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Brouwerij De Molen Bed and Breakfast: Mistake and Surprise

Brouwerij De Molen Bed and Breakfast: Mistake and Surprise

I’m just going to come right out and say it…I didn’t do my research. I was wondering around State Line Liquors in Elkton, MD and came across this beer called Bed and Breakfast. Noting that the label said it was brewed with coffee I assumed I had come across a stout or porter brewed with coffee from a brewery I don’t often come across and would love. I was very wrong on one of those … Read entire article »

Filed under: American Amber Ale, Beer, Brouwerij De Molen

Event: Monk’s Cafe Beers of the Cellar

Event: Monk’s Cafe Beers of the Cellar

At our Eclipse tasting, Jeff’s friend Matt informed me of a rare “Beers of the Cellar” event at Monk’s Cafe in Philadelphia, on April 10, 2012. Considering I could only dream of what they sell at the bar, getting a taste of Tom’s cellar was too good to pass up–even at $95 a ticket. The dinner featured beers older than I am, sours of many vintages, and a six-course meal. I rolled into Monks a bit … Read entire article »

Filed under: Barleywine, Bars, Brauerei Schloss Eggenberg, Cantillon, Cider, Domaine Familial Louis Dupont, Dopplebock, Gueuze, J.W. Lees & Co., Kriek, Monk's Cafe, Port Brewing Co., Quad, Victory Brewing Co.

Is Major Brewery Ownership of Craft Beers a Bad Thing?

Is Major Brewery Ownership of Craft Beers a Bad Thing?

Is the move of major brewery conglomerates like AB/InBev and Miller Coors into the craft beer segment necessarily a bad thing? It all depends, really, on how you want to look at it. A few years ago that answer would’ve been unequivocally been a YES. But that is starting to change as the big boys are learning more and more about the tastes of craft beer drinkers. Most of those living in northern Virginia fondly remember Old Dominion Brewing when … Read entire article »

Filed under: Anheuser-Busch, Blue Moon, Craft Brew Alliance, Fordham Brewing Co., Grolsch, Jacob Leinenkugel Brewing Co., Kona Brewing Co., Lost Rhino, MillerCoors, Old Dominion Brewing, Peroni Nastro Azzurro, Pilsner Urquell, Redhook Brewing, Widmer Brothers Brewing