August 2012

THE EDITOR’S DESK :: The Beer Doc Hits a Home Brew Out of the Park

by Harvey Gold 08.24.2012

I returned from a, reasonably paced for an old guy, 13 mile bike ride on a fabulous towpath where we live. My riding partner, a highly competitive mountain biker, showing some kindness to me by taking such a fraternal cruise, as we were re-racking our bikes for the ride home said, “ Hey! You ever […]

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THE EDITOR’S DESK :: A New Shot & Beer – Move Over Patron?

by Harvey Gold 08.23.2012

Dateline Sunday, Aug. 19th: A surprise belated birthday celebration was mounted for the Dolli Momma by her three faeries, with a co-theme of The Outer Banks and “what would Dolli like to eat?” As direct nods to OBX, along with the faux lighthouses and kites mounted in trees, there were mussels, shrimp steamed in Old Bay […]

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BEER CLINIC :: Bourbon and the Derby

by Dr. Carol Westbrook 08.09.2012

They say it is the calcium-rich water that strengthens the horses, flavors the bourbon and colors the grass blue. That is why horse racing and bourbon are inseparable in the Bluegrass country of Kentucky. Many Kentucky distilleries pay homage to the thoroughbreds with special bottlings and labels  and Blanton’s tops their bottle cork with a […]

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YBN’s TOP 20 (19) BREWS x 2 :: Summer/Fall 2012

by Harvey Gold - Dave Daugherty 08.08.2012

Sorry this took so long! We’ve been posting a lot of interesting stuff from a bunch of interesting people about interesting places, and great brews, while digging in, drinking away, and continuing to sacrifice ourselves for you guys & gals. So it’s not like we’ve been totally remiss. But here it is! As you know, […]

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PIC OF THE WEEK(end) :: With Carolina Liar

by Harvey Gold 08.07.2012

YBN Editor Harvey Gold, on the tour bus with guitarist, beer lover, and world reknowned clothes horse Rickard G of Carolina Liar, modeling his new, high fashion (and silky) Smooth Operator Tee.

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CHEF JOE :: Reporting on Vietnamese Beer – In London!

by admin 08.07.2012

Many years ago, I took Editor Harvey Gold on his first excursion to a Vietnamese restaurant. The restaurant manager, a tall Vietnamese man with stern countenance and military bearing, answered our every question regarding the suitability of a particular dish with the command “Have the Pho”!  So we ordered the Pho. After placing our order, we decided to nickname the man […]

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