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Quintessential Holiday Beers: Our Picks

Quintessential Holiday Beers: Our Picks

With the holiday season now in full swing, many of us find ourselves surrounded by friends and family wanting to take a few moments to relax, catch up, and delight in the joy of sharing a few of our favorite brews together.  While our staff writers are busy preparing for trips back home, Christmas shopping, making gifts, or baking, a few of us wanted to be sure to take a few moments to share our … Read entire article »

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Budget: What Does “Budget” Mean, Anyway?

Budget: What Does “Budget” Mean, Anyway?

Last week, I picked myself up a four-pack of Founders Brewing Company Breakfast Stout for $9.99.  I didn’t even think about the purchase; it was a total impulse buy at under $10.  This is a great beer, and I’m enjoying one right now as I write this post.  But that’s not what this post is about.  This post is about how while I found a great beer at a price I paid without hesitation, I … Read entire article »

Filed under: Budget, Tröegs Brewing Co.

Tröegs Brewing Company Mad Elf

Tröegs Brewing Company Mad Elf

In my relentless quest to find high quality beer at reasonable prices, I’ve found that one of the best ways to do this is to buy local.  Gaining my education in craft beer (as well as a few other things) at The Pennsylvania State University,  the Tröegs Brewing Company supplied excellent introductions to a wide variety of styles. I still remember my first tastes of their Pale Ale, the doppelbock Troegenator, and, of course, Nugget Nectar.  Each … Read entire article »

Filed under: Beer, Reviews, Strong Dark Ale, Tröegs Brewing Co.

An Adventure in Family Beer Tasting

An Adventure in Family Beer Tasting

Editor’s Note: The tasting sheet includes a reference to Sierra Nevada producing “Colorado” beers – this is obviously incorrect, and stems from a general transcription error way back in 2010.  Sierra Nevada is located in Chico, CA, and makes some pretty awesome beers.  We’re sorry, Sierra Nevada, and thank you, astute reader, for pointing this out. I come from a long line of light beer drinkers.  Eager to slog down hearty quantities of triple-hops-brewed yellow fizziness, … Read entire article »

Filed under: Tastings