September 2011

ON & OFF THE BEATEN PATH :: The Apache Trail & Roosevelt Lake

by David Daugherty 09.28.2011

On a very hot September day, I decided to take a drive to Tortilla Flat. My friend had brought me there once before and I knew that I wanted to photograph the Superstition Saloon. I had lived in Apache Junction while in the Air Force and had been to Canyon Lake a number of times […]

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THE EDITOR’S DESK :: When Taste Buds Deceive

by Harvey Gold 09.14.2011

We’ve had a couple first blush tastes that have led us astray recently. When first sampled, I found there to be some sort of flavor note in 21st Amendment’s Back in Black that made me less than happy, a flavor note I couldn’t identify effecting the balance. Later, when revisited with our Beer Doctor, Carol […]

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THRIFT STORE RECORDS & CHEAP RED WINE :: Johnny Mathis – Live It Up (1962) & Chateau Lascombes Margaux (2002)

by Lane Steinberg 09.12.2011

I sometimes associate relatives and friends through certain records in their collections of yore: my dad’s Latin lp’s, like George Shearing’s ‘Latin Affair,’ Cal Tjader’s ‘Soul Sauce,’ and Stan Getz’s, ‘Jazz Samba,’ albums he’d always spin on weekends when they’d entertain friends. I remember the Vox 78 of Chopin’s Fantasie Impromptu that I would play when I’d visit […]

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THE EDITOR’S DESK :: PASTEURIZATION IN BREWING 101

by Harvey Gold 09.11.2011

Loyal YBN participant, and a fine writer unto herself, Wendy Schweiger, posed a question on our facebook page. We were able to get this addressed by our friend, Mark Phipps, former brewmaster . Yet another reason why if you haven’t yet “liked” our YourBeerNetwork facebook page, you should. That said, in the event you haven’t, […]

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ON AND OFF THE BEATEN PATH :: Jolly Pumpkin Café & Brewery

by David Daugherty 09.07.2011

A Pre-Halloween Quickie!! Located at 311 S. Main St. in Ann Arbor MI—in the heart of a bustling restaurant district—Jolly Pumpkin has a vibe indicative of its name: Halloween! Walking in off the street you immediately get that Fall-like feel. The artwork on the walls is of their labels that mostly scream autumn. Sit at […]

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THE EDITOR’S DESK :: BELGIAN MEETS GUMBO MEETS…

by Harvey Gold 09.06.2011

A number of months ago, I came upon a bottle of what looked to be a VERY FANCY Belgian brew, Cerberus Belgian Tripel. Classy label, foil wrapped neck and cap, priced high, but still…it was, and remains delicious—just a wonderful brew that we’ve said plenty about over the last months. However, it wasn’t until much […]

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QUOTE OF THE DAY :: Safe Holiday, Folks.

by Dr. Carol Westbrook 09.03.2011

From Beer Doctor Carol Westbrook: September is National Preparedness Month. My advice comes from WC Fields: “Always carry a small flagon of whiskey in case of snakebites, and always carry a small snake.”

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