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Archive for August, 2008
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As you can probably tell, I’m a fan of Lagunitas and their seasonal brews. This summer has been good to me in that respect as I’ve been able to drink my favorite Lagunitas seasonal, Lucky 13, and be introduced to what is a new favorite, We’re Only In It For The Money. Such a good summer comes at a cost though. There have been changes to the Lagunitas release schedule. (more…)
I’ve had friends over for beer tastings and encourage basic note taking. I usually get the question of “How do I taste beer?” My response is to just go with it, taste what you taste, don’t get outside of yourself and just enjoy yourself. It’s not a test, there’s no wrong answer, but some times people want more. Thankfully, there are people smarter than I (quite a few in fact) to help out with this sort of thing. (more…)
Back in college there was an unofficial tradition a few of us had. When it was going to be a party, there always seemed to be a 6-pack of Mendocino Brewing’s Eye of the Hawk in the back of the fridge. Like clockwork, when the party was winding down, we’d finally get into the 6-pack. This is where the stories would fizzle out, the night would become a blur and the party would end. In honor of this not-so-noble tradition, I decided the Hawk deserved the proper respect and sat down with a bottle over the weekend. (more…)
Slowly, Dogfish Head brews are trickling into the Bay Area. While I’ve written about the 90 Minute IPA, one of their more interesting beers would be Midas Touch. The recipe came from the remnant found inside a vessel buried inside of King Midas’ tomb. So it’s time for a little history lesson, as we drink like a king from times past. (more…)
Back in February, I bought an extra bottle of The Abyss by Deschutes. Originally, this bottle was meant for another. Unfortunately for them, our plans for the exchange fell through repeatedly and we gave up. It was then going to be shared with Wes when he was in town. This one fell through the cracks on a rather busy weekend of drinking. So I was determined to find someone to share this bottle with. I didn’t just find someone, I found many. (more…)
Have you ever wondered why the drinking age is 21? Basically it was up to individual states to determine their own drinking age until 1984 when the National Drinking Age Act tied highway funds to maintaining a drinking age of 21. So why 21? Does it even work? If you ask me, the answer is no. A few people agree with me, and the topic has made it to the national press, so let’s discuss. (more…)