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Chocolate Beer Chat

Join the Chocolate Beer Chat LIVE on Twitter February 7th

Look out red wine and Champagne, chocolate beer is Cupid’s new favorite liquid of love. Just in time for Valentine’s Day, Whole Foods Market Global HQ and I have teamed up to co-host a chocolate beer tasting love fest – LIVE on Twitter. On Feb. 7 from 7-8 p.m. CST, join Whole Foods Market (@WholeFoods) […]


The Beer Wench and Whole Foods Market® Present “Save the Planet, Drink Organic” Virtual Beer Tasting

In honor of Earth Month, Whole Foods Market (@WholeFoods) and The Beer Wench (@TheBeerWench) are encouraging friends and fans to toast to organic beers with their Apr. 10 “Save the Planet, Drink Organic” Twitter Tasting. The organic beer-themed tasting takes place on Twitter from 8-9 p.m. ET on Tuesday, Apr. 10. The tasting, featuring four […]

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ORVAL Vertical Tasting 6

Recently, I was given a rare opportunity to taste a vertical of ORVAL vintages. The 3 different vintages included: April 2009 –> 5 months old May 2007 –> 1 year nine months old October 2002 –> 7 years old The 7 year Orval was probably the “oldest” beer that I’ve tasted. I found it rather […]


Waterstreet Cafe & MdV Beer Dinner 2

During my visit to the Midwest, I took a little road trip from Milwaukee to the city of Peoria, IL for a beer dinner at Waterstreet Wines & Cafe. The dinner showcased several beers from the portfolio of  Merchant Du Vin — a specialty beer importer based in the U.S. Waterstreet Wines & Cafe is […]

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The Wench’s Men of 2008 13

Welcome to the year 2009! Here is to another great year full of drinking beautifully crafted, unique and excellent beers! Cheers! The current trend amongst many of my favorite bloggers has been to create some sort of list to commemorate the past year. Some have written posts about the top ten blogs that they have […]


Pinkus Jubilate Organic Dark Lager 1

The press release below was recently forwarded to me by the Midest Regional Manager for Merchant du Vin. The product is now available in all MdV warehouses. Merchant du Vin and Pinkus Brewery (Munster, Germany; est. 1816) are pleased to announce that a new Certified Organic dark lager will be available in the US soon: […]


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Westmalle Tripel = Perfect 100 2

The first 100-point beer score ever given by Draft magazine was recently awarded to the Westmalle Tripel. About Westmall Tripel Westmalle Tripel is a clear, golden yellow Trappist beer that undergoes a secondary fermentation in the bottle (9,5% alcohol). It is a complex beer with a fruity aroma and a nice nuanced hop scent. It […]


NRA Chicago – Day Three 8

Although the two previous days in Chicago were spectacular, from the perspective of The Beer Wench – the third evening was “la piece de resistance.” (For those of you who did not grow up spewing out French sayings, I’ve attached the definition …) pièce de ré·sis·tance n. pl. 1. An outstanding accomplishment: “The bison is […]

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