A Vertical Tasting: 11 years of Black Chocolate Stout

Brooklyn Brewery certainly knows how to throw a party.  When that party is during NYC’s Craft Beer Week, during the year when a favorite Brooklyn Brewery varietal turns 21 years-old, it’s sure to be epic!  Knowing this, I immediately RSVPd for two free tickets to the event without a moment’s hesitation to the vertical tasting of 10 vintages … More A Vertical Tasting: 11 years of Black Chocolate Stout

Beer Dates: Gramercy Tavern, 1993 Courage Russian Imperial Stout

Gramercy Tavern is a New York institution, a place to celebrate special occasions, a culinary treat to say the least.  Revered for it’s wine list, but its beer – wow, who knew?  Turns out my date for Saturday night knew. There’s literally nowhere else I’d rather be than cozied up at the corner of the bar … More Beer Dates: Gramercy Tavern, 1993 Courage Russian Imperial Stout

Dad Finds KBS

Today my dad called, very excited.  He had been at the “party store” and was alerted to the fact that they had a beer that his daughter might like.  The man went into the back and produced a 4 pack of none other than Founders KBS which he had set aside.  Dreams do come true … More Dad Finds KBS

Sometimes You Have an Accidental Tasting on the Way Home from Work…

I don’t see it as a problem that, if I take a particular route home from work, I walk past my local craft beer store and tasting bar.  Typically, I walk past and smile, poke my head in, buy a large format to have on hand if there’s something interesting…  But when you walk by … More Sometimes You Have an Accidental Tasting on the Way Home from Work…

The Holy Grails: Utopias, Thomas Hardy’s and Parabola

Is it worth it?  The hassle, the stress, the competition, the (potentially offensive) price tag?  While that’s up to the consumer, I think it’s worth talking about what makes some of these beers worth it.  Because my feeling is that the answer to all 4 of those questions is “Yes!” So what does it take … More The Holy Grails: Utopias, Thomas Hardy’s and Parabola