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Archive for November, 2008

Nøgne Ø Saison

The first time I had heard of Norwegian brewery Nøgne Ø was when I learned of their collaboration with American craft brewers Stone and Jolly Pumpkin on a highly coveted “Special Holiday Ale.”

Naturally, my curiosity was peaked. After all, Stone and Jolly Pumpkin are two of the most kick-ass [craft] brewers in the world (forget [...]

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Jolly pumpkin/Nøgne-Ø/Stone Special Holiday Ale

Jolly pumpkin/Nøgne-Ø/Stone Special Holiday Ale
Ummm … what?
When I first saw the title of this beer, I was utterly perplexed. BUT now it makes complete sense.
The brilliant brewmasters of Stone (California), Jolly Pumpkin (Michigan) and Nøgne-Ø (Norway) have joined forces and brain power to create what they are deeming a “Special Holiday Ale”
How did this all [...]

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My Obsession With Wild Beers

I have developed an intense fascination, preoccupation … and obsession with wild yeast beers.

In my personal opinion, Lambics are quite possibly the most exciting and interesting style of beer. Ales and lagers are both fermented carefully with cultivated strands of brewer’s yeast -using tremendous control. On the other hand, Lambics are produced by spontaneous fermentation.
Although, [...]

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OLA DUBH - Special 30 Reserve

I love making friends. And I love love love taking care of and showing appreciation for my friends. In fact, I would do almost anything within reason for a friend.
And I never expect or demand any sort of reciprocation. In fact, I typically am awkward about accepting gifts. Unless of course, these gifts involve beer. [...]

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LAGUNITAS IMPERIAL RED

So … I may be a few steps behind when it comes to the seasonal beers released by Lagunitas this year. BUT - better late than never, right? Lagunitas released its 2008 Imperial Red Ale late this past summer. Its running streak ended in October. (And with most seasonal beers, its availability lasts longer than [...]

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BeerChips - Free Samples & Swag!

My moment has come! For some time now, I have been envious of my wine blogger friends whom have had samples and swag sent to them from peeps in the industry. Now let me clear something up first: I am not envious because of the “free” part. I am MORE THAN willing to pay for [...]

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