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Tag Archives: Southern Tier

The Best Beer at the NYC American Craft Beer Fest

What do you get when you put a pumpkin in a barrel?  You get hands down the best beer at this weekend’s New York City American Craft Beer Festival, at least in my humble opinion.  And it wasn’t even in the fancy VIP room, it was with the more common offerings on the main show […]

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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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Southern Tier Creme Brulee Stout: Dessert Beer Made Better

I was given a bit of a treat the last time I was in Brewforia.  It was after the Stout dinner that celebrated International Stout Day earlier this month, and I had to work late.  I went in after work and had a bite to eat and a beer.  While I was drinking my Rogue Shakespeare […]

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Schlafly Pumpkin Ale: I Could Drink This Stuff All Day

I posted a couple a week ago about how there’s really only one pumpkin ale that I love – Southern Tier’s Pumking.  We can now officially make that two, as after finally getting to taste it, I am head-over-heels in love with Schlafly Pumpkin Ale. 

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I’m Crotchety About Pumpkin Beers (Except One)

One of the benefits of getting older is you that you can be a closed-minded cranky a-hole and people just accept it.  There’s even a word for it – “crotchety.” I’m now on the other side of 40, and my nagging back injury has worn me down and made me feel old, tired, and well…a […]

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Southern Tier Krampus: What a Difference a Year Makes

Yesterday I posted about the evolution of the beer geek.  At the top of the evolutionary chain sits Geeko Sapien, the experienced and open minded craft beer drinker who doesn’t take him/herself too seriously. I like to think I’m a Geeko Sapien, but just because I might be at the top of the evolutionary ladder […]

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Three Courses of Beer for Thanksgiving Day

With Turkey Day right around the corner, now is the time to start thinking about what beers you’ll be enjoying on the greatest feast day of the year. Instead of just focusing on what to serve alongside your turkey (or deep-fried turducken if you’re Don), let’s break it down to three distinct courses: Before Dinner, […]

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Southern Tier Choklat Stout: Pure Primal Satisfaction

I could just stop writing here, as the headline really says it all. Southern Tier’s Choklat is a gush of silken indulgence.  It’s a beer that coats your tongue with a powerful, velvety decadence the way the Smashing Pumpkins’ Cherub Rock coats your ears with a smooth and booming wall of sound.  It is all […]

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The Kaiser Versus the King: Which is the Better Autumn Beer?

Last week we put up a poll asking which style of beer got you more into a Fall state of mind: pumpkin beers or Oktoberfest marzens.  Being the open-minded beer folks you all are, the leading response was “why choose? I like both.” Unsatisfied with such an enlightened answer, I took matters into my own […]

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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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An Otherworldly Experience

I was transported last night to a place far far away!  Perhaps it was a galaxy, and perhaps it was just a happy place that I have never been to before, but it was transforming!  It all started at my local beer store.  See in Idaho we don’t have a great selection of brews to […]

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