Comments for Billy's Beer Blog http://www.billysbeerblog.com A Layman's Guide to Great Beer Wed, 29 Dec 2010 18:12:08 +0000 hourly 1 http://wordpress.org/?v=3.0.1 Comment on Epic Beer Night by Bill Zavorskas http://www.billysbeerblog.com/2010/12/epic/comment-page-1/#comment-10054 Bill Zavorskas Wed, 29 Dec 2010 18:12:08 +0000 http://www.billysbeerblog.com/?p=4076#comment-10054 <a href="#comment-8800" rel="nofollow">@Gemma </a> Gemma, it was delicious! Thanks for brewing such an excellent blonde ale. Cheers, Bill Z. @Gemma

Gemma, it was delicious! Thanks for brewing such an excellent blonde ale.

Cheers,

Bill Z.

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Comment on Bright Lights Brew City: Take Flight by Bill Zavorskas http://www.billysbeerblog.com/2010/12/bright-lights-brew-city-take-flight/comment-page-1/#comment-10053 Bill Zavorskas Wed, 29 Dec 2010 18:07:43 +0000 http://www.billysbeerblog.com/?p=4338#comment-10053 <a href="#comment-9059" rel="nofollow">@Jim </a> Jim, I'm a fan of Black Bavarian too. Magic Hat Howl is one of the better schwarzbiers as well. Cheers, Bill Z. @Jim

Jim,

I’m a fan of Black Bavarian too. Magic Hat Howl is one of the better schwarzbiers as well.

Cheers,

Bill Z.

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Comment on Christmas Bels by Bill Zavorskas http://www.billysbeerblog.com/2010/12/christmas-bels/comment-page-1/#comment-10052 Bill Zavorskas Wed, 29 Dec 2010 18:05:24 +0000 http://www.billysbeerblog.com/?p=4389#comment-10052 <a href="#comment-10048" rel="nofollow">@Tami </a> Thanks Tami. Moon River Brewing is one of my favorite brewpubs. Cheers, Bill Z. @Tami

Thanks Tami. Moon River Brewing is one of my favorite brewpubs.

Cheers,

Bill Z.

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Comment on Christmas Bels by Tami http://www.billysbeerblog.com/2010/12/christmas-bels/comment-page-1/#comment-10048 Tami Wed, 29 Dec 2010 16:07:45 +0000 http://www.billysbeerblog.com/?p=4389#comment-10048 Just discovered your blog and enjoyed your post about the Moon River Beers. Love the Balls of Gold too! Just discovered your blog and enjoyed your post about the Moon River Beers. Love the Balls of Gold too!

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Comment on Bright Lights Brew City: Take Flight by Jim http://www.billysbeerblog.com/2010/12/bright-lights-brew-city-take-flight/comment-page-1/#comment-9059 Jim Fri, 17 Dec 2010 14:43:50 +0000 http://www.billysbeerblog.com/?p=4338#comment-9059 Thanks for tipping me off to this one. I am a huge fan of Sprecher Black Bavarian and have had a hard time finding something similar. Thanks for tipping me off to this one. I am a huge fan of Sprecher Black Bavarian and have had a hard time finding something similar.

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Comment on Epic Beer Night by Gemma http://www.billysbeerblog.com/2010/12/epic/comment-page-1/#comment-8800 Gemma Tue, 14 Dec 2010 17:04:24 +0000 http://www.billysbeerblog.com/?p=4076#comment-8800 I actually brewed the 5th beer mentioned. I used the Northern Brewer Twisted Enkle Blonde kit which is an extract kit with specialty grains, so it should have been close to a Belgian Blonde with trappist influence but I agree that it is similar to a Saison as well. I'm glad you liked it! :) I actually brewed the 5th beer mentioned. I used the Northern Brewer Twisted Enkle Blonde kit which is an extract kit with specialty grains, so it should have been close to a Belgian Blonde with trappist influence but I agree that it is similar to a Saison as well. I’m glad you liked it! :)

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Comment on Getting Tanked by Jim http://www.billysbeerblog.com/2010/11/getting-tanked/comment-page-1/#comment-6867 Jim Tue, 16 Nov 2010 15:15:32 +0000 http://www.billysbeerblog.com/?p=3762#comment-6867 Every time I make it back to the Midwest around this time of year, I try to track down a Tank 7... Always so good! Every time I make it back to the Midwest around this time of year, I try to track down a Tank 7… Always so good!

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Comment on Now Datz A Deli! by Bill Zavorskas http://www.billysbeerblog.com/2010/09/now-datz-a-deli/comment-page-1/#comment-4495 Bill Zavorskas Fri, 17 Sep 2010 17:37:16 +0000 http://www.billysbeerblog.com/?p=2686#comment-4495 <a href="#comment-4494" rel="nofollow">@Best Beer </a> Aaron. It's definitely a cool place to visit. Nice big city style deli with a great selection of beers both on tap and in bottles. Cheers, Bill Z. @Best Beer

Aaron.

It’s definitely a cool place to visit. Nice big city style deli with a great selection of beers both on tap and in bottles.

Cheers,

Bill Z.

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Comment on Now Datz A Deli! by Best Beer http://www.billysbeerblog.com/2010/09/now-datz-a-deli/comment-page-1/#comment-4494 Best Beer Fri, 17 Sep 2010 16:35:58 +0000 http://www.billysbeerblog.com/?p=2686#comment-4494 Hmmm Thanks for this, I'm planning to visit this place one these days. Hmmm Thanks for this, I’m planning to visit this place one these days.

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Comment on An Oatmeal Raisin In The Sun by Bill Zavorskas http://www.billysbeerblog.com/2010/09/an-oatmeal-raisin-in-the-sun/comment-page-1/#comment-4087 Bill Zavorskas Sat, 04 Sep 2010 12:46:44 +0000 http://www.billysbeerblog.com/?p=2664#comment-4087 Ilya, I tend to agree with you, although Cigar City actually pulled this one off. The aroma is definitely worth the experience, and the notes blend in nicely in the taste. Cheers, Bill Z. Ilya,

I tend to agree with you, although Cigar City actually pulled this one off. The aroma is definitely worth the experience, and the notes blend in nicely in the taste.

Cheers,

Bill Z.

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Comment on An Oatmeal Raisin In The Sun by Ilya Feynberg http://www.billysbeerblog.com/2010/09/an-oatmeal-raisin-in-the-sun/comment-page-1/#comment-4077 Ilya Feynberg Sat, 04 Sep 2010 05:50:43 +0000 http://www.billysbeerblog.com/?p=2664#comment-4077 I'm not sure about this one... I haven't tried it yet so my thoughts on it should be taken with a grain of salt, but I'm just not liking the direction of making beers taste like cookies. At what point does it stop being a beer with beery (not a real word) flavor and character? The aroma I'm willing to be is rather intoxicating though ;) Ilya I’m not sure about this one…

I haven’t tried it yet so my thoughts on it should be taken with a grain of salt, but I’m just not liking the direction of making beers taste like cookies. At what point does it stop being a beer with beery (not a real word) flavor and character?

The aroma I’m willing to be is rather intoxicating though ;)

Ilya

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Comment on Brewfari by Bill Zavorskas http://www.billysbeerblog.com/2010/08/brewfari/comment-page-1/#comment-3560 Bill Zavorskas Fri, 20 Aug 2010 18:50:59 +0000 http://www.billysbeerblog.com/?p=2475#comment-3560 Hey Brewmeister, Thanks for the feedback. Looking forward to grabbing a beer in Tampa. Cheers, Bill Z. Hey Brewmeister,

Thanks for the feedback. Looking forward to grabbing a beer in Tampa.

Cheers,

Bill Z.

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Comment on Brewfari by brewmeister http://www.billysbeerblog.com/2010/08/brewfari/comment-page-1/#comment-3559 brewmeister Fri, 20 Aug 2010 17:41:57 +0000 http://www.billysbeerblog.com/?p=2475#comment-3559 Hey, Bill, great write-up on Wazoo. Sorry I missed this one b/c that beer lineup was awesome! We'll have to hook up for a beer sometime here in Tampa. Salud! Hey, Bill,
great write-up on Wazoo. Sorry I missed this one b/c that beer lineup was awesome! We’ll have to hook up for a beer sometime here in Tampa. Salud!

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Comment on A Dunkel For The Dog Days by Glass Bottles http://www.billysbeerblog.com/2010/08/a-dunkel-for-the-dog-days/comment-page-1/#comment-3340 Glass Bottles Mon, 16 Aug 2010 17:46:11 +0000 http://www.billysbeerblog.com/?p=2519#comment-3340 MMMMMMM.... I want a HB Dunkel like now! Looks so good! MMMMMMM…. I want a HB Dunkel like now! Looks so good!

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Comment on Brewfari by Bill Zavorskas http://www.billysbeerblog.com/2010/08/brewfari/comment-page-1/#comment-3263 Bill Zavorskas Sat, 14 Aug 2010 23:56:51 +0000 http://www.billysbeerblog.com/?p=2475#comment-3263 Ilya, I agree that the brew zoo events are becoming popular. And the fact that some breweries like Sam Adams were offering new beers in samplings only added to the fun. Cheers, Bill Z. Ilya,

I agree that the brew zoo events are becoming popular. And the fact that some breweries like Sam Adams were offering new beers in samplings only added to the fun.

Cheers,

Bill Z.

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Comment on Brewfari by Ilya Feynberg http://www.billysbeerblog.com/2010/08/brewfari/comment-page-1/#comment-3221 Ilya Feynberg Sat, 14 Aug 2010 06:14:32 +0000 http://www.billysbeerblog.com/?p=2475#comment-3221 This whole beer in a Zoo setting seems to be getting pretty popular as of late it seems! I'm seeing it often on many blogs recently. Ranging from zoo's in California to zoo's in Michigan and NY. I think it's actually pretty damn cool! Those are some fantastic beers on tap! I'll take everything from Southern Tier please and some Sam Adams samples ;) Ilya This whole beer in a Zoo setting seems to be getting pretty popular as of late it seems! I’m seeing it often on many blogs recently. Ranging from zoo’s in California to zoo’s in Michigan and NY. I think it’s actually pretty damn cool!

Those are some fantastic beers on tap! I’ll take everything from Southern Tier please and some Sam Adams samples ;)

Ilya

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Comment on High Flying Dutchman by Glass Bottles http://www.billysbeerblog.com/2010/07/high-flying-dutchman/comment-page-1/#comment-1806 Glass Bottles Fri, 16 Jul 2010 13:13:36 +0000 http://www.billysbeerblog.com/?p=2228#comment-1806 Whiskey beer?!?! Sounds intriguing, but not delicious! Whiskey beer?!?! Sounds intriguing, but not delicious!

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Comment on No (Green) Flash In The Pan by Bill Zavorskas http://www.billysbeerblog.com/2010/07/no-green-flash-in-the-pan/comment-page-1/#comment-1579 Bill Zavorskas Fri, 09 Jul 2010 21:13:24 +0000 http://www.billysbeerblog.com/?p=2144#comment-1579 <a href="#comment-1540" rel="nofollow">@D.Lux </a> I definitely want to check out Green Flash the next time I get to SoCal, as well as Alesmith and Stone. Cheers, Bill Z. @D.Lux

I definitely want to check out Green Flash the next time I get to SoCal, as well as Alesmith and Stone.

Cheers,

Bill Z.

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Comment on No (Green) Flash In The Pan by D.Lux http://www.billysbeerblog.com/2010/07/no-green-flash-in-the-pan/comment-page-1/#comment-1540 D.Lux Thu, 08 Jul 2010 13:01:32 +0000 http://www.billysbeerblog.com/?p=2144#comment-1540 Totally! (I had one just last night to reconfirm the fact) If you ever make it out to SoCal you should definitely arrange a visit to the Brewery--the tasting room is great! Very basic/understated (they had a cheese plate set out on an ironing board), and the staff was fantastic--friendly, knowledgeable, and welcoming!! :D -D.Lux Totally! (I had one just last night to reconfirm the fact)

If you ever make it out to SoCal you should definitely arrange a visit to the Brewery–the tasting room is great! Very basic/understated (they had a cheese plate set out on an ironing board), and the staff was fantastic–friendly, knowledgeable, and welcoming!! :D

-D.Lux

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Comment on No (Green) Flash In The Pan by Bill Zavorskas http://www.billysbeerblog.com/2010/07/no-green-flash-in-the-pan/comment-page-1/#comment-1525 Bill Zavorskas Thu, 08 Jul 2010 00:46:41 +0000 http://www.billysbeerblog.com/?p=2144#comment-1525 D. Lux, It just shows that great minds think alike! Green Flash West Coast IPA is one of the best IPAs out there! Cheers, Bill Z. D. Lux,

It just shows that great minds think alike! Green Flash West Coast IPA is one of the best IPAs out there!

Cheers,

Bill Z.

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Comment on No (Green) Flash In The Pan by D.Lux http://www.billysbeerblog.com/2010/07/no-green-flash-in-the-pan/comment-page-1/#comment-1506 D.Lux Wed, 07 Jul 2010 17:39:51 +0000 http://www.billysbeerblog.com/?p=2144#comment-1506 How funny, I JUST review Green Flash's West Coast IPA for my blog (http://brewdorktimes.blogspot.com/2010/06/im-green-with-envy.html) I also HIGHLY RECOMMENDED it.. and why wouldn't I, it's TERRIFIC! -Prost! D.Lux How funny, I JUST review Green Flash’s West Coast IPA for my blog
(http://brewdorktimes.blogspot.com/2010/06/im-green-with-envy.html)
I also HIGHLY RECOMMENDED it.. and why wouldn’t I, it’s TERRIFIC!
-Prost!
D.Lux

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Comment on 1 In A 100 by Bill Zavorskas http://www.billysbeerblog.com/2010/06/1-in-a-100/comment-page-1/#comment-1209 Bill Zavorskas Thu, 17 Jun 2010 00:53:51 +0000 http://www.billysbeerblog.com/?p=1985#comment-1209 Thanks! Thanks!

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Comment on 1 In A 100 by Glass Bottles http://www.billysbeerblog.com/2010/06/1-in-a-100/comment-page-1/#comment-1189 Glass Bottles Wed, 16 Jun 2010 03:30:25 +0000 http://www.billysbeerblog.com/?p=1985#comment-1189 Congrats on the Milestone. keep up the great work! Congrats on the Milestone. keep up the great work!

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Comment on Solid Oak by Bill Zavorskas http://www.billysbeerblog.com/2010/05/solid-oak/comment-page-1/#comment-1066 Bill Zavorskas Wed, 26 May 2010 19:29:18 +0000 http://www.billysbeerblog.com/?p=1793#comment-1066 Thanks Mick! Glad to see that you guys got it on tap. This is gonna be one of my all-time favorites! Thanks Mick!

Glad to see that you guys got it on tap. This is gonna be one of my all-time favorites!

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Comment on Solid Oak by Mick http://www.billysbeerblog.com/2010/05/solid-oak/comment-page-1/#comment-1065 Mick Wed, 26 May 2010 18:29:59 +0000 http://www.billysbeerblog.com/?p=1793#comment-1065 Southern Tier does it again! I love this beer! Good work Billy! Southern Tier does it again! I love this beer!

Good work Billy!

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Comment on Swashbuckling Brew by Glass Bottles http://www.billysbeerblog.com/2010/05/swashbuckling-brew/comment-page-1/#comment-978 Glass Bottles Mon, 17 May 2010 15:31:01 +0000 http://www.billysbeerblog.com/?p=1743#comment-978 Looks like an incredible little brew. I hope I can find it here! Looks like an incredible little brew. I hope I can find it here!

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Comment on Love That Dirty Water by Bill Zavorskas http://www.billysbeerblog.com/2010/05/love-that-dirty-water/comment-page-1/#comment-937 Bill Zavorskas Mon, 10 May 2010 11:09:50 +0000 http://www.billysbeerblog.com/?p=1688#comment-937 <a href="#comment-936" rel="nofollow">@Blanche Jochnowitz </a> Blanche, Thanks...it was a very enjoyable trip! @Blanche Jochnowitz
Blanche,

Thanks…it was a very enjoyable trip!

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Comment on Love That Dirty Water by Blanche Jochnowitz http://www.billysbeerblog.com/2010/05/love-that-dirty-water/comment-page-1/#comment-936 Blanche Jochnowitz Mon, 10 May 2010 03:23:19 +0000 http://www.billysbeerblog.com/?p=1688#comment-936 I didn't realize you sampled so many beers in Boston. Good writeup--I enjoyed it. Blanche I didn’t realize you sampled so many beers in Boston. Good writeup–I enjoyed it.
Blanche

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Comment on Collector’s Item by Bill Zavorskas http://www.billysbeerblog.com/2010/03/collectors-item/comment-page-1/#comment-520 Bill Zavorskas Fri, 19 Mar 2010 11:07:46 +0000 http://www.billysbeerblog.com/?p=1501#comment-520 <a href="#comment-515" rel="nofollow">@Scott-TheBrewClub </a> Scott, Ettaler Curator Doppelbock is now available in bottles here in the U.S. I've seen it at Total Wine & More here in Florida, so if you have a specialty beer store in your area, they should have it or be able to order it. Cheers, Bill Z. @Scott-TheBrewClub
Scott,

Ettaler Curator Doppelbock is now available in bottles here in the U.S. I’ve seen it at Total Wine & More here in Florida, so if you have a specialty beer store in your area, they should have it or be able to order it.

Cheers,

Bill Z.

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Comment on Collector’s Item by Scott-TheBrewClub http://www.billysbeerblog.com/2010/03/collectors-item/comment-page-1/#comment-515 Scott-TheBrewClub Fri, 19 Mar 2010 02:04:01 +0000 http://www.billysbeerblog.com/?p=1501#comment-515 Is this one available in bottles? I'm just getting into some Dopplebocks and am currently enjoying Ayinger's classic Celebrator. Great beer style and I'd love to try others! Is this one available in bottles? I’m just getting into some Dopplebocks and am currently enjoying Ayinger’s classic Celebrator. Great beer style and I’d love to try others!

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Comment on A Festive Weekend by BillZav http://www.billysbeerblog.com/2010/02/a-festive-weekend/comment-page-1/#comment-342 BillZav Tue, 09 Feb 2010 20:56:20 +0000 http://www.billysbeerblog.com/?p=1072#comment-342 Russian River...damn!!!!!!!!!! Please keep me posted on his tweets. Thanks, Bill Z. Russian River…damn!!!!!!!!!! Please keep me posted on his tweets.

Thanks,

Bill Z.

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Comment on A Festive Weekend by Bret http://www.billysbeerblog.com/2010/02/a-festive-weekend/comment-page-1/#comment-341 Bret Tue, 09 Feb 2010 20:55:21 +0000 http://www.billysbeerblog.com/?p=1072#comment-341 Hey Bill- Good seeing you Saturday - if only briefly. I'm afraid I tried to personally kill the keg of the Cedar Aged CC Jai Alai to get to Honnapus and...well...the Jai Alai won. I agree that it was a mess. It was inexcusable to have people working the booths for Southern Tier & Goose Island that had zero knowledge of the beer. Such a great opportunity to educate people on these new breweries to the area and they dropped the ball. Kel and I actually checked out Mr. Beery's last night after dinner at BrewCo. Mark was a very nice, personable guy and I made sure to tell him you referred us. We had a few pints when he broke out Russian River's Consecration! I couldn't believe it. It was delicious beyond words. Later on he busted out some Troegs Nugget Nectar which was pretty incredible as well. We had a great time and the costs were far less than World of Beer. We look forward to going back soon! I'm following them on Twitter now - he told me that whenever he changes out a keg or gets some rares in he'll send a tweet out. They're on there as mrbeerssrq. Bret Hey Bill-

Good seeing you Saturday – if only briefly.

I’m afraid I tried to personally kill the keg of the Cedar Aged CC Jai Alai to get to Honnapus and…well…the Jai Alai won.

I agree that it was a mess. It was inexcusable to have people working the booths for Southern Tier & Goose Island that had zero knowledge of the beer. Such a great opportunity to educate people on these new breweries to the area and they dropped the ball.

Kel and I actually checked out Mr. Beery’s last night after dinner at BrewCo. Mark was a very nice, personable guy and I made sure to tell him you referred us.

We had a few pints when he broke out Russian River’s Consecration! I couldn’t believe it. It was delicious beyond words. Later on he busted out some Troegs Nugget Nectar which was pretty incredible as well. We had a great time and the costs were far less than World of Beer. We look forward to going back soon!

I’m following them on Twitter now – he told me that whenever he changes out a keg or gets some rares in he’ll send a tweet out. They’re on there as mrbeerssrq.

Bret

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Comment on Nuclear Fallout by Jennie http://www.billysbeerblog.com/2010/01/nuclear-fallout/comment-page-1/#comment-322 Jennie Wed, 03 Feb 2010 02:59:19 +0000 http://www.billysbeerblog.com/?p=975#comment-322 awesome, thanks! awesome, thanks!

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Comment on Top Tier by BillZav http://www.billysbeerblog.com/2010/01/top-tier/comment-page-1/#comment-316 BillZav Tue, 02 Feb 2010 12:11:55 +0000 http://www.billysbeerblog.com/?p=1001#comment-316 Sounds great..let's touch base in the next day or so. Sounds great..let’s touch base in the next day or so.

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Comment on Top Tier by Rachael http://www.billysbeerblog.com/2010/01/top-tier/comment-page-1/#comment-315 Rachael Tue, 02 Feb 2010 12:10:05 +0000 http://www.billysbeerblog.com/?p=1001#comment-315 We are thinking the beer festival sounds like a good idea. Let's coordinate this week. We are thinking the beer festival sounds like a good idea. Let’s coordinate this week.

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Comment on Nuclear Fallout by BillZav http://www.billysbeerblog.com/2010/01/nuclear-fallout/comment-page-1/#comment-255 BillZav Sun, 24 Jan 2010 02:19:51 +0000 http://www.billysbeerblog.com/?p=975#comment-255 <a href="#comment-254" rel="nofollow">@Jennie </a> Jennie, Can't wait to hear back on your findings! Also, here's a link to the RateBeer.com places site for Georgia. It has an extensive list of pubs, restaurants, etc. with their websites, and in most cases what's on tap. http://www.ratebeer.com/places/states/10/ Cheers, Bill Z. @Jennie
Jennie,

Can’t wait to hear back on your findings! Also, here’s a link to the RateBeer.com places site for Georgia. It has an extensive list of pubs, restaurants, etc. with their websites, and in most cases what’s on tap.

http://www.ratebeer.com/places/states/10/

Cheers,

Bill Z.

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Comment on Nuclear Fallout by Jennie http://www.billysbeerblog.com/2010/01/nuclear-fallout/comment-page-1/#comment-254 Jennie Sat, 23 Jan 2010 19:48:14 +0000 http://www.billysbeerblog.com/?p=975#comment-254 awesome, thanks! I'll report back on my findings ;) awesome, thanks! I’ll report back on my findings ;)

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Comment on Nuclear Fallout by BillZav http://www.billysbeerblog.com/2010/01/nuclear-fallout/comment-page-1/#comment-253 BillZav Fri, 22 Jan 2010 19:03:44 +0000 http://www.billysbeerblog.com/?p=975#comment-253 <a href="#comment-252" rel="nofollow">@Jennie </a> Jennie, The Mellow Mushroom, Brick Stock Pub, and Tap come to mind, as they tend to have large draft selections. This is a seasonal beer, so it tends to float around during this time of year. Please also keep an eye out for beer festivals in your area in which Anheuser-Busch beers are featured. They tend to push this ale as it's one of their best offerings. Cheers, Bill Z. @Jennie

Jennie,

The Mellow Mushroom, Brick Stock Pub, and Tap come to mind, as they tend to have large draft selections. This is a seasonal beer, so it tends to float around during this time of year. Please also keep an eye out for beer festivals in your area in which Anheuser-Busch beers are featured. They tend to push this ale as it’s one of their best offerings.

Cheers,

Bill Z.

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Comment on Nuclear Fallout by Jennie http://www.billysbeerblog.com/2010/01/nuclear-fallout/comment-page-1/#comment-252 Jennie Fri, 22 Jan 2010 04:40:24 +0000 http://www.billysbeerblog.com/?p=975#comment-252 You're right about WINTERS BOURBON CASK ALE. do you know where I can find it on tap in Atlanta, GA? I tried this beer at a ski resort last weekend and haven't stopped thinking about it since! You’re right about WINTERS BOURBON CASK ALE. do you know where I can find it on tap in Atlanta, GA? I tried this beer at a ski resort last weekend and haven’t stopped thinking about it since!

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Comment on Arigato Godzilla by BillZav http://www.billysbeerblog.com/2009/11/arigato-godzilla/comment-page-1/#comment-173 BillZav Wed, 11 Nov 2009 03:44:56 +0000 http://www.billysbeerblog.com/?p=803#comment-173 I picked up a can at Total Wine the other night along with several other beers. I'm looking forward to trying it. I picked up a can at Total Wine the other night along with several other beers. I’m looking forward to trying it.

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Comment on Arigato Godzilla by Bret http://www.billysbeerblog.com/2009/11/arigato-godzilla/comment-page-1/#comment-172 Bret Wed, 11 Nov 2009 03:42:01 +0000 http://www.billysbeerblog.com/?p=803#comment-172 World of Beer has "Ten FIDY" on draft - have to show them a text message from WOB to order it. I had some at The Shamrock last night...great stuff! World of Beer has “Ten FIDY” on draft – have to show them a text message from WOB to order it. I had some at The Shamrock last night…great stuff!

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Comment on Nature of The Beast by Steve http://www.billysbeerblog.com/2009/11/nature-of-the-beast/comment-page-1/#comment-166 Steve Mon, 02 Nov 2009 04:58:30 +0000 http://www.billysbeerblog.com/?p=773#comment-166 I managed to save one of the two beers I brought down for you from the Kewanau Brewing Co in the Upper Peninsula of Michigan. I think I remembered to bring a couple beer menus from our local brew pub for your perusal. See you soon, Steve. I managed to save one of the two beers I brought down for you from the Kewanau Brewing Co in the Upper Peninsula of Michigan. I think I remembered to bring a couple beer menus from our local brew pub for your perusal. See you soon, Steve.

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Comment on Abracadabra by Shelly http://www.billysbeerblog.com/2009/09/abracadabra/comment-page-1/#comment-133 Shelly Sat, 03 Oct 2009 12:38:47 +0000 http://www.billysbeerblog.com/?p=632#comment-133 MMMMM... pumpkin ale. Yummy. One of my personal favorites this time of year. MMMMM… pumpkin ale. Yummy. One of my personal favorites this time of year.

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Comment on Sober (Not) in Seattle by BillZav http://www.billysbeerblog.com/2009/08/482/comment-page-1/#comment-61 BillZav Sun, 16 Aug 2009 18:05:58 +0000 http://www.billysbeerblog.com/?p=482#comment-61 Mike, I hear you! Newcastle has pulled John Courage from the US market for some reason. JC was one of the first imports that I drank, and is my favorite amber ale. I've noted in my blog in an earlier post that they should redistribute it in the US. There's definitely a market for it. Also, thanks for mentioning the Yard House. I checked out their website, and they definitely have an intense beer selection. There's a couple of their restaurants in the Miami metro area; I'll have to drop in next time I'm down there. Cheers! Mike,

I hear you! Newcastle has pulled John Courage from the US market for some reason. JC was one of the first imports that I drank, and is my favorite amber ale. I’ve noted in my blog in an earlier post that they should redistribute it in the US. There’s definitely a market for it.

Also, thanks for mentioning the Yard House. I checked out their website, and they definitely have an intense beer selection. There’s a couple of their restaurants in the Miami metro area; I’ll have to drop in next time I’m down there.

Cheers!

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Comment on Sober (Not) in Seattle by Mike Cosgrove http://www.billysbeerblog.com/2009/08/482/comment-page-1/#comment-60 Mike Cosgrove Sun, 16 Aug 2009 01:22:21 +0000 http://www.billysbeerblog.com/?p=482#comment-60 Love the blog, have one question.. I'm a big fan of John Courage Amber however have been unable to find it in the past year. I live in Delaware(use to be able to buy it here) and all the beverage stores tell me they can not get it. Restaurants tell me the same as well. I have turn to the internet but haven't found much and what I have found leads me to believe that it is no longer in production on at the very least no longer imported to the U.S..... Do you have any info on John Courage Amber? Also, check out the Yardhouse Restaurant for an intense selection of beers Love the blog, have one question.. I’m a big fan of John Courage Amber however have been unable to find it in the past year. I live in Delaware(use to be able to buy it here) and all the beverage stores tell me they can not get it. Restaurants tell me the same as well. I have turn to the internet but haven’t found much and what I have found leads me to
believe that it is no longer in production on at the very least no longer imported to the U.S….. Do you have any info on John Courage Amber?

Also, check out the Yardhouse Restaurant for an intense selection of beers

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Comment on Make Mine A Flash Gordon by BillZav http://www.billysbeerblog.com/2009/07/make-mine-a-flash-gordon/comment-page-1/#comment-55 BillZav Sat, 08 Aug 2009 17:21:39 +0000 http://www.billysbeerblog.com/?p=459#comment-55 Flash, thank god for designated drivers! It was great meeting you both. Anne & I are in Seattle this week, and we also took a sidetrip to Portland. It's beautiful up here in the Pacific Northwest, and it's truly a brewtopia. Not only are there a lot of breweries & beer pubs, but most restaurants here have an excellent microbrew selection as well. There's a place here in town called the Tap House Grill that has 160 beers on tap. They started IPA Week on Thursday, with 40 from around the world on tap. I was finally able to try the Southern Tier Unearhtly once again, and think that this may be my new favorite IPA. They're several contenders in this area as well. I also agree that the Pumpking Ale is the best pumpkin beer out there. I'll be updating the blog, in the next week or so, when we return home. Flash, thank god for designated drivers! It was great meeting you both.

Anne & I are in Seattle this week, and we also took a sidetrip to Portland. It’s beautiful up here in the Pacific Northwest, and it’s truly a brewtopia. Not only are there a lot of breweries & beer pubs, but most restaurants here have an excellent microbrew selection as well.

There’s a place here in town called the Tap House Grill that has 160 beers on tap. They started IPA Week on Thursday, with 40 from around the world on tap. I was finally able to try the Southern Tier Unearhtly once again, and think that this may be my new favorite IPA. They’re several contenders in this area as well. I also agree that the Pumpking Ale is the best pumpkin beer out there.

I’ll be updating the blog, in the next week or so, when we return home.

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Comment on Make Mine A Flash Gordon by John Gordon http://www.billysbeerblog.com/2009/07/make-mine-a-flash-gordon/comment-page-1/#comment-53 John Gordon Fri, 07 Aug 2009 18:26:36 +0000 http://www.billysbeerblog.com/?p=459#comment-53 Billy, The Flash Gordon, definitely an "R" rated beer. As far as a pirate would be concerned, RRRRR!! A special thanks to Dawn, my designated driver. PS, hope you get up to Buffalo one day(Mr. Goodbar on Elmwood) to try a Southern Tier IPA, another favorite of mine, a reliable IPA. Southern Tier also has a Pumpking Ale to die for, I'm not sure how the brew master does it, you can actually taste the crust of the pie, as well as the pumpkin flavor, truly magic! Both rated by I as 5R. Nice meeting you, Flash. Billy, The Flash Gordon, definitely an “R” rated beer. As far as a pirate would be concerned, RRRRR!! A special thanks to Dawn, my designated driver.
PS, hope you get up to Buffalo one day(Mr. Goodbar on Elmwood) to try a Southern Tier IPA, another favorite of mine, a reliable IPA. Southern Tier also has a Pumpking Ale to die for, I’m not sure how the brew master does it, you can actually taste the crust of the pie, as well as the pumpkin flavor, truly magic! Both rated by I as 5R.
Nice meeting you,
Flash.

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Comment on Make Mine A Flash Gordon by Kyle J Gordon http://www.billysbeerblog.com/2009/07/make-mine-a-flash-gordon/comment-page-1/#comment-51 Kyle J Gordon Fri, 07 Aug 2009 03:22:06 +0000 http://www.billysbeerblog.com/?p=459#comment-51 Should've brought some back . dad. Ill have to try it when I go to Sarasota..Cheers Should’ve brought some back . dad. Ill have to try it when I go to Sarasota..Cheers

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Comment on Draught Picks by BillZav http://www.billysbeerblog.com/2009/07/draught-picks/comment-page-1/#comment-38 BillZav Thu, 30 Jul 2009 22:57:14 +0000 http://www.billysbeerblog.com/?p=439#comment-38 Steve, You're the Beer Guru of the Wolverine State! Steve,

You’re the Beer Guru of the Wolverine State!

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Comment on Draught Picks by Steve http://www.billysbeerblog.com/2009/07/draught-picks/comment-page-1/#comment-32 Steve Mon, 27 Jul 2009 18:39:29 +0000 http://www.billysbeerblog.com/?p=439#comment-32 Found some good beer up here from a micro-brewery in the Upper Penninsula and it is in cans! It' s called Widowmakers Black Ale and brewed in Houghton, MI. Later, slw Found some good beer up here from a micro-brewery in the Upper Penninsula and it is in cans! It’ s called Widowmakers Black Ale and brewed in Houghton, MI. Later, slw

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Comment on Red White & Brew by Steve http://www.billysbeerblog.com/2009/07/red-white-brew/comment-page-1/#comment-29 Steve Wed, 22 Jul 2009 00:53:20 +0000 http://www.billysbeerblog.com/?p=429#comment-29 From: Right Brain Brewery <beergurus@rightbrainbrewery.com> Subject: Summer Beer Fest...and the Rest To: slwzzz@yahoo.com Date: Tuesday, July 21, 2009, 11:30 AM Having trouble viewing this email? Click here You're receiving this email because of your relationship with Right Brain Brewery. Please confirm your continued interest in receiving email from us. You may unsubscribe if you no longer wish to receive our emails. Filling Agendas Since 2007 News & Notes from RBB Summer Beer Fest: This Weekend! Summertime, as Janis belted, and the livin' is easy. At least, that's what you'll be thinking to yourself as you swill your third sample of malty, hoppy craft beer goodness at the 12th Annual Summer Beer Festival in Ypsilanti, July 24 and 25. Gather your friends for a road trip to guzzle (or daintily sip) over 200 beers from more than 30 Michigander breweries. RBB will have seven brews on tap. Some of those nearest and dearest to your hearts. Check 'em out here, as well as more details 'bout the fest. Discount advance tickets ($5 off) are for sale at the Brain, so save yourself some cash and get thee to the pub! Summer is halfway over, folks. Don't let the liquid fun dry up before you get to drink it down... Outside Seating Update You've likely passed by the collection of colorful tables and amazing metalwork fencing in front of Salon Saloon. That's our patio, lovely and brilliant thanks to our lovely bartender, Alison, and member Mary, the table artists, and to TJ and Alfred of TJC Design Studio, with the superbly designed fence. So now that it's there, sitting nice and pretty-like, what's going on with outside seating? Patience, RBB lovahs, as we must be patient ourselves. Approvals are making their way through the system and we will open just as soon as we get the final thumbs up. Think good thoughts...think good thoughts. (And when we do open, you *must* be served by a server outside--NO BEER is to be taken between the pub and patio by a guest. Members, please help us out with this requirement. Thanks for your understanding.) And now, in beer news... Nied Beer has produced a beer of highest quality. It is called The Exception, and it is indeed most excellent. Try this fully loaded (14% ABV) barleywine, named after our Controls Engineer Charlie, a man to whom rules seem not to apply. We've been getting good feedback, so give 'er a whirl. But don't let the picture fool you. This super premium brew is not part of the sampler tray. And remember that 200/100 milestone we told you about a couple of weeks ago? Well, we now know that our 200th batch will be the Stuck Truck American Oatmeal Stout and our 100th recipe...the Old Ferret Legger, an American version of an English Strong Ale. We'll be crafting something special to celebrate, so stay tuned in the coming weeks. From: Right Brain Brewery
Subject: Summer Beer Fest…and the Rest
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Date: Tuesday, July 21, 2009, 11:30 AM

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Filling Agendas Since 2007
News & Notes from RBB

Summer Beer Fest: This Weekend!

Summertime, as Janis belted, and the livin’ is easy. At least, that’s what you’ll be thinking to yourself as you swill your third sample of malty, hoppy craft beer goodness at the 12th Annual Summer Beer Festival in Ypsilanti, July 24 and 25.

Gather your friends for a road trip to guzzle (or daintily sip) over 200 beers from more than 30 Michigander breweries. RBB will have seven brews on tap. Some of those nearest and dearest to your hearts. Check ‘em out here, as well as more details ’bout the fest.

Discount advance tickets ($5 off) are for sale at the Brain, so save yourself some cash and get thee to the pub!

Summer is halfway over, folks. Don’t let the liquid fun dry up before you get to drink it down…

Outside Seating Update

You’ve likely passed by the collection of colorful tables and amazing metalwork fencing in front of Salon Saloon. That’s our patio, lovely and brilliant thanks to our lovely bartender, Alison, and member Mary, the table artists, and to TJ and Alfred of TJC Design Studio, with the superbly designed fence.

So now that it’s there, sitting nice and pretty-like, what’s going on with outside seating? Patience, RBB lovahs, as we must be patient ourselves. Approvals are making their way through the system and we will open just as soon as we get the final thumbs up. Think good thoughts…think good thoughts.

(And when we do open, you *must* be served by a server outside–NO BEER is to be taken between the pub and patio by a guest. Members, please help us out with this requirement. Thanks for your understanding.)

And now, in beer news…

Nied Beer has produced a beer of highest quality. It is called The Exception, and it is indeed most excellent. Try this fully loaded (14% ABV) barleywine, named after our Controls Engineer Charlie, a man to whom rules seem not to apply. We’ve been getting good feedback, so give ‘er a whirl. But don’t let the picture fool you. This super premium brew is not part of the sampler tray.

And remember that 200/100 milestone we told you about a couple of weeks ago? Well, we now know that our 200th batch will be the Stuck Truck American Oatmeal Stout and our 100th recipe…the Old Ferret Legger, an American version of an English Strong Ale. We’ll be crafting something special to celebrate, so stay tuned in the coming weeks.

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Comment on Dog(fish) Days of Summer by Steve http://www.billysbeerblog.com/2009/06/dogfish-days-of-summer/comment-page-1/#comment-17 Steve Tue, 16 Jun 2009 00:08:02 +0000 http://www.billysbeerblog.com/?p=341#comment-17 Good research! I am tasting numerous craft beers up here lately. Mostly from Short's Brewery in Bellaire, Michigan and also from Right Brain Brewery here in Traverse City. Mackinaw Brewing is another craft brewery and restaurant in Traverse City, where I am also a member and I have been in there a couple times. I did also go out to a hop yard, where local agriculture is beginning to grow hops for craft breweries. They had a big pig roast, beer from Right Brain Brewery - an asparagus beer and a maple beer, both very good. We did learn a ton about hops as well - great day all around, although it was quite cool. Later, Steve Good research! I am tasting numerous craft beers up here lately. Mostly from Short’s Brewery in Bellaire, Michigan and also from Right Brain Brewery here in Traverse City. Mackinaw Brewing is another craft brewery and restaurant in Traverse City, where I am also a member and I have been in there a couple times. I did also go out to a hop yard, where local agriculture is beginning to grow hops for craft breweries. They had a big pig roast, beer from Right Brain Brewery – an asparagus beer and a maple beer, both very good. We did learn a ton about hops as well – great day all around, although it was quite cool. Later, Steve

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Comment on St. Paddy’s Is Approaching by Anne http://www.billysbeerblog.com/2009/03/st-paddys-is-approaching/comment-page-1/#comment-3 Anne Sat, 14 Mar 2009 19:04:31 +0000 http://www.billysbeerblog.com/?p=49#comment-3 Awesome post Bill!! Awesome post Bill!!

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