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Yuengling’s Hershey’s Chocolate Porter

What do you get when two great Pennsylvania tastes decide to mix it up? You get a fantastic porter that’s well worth searching out. Yuengling knew what they were doing when they collaborated with Hershey’s. And the brewery definitely let … Continue reading

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Oliver Brewing Co.’s Creator Destroyer

I love Baltimore. So many great breweries so close together. But you never forget your first. For me it’s Oliver Brewing Co., which used to brew right in Pratt Street Ale House, but now has its own digs. This ale … Continue reading

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Captain Lawrence Brewing Co.’s Cookie O’Puss Limited Edition Stout

Growing up in the DC area, Carvel ice cream stores were a staple. What’s best known from this ice cream chain is their ice cream cakes; two layers of ice cream with chocolate cookie crumbles in between. Sure, Fudgy the … Continue reading

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Samuel Adams Seasonal Summer Ale

Sam Adams has changed up their Summer Ale for the first time in 23 years. If you think I’m passing up a chance to give it a sip-see, you’re crazy. And you’re not crazy. Okay, you’re the right kind of … Continue reading

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Victory Brewing Company’s Storm King Imperial Stout

Stout, stout, stout, stout. I love stouts. So when I found a bottle of one I’d been wanting to try for a while – this very brew, as it happens – I grabbed it up immediately. I’d heard great things … Continue reading

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A Trio of Nonfiction Book Reviews for the End of Winter

Here’s a look at three books I’ve had to myself for far too long… Brian James Freeman (ed.), Reading Stephen King I remember being eleven years old, clutching a shiny new paperback copy of The Shining. (Yes, my parents bought … Continue reading

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Heavy Seas Brewery’s Blackbeard’s Breakfast Salted Caramel Porter

I’m not one of the cool kids. I typically can’t handle bourbon-barrel aged brews. Too much like actual liquor; if I wanted a shot of booze, I’d grab tequila or vodka. When I want a beer, I want a beer, … Continue reading

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Oskar Blues Brewery’s Death By Coconut Irish Style Porter

Oskar Blues is a brewery that can’t do wrong in my eyes, ever since I stumbled upon their Old Chub Scotch Ale. So I’d been dying to try their seasonal coconut extravaganza for quite some time. And Death is right … Continue reading

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Chicago’s Brewseum/Field Museum of Natural History: Brewing Up Chicago

If you happen to be in Chicago before January 5, 2020, be sure to catch a small gem of an exhibition at the Field Museum: the Chicago Brewseum’s Brewing Up Chicago, their first exhibition, hosted by the Field Museum. It’s … Continue reading

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Council Béatitude Cherry Tart Saison

Have a taste for a pour that’ll really sock it to ya? Well then my dear, have I got a pour for you. Cherry Tart Saison is the WWE champion of Saisons, one that will tempt you with its bright, … Continue reading

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Flying Dog Bloodline (Nitro Pour)

There are some people who turn their nose up at a “fruity” beer.  I am not one of those people.  Okay fine; I can be one of those people, if the beer in question is a syrupy mess.  Or the … Continue reading

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Flying Dog Family Tree

I tend to have a huge Sad when the weather starts getting warmer.  Not because it’s gardening season; I love fresh vegetables and the inevitable cauldron of walnut pistou served up in the kitchen (try it slathered on Cook’s sourdough. … Continue reading

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Shiner Texas Warmer

While I’ve never been to Texas, I’ve been a fan of Shiner ever since I tasted their incredible Bohemian Black Lager.  So when a friend brought over Shiner’s brand-new winter warmer brew, Texas Warmer, I had to give it a … Continue reading

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Nice Holiday Milk Stout and Naughty Egg Nog Ale

  I love a good stout.  Hell,I’ll even take a mediocre stout if I’m really desperate.  Because there’s nothing like the full-bodied flavor of a dark beer.  So when Flying Dog Brewery here in Maryland decided to repeat their “Naughty” … Continue reading

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Ken Wells’ Travels with Barley: A Journey Through Beer Culture in America 

Fill up the goblet, Let it swim in foam, that overlooks the brim; He that drinks deepest, here’s to him! So goes one of my favorite verses about beer. I have no idea where it comes from, but it’s nicely … Continue reading

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