago

Last fall I mentioned that Wolf House Brewing had taken over the location of Ruth McGowan's Brewpub/Cloverdale Ale Company. https://www.chowhound.com/post/fish-chips-ruth-mcgowans-brewpub-cloverdal...

Long Beach Beer Lab for challah and baking supplies (and beer!)

Melanie Wong
by Melanie Wong 1 year ago

Long Beach Beer Lab has pivoted from gastropub to seller of sundries. In addition to beer and pizza, it's offering eggs, milk, flour, yeast, bread, etc. for pick up or delivery via postmates. http...