Category Archives: Beer

Sippin’ Beers on the West Side

This past week I had the opportunity to travel to Los Angeles for work. It’s the first time I’ve ever been in the state, and considering there are over 100 breweries and brewpubs in Southern California, I felt like my … Continue reading

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Prepare Thyself For a Beer Festival

In four and half days I will be at my personal Daytona Super World Series Cup of beer festivals. I speak of Brewvival. I was at the inaugural festival last year, and it was the most exceptional collection of rare … Continue reading

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Barleywine Weekend V

I love hanging around “beer people.” Not only are beer people generally laid back, friendly and helpful, they rarely settle for the status quo. Whether it’s pushing the envelope while brewing or searching for their next favorite beer, they are … Continue reading

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beer vs. wine dinner at Brixx (Greenville) on July 12

I would like to invite anyone in the Greenville area┬áto come out on Monday, July 12 at 7 pm to Brixx Woodfired Pizza on Woodruff in Greenville for a beer vs. wine dinner. I’m going to be the “beer presenter,” … Continue reading

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January 2010 – RJ Rockers Black Pearle

You shall not take my beer, swarthy Gnome! I thought I’d kick ‘010 off with something different, and RJ Rockers’ Black Pearle fits the bill. (I wrote a full feature on the brewery for the HopPress earlier this week, if … Continue reading

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Oskar Blues beers aged in Stranahan’s whiskey barrels

Last night at Barley’s we had a flight of Oskar Blues beers that had been aged in Stranahan’s whiskey barrels and served from casks: Mama’s Little Yella Pils, Old Chub and Ten Fidy. If you have never had a barrel-aged … Continue reading

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December 2009 – North Coast Brother Thelonious

Author’s Note: It has been five months since my last Beer of the Month nomination. I have been focusing a lot more on homebrew over the past few months, so I haven’t been drinking as much commercial stuff as I … Continue reading

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From the HopPress: Sour Beer – The Last Frontier

My first “real” beer post is up on HopPress: Beer School: Sour Beer – The Last Frontier It’s a style explanation of sour beer with a few recommendations to try if you’re adventurous. Since it can be pretty far-out, most … Continue reading

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Duchesse de Bourgogne with grilled chicken salad

Yesterday I was at the Charleston Beer Exchange scouring the shelves, looking at all the beer I haven’t tried yet. It’s at those moments when you realize that beer really is a life’s work. There is so much beer out … Continue reading

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guide to selecting beer glassware

Beer is a beautiful, complex and wondrous beverage. We all agree on this, right? Drinking a hand-crafted beer is more than an exercise to swallow yellow fizzy water. It’s an experience that should be savored. I’m sure some of you … Continue reading

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