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Stone RIS

Stone RIS

My first real experience with craft beer was 19 years ago. Having visited, for the first time, the old Sam Adams Brewhouse, which is now Nodding Head Brewery, I fell in love with a particular style—the Russian imperial stout. I ...

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A Lindemans For The Cellar

A Lindemans For The Cellar

With summer around the corner, and the dog days closing in, it’s time to imbibe in something a bit lighter and refreshing. For some, that may mean a Bière de Garde or hefeweizen. For others, a summer ale or cider. ...

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Magic In a Glass: Comparing a 2007 and 2011 Cantillon Kriek

Magic In a Glass: Comparing a 2007 and 2011 Cantillon Kriek

By Phillip Pittore III If you have been in or around the beer industry for some time, or are just a beer connoisseur, you have certainly heard of, or tasted, one of the absolute gems in the world of Belgian ...

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Samuel Smith’s Winter Welcome

Samuel Smith’s Winter Welcome

Now that all the fun and chaos associated with the holiday season has subsided, it’s time to relax and look forward to the coming of spring, and the warmth with which it provides. And, what better way to warm up ...

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Cellaring That Will Keep You Warm

Cellaring That Will Keep You Warm

Having spent nearly two weeks without power, I had plenty of time to choose and sample some great beer from the cellar. The simple joy of finding bottles that you forgot about, or don’t remember laying down is priceless. Ironically, ...

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Oskar Blues Ten FIDY 2008 & 2011

Oskar Blues Ten FIDY 2008 & 2011

In recent articles, I’ve discussed in great detail, the joys of cellaring beer. But once in a while, the greatest joy comes from finding something that you either misplaced, or forgot you cellared. This is exactly the case this month. ...

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Cellaring a Classic Red

Cellaring a Classic Red

Comparing a 2008 and 2012 Rodenbach. With temperatures consistently reaching the mid to high 90s this time of year, I’m always looking for a beer that’s not only refreshing, but easy to drink. Something that will pair well with grilled ...

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6 Years for 120 Minutes

6 Years for 120 Minutes

How the “Holy Grail for Hopheads” cellars. With the exception of Pliny the Younger, and a few other obscure beers, no other IPA is as highly sought after on a yearly basis as Dogfish Head 120 Minute.Continuously hopped for 2 ...

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One Tasty Bastard

One Tasty Bastard

Mysterious and shrouded in secrecy; Arrogant Bastard’s cellaring only adds to its complexity. Bastard, by definition, means “of illegitimate birth, or uncertain origin.” Add arrogant to the term, and you undoubtedly have not only marketing genius, but one of the ...

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A Monster in the Cellar

A Monster in the Cellar

Comparison of a 2000 Brooklyn Monster with a 2011 Brooklyn Monster. Reminiscing about my fascination with beer and my love for anything new, I couldn’t help but recall my first encounter with barley wine. The year was 2000, and my ...

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