Monday, August 21, 2017

Browsing the "vacation" Tag

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Anchor: what does independence mean?

ABV takes a second look at a 2014 visit to Anchor Brewing Company in light of its sale to Sapporo August 1st, 2017. From what you may not know about Anchor, to the introduction of the Brewers’ Association’s Independent Craft Brewer [...]

August 16, 2017 california, history and traditional styles
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the monterey peninsula, pt 2

I saved some of my California trip to write during the frigid Minnesota months. Nostaligia works wonders. I actually shedded a layer right now just reading my coaster scribble notes. You may recall my charming visit to Peter B’s in [...]

January 19, 2015 california, food and restaurants, tasting and critique, Travel
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brewing on the monterey peninsula: Peter B’s

Mentioning a visit to California to fellow beeries will garner responses like, ” you have to visit Firestone Walker!” and “Check out The Bruery.” And sure, Lagunitas and Russian River are on the wish list, but that wasn’t quite the [...]

November 7, 2014 california, food and restaurants, tasting and critique
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Anchor Brewing – San Francisco

My tour of Anchor Brewing Company is proof that some of the world’s most high-quality beers are not found being coveted by neighboring states, traded illegally across federal lines, or drooled over in bars across America. They are not imperial barrel-aged [...]

November 5, 2014 california, history and traditional styles
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Reservoir Brasserie Artisanale

When it comes to vacation I typically plan moderately. I read travel blogs, scour maps, and  ask friends for all kinds of obscure suggestions. I am no stranger to Couchsurfing, AirBnB, and half a dozen other travel sites. The bulk [...]

September 22, 2014 canadian beer, food and restaurants, tasting and critique, Travel
Next Brewventure: Boston! Call for suggestions

Next Brewventure: Boston! Call for suggestions

I’m excited to announce that my next adventure will be in Boston just a month from now! I’m going for a 3-day nursing conference downtown but I’ll stay for a week if the food and beer are good! Does anyone [...]

April 20, 2013 boston, greater minnesota, news and annoucements
Lake Superior Brewing Company, Duluth

Lake Superior Brewing Company, Duluth

Our visit to Lake Superior Brewing Company revealed a no-frills brewing operation, well-established in Duluth, that has been cranking out great beer long before it was the cool thing to do. For Minnesotans, the place is (although much smaller and [...]

February 1, 2013 greater minnesota, tasting and critique
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Fitger’s Brewhouse, Duluth

Fitger’s is a must-drink for me anytime I visit Duluth. Its a combination of several things I love including food, beer, history, and cute little shops. I brought the growler along to refill with the old stand-by, the Big Boat [...]

January 30, 2013 greater minnesota, tasting and critique
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Canal Park Brewing Co., Duluth – Part I

After the beautiful snowy drive to Duluth, we hit up Canal Park to regroup, intinerize, and relax. The icy lake was a remarkable sight out the aquarium window: We got incredibly lucky this afternoon and uncovered the recently opened Canal [...]

January 28, 2013 greater minnesota, tasting and critique