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Tag Archives: utopias

Can Hype Ruin a Beer?

I’ve been giving the phenomenon of hype a bit of thought lately.  We see it everyday in our daily lives.  You gotta get the new iPhone, the new Mini Cooper ;), that new blockbuster movie was awesome!  We hear it so much we generally begin to ignore it in our every day lives, its just a part […]

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End of History, Pliny the Younger, Dark Lord: What Tops Your “Ungettables” List?

I have benefited from the generosity of beer nerds on number of occasions, and I am thankful.  Folks have shared tastes of Sam Adam’s Utopias, lunatic beers from Brew Dog, and, most recently, Pliny the Elder.  These are all beers I wouldn’t have tasted without a little help from my friends.  Thanks guys. As Don […]

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Thermo Tactical Nuclear Bismark Schorschbraeu: Enough Already!

So the “biggest beer on the block” arms race continues, and I think it’s getting pornographic, and not in the good bow-chicka-wow-wow kinda way. I’ve had the good fortune (thanks to Kevin, Dark Lord of the Stout) to try both Sam Adams Utopias and Brew Dog’s Tactical Nuclear Penguin.  As you may recall, the Utopias […]

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Tactical Nuclear Penguin: Failure to Launch

Kevin (Dark Lord of the Stout) has once again come through in a big way .  A few weeks ago, he gave me a nip of 2009 Sam Adams Utopias, and I gushed about it.  This time it was Brew Dog’s Tactical Nuclear Penguin, another ultra rare hyper-ABV beer.  Unfortunately, it was a totally different […]

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A Taste of Utopia(s)

I stopped by to visit with Kevin (Dark Lord of the Stout) at the Liquor Outlet in Boonton, NJ last night.  He’s the beer buyer there and he has a real passion for craft beer.  He’s one of the friendliest and most knowledgeable beer nerds I know. Turns out he’s one of the most generous, […]

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