July 2011

THE EDITOR’S DESK :: a Shot and a Beer

by Harvey Gold 07.26.2011

Patron Silver and Sierra Nevada Best of Beer Camp # 29  Ghidora Double IPA. We’ve enjoyed exploring the notion that the citrus and cut of bitter from the hops in an IPA can serve the same purpose as lemon and salt do in the customary tequila shot. Along these lines, we’ve tried such pairings with […]

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BEER CLINIC :: Top 10 Beers, minus 1

by Dr. Carol Westbrook 07.26.2011

I really wanted to taste Left Hand Brewing’s “400 Pound Monkey” but they ran out today at the restaurant. It’s very popular here—off the beaten path—in Madison, Indiana, where I am spending three days pinch-hitting for the local oncologist. Kentucky Ale is their local brew. But…Monkey is their most popular. I’m sure I would like […]

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THRIFT STORE RECORDS & CHEAP RED WINE :: Nyiregyhazi Plays Liszt & Chateau Timberlay

by Lane Steinberg 07.25.2011

The Record: Nyiregyhazi Plays Liszt (1978 CBS), $2.00 The Wine: Chateau Timberlay (Bordeaux), 1995, $5.00 (discounted) When it comes to classical music, and to a much greater extent, wine, I’m a bit like Columbo. I don’t always know exactly what I’m talking about, but my instincts usually bear me out. It’s pretty easy to find […]

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THE EDITOR’S DESK :: A Quickie – Widmer Nelson Imperial IPA

by Harvey Gold 07.16.2011

Widmer Nelson Imperial IPA: I tried a short one on draft at Hudson’s, a favorite local haunt of ours. Seems like a trend of theirs to get a “little something” of interest on tap with some regularity. They recently turned us on to Goose Island’s “Dominique,” a limited run, really interesting Belgian Sour, and now here […]

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BEER DINNER :: Berkshire Hog and Buckeye Brewing

by Harvey Gold 07.08.2011

As many of you know, YBN’s first webisode, BEERdinner, was captured on video at The Buckeye Beer Engine,  Buckeye Brewing’s beer pub. The food was tremendous – Chef Greg Tushar created some really interesting and ultra-tasty dishes; he and the rest of the Buckeye gang worked up great pairings. I had become aware of this coming […]

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The Best Beer Commercial Disguised as an Oscar Nominated Short!

by Harvey Gold 07.06.2011

We posted this on our facebook page, but felt everyone who CAN see this, SHOULD!

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