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The Alchemist’s Heady Topper

21 Aug

Heady Topper

Let me just say that it has been over a year since I did my last beer review.  Have I not been drinking beer?  Of course I’ve been drinking beer.  Have I not sampled Continue reading

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Feckin’ Irish Whiskey

12 Aug

Feckin' Irish WhiskeyI bought this bottle because I thought it was kinda funny and it had interesting packaging. It was one of the cheapest whiskeys that I have tried to date, Continue reading

Bushmills Black Bush

6 Jul

Bushmills Black Bush

Apparently “Black” whiskey blends are a thing now. Whatever.  Bushmills comes from Ireland’s oldest distillery, the aptly named Bushmills Distillery in County Antrim.  Like Jameson’s Black Barrel Reserve, Black Bush is aged Continue reading

Jameson Select Reserve Black Barrel

30 May

Jameson Select Reserve Black Barrel

Full disclosure: I love Jameson.  I began a long love affair with whiskey during my college years.  I had a hard time getting drunk drinking beer because I had a lot of tummy trouble at the time and the carbonation made it difficult to drink large amounts without blowing chunks.  Whiskey has been a close friend of mine ever since. Continue reading

St. Patrick’s Day: Stereotype Perpetuation and Green Sexism

20 Mar

Shamrock

I know that it’s belated, but I did want to wish you readers a happy St. Patrick’s Day!

I don’t have anything against the holiday per se.  I very much enjoy pounding corned beef and cabbage.  I love spending time with family.  My paternal grandmother’s birthday often times fell on St. Patrick’s Day.  BUT, I had the great displeasure of spending this past St. Patrick’s Day weekend Continue reading

Happy New Year’s Eve From the SHH

31 Dec

Fireworks 2013

New Year’s Eve is a holiday that disappoints me year after year.  Not unlike Halloween, I get all amped up thinking I’m going to have an awesome time and then something inevitably goes awry.  I spent the majority of NYE 2004 Continue reading

The Self Hating Hipster’s Guide to Session Beers

20 Aug

In honor of the Self Hating Hipster’s first birthday, I asked the SHH himself what the topic of the first style guide in almost a year should be. If you’re not familiar with some of the other ones I’ve written, what I like to do is talk about a style of beer, it’s background, and offer some suggestions to help you navigate the beer store so you don’t have to ask the guy at the counter, who is busy doing scratchers. Continue reading