2015 May Beers

Posted by on May 11, 2015 in Beer Blog, Newsletters | 0 comments

Honey Queen Samuel Adams Brewing Company Jamaica Plain, MA In April 1985, when Samuel Adams Boston Lager made its debut in about 25 bars and restaurants in Boston, the company had no office, no computers, and no distributors. While this is no longer a craft brewery, they have reinvented themselves making small production beers like this from the limited series collection. The harmonious blend of mead and beer, known as a Braggot, takes us back to medieval times, dating back as far as the 12th century. To capture...

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2015 April Beers

Posted by on Apr 13, 2015 in Beer Blog, Newsletters | 0 comments

Son of Ned Ale White Birch Brewing Company Hooksett, NH Opened in 2009, White Birch is the natural evolution of Bill Herlicka’s love for home brewing. Together with his wife, Ellen, they brew a few year round brews and many experimental “one off” brews like this wild ale. Flanders Reds are commonly referred to as the “red” beers of West Flanders. Belgian Red Beers are typically light-bodied brews with reddish-brown colors. They are infamous for their distinct sharp, fruity, sour and tart...

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2015 March Beers

Posted by on Mar 9, 2015 in Beer Blog | 0 comments

Tango Weyerbacher Brewing Company Easton, PA In the beginning, Dan Weirback was a homebrewer and big fan of the blossoming new craft beers that were hitting the market.  One weekend in late 1993 while vacationing in Vermont, Dan and his wife, Sue toured the Long Trail brewery, back when it was in the basement of an old mill.  Dan was looking for a new business to get into but it was Sue who suggested they start thinking about starting our own brewery. Nearly two years later, Weyerbacher Brewing Company was...

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2015 February Beers

Posted by on Mar 9, 2015 in Beer Blog | 0 comments

Tinder Rauchbier Uinta Brewing Company Salt Lake City, Utah Uinta Brewing Company embarked upon its mission of brewing world class, full-flavored, craft-brewed beer in the winter of 1993. From a small, renovated mechanic’s garage located in Salt Lake City, Uinta began distributing a tasty variety of beer ranging from 4.0% to over 10% alcohol by volume to local bars, restaurants, and liquor stores. Demand escalated, resulting in the installation of a bottling line in 1996. Then, in 2001, having outgrown its...

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2015 January Beers

Posted by on Jan 9, 2015 in Beer Blog | 0 comments

Coronado Brewing Company Coronado, California In 1996, brothers Ron and Rick Chapman realized a long-time dream and got ahead of the craft brew curve in a big way, opening a brewpub in the heart of their hometown of Coronado. Back then, craft beer was still a foreign term and San Diego County was home to a mere handful of breweries, most of which were struggling to find their identity. The Chapmans had no question about who they wanted to be. Their clear-cut mission was to celebrate their islander roots through...

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2014 December Beers

Posted by on Dec 15, 2014 in Beer Blog | 0 comments

Extremely Angry Beast Imperial Stout Clown Shoes Beer Ipswich, MA Clown Shoes begins, and maybe ends, with a wonderful mission statement “Our mission now is to produce beer without pretension while being free and a little crazy.” Perfect. Clown Shoes is the brainchild of the son of a local wine merchant. It is being contract brewed by Mercury Brewing Company in Ipswich, MA, the home of Ipswich Ale. Rather than trying to explain the Clown Shoes brand to you, here are the words of brand owner Gregg...

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