17.Jan.2011 Beer Trek
I drank my first beer around a campfire in the Northwoods of Wisconsin when I was 16 years old. Due in no small part to that experience, a hearty drink—in my mind—is always best after a bit of adventure, ideally with steadfast compatriots.
It’s been ages since I reviewed a beer here, and I recently picked up a brew I couldn’t go without mentioning. In other words, I had to mention it!
Last year during the Great Pumpkin Beer Hunt of 2008, Southampton Pumpkin Ale was one of the most recommended brews I came across in my research. I looked high and low for this beer, but even a trip to a particular New York gas station which was rumored to have had a few cases turned [...]
I know what you’re thinking. You’re thinking, “Damn, Jim. You were going on and on about a whole bunch of pumpkin beer reviews… It’s October 5 and we ain’t seen jack!” Well, there are three six-packs in my fridge at half strength that’ll testify that I’ve been doing my research, but yeah, it’s time to [...]
28.Sep.2009 Pumpkin Beer Season has begun!
While many may see the coming of fall in the foliage, the kick off of football season, the conclusion of the year’s baseball games or the beginning of new TV, the autumnal season always begins for me when the liquor stores begin stocking pumpkin beer.
This just makes me extremely happy…
17.May.2009 Reviews of Brews: A random sampling
Last week, I wrote up a bunch of notes on four beers I had grabbed for review. Then I wrote up some short, rough recaps on the drinking experiences. Put simply, it’s been an extremely busy week and I haven’t had a chance to take a look at these, but I’ve whipped them into what [...]
Sun splaying out from between tree branches and splashing across a patio in the late afternoon as a pitcher of cool wheat beer, adorned with several lemon slices, sweats on the table. If the above fits your description of an ideal night of drinking, than you’re my kind of beer lover. The weather here in [...]
22.Apr.2009 Enemy of peanuts; lover of beer.
“Good people drink good beer.”—Hunter S. Thompson The above is a quote that adorns the packaging of the brew from the Flying Dog Brewery—one of my favorites in the States—and a statement I hope is true in my case. Like many people who value their own opinions enough to plaster them all over the internet, [...]