Not a Loser: Elysian Loser Pale Ale

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Loser Pale Ale (7.0% ABV, 57 IBU) What caught my eye first when I saw this beer was the name. I think its safe to say that most people would, with a big loser across the label. Its a pale ale and above the word loser is the phrase “Corporate Beer Still Sucks.” Well said. […]

Lithuanian Lobster Lovers Beer

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Lobsters Lovers Beer (9.5% ABV) I had lunch today at one of my old favorite Greek/Eastern European delis (old because I havent been there in over a year) and tore up their very delicious beef and lamb gyro. Yum! While I waited for my order I strolled by their various sections of various foreign brands […]

Phat Matt’s IPA


Phat Matt’s IPA (7% ABV, 64 IBU) Man, have I mentioned here that I love IPAs? I’m both a student and a slave of the hop infused liquidity sustenance known as a micro IPA. I always get excited when a new one drenches my palate. Which is what happened for this post’s tasting. Cruising the […]

Two East Coast IPAs: 90 Minute IPA & Hopdevil IPA


90 Minute IPA (9% ABV, 90 IBU) & Hopdevil IPA (6.7% ABV, 50 IBU) Hmm, East Coast and IPA – is this a combo that I will like or not? If so which of the two IPAs will I prefer? This is what I thought earlier when I was looking for some IPAs from the […]

Salute to Acropolis Steakhouse: Portland, OR

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Acropolis Steakhouse Plus: Portland, Oregon Come hither dear sir – find a cozy seat, have a hearty meal and enjoy the top of the line entertainment show that Portland has to offer!!! Whoa is this a Manhattan quality theatrical show or part of the Shakespearean Festival in Ashland, Oregon or is this the mother-effen Portland […]

A Red for the people by the people: Lompoc Proletariat Red

Lompoc Brewery Proletariat Red

Proletariat Red 6.2% ABV 45 IBU Tonight I picked up Proletariat Red by Lompoc Brewery, a beer from the other category of beers that I like (besides IPA) Red/Amber ale.   This beer is for the working man says its label and website inspiring Beer Volutions (so says Irving) is all about defending the hops and malts to the death!!  I […]

PDX and Maui are Practically Family: Maui Brewing Company

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  What caught my eye while I was at the mircobrew section of one of my local corner stores, was a bunch of cans in six and four packs with fancy black holders (that’s the technical name :)). “Hmm” my inquisitive mind hummed to itself. Investigating further, I found that most were from Maui Brewing Co. […]

Cervezas Nacionales de Honduras – Honduran Beers


Honduran Beers: Barena, Salva Vida, Imperial and Port Royal I happened to go to Honduras during the second week in April for business. But when my co worker and I had free time we mostly spent it with our Honduran governmental counterparts, who were extraordinarily hospitable and respectful and I had the pleasure of doing some […]

In De Wildeman – Amsterdam, NL


  WoW! I was at the In de Wildeman in Asmterdam, Netherlands last week! When I walked in this old bar I felt honored and told my buddy Ryan and friend Liz that they should feel honored being in this bar too. Dude, it was like a christian entering a cathederal! Anthony Bourdain visited this […]

All hail the Queen … or not: Young’s Double Chocolate Stout

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Young’s Double Chocolate Stout – 5.2% ABV, 25 IBU Given that i’m going to Europe next week I found it fitting to taste a European made beer for my post today. Although I will not be visiting the United Kingdom I saw this selection did not cost that much (I’m not cheap just trying to […]