brew-review

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...

Mar 6, 2008

Brew Review: Modelo Especial

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

Feb 28, 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 21, 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...

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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...

Brew Review: Tecate

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

Feb 8, 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 23, 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 21, 2008

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...

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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...

Dec 13, 2007

What is Drunkorexia?

The Morning Show‘s Mike and Juliet totally have their fingers on the pulse of young America as evidenced by their...

Dec 7, 2007

Brew Review: Samuel Adams Cream Stout

Do you like cream in your coffee? If so, you may be a fan of Samuel Adams Cream Stout, a...

Nov 15, 2007

Brew Review: Harp Lager

Usually relegated to wing-man status – it’s commonly known as the “tan” portion of the bar-favorite “Black and Tan” –...

Nov 13, 2007

Brew Review: Old Milwaukee

Blech. Even writing about Old Milwaukee conjures up visions of pit-fires down at “The Quarry” back in high-school. (Oh, Iris...

Nov 5, 2007

Brew Review: Bass Pale Ale

When I go out to any of my local bars I’m usually hell-bent on getting drunk on the cheap or...

Nov 2, 2007

Brew Review: Sierra Nevada Harvest Ale

Now this is what I’m talking about. Sierra Nevada is hardly a slouch when it comes to quality beer, but...

Oct 31, 2007

Brew Review: Magic Hat “Night of the Living Dead” Variety 12-Pack

F*** Russell Stover and other ho-hum variety pushers – beer samplers are where it’s at. Magic Hat’s “Night of the...

Oct 30, 2007

Brew Review: Blue Moon Belgian Wheat Ale

Fun fact: Blue Moon is a Coors product. Some may know this, but it’s important enough to bring up when...

Oct 29, 2007

Brew Review: Yuengling Traditional Lager

Yuengling, the yeast from the east. Not many west-coasters have experienced the cheap-yet-digestible taste that America’s Oldest Brewery provides. Similar...

Oct 26, 2007

Brew Review: Red Stripe

All of this Halloween talk and fall weather had me reaching for one beer last night: Red Stripe. A summer-styled...

Oct 25, 2007

Brew Review: Natural Ice

I enjoy Budweiser as much as the other guy, but Natural Ice should wipe it out of existence. Why go...

Oct 24, 2007

Brew Review: Becks Oktoberfest

Is Oktoberfest over? Did it start yet? To me it doesn’t matter – Oktoberfest is whenever I crack open a...

Oct 23, 2007

Brew Review: Miller Chill

Ever heard of a “chelada”? Not enchilada, although those are really rad…but that’s neither here or there. A chelada is...