Month: September 2011

Buy Rite – Jersey City

Having been a regular here for the past year I’ve realized that a review is long overdue.  This is a liquor store that sale everything from wine to spirits but this is the keg tap and we are only concerned about one thing….. beer. When you first walk into this place you notice one major thing, this is the most beer you probably will ever see for sale in one place. It’s a massive store and the beer selection is just as extensive, good thing for us the beer selections flank the front and back of this place, so we have...

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Oktoberfest Shootout (aka The Hitchhikers Guide to Oktoberfest)

Oktoberfest Shootout It’s that time of year again. The leaves have started changing colors, and have begun to descend to the earth. The temperature begins to cool. And the lederhosen finds its way into everyday life. It’s getting close to fall, and more over, to Oktoberfest. Here is a quick shootout among Oktoberfest varieties I have had the opportunity to try over the last week or two. If you disagree with anything you read below, feel free to grab some of these and give them a try. See for yourself what these puppies have to offer. Enjoy…   Becks...

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In Search of the PumpKING: Redux

After being out of Southerntier Pumking Ale I scramble for my phone and start to read reviews on good pumpkin beers. Having scouted the beer mart for about 20 minuets I finally found one that was on the top of the list. Schlafly Pumpkin Ale. I grab the pack and head home. Schlafly Pumpkin Ale After sitting down with my wife and chilling this beer to somewhere around 45 degrees I get to eating and drinking. At first the beer has a deep orange color with very little head. You can smell the spices and pumpkin so I dig...

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Beer School 101 – Lagers

Beer School 101 (or a Layman’s Education on Your Favorite Libation) Part 2 – Lagers As explained before, we gave you a list of ales and examples of the styles that fall under that category. Now we have Lagers. This is the second semester of your alcoholic education. Grab a pen and paper, and don’t forget a pint of your favorite brew, and let’s learn some more. Cheers!   American Pilsner – A big hit with the college circuit, this is the most common mass-market beer in the US. Pale, usually light blonde, yellow or golden amber in color...

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Goose Island Demolition

As I open up my beer frig to see what’s inside, I can’t help but notice the Goose staring back at me saying “please drink me” so I must comply. I apologize in advance to my fellow Keg Tap crew since we were supposed to drink this bottle together. I paid $7 for this 650ml bomber bottle which is a really good price. At first pour, it has a nice golden color and nice half inch of head, which is always a beautiful sight to behold. When you first smell the beer you can’t help but notice the aroma...

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