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Samichlaus bier

Billed by Schloss Eggenberg as “The World’s Most Extraordinary Beer”, I spied this lone bottle of Samichlaus lurking behind a bevy of fine ales at Top Foods in Bellevue, and intrigued by the label picked it up for a closer look. Drawn in … Continue reading

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Hercules Double IPA

From the Great Divide Brewing Co., a pint of Hercules is apparently “not for the faint of heart. It is, however, for the gods.” Easy enough for them to say, right? A little harder for prove – to save you the … Continue reading

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Sculler’s India Pale Ale

I love it when I come across a decent local brewery, and although the Skagit River Brewery isn’t all that close, it ain’t exactly at the other end of the the earth either. Luckily for me, their IPA at least is … Continue reading

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Roots Woody Organic IPA

I really rather enjoyed a bottle of Roots Organic Brewing‘s Island Red that I tried a way back in the year, so it was with some anticipation that I cracked open a bottle of this Organic IPA one chilly evening, ready … Continue reading

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White Hawk Original IPA

It’s been a while since I’ve had anything from the Mendocino Brewing Company, but I really did enjoy the Eye of Hawk and the Red Tail I tipped back a little earlier in the year, and I had high high … Continue reading

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Lion Kralovsky Lev

Someone once told me the Czech’s were more German than the Germans – with that in mind, I had mighty high hopes of the “pale double bock” from our friends in the Czech Republic – after all, they’re the home of … Continue reading

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Fischer Biere d’Alsace

Fischer biere d’Alsace – a big blowsy French amber with a neat line of tricks in the flip-top department that takes me back to lazy Friday afternoons sitting at the bar in the Gare du Nord, whiling away a happy hour … Continue reading

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Hair of the Dog Doggie Claws

From the Hair of the Dog Brewing Company in Portland comes this rollocking bottle of fun, full of the 2007 vintage Doggie Claws barley wine style ale (try saying that after you’ve have a few). Let’s not beat around the … Continue reading

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Erdinger Oktoberfest Weizen

From the world’s largest wheat beer brewery comes this crafty little number, a handsome weizen dressed up in Oktoberfest clothes to cash in on America’s favourite beer marketing event. Nice move by Erdinger, and you really can’t blame them for … Continue reading

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Blanche de Bruxelles

 Ah, Belgian white beers – something of an acquired taste, and something I like to get my hands on now and again. Not having seen many examples of them around here in the old Pacific NW, I was pleased to … Continue reading

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