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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Thanksgiving Beers Suggestions

Posted by on Nov 24, 2014 in Beer Blog | 0 comments

Thanksgiving is a great time to bring new beers to try and share with your friends and family. To that end we have compiled a list of our two favorite styles for Thanksgiving, IPAs and Stout/Porters. Some of these are in extremely small quantities, so come in and make your selections early. (Unless indicated all beers are 22 ounce bottles) IPAs While it is not for everyone, IPA is the champion style of the craft brewers. While IPAs are known for their bitterness, they are not all created equal. To begin with they...

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2014 November Beers

Posted by on Nov 22, 2014 in Beer Blog, Blog | 0 comments

Thanksgiving Ale Mayflower Brewing Company Plymouth, MA On September 6, 1620, the Mayflower set sail for the New World on one of the boldest voyages in American history. On board were 102 passengers, including fifty-one Separatists and fifty-one “Strangers” – hired hands, indentured servants and others who came for their own reasons. The history books most remember such prominent figures as William Bradford, Edward Winslow and Myles Standish for their leading roles in the adventure. But it was a young...

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2014 October Beers

Posted by on Nov 22, 2014 in Beer Blog | 0 comments

Pecan Pie Porter Clown Shoes Brewing Company 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 Berman:...

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2014 September Beer Series

Posted by on Sep 10, 2014 in Beer Blog | 0 comments

18th Anniversary Ale Stone Brewing Company Escondido, CA Stone Brewing Co. was founded in 1996 by Greg Koch and Steve Wagner in San Marcos, CA. It’s most popular brand; Arrogant Bastard Ale was unleashed upon the world in November 1997. They moved to their current facility in Escondido, CA, in December 2005. Beer Advocate named them “All-time Top Brewery on Planet Earth” in 2008 and “the most popular and highest rated brewery – ever!” in 2009. Because it is Stone Brewing, naturally this...

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