Monthly Archives: May 2011

Memorial Day Weekend – Four Nights Of Imbibing

Did I really drink THIS much over Memorial Day Weekend, 2011? Here’s a brief recap of the weekend’s debauchery: Sofie, Goose Island – this is a relatively light 6.5% Belgian blonde ale with 20% of it blended in, having been … Continue reading

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Oud Beersel Kriek

It’s 90 degrees outside (I just checked), so I figured it would be a good day to review another beer in a mostly warm-weather beer style, Fruit Lambic. Most people know this style via the Lindemans line of Framboise/Kriek/Peche/Cassis/Pomme sweetened … Continue reading

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TMMB Mixtape Volume 1

I used to┬átry to impress women by making them mix CDs. This never worked, of course – I abandoned the practice sometime in my late 20s. As a complete and utter music dork (think “High Fidelity”), however, I still make … Continue reading

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Lakefront Brewery New Grist Sorghum Beer

I know there is strong local interest in gluten-free beer, so I figured I’d pick a couple locally-available bottles to review. One such example is New Grist from Lakefront Brewery in Wisconsin, a 5.75% ABV beer brewed with sorghum and … Continue reading

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Mikkeller Rauch Geek Breakfast

This is my “Hair of the Dog” edition of the Miami Malt Bomb, as I hit Lou’s Beer Garden and the Sandbar a little hard last night and have been stuck with a brutal hangover all day. I didn’t want … Continue reading

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DeProefbrouwerij – Draeckenier (+ small Tripel Style Profile)

This one comes in the style of an Abbey Tripel, 750ml bottle. Generally, what you’ll find in this style is: 1. High alcohol content, usually in the 7-9% ABV range. 2. Honeyed fruits up front ebbing to a peppery dry … Continue reading

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Private Tasting – 5/13/11

Call them tastings if you will. “Throwdowns” would probably be more accurate. On semi-rare occasion, South Florida’s beer cognoscenti gathers to pop the cap on bottle after bottle, many of which contain truly outstanding, singular beers. Gatherings like this are … Continue reading

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