Archive for the ‘beer’ Category

This week is Barrel Week at Town Hall Brewery! A highly anticipated event where each day features a different barrel aged version of some of their beers. All beers are aged in some kind of whiskey barrel, from classic standbys like Jim Beam and Jack Daniels to smaller producers like Buffalo Trace and Eagle Rare. I went […]


Saturday night was Sa. da. tay. An impromptu tasting developed in my basement Saturday night with David, Narth Müeller, and Uncle Steve. We started with Heady Topper, an amazing double IPA from The Alchemist in northern Vermont which I mentioned in the last post. Narth brought a bottle of Avery Eighteen, a dry-hopped rye Saison brewed for Avery’s […]


I jetted into LaGuardia for a short New York visit last Thursday morning and started making my way over to my friend’s place in Hoboken to kick off his 30th birthday celebration. He informed me earlier that he wouldn’t be available until early afternoon, so I took the opportunity to check out some sights, grab […]


I have been amazed with the quality of beer coming out of Central Waters Brewing from Amherst, Wisconsin. I initially tried their IPA, red ale, pale ale, and stout, and while they were all decent, none really stood out except the stout, Satin Solstice. Recently, I have been diving into their barrel aged and high gravity brews […]


Boulevard BBQ

27Jan12

Bourbon Barrel Quad is a limited release from Boulevard’s Smokestack Series. A quadrupel is a strong dark Belgian style ale that is known for it’s rich malty sweetness and subtle spice, and Boulevard Brewing enhances these flavors by aging their quad in bourbon barrels with sour cherries. The color is a rich, reddish brown with […]


Great new brewery in St. Louis Park, MN – Steel Toe Brewing. This is Dissent Dark Ale, which is a Foreign/Export style stout. Medium bodied, roasty, with a nice dose of bittering hops. Quite nice. Serve with red meat. They also have an awesome West Coast style IPA – the best Minnesota made IPA you can buy […]