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…

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Another Bonus Post – Old Thoughts on Brewery Ommegang’s Saison

I found some old notes on beers in one of my old notebooks.  I wrote impressions and descriptions as they popped into my head.  Later, I edited them into a more polished review. They made me laugh as I read them again. Since I'm doing "raw" beer notes here, these seemed appropriate. *** Cool bottle…

The Better Chlaus

I had heard much about this legendary beer, Samichlaus.  It is brewed once a year by Castle Brewery Eggenberg in Austria.  I'd never had one until a few months ago when I happened to find a four pack at Bevmo in Phoenix. And it is a wonderful beer.  Once more it is a brown, tea…