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Tea bag turns cheap lager into craft brew

And monkeys fly out of.....

2 days ago
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Madrid Locals Tips

At the Centro Riojan0 in Madrid some years ago I had a morcilla that had cinnamon in it. Very trad riojano.

Apr 05, 2015
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SPAIN (CANTABRIA) & MADRID: Simple, unpretentioius, inexpensive restaurant(s) sought in Oviedo, Ribadesella, Torrelavega, and Madrid

Haven't been to Ribadeslla but hear they have a great market.

Apr 04, 2015
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Portugal and Galicia restaurant recommendations

Thanks, we always hoped to get back to Marcelo. I'm not sure that it's worth a detour now that it's a tapas bar, though, i'd surely go there if I was in SDC

Mar 23, 2015
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Portugal and Galicia restaurant recommendations

Pontevedra has a great Tapas scene. Not high end but comfortable, tasty and really enjoyable. We didn't have a sit down formal meal anywhere in Galicia except for Santiago (@ Casa Marcelo, worth a detour).

Mar 22, 2015
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Master List of Beers Owned/Destroyed by Anheuser Busch/InBev

Well, if ya want to go this route, you could also add Schaeffer, Piels, Rheingold, Ballantine etc. Though I would argue that bad business decisions by these brewers played a large part in their demise. As for some of the above, LandsharK (wtf), Shock Top is a brand created by AB, Labatt's was never anything special,.....

Mar 12, 2015
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Four out of five cider-makers under threat from EU tax call

The EU is anti food. First they came for the Camembert producers....

Mar 08, 2015
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Four key beer trends for 2015

Heartland Union square is closing as their lea$e is up for renewal. Yeah, too many brewpubs were mediocre so much so, that you hardly ever hear that word anymore.Let's not forget New Amsterdam, opened way west and way before their time.

Mar 07, 2015
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Four key beer trends for 2015

I tried to like, even love Zip City. First of all, the rent probably was a bear. Most importantly, the bar help was atrocious. I remember asking what was what, and the answers I got were along the lines of I don't know and (and the attitude was I don't care). It was a great location and they should have had a lunch crowd, after work crowd and late night crowd there. Who knows. Anything labelled "craft" or "artisinal" seems to fly off the shelf these days. Jack's Abbey is doing some lovely lagers.

Mar 06, 2015
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2 nights, solo traveler

I'll be staying downtown, Camp St. Looking for something good, local (not $$$ or Emeril) for a solo traveler. Thanks

Mar 01, 2015
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California-Style Pale Ales: Are they All Bone Dry??

I dunno, thought you meant pale ales as opposed to india pale ales.

Feb 28, 2015
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Jewish meal

separate dishes are only necessary if you are kosher, then it's dishes for meat, dishes for dairy. Ashkenazi cuisine is a mish mash of different Jewish Euro cuisines, i.e. Hungarian Jews did not eat Kasha or Mama liga

Kentucky distillers could soon sell on site

This could change my mind about visiting.

Feb 14, 2015
MOREKASHA in Spirits

Lost Prophet?

It's all subjective but in my case some years ago i bought a bottle of A.H. Hirsch Reserve 16 Year Old for about $80.00. Held it for a special occasion. While it's nice, i don't think it's so much better than a Blantons or Knob or my house pour, Noahs Mill. At the later prices of $100-$250.00 it's crazy and not worth it at all. $80.00 ,well that was ok.

Feb 02, 2015
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Elysian Brewing Is About to Sell its Soul to Anheuser-Busch

Yeah, many of us had heard of Red Hook way back then, but when we got to try it (after AB) it's generic.

Jan 25, 2015
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Dosanko Larmen: A Pictorial Essay

I believe they had outlets in NYC back in the 70's.

Jan 17, 2015
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Washington DC

I thank Michael Jackson for turning us on to Berose and for inspiring me to drink whisky

Jan 16, 2015
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Washington DC

Their pix on google make it look like it's worth a detour. Grazie milli

Jan 16, 2015
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Washington DC

Rex, How does PP compare to say, stateline in elkton? I'm coming from NYC on 95.

Jan 16, 2015
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Washington DC

What are some of the better shops for craft beer in DC. Back in the day I used to go to beerose but I haven't been in DC in many a year. Especially looking for west coast brews not available in NYC and Bells.

Jan 16, 2015
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New gin flaunts unique botanicals

All the new gins pretty much say the same thing. Otherwise it's just about vodka.

Jan 16, 2015
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resaurants in san sebastian

You can have great food just stumbling around parte vieja. I dont know many other cities where this is as easy and reliable.

Jan 15, 2015
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Honeys from around the world--share your favorites!

I've heard of a honey from Yemen that is supposed to be very nice. However, who the hell can go to or wants to put their life on the line for honey?

Jan 15, 2015
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Prices getting stupid

I miss Pyramid Pale, that was a lovely beer. I believe they are now owned by some conglomerate of small brewers.

Jan 15, 2015
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gastro tour, help pls!!

Went to Arzak 10 years ago had a lovely meal, and we booked it online. Though when I go back, would mainly hit up Parte Vieja (the old 1/4) cause that can;t be beat and Ganbarra there as well. I'm kinda down on the whole 3* mega dinner thing, especially in Spain where so much great food can be had easier and the fun level is higher as well.

Jan 02, 2015
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Prices getting stupid

Just saw a Cascade for the first time, $45.00 for a champagne size bottle. Now that was @ Beer Table in Grand Central Station, which is pricey, but, elsewhere it might be $35.00-$40.00. I think I'll pass.

Jan 02, 2015
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Prices getting stupid

I don't know Cascade (havent seen it in NYC) but you're right. I've noticed the Breuery beers can go for up to 30.00 and others arent far behind. They want us to pay for their debt service and I'm having nothing to do with that.

Dec 11, 2014
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Brewery hits back at ‘racist’ lager claims

Usually I don't agree w/those complaining. Here though, it's just plain stupid. Use slave to the taste on stout but not w/a color description on the label. They left themselves open to the charges and they can't win this silly fight.

Dec 05, 2014
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Brewery hits back at ‘racist’ lager claims

This is a sure sign of the bubble about to burst. Late 80's early 90's, we had lots of new breweries w/stupid names.

Dec 03, 2014
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What do you know about Palomas?

Tequila + 7 up or sprite

Nov 30, 2014
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