Tag Archives: Andee

2011 Winter Seasonal Beer Guide

17 Dec

About a month or so ago, I ran down a list of some of my favorite pumpkin beers for the Fall brewing season.  Since that was a lot of fun, I decided that the Winter brews deserve some love too.  Generally, most winter brewed beers are going to be heavier in style, as well as higher in alcohol percentage (for them cold, cold nights).  There are gimmicky beers brewed with all kinds of fruit, champagne beers, spicy winter warmers, and other beers not themed so specifically for Christmas, and will sell late into the season.

Hibernator by Long Trail Brewing Co. (Bridgewater Corners, VT) – We start this list with one of my favorite beers for winter.  I am a completely biased, unabashed devotee to Long Trail for their session beers.  Hibernator is Continue reading

Thank You #1

6 Nov

I thought I would take a minute to say thank you to all contributors, supporters and visitors.  You are what makes this fun and worth doing.  I wanted to give a special thanks to Joeboy, Andee and Marena.

Joey,

You are the first one who encouraged me to run with this idea and you’re always there to offer support when I feel as though this blog is an exercise in futility.

Andee,

Your sheer volume of posts in the past couple of weeks is impressive to say the least and I’m glad to have you as a collaborator and idea man.

Marena,

Not only do you post almost as much as I do, you’re probably funnier than I am.  You also provide a much-needed female voice.

Sincerely,

The Self-Hating Hipster

I hope this is the first thank you of many!

Ironic Pro Wrestling T-Shirt of the Week!

25 Oct

The ironic t-shirt phase has taken a down turn as of late, no?  The last post I made took me to a head shop, where while making my purchase I noticed the novelty shirts for sale along the wall.  These said things like “NO. SERIOUSLY. FUCK YOU DUDE,” and “FUCK YOU YOU FUCKING FUCK,” or my personal favorite “GET THE FUCK AWAY FROM ME.”  Reminds me of my dear twin sister.  They had trademarks on them from 1996.  1996!  Are they the same ones? 1996, Pavement hadn’t even Continue reading

Fall Beer Guide 2011: Pumking Down!

19 Oct

The fall is undoubtedly the best season for craft brewing in the country.  The Great American Beer Fest kicks things off in Denver, and countless beer gardens and taprooms celebrate Oktoberfest across the country.  As we approach the holiday season, another shift in seasonal beer availability is not too far off.  (In fact, Magic Hat has already been shipping it’s holiday sampler pack.)  So to honor the now fading harvest moon, here is a list of the top ten pumpkin beers I have had this season.

10.  St-Ambroise Pumpkin Ale (Citrouille) (Montreal, QB) – Labeled “The Great Pumpkin” in the US, this Canadian offering doesn’t leave much room for interpretation.  Bland, but not at the risk of saying it was bad.  Drink it if you’re curious about Canadian ideas regarding pumpkin.

Continue reading