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Epic Brewing: Elder Brett, How to Get a Wino to Love Beer

Wow!  There are benefits to owning a beer store, and one that I found last Friday was that beer Reps from the various breweries will just show up with beer and want to drink it with you.  That is exactly what happened last Friday when Eric from Epic brewing showed up and wanted to discuss […]

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Selkirk Abbey 10: From Northern Idaho With Love

I said last Friday that I would be drinking the Selkirk Abbey 10 that I had received from my buddy Jeff up in Post Falls at the Brewery, but plans changed and I drank this beer with Easter dinner, it went fantastic with the Ham we had BTW.  This is Selkirk’s take on the Belgian […]

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Mystery Bottle

Hey, Its Friday! What Are You Drinkin’ This Weekend?

Well, its Friday!  TGIF!  That said, one’s thoughts begin to wander from the work-a-day world to what you are going to do for recreation over the too short end of the week.  Pictured above is what I will be drinking this weekend.  What is it you say?  Well it is a bit of a mystery. […]

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Odell Bourbon Barrel Stout

Odell Bourbon Barrel Stout: The Stout That Never Was.

The other night I broke into my bunker and pulled out this beer for both cooking and consumption.  I was trying a new fusion recipe that didn’t really work out.  Suffice it to say that the Irish and the Chinese shouldn’t make food together.  Really it was some sort of funky blend of beef and cabbage and […]

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Copper Canyon

I’m Alive…Help Me Name My Store

Well, it is just about official.  I have a store!  I should sign the lease in the next day or two.  It has been, at times, tumultuous getting to this point, and now the real work begins!  I am renting a former restaurant space in Downtown Nampa, Idaho formerly called the Copper Canyon.  I will turn […]

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Woodenville White Dog

Woodenville White Dog: My First Sip of Whiskey in the Raw!

My first taste of white dog whiskey came in late July of this year.  I went over to a friend’s house and he had just come back from a trip to Washington State.  While there he dropped in on the folks at Woodenville Whiskey Company a micro distillery in Woodenville, Washington. He picked up some […]

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More Wood for Thought…

“Hello, my name is Don and I am an absentee blogger”…”Hi Don”. Well, this issue of small barrels just won’t go away, and I think it will be with us to stay.  I certainly hope the debate around it dies down, however, but the gist of the argument is this, Small barrels can age whiskey […]

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De-Lurk Yourself: Annual Call Out To The Lurkers

Once every year or so we do this here at Beer and Whiskey Brothers.  We know you are out there, our stats don’t lie.  Only a small fraction of you ever comment on our postings.  How do we know?  Wordpress tells us how many comments we get, and how many views we get.  Subtract one […]

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Mirror Pond

Deschutes Mirror Pond Pale Ale: When Old Standby’s Become New Favorites

When you were a kid, did you ever have a favorite toy or game that you played all the time, it was always available, you loved it, but then you tired of that toy or game?  You went on to look for different toys, more sophisticated toys and games that made you feel differently, maybe […]

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Green Flash Double Stout

Green Flash Double Stout: A “Refreshing” Stout For Summer

So I was going through my dwindling collection of beers the other day, and was reminded that I had some Green Flash brews that I haven’t tried yet.  I remember when I last posted about Green Flash I had drank their West Coast IPA and it was a really easy drinking IPA that went well […]

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Lawn Mower Beer

What’s Your Favorite Lawn Mower Beer?

Well summer is fully upon us and most of us spend at least some time in the sweltering heat mowing our yards.  I know I have, however it has gotten a lot easier this year with the addition of my Father’s old Cub Cadet riding mower.  Yes, we were mowing and caring for 2.5 acres with a […]

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Squatter’s Outer Darkness: A Beer to Break the Summer Doldrums

I don’t know about you, but for me Summer is beginning to D…r…….a….gggggg. Yes, there is only so many sunny warm days an unemployed guy can take.  Seriously it has been so hot here nobody goes outside, the house has that artificially cool feel to it, and every time I do step outside it is […]

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Glad I’m Not A Hipster, Because Pabst Blue Ribbon Sucks!

Jim and I have discussed our family history with PBR, and I have even discussed PBR’s recent history on the blog here.  Jim and my history with this beer began when we were children.  Our aunt worked for Pabst for a long time (almost 20 years) and it was my father’s beer of choice for […]

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Selkirk Abbey White Ale: All Belgian Beer Needed Was a Little Idaho

“Well its about time!”  I bet that is how my buddies Jeff Whitman and Rob Walace felt about finally being able to open up their brewery Selkirk Abbey in Post Falls, Idaho.  They opened with four beers, and I have had the privilege to try two of them, the Selkirk Abbey Belgian White Ale, and the Selkirk […]

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Bulleit Rye: More Rye Means More Better!

About 2 years ago the makers of Bulleit Bourbon came out with thier version of Rye.  About six months after that I picked up a bottle of said Rye, and put it in my bunker.  There it sat all lonely for these last 18 months.  I guess in some respects it kind of scared me […]

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