Gulden Draak Brewmaster’s Edition: Barrel Aged Everything

Gulden Draak

Gulden Draak Brewmaster’s Edition In this age of barrel aged everything, its refreshing to have a beer by those that were doing it before it was in vogue. It reminds us were all the others came from and who they can call daddy (at least uncle, ok cousin?) I’m a big fan of Gulden Draak, […]

Craft Beer is Dead? How Marketing Gose Long Way

Craft Beer is Dead

I applaud techniques in marketing and how some use sensational headlines and well written humor laced articles to get clicks and no I’m not talking about myself here or maybe I am, am I? Dangit!  Anyway, I read an article about how craft beer is dead, a mostly satirical piece about how one’s passionate distaste […]

A Near Perfect Coffee Stout? Terrapin Wake n Bake (video)

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Terrapin Wake n Bake Possibly one of my favorite coffee stouts readily available in my market, Terrapin Wake n Bake. I honestly don’t remember it being this good, but one sip and I was in like. There’s nothing I can really say here that will do it justice. Watch the video and let me know […]

Shut Up About Elysian Already!

Elysian please don't sue us I know this logo looks similar to your pale ale and one might confuse a blog post with beer but please be kind

Ok so Elysian is being purchased by Anheuser-Busch/InBev. So what? How is this affecting your life move on! Grow up! Beer besides being a passion, is a business, let’s not forget that. If someone told you I’m going to give you millions of dollars and you continue to run the company and make a salary and change […]

Being Part of Craft Beer History: My Day with Ballantine IPA (video)

Ballantine IPA - The Keg Tap

As a child I used to go on field trips to the Ballantine House in Newark, NJ and I used to walk around mostly bored at all of the old stuff. I didn’t really appreciate what I was seeing, I just wanted to get home and watch Voltron and G.I. Joe cartoons. I took my […]

Reclaiming Jersey Beer: Forgotten Boardwalk 1916 Shore Shiver (video)

ShoreShiverIPA

Forgotten Boardwalk 1916 Shore Shiver IPA In late 2012, beer laws were reformed in New Jersey that eased restrictions on beer production in the state and led the way for new breweries to open and begin a revival of the once beer Mecca. Not many know, that from the late 1800’s through the early 1970s […]

Stevie Nicks Brings all the Pynk to the Yards

Yards Pynk

  YARDS PYNK Tart Berry Ale I love going through the craft beer isle in my local liquor store, it make me feel like a kid in a candy store.   There are endless…well…you guys understand my excitement I am sure!  I happen to find this YARDS PYNK Tart Berry Ale and couldn’t pass it up […]

A Beer You Can Bring Home to Meet Your Mother: Magic Hat Feast of Fools (video)

FeastofFools

Magic Hat Feast of Fools 2014 Raspberry Stout I brought a bottle of an Imperial Barrel Aged stout to my family’s house for Thanksgiving thinking I was treating them all to a very special beer. Turns out they didn’t like it at all and I ended up drinking 750ml of a 13% imperial stout, which […]

West Coast IPA is Really an East Coast IPA: Ballantine IPA (video)

Ballantine IPA

Last  year I purchased a home that I fell in love with from the moment I entered the door to the moment I left. See the house was littered with beer paraphernalia, specifically Ballantine beer. Being the beer lover I am I automatically fell in love with the house and started to grow an affinity […]

Magic Hat’s Meatwhistle Gives Me the Feels

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Every day on my commute home from work I drive up Route 1&9 in New Jersey and for decades a symbol of my hometown has been this rotating neon sign of an eagle flapping its wings behind a huge A, I’m speaking of the iconic Anheuser Busch factory in Newark, NJ. If you’ve ever flown […]