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Rope Swing Summer Pilsner – Redhook

Posted on July 16, 2010 by

Today we finally start off the Redhook Brew Reviews! We’ve got a few of them to do and I figured what better time than during the middle of July to drink a Redhook Rope Swing Summer Pilsner. This is actually the first pilsner that Redhook as ever produced and I believe it is brewed in a traditional Czech Style using 100% Czech Saaz hops. Rope…

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World Cup of Beer Sweepstakes – Australia

Posted on July 9, 2010 by

I’ll admit, I’m not the biggest soccer fan. Hockey is my sport, but I always enjoy watching Olympic and World Cup Soccer. There is something about your country being on a world stage that is extremely exciting to watch, and I must thank the 2010 World Cup for one of the most memorable and exciting sporting moments I’ve ever witnessed. Here in the…

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Kick Back and Relax – Deschutes Twilight Summer Ale

Posted on July 2, 2010 by

After a disappointing US loss in the 2010 World Cup I did what all good soccer fans do. Drink! I was meandering through the beer aisle at a store across the river, where I get Surly for my wife, and just so happened to notice a selection of beer that is not available at my regular store. One name stood out, Deschutes. I’ve had the Mirror Pond…

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Keeping It Simple – Shiner 101 Czech Pilsner

Posted on June 25, 2010 by

The Czech Pilsner is not a style of beer that I have tried all that many of. I think my knowledge of this style goes as far as a Pilsner Urquell that I drank a few years ago. It is always nice to open the doors wider with a new selection for a style. Today, Shiner 101 Czech-Style Pilsner from Spoetzl Brewing in Shiner, TX is going to teach me a…

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Recipe Review – Northern Brewer Extra Pale Ale Extract Kit

Posted on June 18, 2010 by

Homebrewing recipes and extract kits are a little more difficult to review than commercial beer mainly because there are a lot of factors that go into it. Whether the conditions, sanitation, freshness and so on are correct will really determine if a recipe is a success or a failure. I had a Schilling recipe that looked good, but the beer didn’t…

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Get Started Brewing For The Best Price

Posted on June 16, 2010 by

Holy CRAP! There are a ton of different places to get homebrew starter kits on the web. When I was starting out I didn’t know exactly which place to purchase from nor exactly what was going to be needed when I did finally purchase. Some came with this, some came with that??? But what did I really need and more importantly, how much was my new…

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