Dec 23, 2010

Brew Review: Samuel Adams Winter Lager

When I'm holed up indoors during the winter months I find myself appreciating the taste of beer far more than any other season. Mark it up to cabin fever if you want, but my taste buds pucker up in cold weather. Samuel Adams Winter Lager, one of the brewing company's many great season-specific beers, doesn't disappoint in my constant need for a well-bodied, alcoholic beverage in cool weather.

Aug 21, 2010

Brew Review: Stella Artois

On the rare instance I make it to Happy Hour, my choice of beer is usually one that can take the edge off without being too expensive (and complex) or too cheap (and cheap-tasting). I'd say eight times out of ten, Stella Artois does the job. The pride of Belgium pours a light golden color with plenty of frothy head and bubbles; a grassy, citrus scent gives way to a smell of slightly skunked beer, which isn't very attractive to say the least. Still, its distinct stink is similar to almost every Euro Pale Lager I've encountered, so methinks its hereditary...

Mar 14, 2008

Brew Review: Pabst Blue Ribbon (PBR)

After trying many classy brews, it’s about time I reviewed an old standby of mine, Pabst Blue Ribbon. A pharmacy...

Brew Review: Modelo Especial

I cannot for the life of me understand why Modelo Especial gets a bad rap. Sure, the squat bottled brew...

Mar 6, 2008

Brew Review: Old Speckled Hen

A local bar in NYC I stumbled into recently had Old Speckled Hen, an English Pale Ale I’ve never even...

Feb 28, 2008

Brew Review: Killian’s Irish Red

Killian’s Irish Red is located straight in the heart of beer purgatory, where snobbish types and casual drinkers alike don’t...

Feb 21, 2008

Feb 14, 2008

Brew Review: Brooklyn Lager

Being a frequent traveler to New York (don’t worry, Red Sox/Pats/Celtics fans – I’m still a dedicated fan) I find...

Feb 8, 2008

Brew Review: Tecate

What goes well with food? Beer, of course. But what goes well with spicy and salty food? Tecate, of course…?...

Jan 23, 2008

Brew Review: Heineken Lager

People hate anything that’s average, so why settle for anything less than the best? Well, for starters, when money is...

Jan 21, 2008

Brew Review: Rolling Rock

When it comes to cheap beer, quality is as thin as the head most cheap ones provide. But there are...

Jan 8, 2008

Brew Review: Budweiser Chelada

Americanized versions of Cheladas (Mexican specialty beers that use lime and salt for a distinctive flavor) have yet to impress...

Jan 3, 2008

Brew Review: Harpoon Winter Warmer

The holidays are over, and the snow doesn’t look like lovely sheets of soft cotton stretched for miles anymore; it’s...

Dec 20, 2007

Brew Review: Hitachino Nest Espresso Stout

I’ve been hearing all this talk about Espresso Stouts lately, so I decided to give them a shot…of espresso! Get...