September 2012

THE EDITOR’S DESK :: A YBN Posse Sessions Sixpoint Brewing

by Harvey Gold 09.25.2012

A couple weeks ago we had a mini-get together for a session with Jerry Welch, Northeast Ohio Ambassador for Sixpoint Brewing, located in that craft beer hotbed of Brooklyn, NY. We did it at YBN headquarters, ordering a couple pizzas: for scientific purposes, one was a deluxe with tomato sauce, mozzarella, sausage, mushrooms, onions, green […]

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BEER CLINIC :: Two Guys Walk into a Bar and Ask to See the Draft List..

by Dr. Carol Westbrook 09.18.2012

A Joke?  Read On. Recently, on a trip to Chicago, Rick and I walked into The Hopleaf. Long one of our favorite beer bars, it has become nationally recognized for its outstanding Belgian draft selection.  For a while, this tavern was virtually inaccessible due to its popularity and resultant overcrowding, but now, thanks to its recent […]

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PIC OF THE WEEKEND :: The Good Life – A Pre Dinner Stogie and Single Malt

by Harvey Gold 09.14.2012

Finished off a picture perfect end-of-summer day with a pre-dinner sit outside, a wee dram of Mortlach 15 Speyside Single Malt Scotch poured and a Cohiba Black Pequeño in my hand. This Mortlach, bottled and distributed by Gordon & MacPhail, is a caramel colored and flavored, sweet, but not cloying whiskey. I’m very much an Islay man, but […]

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ON AND OFF THE BEATEN PATH :: Michigan is for BEER Lovers!

by David Daugherty 09.11.2012

The last time I was in Ohio, I took a little time and popped over to Michigan. I haven’t made it to the U.P. (yet), but what I’ve seen proves out that Michigan has more to offer, given the accepted craft brew hotbeds, than you might think. There are more than 90 breweries up there and […]

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