Craft Beer: How I Hate Thee

I hate craft beer. The term, anyway; not the beer itself. For those that know me, you might find that to be a strange statement considering that I’m always drinking them – I’m always looking for a new and exciting beer to try. I love finding one that is a limited edition or made with… Continue reading Craft Beer: How I Hate Thee

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Beer Advent 2018: An End to Mediocrity

On the last eight days of advent, my calendar gave to me... December 17 - Morpheus Saison Brewery: Brouwerij Alvinne Origin: Belgium Alcohol: 6% This beer seemed rather unremarkable at first; the label was clean, simple and plain.  But then, you open the bottle.  You get one warning - this bottle will explode in your… Continue reading Beer Advent 2018: An End to Mediocrity

Beer Advent 2018: Another Year, Another Beer (or 24)

Call me a sucker for punishment. Another year comes and goes and how better to celebrate the waning days of 2018 than with a new beer every day leading up to Christmas.  Of course, this is no ordinary calendar.  This year's calendar has made sure of that by offering us 24 beers from 12 different… Continue reading Beer Advent 2018: Another Year, Another Beer (or 24)

Beer Advent 2017: Aftermath of the Belgian Invasion

Friends.....I have a confession.  I needed a day off.  The first eight days hit me pretty hard.  I have never had so many Belgian style ales back to back to back.  Unfortunately, in order to give my system the break it needed, this led to me being a few days behind in the beer advent… Continue reading Beer Advent 2017: Aftermath of the Belgian Invasion

Beer Advent 2016: Round Three, FIGHT!

We've officially gotten halfway through the beer advent calendar; another six beers have shown their labels and been consumed in the name Christmas cheer.  I could waste your time by writing some petty words, but I think we're beyond that at this point.  How about, we dive on in? December 13th: Nøgne Ø Adventurous Brown… Continue reading Beer Advent 2016: Round Three, FIGHT!

Beer Advent 2016: The Adventure Continues

When last we left our hero, he was tipping back a pint of Sweet Krampus.  Another six days have passed and another six beers have been released from their cages.  What did each door on the beer advent calendar reveal?  Have I been sipping on decadent delights?  Delicious draughts? Disgraceful disasters?  Keep reading as I… Continue reading Beer Advent 2016: The Adventure Continues

Beer Advent 2016: Old World Countries, New World Beers

I look outside and I see the sun setting  over the frost tipped trees of the boreal forest; the land around me covered in a powdered layer of pure white snow.  The lights outside are slowly coming on one by one and the world is illuminated again in a sea of various shades of reds,… Continue reading Beer Advent 2016: Old World Countries, New World Beers