Category Archives: Practical Beer Tips

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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the perfect pour

I’m sure that we all remember one of the most important lessons we learned in college, how to pour beer into a cup. I’m sure for most of us, this was pouring Bud Light in a can into a plastic … Continue reading

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beer and running

Being a runner and a brewer, I was particularly interested in an article in this month’s issue of Runner’s World about running and beer. Essentially, the message from the article was no big surprise. Beer is ok for runners, so … Continue reading

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beer calories and carbs

The time has come for me to address a long-standing myth that has pained me to hear for many years: that “‘good’” beer has too many calories, too many carbs, and will make me fat.” While I readily admit, most … Continue reading

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