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A DIY Beer Dinner – Part 2 – indulging in eating in

full, happy, crafty dinner guests

full, happy, crafty dinner guests

When last we left you in A DIY Beer Dinner – Part I, Josh was telling an elaborate and completely BS story about the creation of Anderson Valley Blood Orange Goze and we were enjoying ourselves thoroughly after the first three amazing pairings. The kitchen was smelling amazing as Thanh and John were pulling the savory fourth course out of the oven. While we continued to swear and tell inappropriate stories, it was time for: Continue Reading

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Beer Reviews, Beer Tastings, Events, Specialty Brews

A DIY Beer Dinner – Part 1 – dining in, swearing in

“I mean, I’m a grown man, and I still cry at the end of Toy Story 3, no matter how many times I’ve seen it.  And it ended just right. Why would they make a fourth? I don’t know if I can emotionally make it through that.”

“The way they print the letter ‘D’ totally looks like a vagina. And then they printed it on pink paper. Come on.”

“He didn’t want that sippy cup, he wanted the other sippy cup that was downstairs in the kitchen, in dishwater… I”m like dude, drink your water. Go to sleep. We are not having a power struggle.”

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Brooklyn Local 1

Brooklyn Local 1For my first official review, I decided to aim high and broke out a bottle of Brooklyn’s Local 1, Brooklyn describes as an unfiltered Golden Ale.  I tried it first in a 4 oz tasting glass, and then in a full-sized glass.  In the tasting glass, it appeared to be a fairly clear straw color.  Once it was poured into a full-size glass, the beer definitely became cloudier, but still golden straw colored.  Brooklyn sells this in a 25 oz corked bottle.  The cork and a finishing yeast mean the beer continues to condition in the bottle, enhancing the flavor and adding to the carbonation.  Continue Reading