Tag: imperial

Munster Mash

When my buddies and I take our football trip every year to a different conference, there’s a primary consideration for the typically 3 day trip. Either the college town we’re going to is big enough for all 3 days, or…

Pumpkinpalooza

George Washington Carver is well-known to history for coming up with about 100 products made from peanuts, and even more food recipes. I feel like he had to have had some sort of pumpkin-whisperer counterpart because, come October, the gamboge gourds…

Conquest Brewing

947 S Stadium Road, Bay 1, Columbia, SC The suggestions of “Stand By Me” were unmistakable. The abandoned and rusting metal structures, the wizened oaks and coastal boxelders, the chunks of coal strewn about among the ballast lining the railroad…

Rumpkinator

Yesterday marked the official release of the 6th in Saint Arnold’s Bishop’s Barrel series, an imperial pumpkin stout aged in rum barrels. As with previous Bishop’s Barrel roll outs, #6 is sold only through bars and restaurants, and each has…

Black Friday

As the rest of the country descends into madness ready to squander the season’s goodwill on sales at Walmart the day after Thanksgiving, beer people proved once again they’re good people. While the early birds did start showing up around…

Sprecher Citra Bomb

Almost a year ago, I visited the Sprecher Brewery in Milwaukee and the staff were kind enough to show me around even though we were outside the normal tour time. I was able to try a couple of their offerings…

Arctic Panzer Wolf

Eerily quiet over here. Last week was a busy one with the juggernaut that is OTC in town, but things were going pretty smoothly until that last day. Sometimes you’re cruising along on one of those halcyon days, then suddenly…

High Fidelity

There’s a scene in the movie High Fidelity where a customer comes in asking if the record store has “I Just Called to Say I Love You” for his daughter’s birthday. Barry (Jack Black) tells the customer no, because “well, it’s…

Brouwerij de Molen

Bodegraven, Netherlands Walking the cramped streets of a city like Amsterdam is an apt microcosmic metaphor for the tightly packed European geography, especially those countries bordering the North Sea. Citizens grow up speaking the languages of their neighbors: Dutch, French,…

Poll Position

You thought you had finally put the 2012 election frenzy behind you, but nay, the media loves nothing more than Top 10 lists and voting polls to generate buzz and controversy. Stone Brewing has recently launched marketing campaigns around their…