Monthly Archives: December 2011

“Old Speckled Hen” Ale

5.2% alc./vol., 500 ml canMorland Brewing – St. Edmunds, England Happy Christmas!  You know, as I visit some 350 web sites for the beers I drink, I’m getting a bit tired of entering my birthday.  I’m over 21 (U.S.), … Continue reading

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Dos Equis Lager

4.5% alc./vol., 355 ml bottleCerveceria Cuauhétmoc Moctezuma –, Mexico So it’s Christmas Eve, why am I drinking a Mexican beer?  Because after all the wrapping and decorating and not yelling at idiots, I need to relax.  Oh, maybe you’re … Continue reading

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Les Brasseurs du Temps

170, rue Montcalm, Gatineau, Québec, CanadaTime to first beer:  N/A It’s typical that most of us get off work early on the last work day before Christmas.  I used the time wisely, making the trip across the river to visit … Continue reading

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Young’s Double Chocolate Stout

5.2% alc./vol., 500 ml bottleWells and Young’s Brewing Company –, England Today we focus on the heritage of Charles Young, the other half of the 2006 merger that formed England’s largest “family owned” brewery.  This one is much more … Continue reading

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Wells IPA

5% alc./vol., 500 ml canWells and Young’s Brewing Company –, England It’s from the heart of England, but it’s heading straight to the liver of James.  Wells seems to have hit the mark on this one, albeit a rather … Continue reading

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Smoked Oatmeal Stout

5% alc./vol., 650 ml bottleTrafalgar Ales and Meads –, Ontario, Canada It’s almost Christmas, and once again I’m considering converting to Orthodox Christianity so that I can celebrate that damn holiday on January 7th.  Why the difference?  The year … Continue reading

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Corona Lager

4.6% alc./vol., 710 ml bottleCerveceria Modelo Sa De Cv – City, Mexico I have often said that a good beer doesn’t need fixing.  When a renowned chef brings you his finest dish, don’t ask for him to pass the … Continue reading

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