Bier Garden Girl of August
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Port Royal Export

You don’t have to travel to Honduras to have Port Royal Export! This pale lager is refreshing, especially after a bike ride by the water.

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12 Beers of Christmas – Avery, Salvation Belgian Style Golden Ale
December 23, 2009 – 1:25 PM | 2 Comments
12 Beers of Christmas – Avery, Salvation Belgian Style Golden Ale

Salvation might go better with Easter considering its Christy themes of redemption and sacrifice, but for the more religious beer drinkers out there, Avery’s Salvation may be one of the only beers out there to acknowledge any sort of religion on its label.

12 Beers of Christmas – Harvey and Son, Harvey’s Christmas Ale
December 23, 2009 – 1:24 PM | No Comment
12 Beers of Christmas – Harvey and Son, Harvey’s Christmas Ale

British brewer Harvey and Son’s bold Christmas Ale is unique among your standard fare of holiday beers.

12 Beers of Christmas – Blue Point Winter Ale
December 23, 2009 – 1:23 PM | One Comment
12 Beers of Christmas – Blue Point Winter Ale

If anything Blue Point’s Winter Ale looks like the type of beer you would want to drink on Christmas.

12 Beers of Christmas – Wychwood, Bah Humbug! Christmas Ale
December 23, 2009 – 11:35 AM | No Comment
12 Beers of Christmas – Wychwood, Bah Humbug! Christmas Ale

Aside from its excellent brown ale Hobgoblin, English brewer Wychwood’s line up of beers is less than stellar. Knowing this, we came to the brewer’s Dickensian themed Christmas ale with quiet sense of trepidation.

12 Beers of Christmas – Weyerbacher, Winter Ale
December 23, 2009 – 11:25 AM | One Comment
12 Beers of Christmas – Weyerbacher, Winter Ale

After all of that spice, Weyerbacher’s Winter Ale is a welcome departure. The darkest of the bunch, this winter ale dispenses with the idea that a beer has to bombard the senses with cinnamon, nutmeg, and cloves (it’s surprising no one has tried making a beer with myrrh) in order to get across the idea of holiday cheer.

12 Beers of Christmas – Anchor, Our Special Ale 2009
December 22, 2009 – 11:08 PM | One Comment
12 Beers of Christmas – Anchor, Our Special Ale 2009

Anchor has been brewing its special batch of Christmas Ale since 1975, but it mixes up the recipe every year. This year’s ale is oaky brown with a spicy bite that settles into a mellow fruitiness that’s akin to snaking on a spiced fruitcake.

Opinion: Alcoholism in America
October 30, 2009 – 8:21 AM | No Comment

How big a problem is alcoholism in America? Would limiting the serving sizes of beer and liquor make a difference in the habits of either the casual or excessive drinker? If it would, should the government then step in and legislate the issue?

Linden Street Brewery
October 10, 2009 – 8:18 AM | No Comment
Linden Street Brewery

Once upon a time, Oakland was a beer producing powerhouse. 100 years ago, the city of 49,000 turned out 35,000 gallons of beer every year. But this golden age came to a close in 1959 when the city’s oldest and largest brewery finally went out of business.