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Tag Archives: Dragon’s Milk

When There is No Substitute for Your Favorite Beer

There’s a moment in the movie Risky Business where Tom Cruise out-drives Guido the Killer Pimp in his daddy’s champagne gold Porsche 928.  After terrorizing the streets and alleyways of his affluent North Shore suburb, he pulls up to his parents house and proclaims to his escort girlfriend (in the douchiest way possible), “Porsche: There […]

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What’s The One Brewery You Cannot Live Without? My Choice Surprised Me

I was thinking (naturally) about beer yesterday afternoon, and came up with a question for myself – What’s the one brewery I cannot live without?  After giving it some thought, I was genuinely surprised by the outcome.

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Review: New Holland Cherry Dragons Milk Brings Out My Crazy

My buddy Rich Blair at the New Holland Brewing Company was nice enough to send me a taste of a special edition of their Dragons Milk (an amazing barrel aged stout and probably my favorite beer on the planet) that had been aged on tart Michigan cherries. This is a one-and-done brew and was (or […]

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Bruery Smoking Wood: Annoyingly Close to Excellence

I recently sampled the Bruery’s Smoking Wood, a 13% ABV Imperial Porter that’s brewed with beechwood and cherrywood smoked malt and a hearty dollop of rye, and then aged in rye whiskey barrels. It got me to thinking about how something can have all the hallmarks of excellence and then leave you totally unfulfilled. Allow […]

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The Hardest Beer Habit to Break

I’m in full-on get-in-shape mode right now.  I’m waking up at the crack of dawn to work out, I’m watching what I eat like a hawk, and I even got one of those Nike+ Fuelband gizmos to remind me to get off my ass and move around. On the beer front, I’ve gotten very rigid […]

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I Scored a Beer and Whiskey Hat Trick!

I don’t follow hockey, but I know that when you score three times in a game it’s called a hat trick, and that’s exactly what I did over the holiday at a little hole in the wall beer store I stumbled into.  It was one of those magical beer (and in this case, whiskey) moments […]

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Allagash Brewing: Like an Unsexy Supermodel

Sometimes you know something is excellent, but it does absolutely nothing for you.  Take Victoria Secret supermodel Alessandra Ambrosio.  Many fellas think she’s a goddess, but to me she has the appeal of a 12 year old boy (insert Catholic priest joke here).  Don’t get me wrong –  I can look at her and intellectually […]

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What’s the Worst Thing You’ve Found in Your Beer (and You Finished it Anyway)?

This happened over a week ago and I still haven’t figured out how something so weird got into my beer. Here’s the sequence of events: 

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I Got Accidentally Drunk

So this happened.  Friday night I was dipping into my wife’s hoard of Dragon’s Milk and watching the movie Kick Ass.  I was having a great time – the beer was delicious and the movie was fun for what it was.  It had been a CRAZY week, so kicking back with a good beer was […]

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Have You Ever Cleaned Out the Shelves at the Beer Store?

My wife is awesome.  Last night she popped into our local beer store, which has recently begun to offer a limited selection of craft beers.  There she found six bottles of New Holland Dragon’s Milk, one of our all time favorites, and a beer that’s been tough to get lately.  So what did she do? 

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Full Sail Black Gold: First Impressions Can Fool You

There are two ways in which first impressions can be wrong.  You might think something is good and it turns out to be…Hmmm, not so good.  Then sometimes you can think something is not so good, and it turns out to be great.  Take for a moment the case of Fran Drescher.  She played “The […]

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Picking the Right Beer for Jill: The Results are In

You might recall a few weeks ago we called upon the BW&B braintrust (you guys and gals) to help us come up with a few beers to recommend to my friend Jill.  She’s a big wine lover and was interested in trying some of the bigger, more complex beers that I go on and on […]

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Picking the Right Beer for Jill: And the Winner Is…

Well, the winner is Jill, of course, because she get to try some awesome beer courtesy of B&WB.  For those of you who missed it, I asked our friends and readers to suggest a beer for my friend Jill, who loves wine and is open to trying an interesting craft brew.  Many great suggestions poured […]

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Detoxing From the Long Weekend

I know it might sound funny for a guy with a drinking blog, but I really don’t drink that much.  Think about it, I might put up three or four posts a week about a beer or whiskey, and that is really all I typically drink.  Sometimes I might have a beer on the weekend, […]

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Neglecting the Baby: Aaaaand We’re Back!

The best thing about this blog is that it brings Don and I together even though we live across the country from one another.  It’s been a couple of years since we’ve actually been in the same place at the same time, but that changed last week, when Don came for a visit here in […]

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