Saturday, January 31, 2015

Pic(k) of the Week: Unhappy in the Snow

Unhappy in the snow

A 'Greeky' armless statue appears to be displeased with the snow.

Arlington (Rosslyn), Virginia, USA.
7 January 2015.


Thursday, January 29, 2015

#VeggieDag Super Thursday

VeggieDag Thursday
VeggieDag Thursday is an occasional Thursday post
on an animal-free diet and ecological issues.

Forget 'deflate-gate.' Today is the day for VeggieDag Thursday's obligatory nod to Super Bowl snacking.

In 2014, 112.2 million television viewers watched the championship game of the National Football League (despite it being a snoozer of a rout), and they ate while they watched the game. They ate a lot. In fact, only Thanksgiving exceeds Super Bowl Sunday in terms of total food consumption.

During the 2013 Super Bowl, here is how much Americans snacked (as compiled by The Street).
  • 1.23 billion chicken wings
  • 79 million pounds of avocados
  • 11.2 million pounds of potato chips
  • 8.2 million pounds of tortilla chips
  • 4.3 million pounds of pretzels
  • 3.8 million pounds of popcorn
  • 2.5 million pounds of nuts
Yes, six of those seven are technically 'vegan.' 'Pigging out' isn't limited to animal-eaters.

Super Bowl XLIX (49):
New England Patriots (AFC) vs. Seattle Seahawks (NFC).



Seventeen snacking recipes (equally valid for occasions other than the Super Bowl).
  • Vegetarian 'Haggis'
    Since this past Sunday was the anniversary of Robbie Burns' birth, why not haggis, but vegetarian, keeping the intestines of free-romping sheep intact. The recipe is basically split peas, oatmeal, pearl barley, and Marmite - that last one, the 'intestines' of yeast, if you will.
    — Via The Guardian Food.

  • Vegetarian Chili
    Sorry, Texas: lots of beans. *
    — Via YFGF.

  • Veggie Hot Dogs in beer (2)
  • Veggie Dogs
    If you must go with 'faux' meat: steam some Field Roast Frankfurters in beer.
    — Via YFGF.

  • Tempeh 'Burgers'
    Less faux.
    — Version 1 (grated tempeh patties), via Vegan Dad.
    — Version 2 (baked, marinated tempeh rectangles), via Slate.

  • Cauliflower Hot Wings
    Baked with a chickpea flour batter. Your choice of hot sauce.
    — Via Evolve Vegan.

  • Deviled 'Eggs'
    Hummus-filled potatoes.
    — Via Happy Herbivore.

  • Hoppy hummus
  • Hoppy Hummus
    For those 'eggs.'
    — Via YFGF.

  • Guacamole
    To be one with those 79 million pounds of avocados.
    — Via Washington Post Food.

  • Pico de gallo
    Basic, de rigueur, and easy. (Skip the salsa!)
    — Via The Kitchn.

  • Kepta Duona: step 7
  • Kepta Duona
    With that hummus, guac, and salsa, try these Lithuanian fried garlicky-bread strips. (Really internationalizing it!)
    — Via YFGF.

  • Pretzels
    For true 'Bavarian'-style pretzels, don't omit the ... lye!
    — Via NPR Food.

  • Smoked Paprika Oven Fries
    A starchy day, but without the grease.
    — Via Washington Post Food.

  • Black Pepper Beer Bread (02)
  • Black Pepper Beer Bread
    An easy, no-yeast recipe.
    — Via YFGF.

  • Black Olive Tapenade
    Lots of garlic.
    — Via YFGF.

  • Green Bean Paté (03)
  • Kasvipasteija
    Green bean paté.
    — Via YFGF.

Finally, with permission from the author, here's a recipe for Beet Sliders with Avocado Cream, from the cookbook. Dinner in the Beer Garden, by Lucy Saunders, author of several books on cooking-with-beer.
These sliders are inspired by the infamously spicy beet sliders from Gatsby's Diner [unfortunately, now closed], in Sacramento, California. The original recipe, by chef and co-owners Chuck Caplener and Jared Nuttall, uses 8 arbol chiles for a super-spicy beet. This recipe is moderate in heat, as the hops in Sierra Nevada Pale Ale [Saunders' suggested beer pairing] will accentuate the chiles. To save time, I suggest cooking the whole beets and the avocado spread ahead of time, and sear and assemble the sliders right before serving.

Beet sliders (recipe)
Click on the graphics for larger, printable versions.

Avocado Cream (recipe)

And (not that you might need reminding), don't forget the beer, itself a fine vegetarian foodstuff.

But, what to have?

The game will feature the American Football Conference champions, the New England Patriots, taking on the winners of National Football Conference, the Seattle Seahawks. So, one wonders, should the beer choices be Boston Beer vs. Anheuser-Busch?

  • * Kristin Capps of The Atlantic takes all of us to task about putting beans in chili (that's stew, not chili, she says), and, by implication, the exclusion of meat. Published on-line by Slate, January 2015: here.
  • Dinner in the Beer Garden is available for purchase at the webstore of the Master Brewers of the Americas (MBAA). Read YFGF's review: here.

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  • Why the name VeggieDag Thursday? Here.
  • Read all the VeggieDag posts: here.
  • Follow on Twitter with hashtag: #VeggieDag.
  • Suggestions and submissions from chefs, writers, and home-cooks welcomed! Contact me: here.

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Saturday, January 24, 2015

Pic(k) of the Week: Heavy Seas' kettle door.

Heavy Seas kettle door

Looking at the glass door on one of the two new kettles at Heavy Seas Beer, during a ribbon-cutting ceremony at the Baltimore, Maryland-area brewery, celebrating the official launch of the brewery's new brewhouse, bottling line, and expanded production area.

The new system consists of a mash mixer, a lauter tun, two 60-barrel kettles, and a whirlpool tank. Having two kettles gives the brewers a more flexible brewing schedule. That and the larger kettle size yield a daily production capacity of two-hundred-forty barrels.

The original brewhouse was a 3-vessel system with a 50-barrel kettle. It was installed at Heavy Seas, new, in 1995, when the brewery, then known as Clipper City Brewing, began operations. The brewhouse will be dismantled and shipped to Texas, where it will get a new career, in its retirement, at a 'craft' distillery.

16 January 2015.


Wednesday, January 21, 2015

It's official! Virginia now has more than 100 breweries.

Hot off the presses, well, keyboards, from our friends at the Virginia Craft Brewers Guild: There now are more than one-hundred 'craft' breweries operating in the state of Virginia.

Release Date: January 21, 2015

RICHMOND, VA –The Virginia Craft Brewers Guild announced today that the Commonwealth is now home to over 100 craft breweries. This important milestone was celebrated at the Guild’s annual meeting and Craft Beer Caucus legislative reception, attended by over 150 brewers and legislators from around the Commonwealth.

“100 craft breweries is a huge milestone for Virginia,” said Cassidy Rasnick of the Virginia Craft Brewers Guild, an affiliate of the Virginia Manufacturers Association. “We have seen exponential growth in the last few years, not only in the number of craft breweries, but also in the quality of the beer being produced and the cooperation and collaboration in the industry.”

The number of craft breweries is calculated from the Virginia Department of Alcoholic Beverage Control’s report on brewery licensees, available on their website.

Growth of the craft beer industry has exploded in the last few years. The Guild attributes some of the growth to the passage of SB 604 in 2012. The legislation, also known as the tasting room bill and sponsored by Senator Jeffrey McWaters and Delegate Jennifer McClellan, allowed breweries to sell their products for on-premise consumption. Since the law went into effect in 2012, the number of craft breweries in the Commonwealth has more than doubled. The craft beer industry now supports over 8,000 jobs in the Commonwealth and has a $623 million economic impact on the state.

The 100th craft brewery licensed in Virginia is Garden Grove Brewing Company, expected to open in Richmond in February.

“We are extremely excited to be opening the 100th craft brewery in the Commonwealth,” said Ryan Mitchell, owner of Garden Grove Brewing Company. “We can’t wait to share our unique and unforgettable line up of beers.”


Is Cizauskas shilling for Boston Beer?

This is a photo of me pulling slurry from a fermenter.

High Prime (02)

And, here, below, is a screenshot of a gentleman pulling a sample of beer from a barrel. It's a still from a currently running Sam Adams beer ad called "Be Original. Stay Independent.

He looks remarkably like me.

Cizauskas in Sam Adams ad?

Am I now shilling for Boston Beer? Am I eligible for residuals?

No! That is not I. Are we looking at a doppelganger?


Monday, January 19, 2015

Clamps & Gaskets: News Roundup for Week 52, 2014, and Week 1, 2015.

Clamps and Gaskets: weekly roundup
A bi-weekly, non-comprehensive roundup
of news of beer and other things.

Weeks 52/1
21 December 2014 - 3 January 2015

  • 3 January 2015
    U.S. to renew diplomatic relations with Cuba.
    —Via Daily Beast.

  • 3 January 2015
    The 10 top stories of 'craft' beer in 2014, according to Brewbound.
    —Via Brewbound.

  • 31 December 2014
    Notable obituaries of 2014.
    —Via Washington Post.

  • 31 December 2014
    The top 33 beer bars in the Unites States, according to Thrillist.
    —Via Thrillist.

  • 30 December 2014
    Who owns what beer? A graphic depiction of the largest beer companies and the beers they own or produce.
    —Via Gizmodo (as referenced and updated by Brookston Beer Bulletin).

  • 29 December 2014
    Distribution contracts, trademark applications, more. The top 'craft' brewing legal advice and concerns in 2014.
    —Via Candace Moo (as reported by Craft Brewing Business).

  • 29 December 2014
    The cautionary tale of big money and a small, 'craft' distillery. Chip Tate, founder of Balcones —pioneering Texas 'craft distillery— forced out by board.
    —Via New York Times .

  • 28 December 2014
    Air Asia Flight from Jakarta, Indonesia, to Singapore crashes, killing all 155 passengers and 7 crew on board.
    —Via Wikipedia.

  • 25 December 2014
    When war actually was stopped for Christmas Day, a century ago, today, in the trenches during World War I.
    —Via NPR (National Public Radio).

  • 23 December 2014
    The 19th-century history of Fuggles, an English hop variety, still widely prized and use.
    —Via Martyn Cornell ay Zythophile.

  • 23 December 2014
    The top 10 books on beer in 2014, according to Brooklyn Magazine.
    —Via Brooklyn Magazine.

  • 22 December 2014
    75% of Americans now live within 10 miles of a brewery.
    —Via Yahoo Finance .

  • 22 December 2014
    Founders Brewing Company's founders on why they sold a 30% stake: To grow, "it was important to partner with a brewer, not a bank."
    —Via Craft Brewing Business.

  • 21 December 2014
    Why is the U.S. national drinking age 21? English common law, FDR, Vietnam War, Amethyst, MADD, and the National Minimum Drinking Age Act of 1984.
    —Via Mental Floss.

  • 21 December 2014
    The cautionary tale of 'craft' breweries and local laws. A Virginia farm-brewery to shut down or face fines from Loudoun County inspectors as the local government had not yet developed farm-brewery regulations to coincide with a state law passed earlier in the year.

    —Via Leesburg Today .

  • 21 December 2014
    The State of Pennsylvania v. 2,447 Bottles of Wine. A Pennsylvania couple says that the state's seizure of its wine collection was unconstitutional and seek to force Pennsylvania to return the entire collection. Pending the suit, the state plans to destroy the wine.
    —Via Reason.

  • 21 December 2014
    The American Homebrew Association offers lifetime membership to President Obama —the only president known to have brewed beer in the White House.
    —Via Craft Brewing Business.


Sunday, January 18, 2015

Drinking, again. Terminal beers, reviewed.

In this case, I'll defer to the wisdom of the crowd.

This photo of mine from 2011 —of three beers at the Terminal Brewhouse, in Chattanooga, Tennessee— has received nearly 5,200 hits on Flickr*, many of which are recent. The photo itself is of no startling artistic merit —if I might arbiter my own work. Maybe the interest was due to my commentary. Nah. Adequate enough as a review, but really of no scintillating linguistic merit. Surrendering, I'll post the photo, and quote myself.

Ah, it was the beers ... that's what got their attention.

Terminal beers, reviewed.

Three beers enjoyed in lovely company, on a hot June day.

Left to right:
  • Terminally Ale (American Copper Ale) Good caramel malt backbone with a floral hop aroma. 5.6% alcohol-by-volume (abv).
  • Magnum P.A. (India Pale Ale, i.e., IPA) Big 'hop-bomb,' but not overly grapefruity, as many American IPAs tend to be. The menu stated 6% abv and 82 IBUs (International Bittering Units). As comparison, Budweiser is approximately 12 IBUs. The name of the beer is a play on "Magnum," a hop varietal used for bittering, and the old television show, "Magnum P.I."
  • Rock Out With Your Bock Out (Maibock) Very pleasant toasted malt flavor and aroma. I disagree with the brewpub's description of "good clarity," but tasty nonetheless. 5.8% abv.
Look at that lacing adhering to the nonic glasses: a sign of beer with lovely body.

The photo was taken —and the beers enjoyed— on 2 June 2011. The Terminal Brewhouse sits in a former hotel recently saved from demolition. Shaped like the Flatiron building in New York City, the building was erected in the early 1900s in downtown Chattanooga, Tennessee, adjacent to the city's rail terminal.


Saturday, January 17, 2015

Pic(k) of the Week: King lacing

King lacing

There's sticky 'lacing' in this snifter of cask-conditioned Storm King Imperial Stout (brewed by Victory Brewing of Pennsylvania).

A long-time resident of Victory's stable of beers, Storm King is quite the prodigious beer, with a 9.1% alcohol content, its sweet-roasted malt flavors accompanied by a big slug of piney hops. If Storm King were to be released today as a new beer for the brewery, some 'craft' beer folk might even call it a Black IPA. Resist the temptation. It's a (very) hoppy, (very) roasty, (very) strong stout, potently delicious.

This particular cask-conditioned version wasn't burdened with extraneous in-firkin * flavorings ... except for some oak chips, which played in the background as tannins. Served 'hand-pulled,' via a beer-engine, at Rustico Restaurant, in Alexandria, Virginia, on 8 January 2015.

I took the close-up shot with a Samsung Galaxy 4 cell phone, getting, I think, nice focus on the lacing and bubbles.

And, here, previously, from the bottle:

Storm King & Stilton


Wednesday, January 14, 2015

Dank 'craft' beer spat.

The brew-ha-ha in a hop-cone.

  • 1835: The first recorded use of the term India Pale Ale (aka IPA).

  • 1995: Lagunitas Brewery in California first brews its IPA. Names it "IPA India Pale Ale". The label prominently features the lettering "IPA" in slightly distressed typeface.

  • January 2015: Sierra Nevada Brewing, also in California, annnounces plan to release Hop Hunter IPA, a beer it will brew with oils distilled from freshly-picked hops.

  • Some beer writers reveal their wine envy, inaptly and ineptly comparing the beer to the French wine industry's gimmicky and inferior Beaujolais nouveau wine.

  • The Hop Hunter label prominently features the lettering "IPA," with similar spacing as the Lagunitas label (but dissimilar typeface, label coloring, artwork, etc.)

  • Lagunitas informally (non-legally) complains to Sierra Nevada about label similarities. Sierra Nevada allegedly ignores complaint.

  • 13 January 2015: Lagunitas announces that it will sue Sierra Nevada over trademark infringement.

  • 'Craft' beer drinkers express indignation, and plan for boycotts of Lagunitas' beers. "Je Suis Sierra Nevada"?

  • 13 January 2105: Sierra Nevada posts this response on its blog:
    We’ve been making IPAs since 1981. Hop Hunter IPA is the latest product in our portfolio, with the bright Sierra Nevada banner prominently displayed across the top of the design, and the beer style underneath—an IPA in this case—so that beer drinkers know exactly what beer they are reaching for. We have no interest in our products being confused with any other brand.

  • 13 January 2015: Lagunitas relents. Owner Tony Magee tweets:
    Today I was seriously schooled & I heard you well. [...] Tomorrow mornin we'll Drop the Infringement Suit.

  • On a related note, Anchor Brewing, also of California (coincidence?), first released its "Anchor Steam Beer" in 1971, using wavy, slightly distressed typeface on the beer's label, trademarking that. Since then, other breweries, when bullied with threatened lawsuits, have incorrectly assumed that the words "Steam Beer" are themselves protected.

  • As a result of this imbroglio, 'craft' brewers realize that beer is a business. Act accordingly, but cordially.

  • 'Craft' beer drinkers realize that beer is a business. Relax; don't worry; have a pro brew.

Those last two bullet points are fanciful. The rest of the story is true ... at least as reported on the interwebs.


Saturday, January 10, 2015

Pic(k) of the Week: New Year's Moon over the National Cathedral.

Moon over National Cathedral (01)

National Cathedral
Washington, D.C.
1 January 2015.

Photo by Albert Cizauskas, Jr., using a Sony NEX-6. Re-posted with permission. All rights reserved.


Wednesday, January 07, 2015

Drinking, again! If it's January, it's ...

What is...
  • 12,400 gallons of wort.

  • 1,216 pounds of whole cone hops.

  • 1,000 pounds of top-fermenting ale yeast.

  • 6 days of primary fermentation, in open fermenters.

    • Beginning Gravity: 23 °Plato
    • Ending Gravity: 6.0 °Plato
    • Alcohol: 9.6% by volume
    • Bittering: 90 IBUs
    • Malts: Two-row Barley Malt, English Caramel Malt, Dextrin Malt
    • Bittering Hops: Chinook
    • Finishing Hops: Cascade, Centennial
    • Dry Hops: Centennial, Cascade, Chinook

It's Bigfoot Barley Wine, which, since 1983, Sierra Nevada Brewing (Chico, California) has released once a year, every year, in January. It was 'Imperial' before Imperial was a thing.

And, being a barley wine —not a wine, but a beer approaching wine strength— Bigfoot can be cellared, stashed away for a rainy day, and enjoyed, evolved, several years later.

Cellared beers
What many consider to be the quintessential American barley wine, Bigfoot pairs an intense amount of hops with a significant malty richness and high ABV. [...]

Founders Ken Grossman and Paul Camusi didn't intend for Bigfoot to be aged, but enjoyed fresh to capture it's extreme hop character. It wasn't long, though, until curious beer cellarers began stashing away a bottle or two from their six-packs. And what was discovered that this beer undergoes a remarkable transformation.[...]

The dried fruit and toffee flavors so omnipresent in many aged English barley wines never amount to much in this beer. [...] However it does something that the English barley wines never pull off, and that is to combine quality aged malt flavors (sherry) and an extraordinary hop presence [...] along with relatively minimal cardboard flavor. [...]

This American barley wine is best at five years old.
—Patrick Dawson, Vintage Beer.

If the past thirty-one iterations of Bigfoot are any indication, 2015's will be good, nay, extraordinary. And in reviewing it, I'm given the occasion to gleefully write, with proper grammar ... Bigfoots.


Sunday, January 04, 2015

1st Pic(k) of the Week for 2015: Kegman

The Pic(k) of the Week: one in a weekly series of personal photos, often posted on Saturdays (just not today), and often, but not always, with a good fermentable as a subject.

To begin the new year, a blast from the past, from a decade ago.


In 2005, Florian Kemp —the "Stylistically Speaking" columnist for All About Beer Magazine, then, and now— schleps a keg before the opening of the World Beer Festival, in Durham, North Carolina. He, like other volunteers at other beer festivals, often go unheralded for this un-glamorous but essential task.

Durham Athletic Park
Durham, North Carolina.
8 October 2005.

Let's offer a toast to more 'beer schlepping' in the new year. And proffer gratitude for all who do it.


Saturday, January 03, 2015

Pic(k) of the Year for 2014.

(Humbly) I won!

Every year since 2006, Alan McLeod —beer author and blogger at A Good Beer Blog— has organized an international competition for 'best' photo of beer or related to beer.

The name of the contest is long and quirky: Yuletide-Christmas-Hanukah-Hogmanay-Kwanza-Festivus Beery Photo Contest. The rules are few, but some quirky: such as disapproval of photos of beer-with-food (he doesn't much care for them) but encouragement of photographs of beer-in-snow.

The quality of many of the entries attests to the good state of amateur 'beer' photography, not merely the domain of Instagram schadenfreudists. Conscious preservation of the reflection on a beer-moment while in that moment.

Steam brew (01)

This year (well, actually, now last year) my photo, above, entitled "Steam Brew," tied for top honors. Here's what Mr. McLeod had to say about it:
Thomas Cizauskas of Virginia sent in photo number three and I have to admit it is both unusual and fantastic. First thing you see is just a jumble. But then again that use of colour to create depth - the yellow emergency rinse station, the red trolley. Then I start to think I have seen this sort of structure before. Not the brewing structures but the layout of the image. It's like a Vermeer. The light is from the upper left. The steam acts as the curtain or the doorway Vermeer used to create a frame within a frame. Much of the scene is ordinary like so many 1600s Dutch household paintings. The red cart is the girl. Amazing. Quite certain Tom thought none of that. He named it "Steam Brew" and gave this note: "on a cold winter day outside, steam billowed, inside, during a brew at the Heavy Seas Brewing Company, in Baltimore, Maryland.

Mr. McLeod is correct. I didn't. But, I'll take it; thank you. *

I took the picture two years ago, in January 2013, at Heavy Seas, a brewery located just south of the city of Baltimore, Maryland. The vantage point was an 'L' nook between the old brewhouse to the right and the fermentation tanks extending to the left. That view is now an historical one. The brewery has since undergone a major expansion of its physical plant, and that original brewhouse, in operation since December 1995, has been decommissioned.

My camera was (and still is) an Olympus Pen E-PL1: not quite a DSLR, but more than a point-and-shoot.

Another of my photos, deliberately tailored to Mr. McLeod's wintry inclination, also 'placed' in the contest:

Enlightened Despot in the snow
Thomas Cizauskas of Virginia wins this year's snow and beer prize in, admittedly, a smaller class of entries. The photo, however, is crisp and very snow-centric. My only quibble is earlier winners featured majestic landscapes on sunny days. Perhaps I need to rename the category as the "beer and snow within majestic landscapes on sunny days" category. Well, live and learn and in no way taking away from Tom's keen eye.

I purchased the beer —Enlightened Despot Ale, a 'Russian' Imperial Stout— at the brewery itself, Lickinghole Creek Craft Brewery, a farm-brewery in Goochland, Virginia, on a crisp, sunny March 2014 day. And not a moment too soon. The following day, a winter storm of ice and snow hit the area. I took the photo with the contest in mind ... and then moved back indoors, and enjoyed the beer, in warmth.

Running this contest as Alan McLeod does, as a one-man show, is a labor of love with no recompense. He deserves thanks (whether one won or not!). He's also a damn good writer.
The annual Christmas beer photo contest and all of blogging for that matter ... helps us with the understanding that beer is both not that complex compared to, say, the professions but at the same time it weaves itself into any number of interesting places that it is well worth pursuing with any and all means possible. [...]

Photography is one of the best media for discovering this. In a way, good beer is mute and makes us mute. It makes an inviting spot for us in the interior of ourselves. We need to remember to reciprocally keep drawing ourselves out of there and report on what we saw. Lingering over a few photos is as good or better than a weeks at the archives for explaining what is really going on between glass and throat. When you sit quite in a bar staring at that thing or out that window after hitting the particularly correct dosage of your favorite drink? Beer photography does that except it takes you where you yourself can never go - all the places beer is and has been. Well at least since around 1839.

See more of the other photos submitted: here and here. And see the gorgeous photo —of a beer set against glass-brick and the ouside view behind it— with which my photo tied: here.


Pic(k)s of the week for 2014

Every week since 29 August 2009, I've annointed a photo of mine (again, humbly) as a Pic(k) of the Week: "one in a weekly series of personal photos, often posted on Saturdays, and often, but not always, with a good fermentable as a subject." Here are the 52 photos I selected in 2014, month-by-month, in order, January to December.

Enlightened Despot in the Snow was my pick for 15 March. My personal favorite of the year was this one from late March, that I called Snow Sprouts. (Steam Brew is not among these photos. It was a selection, the year prior, in January 2013.)

Tomorrow, the series begins anew, with my inital selection for 2015, an oldie but goodie.



Sweetwater's Brewers Three This machine kills fascists Fermenting, things go better with Coke Joggy Foggy
Anniversary discussions Full Tilt first sip High Prime Naked Mountains in the afternoon
The Whole Gang Belgian beer contemplation Enlightened Despot in the snow Tie-dyed cask Snow sprouts
Me and Mr. Jackson Cherrydale blossoms Hops proffered for a brew Celebrating Legend!
Brewers' Discussions Tank Boneyard Talk, Eat, Drink, Muse Chocolate Stout Crème Brûlée Pouring Blue Bee Cider
omg(ose)! grand stout theater the perfect bite 2014 nova festival go-ers
wearing usa colors at abita brewing beer dinner storm a-brewing perusing a belgian beer list "hello, hello ... hello?"
tray of denizens what's on tap at jailbreak? gravity brewhouse at bluejacket hardywood taproom brunch with gueuze
satisfied with his draft punk ducks on a rock dirndl und bier cask pour in technicolor
squirrel prepares for autumn stouts & dirndls wine contemplations cask stout pour
real ale smilin' "richmond beer" something (still) about mary bedell & cizauskas by the light of a saison
christmas tree 2012 open house at raven beer bubbles for a snowy day mary jane pump & pour