June 2012

HARV & DAVE’S QUICKIE REVIEW :: Bottleworks 13th Anniversary Ale

by Harvey Gold - Dave Daugherty 06.29.2012

With their pals at Stone Brewing, who brew and bottle it, Bottleworks, a specialty beer emporium widely known in Seattle, presents this, unique by design, American Strong Ale. 11% ABV (why not 13?), the  conceit is 13 grains and 13 hops. As Dave said “ It’s like when someone says ‘They threw in everything but […]

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PIC OF THE DAY

by admin 06.28.2012
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THE EDITOR’S DESK :: Last Stand in France

by Harvey Gold 06.22.2012

Belfort, France (written on the drive from London to Liverpool) Our time in NE France was fabulous beyond words: playing a big music festival—F.I.M.U.—in front of  appreciative audiences with the wonderful Americana singer/songwriter, Sally Spring — meeting the people we met, hearing the music we heard, exploring this magically charming city of Belfort. For the […]

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CHEF JOE :: Back in Jolly Olde…

by admin 06.21.2012

Editor’s note: As we prepare to touch on our second stop in France and head into the UK ourselves, we find Chef Joe moving back to London. Here, he offers a quick glimpse into a joyous “back home” drop-in to his new neighborhood. Ah yes, it’s 5:00 in the afternoon on a sunny but slightly […]

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The Romance That IS Schlitz

by admin 06.13.2012
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THE EDITOR’S DESK :: Next Stop…Paris!

by Harvey Gold 06.10.2012

Written on the Fast Train from Paris to Belfort, France. Staying in the historic La Louisiane Hotel, something of a smaller Chelsea Hotel of Paris, our first evening in the City was great, as always; however, really nothing much to howl about in terms of food and spirits. The meal was good, the wine tasty, […]

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ON AND OFF THE BEATEN PATH :: Hangar 24 Brewery

by David Daugherty 06.02.2012

On a recent trip to California to visit my son Nick, and my beautiful new granddaughter, Keyleyanne, I had the opportunity to visit Hangar 24 Craft Brewery in Redlands, CA. Nick was throwing an anniversary party and, as part of the prep, we went to pick up a keg of Hanger 24’s Alt-Bier Ale. We’d been […]

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