Dogfish Head, Piercing Pils

by J Frazzetta April 28th, 2016
Bottle/Tap: Bottle

I can’t recall that last time I told you about a Dogfish brew, Avid Reader, so let’s remedy that by informing you about the next beer you should drink.  For many in the beer community, a pilsner is pretty generic if you happen
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Sixpoint Brewery, Resin

by J Frazzetta April 21st, 2016
Bottle/Tap: can

It isn’t very often that I get a chance to be out on the town for an evening to have a beer with a friend, but a few weeks ago I happened to find myself at the British Beer Company in Manchester enjoying the company of a friend.  I don’t go out on Wednesday nights anymore, that’s for sure, so this called for something special to commemorate the occasion.  Looking over the selection I picked a Sam
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Montebruna, Barbera d’Asti, 2011

by Jason Lightner April 14th, 2016

Italy, Barbera d'Asti, 2011


Italian vineyards have a longstanding tradition of being held in high regard for their incredible varietals brought about by rich soil and careful harvesting. Home to some of the oldest wine producing regions in the world, Italy boasts an incredible number of 20 distinct regions, including Toscana, Piemonte, and Calabria, just to name a few. The vast differences in grapes from region to region highlight what is perhaps my favorite part of enjoying wine — not only do they usually
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  • Otter Creek, Copper Ale

    by J Frazzetta April 7th, 2016
    Bottle/Tap: Bottle

    I can almost smell the spring air, Avid Reader, as the last remnants of winter are being shaken off to make way for t-shirts.  Before we nose dive into a bucket of pale ales and lagers, I do have one final darker brew to share to help get out of this funk.  After this one we’ll be glass deep in crisp springtime fare and then summer and then… we
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  • Breckenridge Brewery, Barleywine Batch #1

    by J Frazzetta March 31st, 2016
    Bottle/Tap: Bottle

    If you have been following this site since the beginning you might notice a theme, Avid Reader: a severe lack in barleywines.  Truth be told, they are not one of my favorite brews and that might be due to the fact that I had a bad experience years ago, and that soured me to anything with the words barley and wine conjoined on the label.  Despite all of
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  • Don Cesar Pisco Puro Review

    by Joe Shotkus March 23rd, 2016
    Let me start by saying this. I love pisco. It's not as commonplace as it should be in America. It's sweet, though sometimes dry, but always bold and delicious. It always mixes well in cocktails, and any person who likes Pisco whom I've ever met I've enjoyed greatly. Perhaps it just makes you a happier person.

    Pisco comes from either Peru or Chile. I have Chilean friends who hate that
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