Sep 26
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Goodbye, fair Rutherford

Beer Week continues unabated And what a week it’s been! Saturday, of course, was the Ballpark Brew Bash. There was rain all day but that didn’t stop the festivities: everyone moved inside and the…

Sep 24
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Risk Legacy, Part Nine: The glorious return

This post explicitly talks about some late-game aspects of Risk Legacy that some people may wish to keep unspoiled. They are: “after all nine minor cities have been founded”, “a player signs the board twice”, “a player has been eliminated”, “three missiles are fired on the same turn”, “Do Not Open. Ever.” It had…

Sep 19
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Welcome to Buffalo Beer Week

Let’s roll up our sleeves and get right down to it, shall we? Tomorrow marks the start of Buffalo Beer Week. The beer you can expect In A Van In A Van, an 8.75% double Belgian IPA brewed in collaboration with Flying Bison, is the logical followup (prequel?) to last year’s Down By The River.  Pouring…

Sep 17
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What’s in a name?

Just a day after I discussed a bottle of Cascazilla giving me the closest thing to a religious experience I can have, I see an article from Alan pop up in my reader: New Orleans Lager & Ale Brewing Company is being sued by the creators of Godzilla over their “Mechahopzilla” beer. My…

Sep 12
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The Fantastisch Mister Fox

Surprise! Last Friday, under the metaphorical dark of night, a keg made its way to Blue Monk. There wasn’t much fanfare, which is unusual for us. Usually I shout early and often about any update, but not this time. We played it cool.

Sep 10
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My Saturday had been spent on manual labor: cleaning, rearranging, painting. My back had started to hurt from leaning over to reach the baseboards. Then I did it for two more hours. By the time I left my mother in law’s I didn’t care what our restaurant budget for the week was. I didn’t…

Sep 05
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End of the line

Denouement The last of Rutherford B. Haze has been kegged. It’s not gone yet, but it won’t be long. If you want some at Bidwell you need to come this Saturday. Don’t worry about a lack of beer at the market after that: the next week will see the return of De Maas to Saturdays,…

Sep 03
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What hath we wrought?

It’s the beginning of the month, which means it’s time for The Session: where I, and a group of other beer bloggers, all write about a central topic. This month is hosted at Ding’s Beer Blog, with the topic of ‘What the hell has America done to beer?‘, AKA, ‘USA versus Old World…