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Beer Review – Paulaner Hefe Weizen


In the middle of the week, I selected another pint to satisfy my thirst and curiosity. I poured out a Paulaner Hefe Weizen. This is the best-selling beer by the Paulaner Brewery,  and the use of specially produced top-fermented yeast is what gives the beer its unmistakable taste. I found the cloudy, […]

Louis XVI’s Champagne found in the Baltic


In yet another example of technology used for the greater good, divers earlier this week discovered about 30 bottles of champagne in a shipwreck in the Baltic. The well-preserved bottles are thought to be the world’s oldest drinkable champagne. Furthermore, the find is thought to date back to the 1780s and is believed […]

Beer Review – Ithaca Apricot Wheat


While over G-Lo’s house, we sampled several brews in addition to Leinenkugel’s Summer Shandy.  We lead off the evening with a SamuelSmith Pure Brewed Lager (ABV of 5%) (www.merchantduvin.com). I had brought over an 18.7 ounce bottle (a “Victorian” pint), that we split. As a fan of all […]

Whisky Tasting Dry Run


I recently came across the program from the 14th Extravaganza and came to realize that the booklet contained not only a listing of great whiskies but also some of my early tasting notes. A quick look through the cabinet and I came across several bottles that were presented […]

My, that’s a fine vicuna!


As a part of my physical therapy, I took a test run into town via PATCO on Tuesday with the Butcher and the Ale monger. Oh, and it was conveniently during Beer Week and we had an app for that. After a brief repast at the Down Home […]