Monthly Archives: December 2014

The Year in Beer-Hops, Headlines and Hope

New laws, new beers, new ingredients. The past year was a big year in craft beer, and now is a good time to look back on some of the innovations and achievements of craft brewers, and look ahead to the … Continue reading

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Red Tail Ale Wassail

Ever since I read about the tradition of wassailing, I’ve been very intrigued by the idea of going from house to house asking for a drink of fine ale.  Who wouldn’t like that, right? Wassail literally means “to be healthy,” … Continue reading

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Black Hawk Truffles

One of the best parts of the holidays (for me, anyway) is all the specialty foods and drink that accompany the parties. Rich winter beers are edging the ambers and pales to the edges of the store shelves, and although … Continue reading

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Cellaring Beer-Old is Good

Winter is stout and Barleywine season, and a good chance to try some new rich, winter releases. This year, I also plan to set a few of the heavier beers aside for aging and revisit them next year (or later, … Continue reading

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Holiday Beer Gift Ideas

The holidays are upon us, and many of us have started thinking about gift buying. One great thing about enjoying craft beer is that so many of my friends do, too. And that makes them easier to shop for. I … Continue reading

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