Black Butte Porter by Deschutes Brewery

In all my travels I have never drank a beer so ... drinkable. It has an enviable pedigree, a spotless reputation, and a quotidian character. B is for Black Butte Porter The Vitals Brewer: Deschutes Brewery ABV: 5.2% Categorized as: porter That Smell ... It smells like cream and orchards. In Appearance ... Brown, like…

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A Glass of Friday – Shiner Black Lager by Spoetzl Brewery

Word is that the Spoetzl Brewery, maker of the Shiner line of beers, took some medals at this little beer fest we call the Great American Beer Festival.  Wish I could've been there.  That implies that I wasn't there.  That implication is utterly veracious. Upon reading that my favorite Texas brewery (for now, since I…

A Glass Of Friday – Somersault by New Belgium

The imagery of summer is the most sublime. Crisp blue sky; verdant lawns dripping with cool water; children riding bikes and running and jumping, having been freed of schoolroom shackles; the list goes on. And the geniuses at New Belgium think they can bottle the greatest season of them all. Let us see if the…

A Glass of Friday – Sam Adams Harvest Pumpkin Ale

What brilliance drove the brewers at the Boston Beer Company to release a pumpkin spiced ale ... in autumn? Its utterly amazing. What? Oh, it's not officially fall yet? Oh, I see. Very well, Sam Adams has broken all boundaries by releasing their Pumpkin Ale near fall. Brilliant. Pumpkin ales are like Star Wars books.…