Month: August 2011

Improve Your Beer Game: 7 Beer Terms You Should Know

Ever been around a bunch of wine snobs that can taste a wine and swear they taste chocolate and raisins in a wine and all you taste is … wine? Ever heard someone say words like tannin and fulll bodied to describe wines and you just nodded your head in agreement, while secretly thinking “what the hell is he/she talking about?” Well with the surge in craft beer in the last year you can quickly find yourself in a conversation about beer and here’s a list of terms to make people you drink for the art of it and not just to get...

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Experiencing Sierra Nevada

For those of you who have heard of the Sierra Nevada Brewing Company, most of you have only seen or heard of their flagship beer, the Pale Ale. Sierra Nevada is a fairly large craft brewer out of Chico, CA. They have been brewing the Pale Ale, now a staple in American craft brewing since 1980. I had a chance this weekend to taste a few of their other varieties and was impressed with what I experienced. Two varieties I got my hands on were the Kellerweis Hefeweizen and the Sierra Nevada Porter. Both were delicious in their own...

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Hopping up the Jersey Turnpike with Flying Fish Exit 4

I’ve been looking for this beer for a while, so when I found it at my local beer mart I was gitty, especially knowing that it was just going to be me and Irene (hurricane Irene) for the next two days. This is a Jersey beer and to be honest I haven’t had that much luck with Jersey beers (except River Horse Brewery) so I’m looking forward to have some Jersey redemption for this Jersey boy. So I open the bottle pour it into a tulip glass and notice the great color and great head. I smell it and almost...

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Iron Monkey – Jersey City

Like gitty school children, the Keg Tap gang awed in amazement at the 15 plus page list of the tap and bottle beer menu at the Iron Monkey in Jersey City, NJ. We studied it, some salivating over the pages but in the end it was too massive of a list to conquer, so we decided to forego the list and just go and wing it (which would later prove to be a wise decision). It was raining this night, so we didn’t have the chance to sit on the roof  instead we opted to sit and eat on the second level. Nice...

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