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A Boston vs. Pittsburgh Beer Wager

A Boston vs. Pittsburgh Beer Wager

As the Eastern Conference finals rage on, native Pittsburghers and Bostonians find themselves getting increasingly heated over the anticipated outcome of the series finals.  (Obviously the Penguins are going to pull this out and be the victors, but that’s neither here nor there.)  This (mostly) friendly rivalry has spilled over into the craft beer community, where founder Jim Koch of the Boston Beer Company (of Sam Adams fame) and Sean Casey of Church Brew Works … Read entire article »

Filed under: Boston Beer Co., Church Brew Works, The

Sam Adams Triple Bock 1997 (Video Review)

Sam Adams Triple Bock 1997 (Video Review)

Saturday night Paige, Greg, and Russ sat down with a 1997 Sam Adams Triple Bock and the experience was caught on video! What did we think? All we can say for now is: soy sauce. Watch the video and find out more!   … Read entire article »

Filed under: American Strong Ale, Beer, Boston Beer Co.

How Much Is Too Much?

How Much Is Too Much?

What I’m talking about is the growing tendencies of established breweries either diluting their brands with inferior additional brews or brewing so many different beers that one cannot even determine what message the brewery is trying to convey with their brand. On the flip side, there are many breweries that are coming out with multiple beers and doing it very well. I will touch on that, too. For me there are three main examples of famous … Read entire article »

Filed under: Boston Beer Co., Cigar City Brewing Co., Dogfish Head, Guinness, Harp, Newcastle, Saranac

Budget: Samuel Adams Black and Brew

Budget: Samuel Adams Black and Brew

As I’ve mentioned on my profile, my tastes are a bit different, and, dare I say, cheaper, than some other contributors for the site. While I’m always thrilled by the prospect of trying new beer, I often find that I’m quite satisfied with a familiar, common selection from the likes of Sierra Nevada, Dogfish Head, or in the case of this pleasant surprise – the namesake of the statesman and patriot himself, Samuel Adams. Some of … Read entire article »

Filed under: Boston Beer Co., Budget, Stout