THE EDITOR’S DESK

YOUR BEER NETWORK :: A Look Back

by Dr. Carol Westbrook 01.12.2017

It is January 2017, and YourBeerNetwork has been live for six years. It’s time for a look back at our website, and to look ahead to what its future will be. Our world, and the world of craft beer, has changed so much in six years! Harvey Gold, our editor, brought us together in 2011, […]

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FROM THE EDITOR’S DESK :: The Big Eating and Drinking Review – Adventures at The Valley Café at Nite

by Harvey Gold 06.07.2016

I’m sorry. We haven’t been out and about too much. The principal reason is that one of our two pups, Eddie and Debbie, both of whom we tragically (though kind of expected) lost within a week of each other, was on a couple different diuretics, so the days of the 5-7 hour held bladder had […]

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THE EDITOR’S DESK :: A Maybe Not So Great But Then Again You Might Like It This Way Micro Mini Review – harvey gold age 8

by Harvey Gold 02.04.2016

I recently tried a Brooklyn Brewery Lord Sorachi Imperial Saison. This is kind of a big deal. We don’t often see Sorachi Ace hops, and this is a limited, draft only, release, so I was kind of excited to try it. It came to me very cold, presenting almost no nose, the citrusy, a little peppery […]

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THE EDITOR’S DESK :: Winter Arrives… with Beers, a Burger, and a Bowl Game!

by Harvey Gold 12.23.2015

I’ve always carried with me a sense of seasonal disbelief. I grew up in Akron, Ohio, once (and maybe still) the American city credited with the least number of sunny days… along with being, by far, the most disparaged city in America, framed in countless books, films, and comedic monologues as a dirty little industrial […]

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The Editor’s Desk :: Home Brew – Chocolate (Sour) Cherry Stout

by Harvey Gold 10.05.2015

YBN pal, Taylor McIntosh plays sax and keys for my band, Half Cleveland. An excellent musician and a great guy, Taylor is also a man of science (don’t get him started on Nicola Tesla) and as a logical extension, a fine brewer. For a time, he worked at the award winning Thirsty Dog Brewing in […]

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THE EDITOR’S DESK :: The Big Eating and Drinking Review … and stuff

by Harvey Gold 08.27.2015

There’s an art installation here in downtown Akron, Ohio, within a teeny tiny common space possessing a few tables, benches… a picnic area cum smoking section on the edge of what is now being called Akron’s Historic District. My band, Half Cleveland, rehearsed in the building that sits just across the alley from this little […]

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FROM THE EDITOR’S DESK :: Off to Exotic… wait for it… Pittsburgh!

by Harvey Gold 07.01.2015

As many of you know, we produced a video at Church Brew Works in Pittsburgh, PA. It was great, but it was also in and out of the city, so I had experienced little to nothing of Pittsburgh outside of crossing bridges, identifying rust, and traveling to their Ikea (closest one to our homebase of […]

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THE EDITOR’S DESK :: The Big Eating and Drinking Review – Shrimp, Tequilla, and a Red Ale??

by Harvey Gold 06.17.2015

Chase Cutting “Where ya been Harv? Had anything noteworthy to eat or drink?” I’ve been taking notes, pictures, videotaping myself on an iPhone in bars and restaurants in order to insure my notes are properly taken and legible. The good news is that you won’t have to watch these videos… or rather I won’t have […]

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FROM THE YBN’s EDITOR’S DESK :: Food and Brew… Brew and Food… and a Little Music!

by Harvey Gold 04.07.2015

So as we’ve been puttering along, there have been opportunities to enjoy some excellent brews of late. Here’s a few of them, sampled with some great eats: The most recent came on the occasion of a swell night hearing friend Tracey Thomas sing with a sweet band at a lovely venue, Jilly’s Music Room. The sound […]

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FROM THE EDITOR’S DESK :: Art & Ale @ The Akron Art Museum

by Harvey Gold 03.21.2015

Every year the Akron (Ohio) Art Museum holds an event called “Art & Ale.” We did our first piece (when they were calling it “The Art of Ale”) on this excellent event a couple years ago, one that was a bit more of a primer for our readers on Akron itself, as we drank and ate […]

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