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Tag Archives: Laughing Dog

Selkirk Abbey White Ale: All Belgian Beer Needed Was a Little Idaho

“Well its about time!”  I bet that is how my buddies Jeff Whitman and Rob Walace felt about finally being able to open up their brewery Selkirk Abbey in Post Falls, Idaho.  They opened with four beers, and I have had the privilege to try two of them, the Selkirk Abbey Belgian White Ale, and the Selkirk […]

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Does a Higher ABV in a Beer Warrant a Higher Price? Let’s Break It Down…

I posted about Bud Light Platinum yesterday, a boozed up version of Bud Light, that raises the alcohol by volume in the beer by almost 50%, from 4.2% to 6%.  As the name “Platinum” infers, this is intended to be a premium version of a pedestrian beer – Bud Light turned up to 11.  But […]

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Our First Product Prototype: The DonnyBear!

If my KISS lunchbox or my Star Wars Underoos taught me anything, it’s that the REAL money is in merchandising.  If people are fans of something, they’ll buy up all sorts of doodads to build a deeper connection to the object of their obsession and show the world that they have great taste. Cha-ching!! With […]

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Selkirk Abbey Brewing Company: The Birth of a Brewery.

My friends Jeff Whitman and Rob Wallace invited me up for a little get together they had at their awesome mancave a couple weeks back.  These guys love good beer!  And they are taking their love to the next level.  The mancave was designed to be a brewery with a members only club in the […]

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Its the Weekend! Whatcha Drinkin’?: Haggard Basketball Dad Edition

Whatcha doin’ this weekend?  My world has been all about basketball for about 5 months now.  My 16 year old son has always loved the sport, and is getting pretty good at it.  So as a loving parent that wants the best and most for his kids, I have indulged his love with basketball camps, […]

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Are You A Graphic Artist? Want to design Beer Labels? Have I Got A Deal For You!

Here is the deal.  Yesterday I posted about an amazing Rye IPA that was brewed by this man.  This is a picture of Fred Colby the owner and Brewmaster of Laughing Dog Brewery.  As I said in my previous post, Fred is one of the nicest, most genuine people you would ever want to meet. […]

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Our Latest Podcast: Fun with Barrels

Don and I fired up our cheap Logitech microphones once again to talk about one of our favorite things – libations that have spend time in barrels! We review two selections from New Holland Artisnal Spirits, including their awesome Brewer’s Whiskey (Don drank all 375ml in a single sitting!).  We also review Firestone 14 Anniversary […]

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Winning! Its In The Oats…

My brother Jim has a tradition whenever his Jets make it into the playoffs.  He will watch the game and make sure that he drinks at least one Southern Tier Oat beer, the fantastic Oatmeal Stout from the brewers over at Southern Tier in New York State.  He actually did a post about this last […]

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We’re Drinking Away From Home on Our Latest Podcast!

On this episode we talk about a great summer tradition – drinking away from home! Don shares his impressions of a couple of Idaho brewers; Wallace Brewing and Laughing Dog, as well as reviewing Four Roses small batch bourbon. Jim talks about the beer scene in Wisconsin and reviews a couple of goodies from New […]

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An Offer You Can’t Refuse

Don Vito Corleone was famous for his offers you can’t refuse, do so and your life was mmmm…lets say, in question.  Marlin Brando played the mobster in this quintessential role.  So if you are so bold as to name a beer after the Godfather it best live up to the name.  The folks at Laughing […]

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