March 2011

BEER CLINIC :: Mentoring Medical Students in the Beer Clinic

by Dr. Carol Westbrook 03.26.2011

A few months ago I was visiting one of my favorite beer bars, The Map Room in Chicago.  This is a classy joint  which has a national reputation as a great place to enjoy many different types of beer on draft (26 taps) or bottles (over 200 brands). In other  words, my kind of place. […]

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THRIFT STORE RECORDS & CHEAP RED WINE :: James Brown with a Californian Merlot

by Lane Steinberg 03.24.2011

2nd in a series… The Record: James Brown, “I Got The Feelin” (King), $0.50 The Wine: Monterra Merlot (California), 1997, $5.00 (discounted) Everybody in the wine world talks of 1997 California wine like they’re talking about the Second Coming. “If it’s Rotgut Farms and it’s a 1997, BUY IT!” At the damaged label sale across […]

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ON & OFF THE BEATEN PATH :: Orlando – Traveling the World & Tasting it’s Beers

by David Daugherty 03.23.2011

The last time I had been to Walt Disney World’s Epcot in Orlando was 25 years ago and I only remember it vaguely. Maybe it’s the fact that everything that week 25 years earlier actually took place in a blur, or maybe it could be chalked up to old age setting in. It certainly COULD NOT […]

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ON & OFF THE BEATEN PATH :: Special Edition From Orlando

by David Daugherty 03.23.2011

Widely known as Orlando’s premier English pub (though we don’t really know how many there are), Cricketers Arms is one of those atmospheric establishments with a great theme and feel. Pam Haines, a follower of an earlier blog I started and charter YBN friend, had been waiting a long time for me to come to Florida […]

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EAT THIS :: SWEET TREAT RECIPE

by Harvey Gold 03.23.2011

Of  course we’re using food to bribe you into coming to the site to check out our posts , pieces, columns, webisodes. BUT… this bribe is CRAZY DELICIOUS !! And to be fair, we and most every craft brewer we’ve ever met, loves and thinks FOOD. From Dollimama’s Vintage Warehouse… Amaretto Apricot Cake: After another […]

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FROM THE EDITOR’S DESK :: Flash Quiz – What IS this?

by Harvey Gold 03.22.2011

In my search for craft beer in package stores in Okeechobee, at the ABC store I found a six of Magic Hat #9, described as “Almost Pale Ale.” I’ve taken my time—having it alone, with a cigar (a nice little loose hand rolled quickie-smoke from New Orleans), and with food. This is a fruit beer: […]

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FROM THE EDITOR’S DESK :: Not-SXSW Post Partum. The Tour Continues.

by Harvey Gold 03.22.2011

We sadly bid farewell to Austin and headed to College Station TX to play an outdoor gig at a really lovely coffee and wine bar called Terrazzo. But before we get ahead of ourselves, prior to checking in at our hotel in College Station, we decided to drown our post-Not-SXSW sorrows in BBQ by brunching […]

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ON & OFF THE BEATEN PATH :: Special Edition The Road to Orlando Pt 1

by David Daugherty 03.21.2011

3/14/11 Daytona Beach, FL. Leaving cold, rainy, snowy Ohio last week was something I had been looking forward to. I had been planning this for some time now considering this was not, by any means, solely a YourBeerNetwork trip, but also the 25th anniversary of my wedding to Judy, the best girl I could have […]

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FROM THE EDITOR’S DESK :: Not-SXSW, Pt. 3 – Playing, eating & sipping in Austin.

by Harvey Gold 03.19.2011

A lot of great music, fabulous Mexican and BBQ, and more than a couple great beers since we last reported in. Played an outdoor set at the G&S Lounge sandwiched between killer sets from Ray Bonneville and Gurf Morlix, Gurf doing an acoustic set playing the music of Blaze Foley. Foley alone makes for a […]

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FROM THE EDITOR’S DESK :: The Road to Not-SXSW, Pt. 2

by Harvey Gold 03.17.2011

We’re not being quite so expanded in our coverage as the place we’re staying has no WiFi. So we’re sitting in a great place called Kneaded Pleasures in Austin, grabbing a tasty pre-gig bite and doing a quick catch up. We wrapped up our one-night-stand in Hot Springs totally determined to return for the real […]

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