Category Archives: Practical Beer Tips

undress your beer bottle – the perfect bottle for homebrewers to reuse

Dogfish Head may have the easiestbottle labels to remove. In an effort to be more envioronmentally and cost conscious, I’ve started stripping the labels off the beer bottles I drink to reuse for bottling homebrew. In the past I would … Continue reading

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alternatives to wine for St. Valentine’s Day dinner

As St. Valentine’s Day approacheth, I have begun brainstorming for creative ways to celebrate the day with my bride. (Side note: being married for four years now, I’m impressed that I actually started thinking about this two days in advance…) … Continue reading

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hops in your pocket?

I came across an add on Facebook this morning for “Pockethops.” I couldn’t resist, so I clicked through: http://www.pockethops.com The concept is this: you carry this little dispenser with you that contains “Pockethops Bitter Powder.” According to the site, 30 … Continue reading

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beer for beginners

If you’re reading this blog, odds are you either really like beer already or you are stalking me. If it’s the latter, while I am certainly flattered, I’d rather you just focus on the beer. I’m not worth stalking. However, … Continue reading

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I like cold beverage

As a follow-up to my post on frosted mugs, I was listening to an interview with Gary Vaynerchuk, the guy from Wine Library TV, and he made an interesting comment on cold beverages. He said that he always tastes anything … Continue reading

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frosted mugs: a refreshing travesty?

At the Flying Saucer a few years back I saw a quote on their big chalk board, “Frosted glasses are for amateurs.” Of course that led to the debate: are they being beer snobs, or is there validity to the … Continue reading

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divine poultry

Big Gnome is awed by the Little Chicken I can now add beer-can-chicken to the list of “things I regret missing out on for years because I never tried it,” which includes humus, Thai green curry, and playing the guitar … Continue reading

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