Category Archives: Reviews

Funky Buddha Maple Bacon Coffee Porter (2015)

Greetings! It has been a while, hasn’t it? My apologies for being such an anti-prolific blogger, but why focus on that? There’s no time like the present to jump back into things. What better way to reboot, than to take … Continue reading

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Mikkeller Funky E * – Sauternes Barrel Aged

First of all, I’m popping open a beer and writing this because I’m annoyed that I’m not at the Funky Buddha tonight for its orgy of special release beers. To those of you who are there, I’m jealous, and you … Continue reading

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Sierra Nevada Celebration Ale

Given the bucolic holiday setting depicted on the label, I have to wonder if any hasty, unsuspecting beer drinkers ever bought a six-pack of Sierra Nevada’s Celebration Ale, thinking they’d be getting some Winter Ale-style approximation of gingerbread and fruitcake. … Continue reading

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Pumpkin Ales – A Flight of 3

They’re back. Though perhaps I should apologize for making it sound as if the┬átsunami of pumpkin ales sweeping our local liquor store shelves just arrived, because it all started in late July/early August. Gets earlier and earlier, doesn’t it? I … Continue reading

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Olvisholt Brugghus Lava Smoked Imperial Stout

I wasn’t certain I’d ever drink another Icelandic beer. As far as I knew, those samples of Einstok I had a few months back were the extent of my beery forays to the land of Bjork, Mum and Sigur Ros. … Continue reading

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Michael’s Genuine Home Brew

With Michael’s Genuine Home Brew, James Beard award-winning Miami chef Michael Schwartz joins the ranks of “Chefs with an Eponymously-Named Beer to their Credit,” a short list including the likes of Iron Chef Morimoto. Contract brewed by Back Forty of … Continue reading

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Tart of Darkness, Fruet, and Cucumber Saison

It has occurred to me that the idea of “me drinking at home and doing a long blog post” just doesn’t manifest itself as often as it once did. I think I need to start writing more about some of … Continue reading

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