Yearly Archives: 2008

YoHo YoHo … A Pirate’s Life For Me 8

People have been intrigued and entertained by legends of pirates and buried treasure for centuries. After all, what is more seductive than tales of pillaging, plundering and debauchery on the high seas? Pirates have been around as long as people have used the oceans as trade routes. Instances of piracy have been documented all the […]

Birrificio del Ducato KRAMPUS 5

As fate would have it, I was introduced to Birrificio del Ducato Krampus on the evening December 5th. The reason that tasting this particular ale on that specific evening was so significant is because, according to German (and some Slavic) tradition, the Krampus (roving bands of demon-like characters) take to the streets to terrorize children, […]

Shameless Self Promotion 5

Although read across the world, my blog isn’t exactly famous -YET. Until then, I thrive on press and props from other bloggers. (I have dreams of becoming the next Michael Jackson …  akaThe Beer Hunter … and “The Most Influential Beer Writer Ever”) Yeah, I could definitely be the female version of The Beer Hunter. […]

Ground Control To Major Tom 3

One small step for man … one giant leap for beer? Where Japan lacks in brewing experience, it definitely makes up for in technology (and food eating contests). One of Japan’s major brewers, Sapporo Breweries, recently created a new beer using the crop of barley grown in a Russian laboratory on board the International Space […]

Nøgne Ø Saison 2

The first time I had heard of Norwegian brewery Nøgne Ø was when I learned of their collaboration with American craft brewers Stone and Jolly Pumpkin on a highly coveted “Special Holiday Ale.” Naturally, my curiosity was peaked. After all, Stone and Jolly Pumpkin are two of the most kick-ass [craft] brewers in the world […]

Jolly pumpkin/Nøgne-Ø/Stone Special Holiday Ale 5

Jolly pumpkin/Nøgne-Ø/Stone Special Holiday Ale Ummm … what? When I first saw the title of this beer, I was utterly perplexed. BUT now it makes complete sense. The brilliant brewmasters of Stone (California), Jolly Pumpkin (Michigan) and Nøgne-Ø (Norway) have joined forces and brain power to create what they are deeming a “Special Holiday Ale” […]

My Obsession With Wild Beers 12

I have developed an intense fascination, preoccupation … and obsession with wild yeast beers. In my personal opinion, Lambics are quite possibly the most exciting and interesting style of beer. Ales and lagers are both fermented carefully with cultivated strands of brewer’s yeast -using tremendous control. On the other hand, Lambics are produced by spontaneous […]

OLA DUBH – Special 30 Reserve 3

I love making friends. And I love love love taking care of and showing appreciation for my friends. In fact, I would do almost anything within reason for a friend. And I never expect or demand any sort of reciprocation. In fact, I typically am awkward about accepting gifts. Unless of course, these gifts involve […]