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Which Would You Rather Drink: Shackleton’s Whisky or a 170 Year Old Beer from a Shipwreck?

Last year, a 170 year old shipwreck was found at the bottom of the Baltic Sea, and among the various baubles recovered were a handful of intact bottles of beer.  Finnish researchers recently cracked one open, only to find the bottle had been infiltrated by sea water.  When analyzing the brew, they found malt sugars, […]

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Jura 16: Slow Down and Smell the Flowers.

Yesterday was a hectic day.  It began well enough, sleeping in until about 9 am (a real luxury in my house), with morning coffee and the paper, and some good conversation with my wife.  That afternoon however was where it all began to fall apart.  See lately my wife has been into the whole coupon […]

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Chimay Day 2011

May 21, 2011 was Chimay Day in Coeur d’Alene, Idaho.  Ok, they actually don’t have an “official” day for the City, but some friends of mine have started a tradition that needs to continue on a regular basis.  Sometime last year they started the tradition of gathering with some friends and opening several magnums of […]

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Beer is Great, Whisky is Good, But What About “The World’s First Whisky-Beer?”

A brewery in New Zealand has created what is being called “the world’s first known whisky-beer,” a 7% ABV golden ale brewed with 100% peat-smoked Scottish distilling malt.  “Rex Attitude,” brewed by Yeastie Boys (ugh) in Wellington, New Zealand, is said to be intensely smoky and earthy, and has been described as tasting like bacon […]

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Happy St. Patty’s Day: Beware of Amateurs!

Happy St. Patrick’s Day! As a beer geek I have struggled to find meaning in the holiday this year, but that doesn’t mean you’re not going to hit your favorite pub and have a great time.  As you do I’d like to remind you that St. Patrick’s Day is also called Amateur Night, and for […]

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In a Funk…

That’s me.  Been about a month now.  I just can’t get interested in beer and whiskey right now.  Oh, I still like it, don’t get me wrong, but every night I tell myself I should drink a beer or whiskey and write up a review about it.  Then this overwhelming wave of apathy comes over me […]

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Blogging…The New Advertising Machine?

Gone are the days of the white guys in suits sitting in a smoky boardroom coming up with catchy slogans and jingles for the next great hair gel, whiskey, cigarette, or cereal.  Today’s advertising is sleek, budget driven, and results oriented.  Produce or there are 10 other ad agencies that will want my meager fees […]

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Is Whiskey the Next Wine?

I’ve been reading a lot about the Artisan Whiskey movement lately.  It seems like almost every state has some sort of Artisnal Spirits industry that is in some stage of development.  This all came to a head today when I read that Texas is thinking of putting together their own Bourbon Trail like the original […]

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Playing Hooky for Whisky.

#wk209 I’m rambling a bit today because Last night Jim and I did our podcast about the whiskey we were sent from New Holland And I drank most of it.  No joke, almost a full fifth.  I drank the Brewers Whiskey entirely and the other to about two fingers left in a very skinny bottle. […]

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Are You Ready for Whiskey in a Can?

There was a time in the history of spirits that the can was the sole receptacle of fizzy yellow beer.  Sure they had it in bottles too, but beer in a can was a lager, or perhaps a pilsner and it was made by a few huge breweries.  So the can got a bad name.  That […]

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Please Share: You Favorite Beer and Whiskey Food Pairings

We’re excited to be Foodista.com’s “Featured Drink Blog of the Day.” We’re also a little bit intimidated.  What are we going to do with all the foodies who click the link and show up here?  Actually, they’re probably here right now, reading this! Okay, let’s not panic.  To start, we should show them that beer […]

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Chanukah, the Festival of Lights: What Will You Celebrate With?

No better way to bring in the Festival of Lights than this classic from Adam Sandler!  For our Jewish readers, what will you be drinking as you light the Menorah?   Let us know in the comments, and enjoy this emerging classic from Mr. Sandler…Yes a Jew! . . UPDATE: Jim thinks Hanukkah Harry might be […]

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Never Mix Work, Play, and Booze…

We had our semi-periodic “Guys Weekend this weekend, and it was less than stellar, is a matter of fact it was downright crappy.  See we needed to complete a project.  Two of us were working for the other at the time so we thought, what a great excuse to head up to my buddy’s Sun […]

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Guys Weekend: Houston, We Have a Problem!

This weekend I am going on my Annual…scratch that, 18 month….scratch that, every once in a while…Nah, Once in a blue moon guys weekend with my two best friends Mike and Lance.  The last time we did this I made a big mistake.  I bought Wild Turkey Bourbon, which is a solid choice, but Mike […]

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The Glenlivet Nadurra: Jumping off the High Dive!

Man oh man have I gone and done it this time!  I go from a 1 ounce pour of The Glenlivet 12 year to buying a bottle of their 16 year old cask strength Scotch Whisky…without a net!  That is a little like putting a dash of Tobasco on your eggs in the morning, and […]

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