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Oktoberfest Beers October 28, 2011

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Today’s photo comes to us from Daryl Meek aka Hepcat75 and is entitled “OktobHERfest”. Here’s the caption Daryl included:

The problem with finding good beers, is that she is now finding them too.

And she’s drinking all my beer!!!!

Both of these are good ones, too. The Harpoon is particularly smooth…and dangerous. And look at that color! A nice, rich, red brew…it definitely did not disappoint.

You can check out Daryl’s photos on his website digitalartscape.com.

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Natty Greene’s Buckshot Amber October 27, 2011

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Continuing the theme of missing Summer, today’s photo features a beer called Buckshot Amber out of North Carolina brewery Natty Greene’s, submitted to us by Nick Puglisi. Here’s Nick’s description of his submission:

I took this picture while sitting on the back deck looking at the ocean in Kill Devil Hills, NC on my last night of vacation this past week. A few shingles and a little bit of siding missing from some of the houses, but the Hurricane didn’t make OBX any less pretty than it always has been. Buckshot Amber is an NC beer from Natty Greene’s Brewery.

Thanks Nick for the photo! Check out Nick’s blog Beer Trails.

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Dogfish Head Faithfull Ale Release at Blue Palms Brewhouse in L.A. October 26, 2011

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Dogfish Head Faithfull Ale and Bitches Brew

Last night in Los Angeles, Blue Palms Brewhouse celebrated the release of Dogfish Head’s newest beer, Faithfull Ale. Here’s the brewery’s description:

Faithfull Ale is a celebration of Pearl Jam’s 20th anniversary as a band and its extraordinary debut album, “Ten.” In recognition of these milestones, this Belgian-style golden ale is delicately hopped to 20 IBUs and fruit-forward from 10 incremental additions of black currants over a one-hour boil. Faithfull will clock in at 7% ABV.

Normally I stick to East Coast coverage save for the occasional beer trip but good friend Josh was able to be convinced to stop by and take some beertography of the event. I have yet to pick up a bottle of this newest release, but I’m hoping to do so soon.


It was a packed house at the Blue Palms Brewhouse, one of my favorite beer bars in L.A.

The Faithfull Ale kicked early on in the night.

Brooklyn Brewery AMA Bionda October 26, 2011

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This past Monday eve I was graciously invited to the Brooklyn Brewery to help them celebrate their newest release and latest collaboration, AMA Bionda.

Here’s the official description from the Brewery:

Brewed by Amarcord Brewery in the small medieval town of Apecchio, Italy, AMA Bionda is a beer made specifically for the Italian dinner table. Designed by Brooklyn Brewmaster Garrett Oliver, this golden beer is born of aromatic malts, three types of hops, Italian Orange Blossom honey from Sicily, and water from springs that date to Roman times. Ama means “loves” in Italian, and AMA Bionda loves Italian food as much as we do. Join us in Brooklyn to celebrate this landmark collaboration and welcome AMA to the United States with much food, drink and revelry.

And boy did we have a chance to pair it with some fine Italian foods. This release party took on a bit of a different feel from other ones, as candles lit the displays of the new bottled beer and waiters ventured around the party with delicious hors d’oeuvres.like Italian meats and cheeses.

Its hard to describe this beer. It’s on the lighter side with a tinge of orange citrus from the Orange Blossom honey, but it did seem like a great beer to have on the dinner table. I’m hoping to be able to pair this with a nice chicken and pasta dish when the bottles hit the shelves.

Brooklyn Brewery President Steve Hindy and Brewmaster Garrett Oliver each took their turn addressing the crowd about how much fun this collaboration was for them. Even Brooklyn Borough President Marty Markowitz made an appearance.


Meatsticks!

The Oxford Companion to Beer

On top of Brooklyn Brewery’s newest bottled adventure, Brewmaster Garrett Oliver recently released The Oxford Companion to Beer which is literally a complete encyclopedia of all things beer. This book is for anyone from the beer novice to the Certified Cicerone. You may remember my coverage of The Companion’s release party in September, but I’ve only been able to get my hands on the book recently. Let me tell you, this is a must-have for any craft beer fan. What am I saying? If you’re reading this, I’m willing to be you already have it.

As a compendium to the companion of the companion, I thought you might like this video of Garrett talking about the book:

If you want to see more of Garrett discussing beer in general, check this out.

Russian River Pliny the Elder October 26, 2011

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Today’s photo came from a user on the Beertography Facebook page named Joseph Povella. Joseph shared his photo of one of the best beers in the world, Russian River Pliny the Elder. On top of that, the pool in the background made me die a little thinking about how much I miss summer already. Pliny + pool = amazing Summer day.

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I also realized that due to a dumb setting on Facebook, I wasn’t immediately getting notified of new postings on the Beertography page. That’s fixed now, so if Facebook is your preferred sharing method, you’re good to go.

Sun King Osiris Pale Ale October 25, 2011

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Today’s photo features Sun King’s Osiris Pale Ale submitted by Rodney McPhail. I’ve had the chance to check out some of the other offerings from Sun King (all in 16oz. tallboy cans)
and have consistently enjoyed them. I’ve heard a few rumors lately about extremely exciting stuff coming in can form from Sun King very soon. Have you ever heard of a barrel-aged beer in a can?

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Barcade Philadelphia: Now Open! October 24, 2011

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There are now three (count ’em, 3) Barcades in existence. The original in Williamsburg, Brooklyn just celebrated its 7th Anniversary, Barcade Jersey City just opened its doors this past April and now we have Barcade Philadelphia located in the city’s Fishtown section.

For those familiar with Barcade’s other two locations, you’ll certainly see some similarities upon entering the latest incarnation. One major difference here in Philly is the brickwork throughout the bar. It gives the place way more of a old-school feel to go along with the vintage arcade games.

It already feels like this place has been around forever and it’s only been open two weeks.

Founders Breakfast Stout at 12pm on a Sunday? Sure!

One huge plus about this Barcade is its high-top seating. If you find your friends but there’s not a seat for you, you can still chat at eye-level. It sounds silly but it makes a difference.

This is a shot looking from the game area back at the bar. the bar actually curves around as you can see, and the part in the foreground is where you pick up your food order. Nice little touch.

There are some amazing games here in Fishtown. I chose to play a little Double Dragon which I don’t think I’ve ever seen in an arcade. Oh, and of course, every Barcade MUST have a Tapper.

Another unique part about the Philly location is the outdoor seating area. Nothing fancy, but a nice space to hang out and get some fresh air while drinking your beer.

There’s also a small roped section for smoking.

Speaking of smoking, here’s the good kind! Barcade Philly smokes their own sausages and bacon. I think I need to repeat that. Barcade Philly smokes their own sausages and bacon. It smelled AMAZING and if I hadn’t come directly from brunch I would have definitely got some.

So there you have it! If you’re ever in Philly, check it out. It took me exactly 90 minutes to drive between the Philly and Jersey City locations….hmm…who will be the first person to visit all 3 Barcades in 1 day?

1114 Frankford Avenue (between Girard Avenue and the Delaware Expressway)
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
215-634-4400

Sixpoint Autumnation October 24, 2011

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‘Tis the season for Pumpkin! Today’s photo features Sixpoint Autumnation submitted by Mike Z. What more could you ask for than drinking Sixpoint’s wet hop beer in a Pumpkin patch? Nothing. The answer is nothing. If you live in or ever visit NJ, Mike Z is a reporter for New Jersey Craft Beer and also blogs himself at Z Marks the Spot.

Yes yes I know we featured Autumnation just 2 weeks ago, but hey, the Fall season doesn’t last forever.

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New Belgium Ranger IPA October 21, 2011

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Today’s featured photo is of New Belgium Ranger IPA, submitted by Jesse Land. Have you had this beer before? New Belgium is not distributed to NY/NJ, but I did get to have it doing a Pacific Northwest Road Trip last year and I rather enjoyed it. Here’s Jesse’s description of his submission:

This was shot in the Upper Peninsula of Michigan, in one of my parent’s gardens. My Mom is a big gardener, and as I was walking around taking photos of her flowers one day this summer (with a beer, of course), I set the beer down to get to work with my camera and then realized the beer itself would probably make a decent shot. 🙂 It was taken with a Nikon D7000.

Planning a visit to the Northern-most part of Michigan? Then you should check out Jesse’s website, Things to Do in the U.P.

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Maui Big Swell IPA October 20, 2011

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Today’s photo features a beautiful Hawaiian sunset along with a can of the great Big Swell IPA from Maui Brewing Company in Lahaina, Hawaii. This photo was submitted by Steve Gitlin, founder of the New Jersey based homebrew club the Brew World Order (BWO). Steve took this photo while vacationing in Hawaii, so its pretty amazing all around. I’ve had the opportunity to check out a few of the Maui beers before, and I’ve enjoyed them quite a bit. This also ends up being a timely post, as they just announced yesterday that they will now be distributing their beers throughout Maryland and Washington, D.C.

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