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Beer by the Grill: Two Brothers Heavy Handed IPA

Beer by the Grill: Two Brothers Heavy Handed IPA
It’s Sunday, November 6 as I write this, and it’s in the upper 60’s outside. It’s also nearly 4 pm on the first day back to Standard Time, and the sun is nearly setting. Time to break out another beer that has been sent to me by the brewer and take picture while I still... Read more »

Craft Beer Review: Goose Island Four Star Pils

Craft Beer Review: Goose Island Four Star Pils
Time to dip again into my stash of beer and writie about one from our hometown craft brewers. Goose Island Beer Co. has returned a pilsener to its regular lineup with Four Star Pils. The Goose had a Pilsener lager some years ago. They had briefly kept the Baderbräu brand going after the original brewer... Read more »

Beer by the Grill: Shiner Homespun Cream Ale

Beer by the Grill: Shiner Homespun Cream Ale
I am really not a hardy person when it comes to grilling season. When it gets much colder in the next few days, I will very likely be huddled back inside, finding a different umbrella for these article where I drink some beers that have been sent to me as promotion. But there is still... Read more »
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Beer by the Grill: Two Brothers Outlaw 2.0

Beer by the Grill: Two Brothers Outlaw 2.0
While grilling season draws to a close I still have some more beers that were sent to me by the brewer (or their PR people) for my comment. What else can I do but to drop some steaks on the grill and pop open another can! Since I don’t get to go out much and... Read more »

Craft Beer Preview: Lagunitas 12th of Never Ale, in Cans!

Craft Beer Preview: Lagunitas 12th of Never Ale, in Cans!
Just goes to show ya that you can’t really expect to follow your own dictum forever. Lagunitas Brewing Co. founder Tony Magee once swore up and down that he’d be the last small brewer to put his beer in cans. Well, some time has past, Lagunitas is hardly a small brewer, having built the largest-capacity... Read more »

Beers Near the Grill: 3 Shiner Summer Fruit Beers

Beers Near the Grill: 3 Shiner Summer Fruit Beers
A big family issue (resolved happily, don’t worry) kept me from planning out some grill on Saturday. And I need to slog through the beers that have been to me for my comment, including three different summer fruit beers sent by Spoetzel Brewery in Shiner Texas, which is known to all simply as Shiner. So... Read more »
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Craft Beer Review: 4 Hands Chocolate Milk Stout on St. Patrick's Day

Craft Beer Review: 4 Hands Chocolate Milk Stout on St. Patrick's Day
Since I am spending St. Patrick’s at home putting together this weekend’s event listing, I thought I’d open an appropriate beer. After writing about beers that people have sent to me, I wanted to drop in one that I bought myself. Partly because the can design was pretty neat. 4 Hands Brewing Co. of St.... Read more »

Craft Beer Preview: Shiner Wicked Ram IPA

Craft Beer Preview: Shiner Wicked Ram IPA
Time again to grab one of the beers that its makers have sent to me for comment. Spoetzel Brewery in Shiner, Texas, better known simply as Shiner, has been in business since 1909, mostly with a flagship lager that, due to Texas’ arcane beer labeling laws, is named Shiner Bock. They have opened up their... Read more »

Beer by the Grill: Victory Whirlwind Witbier

Time for another look at a beer that its brewer has kindly sent for my consideration. I had hoped to go through my stash by opening one at a time while grilling. So now I have a lot of notes and photos, and a slow trickle of article to come out well past grilling season.... Read more »
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Craft Beer Tasting: Newcastle Werewolf

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Again, I am opening each of these articles of late with an apology for their sparseness. Even my calendar has been in disarray. I am in a certificate program in Web Design, for which the final class has turned out to be on programming databases in Ruby on Rails. And it’s quite hard to get... Read more »
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