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Flying Dog’s Raging Bitch Gets Its Close-up on “True Blood”

HBO’s True Blood lost me after Season 2, when everyone starting turning into fairies and wood elves and whatnot, but I might just have to start watching again after a very special appearance in last night’s episode.

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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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Ommegang to Brew “Game of Thrones” Inspired Beers

One of my favorite weekly moments happens on Sunday night, when I snuggle up hunker down in the mancave with a good craft beer in hand and watch whatever original drama is running on HBO. While I’ve enjoyed Boardwalk Empire and have tried to enjoy The Newsroom (I always see Aaron Sorkin’s smarmy grin when […]

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About Face: Beer Commercial Spoils Boradwalk Empire Character

You don’t have to watch Boardwalk Empire religiously to admire the work of actor Jack Huston.  He plays WWI veteran Richard Harrow, a Wisconsin boy who went to war and came back missing half of his face.  Harrow is all grizzled on the outside and seldom speaks, but when he does it’s slowly and with […]

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