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Sixth Glass Quadrupel Ale

Part of the “Smokestack Series” of artisan-style ales from the Boulevard Brewing Company out of Missouri, the Sixth Glass quad arrives in a somewhat pricey but elegntly packaged package, delivering a heady blast of Belgian goodness to your chalice after … Continue reading

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Kasteel Cru Rosé

Hmmm… a rosé lager, made with Champagne yeast… in France… and imported by… Coors? Sounds a bit suspicious, but potentially light, refreshing and delicious for a hot summers afternoon, right? Well, the hot summers afternoon is here so let’s crack one … Continue reading

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Piraat Ale

Avast there, me hearties! There’s another drop of Belgian goodness passing my way, and boy is this one a winner… Piraat hails from the Brouwerij van Steenberge in what must be the fine town of Ertvelde – lucky, lucky people … Continue reading

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Hacker-Pschorr Weisse Dark

After their last outing at JustBeer, I had high high hopes when I found a half-litre of Hacker-Pschorr Dark Weisse at Malt & Vine this weekend – their Oktoberfest that I picked up back in the Autumn was a rioutous good … Continue reading

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Brother Thelonious

Another fine brew from the North Coast Brewing Company – “Brother Thelonious” is a part of the mighty American Artisan Series and pays tribute to jazz legend Mr. Monk with both a Belgian-style ale and a donation for every bottle sold to the … Continue reading

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Le Merle Saison

According to North Coast Brewing, they make “The best beers in this world… or any other” – and the more of them I try, the more convinced I am that they could be… just could be… almost right. Can’t say … Continue reading

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Bell’s Brewery Kalamazoo Stout

Part of our Oh Happy Day #3 package back in 2008, this bottle of Bell’s Kalamazoo Stout has been lurking at the back of my beer fridge for months, the picture on the label reminding me every day when I … Continue reading

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Leffe Blonde

Appropriately enough for a Sunday, this afternoon’s tipple is a perky little bottle of pale ale with a Belgian twist from the Abbey of Leffe,  who not surprisingly cash in on their medieval heritage with a stylish label that makes you … Continue reading

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Lagunitas Olde Gnarly Wine (Limited Release)

With the wind howling through the trees and down my chimney, the rain lashing down, and a tough week at work just behind me I was definitely feeling in need of a decent wintery brew when I took a little stroll through my … Continue reading

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Delirium Nocturnum

You know this beer. You might not have drunk it yet, but you know you know it. You’ve seen it in the beer aisle in your local supermarket, the big creamy bottle with the wobbly pink elephant on the label. … Continue reading

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