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The Best Beers of 2012

I don’t really believe in New Year’s resolutions. So this year, I let a random generator pick my resolution. I logged on, clicked, and landed on “explore” for this year’s ambition. I put my seventh Corona down and decided that the internet was telling me to get more adventurous with my beer drinking. This year, […]

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Stock your fridge with beers for the football playoffs and bowl season

Session Beers for Football Parties

Football season is a great opportunity to make a few changes in your regular craft beer lineup. For most of the year I keep a few sixers of big-personality crafts like Blind Pig IPA or Vanilla Bean Aged Dark Lord in rotation. But aggressive flavor is only good for a bottle two. For an NFL […]

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Rogue Dead Guy Ale on a Plate

Eat Your Beer

When you really love beer, drinking it just isn’t enough. Beer and meat are natural allies and there are plenty of ways to pair your favorite brews with your favorite meals. Just follow a few simple guidelines and you can’t go wrong. Beer is not Wine You might put aside a cheap bottle of wine […]

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Samuel Smith's Brewery Winter Welcome Ale

Favorite Beers for the Holidays

The holidays are all about spreading joy. Brewers do their part with delicious seasonal brews. The best of them mix chocolate, spice, fruit and generous ABVs to put enough cheer in a bottle to stave off the winter chill.  Muskoka Double Chocolate Cranberry Stout The bearded guy on the front of the bottle is enough […]

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