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What’s Your Exit?

This is a question you’ll get when you tell people you’re from New Jersey. That’s because the Garden State Turnpike runs through the most populous corridor of the state and what exit you live off of can say a lot about your heritage, your lifestyle, and even your income. Some folks in New Jersey take […]

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Grape Expectations

I love it when I find a great new-to-me brewery, and Allagash Brewing Company just might fit that bill. I’ve seen the big bottles on the shelf before but it wasn’t until Kevin, a local beer guru, gave them a hearty recommendation that I really took notice. I decided to start with their Victor Ale. […]

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Black, Blue and Confused

No one questions the sanity of the guys over at Dogfish Head Brewery – they’re nuts. They don’t make ordinary beers – their brews are always unusual and often extraordinary. But they swing for the fences every time and you gotta appreciate that. The other night at the beer store, I came across something I […]

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A Brotherly Game of Trip

Have you ever had a game that you played with your siblings that just seemed like you had the way better end of things.  Well that is what it felt like every time I played trip with my brother Jim.  Trip was a simple game that gave me a lot of enjoyment.  I was about […]

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To Brew or Not to Brew…

That is the question that I wrestle with every so often. I love to eat great food, and this interest has led me to become an avid cook. I love the improvisation involved with putting together a great dish without using any measuring devices, just my senses. It’s creative, spontaneous and sensual. I also love […]

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What’s Behind the Good Stuff?: Sexy Blonde Edition

In this series of reviews, we take a look at the beers that make the slow, sad march from the front of the fridge into its chilly depths. The origin of many of these second-row citizens is unclear. Perhaps they were purchased on a whim or they were brought over by a friend who was […]

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My First Time with a Real Lady

My beer epiphany happened a little over two years ago. Our house beer for years was Bass Ale. And while I enjoyed it, I kept looking for something more. I’d go to my local beer store and buy some Bass, and then grab something else along with it that I hadn’t tried before. This went […]

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Preseason Form

Hello Don. I say this because at this point you and I are the only ones reading. We’re working on a “statement” post, where we tell you what this blog is all about, but I couldn’t wait. In short, Don’s the whiskey guy, I’m the beer guy and we’re brothers. We’ll explain the rest at […]

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