December 2013

ON AND OFF THE BEATEN PATH :: Got Beer? Will Travel – One (or is it 7?) From the Road

by David Daugherty 12.27.2013

Seems like when I travel, I cannot go anywhere without stumbling into a craft brewery. It almost seems a given that either the destination or the drive develops into one really long beer run. Take the last half of this year for instance; driving back to Phoenix from Texas, I made a really nice discovery […]

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FROM THE EDITOR’S DESK :: Merry Christmas, Baby… with a Fat Tire

by Harvey Gold 12.24.2013

A LONG time ago, I wrote a piece from the road, which included a map of New Belgium Brewery’s distribution. I was disturbed to learn they strectched all the way from the Pacific to the Atlantic to the Gulf of Mexico, with just one notable hole, a chunk of the U.S. that simply excluded every […]

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THE EDITOR’S DESK :: An Almost Monosyllabic Review of Great Lakes Brewing’s 2013 Christmas Ale.

by Harvey Gold 12.23.2013

REALLY cutting to the chase: Drunk cold from the bottle while smoking an Avo Uvezian purito. First third – Sweet…Malty sweet… Spiced sweet Second third – Some muscle emerges. Birch? Nice herbal flavor. Still sweet. Last third – Bitter shows up. Still sweet. Too sweet? Nope. Totally drinkable. The Avo, btw, was totally smokable.

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BEER CLINIC :: Beer in the Valley Part 3 – The Electric City Craft Beerfest, November 2013

by Dr. Carol Westbrook 12.09.2013

Craft beer is not only alive and well in NEPA (NOrtheast Pennsylvania) it is thriving. This is the conclusion I drew after attending the third Electric City Craft Brewfest on Saturday, November 16, 2013. The ECBrewfest, previously held in March in Scranton (“Electric City”), was moved to Wilkes-Barre to coincide with the November opening of […]

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