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Top 5 Beer, Whiskey and TV Pairings

More and more, folks are getting into pairing beer with food, and why not? The right marriage of beverage and bite can take your enjoyment of both to levels unreachable when tasted separately.  I’m just getting into food pairings and can’t wait to taste all the possibilities. One thing I’ve been into for awhile is […]

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Great Whiskey Challenge??

So this is what I feel like after the first round of the Great Whiskey Challenge of 2012.  See I got almost everything wrong based upon price, but based on flavor I still contend I’m spot on.  Here is how it broke down. Remember I said: All in all for those that are keeping score […]

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The Great Whiskey Challenge of 2012 Has Begun

This challenge was given to me from our friends up at Selkirk Abbey, the new all Belgian brewery in Post Falls, Idaho.  Remember Ron Wallace and Jeff Whitman sent this box along with a challenge for me.  Four whiskeys, 1 top Shelf, 2 mid shelf, and 1 decidedly pedestrian whiskey from the nether reaches of […]

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I’m Not Drinking Non-Seasonal Beers or Whiskeys.

We all know that there is a certain order to things in the beer world, and to a lesser extent in the whiskey world as well.  For beer, Barleywines are a harbinger of spring time, IPAs make a big slpash in summer as do Saisons.  Fall leads to Marzen and Pumpking Brews and Winter is […]

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Stranahan’s Colorado Whiskey: Great Whiskey Is Still The Priority

Time does change many things, but here is to hoping that time won’t change a thing about Stranahan’s Colorado Whiskey.  There have been a lot of internal changes taking place at Stranahan’s.  A while back they were bought out by a multi-national conglomerate in the spirits industry called Proximo Beverage.  Then they contracted into just […]

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What’s Your Blues Name?

This is kind of fun.  Use you initials to find your blues name.  Mine is Old Harp Jones.  I wonder if that meand I’m a big fan of Harp Lager.  Perhaps I should try one someday. It is simple choose your first initial from the first list second from the second, etc. Let me know […]

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A Day That Will Live in Infamy: “P” Day!

January 16 1920.  The Puritans have run wild with power and have control of the Government of the United States, The Congress, the Judicial Branch, and the White House are all occupied by people who think they know what is best for everyone else. Today is the 92nd anniversary of Prohibition in the United States.  Never […]

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Scotch in a Can Is REALLY Happening!

Ok, I know I posted about this around 12 months ago.  But it seems this is actually going to happen!  Panama based Scottish Spirits is actually going to be importing these things into the US markets.  At a very reasonable cost of $5 per can!  These are 12 fl oz cans, so for $5 you […]

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A Dry Weekend? WTF?

You would think with all the things that I am into with this blog right now that I could nary afford to not drink on a weekend, but that is exactly what I did this weekend.  I have four whiskey posts that I am trying to get to, including the Great Bourbon Challenge of 2012, […]

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The Letter and the Box: A Whiskey Challenge!

These little piggies in a bubble wrap blanket represent the biggest challenge to my whiskey palate ever!  This is a little concoction cooked up by those crazies in Northern Idaho Jeff Whitman and Rob Wallace.  The owners of Selkirk Abbey (Idaho’s only all Belgian brewery) have thrown down the gauntlet and are proposing a challenge […]

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The Great Beer and Whiskey Brother’s Single Barrel Showdown: And the Winner Is…

Well, this has taken me far longer than I anticipated, but at last I have found the winner of our first ever Single Barrel Showdown.  I left off in the middle of round two, with one challenge left.  That was the upstart new single barrel bourbon from Beam, Knob Creek Single Barrel Reserve vs. Evan […]

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My Six Pack of Craft Beer Wishes for 2012

I’ve recently read a lot of predictions for the coming year and I keep asking myself “how the hell do THEY know what’s going to happen?” I certainly don’t, so instead of predicting the good and the bad that 2012 will bring to the craft beer world, I’ve decided to share six things I hope […]

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Christmas 2011: Skunked Twice!

Let me begin this post by saying I am in no way complaining!  I had an absolutely wonderful Christmas this year, which was hard to believe given all the current challenges my family currently faces.  It was great.  We opened gifts, truly enjoyed each other’s company and with the exception of an overdone beef roast […]

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Our 7 Most Significant Beer and Whiskey Stories of 2011

It’s been a pretty amazing year in these parts.  We’ve shined a light on the unfair treatment of a teacher, exposed a “Big Beer” troll trying to pull a fast one, and we even managed to break a news story or two. I’ve compiled a list of our top seven stories from the past year, […]

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For the Whiskey Connoisseur That Has Everything

I found this little beauty on a Slovenian web site.    All I can say is I fear splashback.  I love the novelty of this.  Kind of reminds me of this fella. No, for me I’d much rather go with a traditional Christmas Present something like this. By the way this is available for purchase […]

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