Archive for Libations

Thirsty Thursday: Great Divide’s Claymore Scotch Ale

Oct 22, 2015 Comments Off on Thirsty Thursday: Great Divide’s Claymore Scotch Ale

There’s a time and place for nearly every libation in this world and what one drinks often revolves around one’s mental capacity at that moment in time. For example, if your brain is half dead from working on your feet for 10 hours chances are you aren’t going to be craving $100 bottle of Bordeaux, […]

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Thirsty Thursday: 2013 Orin Swift Mannequin

Oct 15, 2015 1 Comment

With some of the more captivating labels on the market Orin Swift wines are an instant draw for consumers perusing the retail aisles of their local wine stores. Labels can be deceiving though and often it’s better to approach distinctive eye catching labels with skepticism rather than unfettered optimism. That said, Orin Swift’s “Mannequin” is […]

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Thirsty Thursday: The Great Pumpkin Beer Review III

Oct 08, 2015 Comments Off on Thirsty Thursday: The Great Pumpkin Beer Review III

The proliferation of pumpkin beers over recent years has left the beer market completely saturated with the “essences of fall” in sud form. Seemingly just about every brewery can’t resist the temptation to create a version of a pumpkin-based beer to meet the insatiable demand. Sadly the offering of beers continues the trend of useless/unsatisfying […]

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Thirsty Thursday: Oktoberfest Biers

Oct 01, 2015 Comments Off on Thirsty Thursday: Oktoberfest Biers

With Oktoberfest in full swing Thirsty Thursday takes a looks at a selection of festive suds to enlighten your annual Bavarian festivities.  This year we’ve created a list of regionally (east) and nationally offered Oktoberfest beers. Our breakdown includes a combination of known and surprising top recommendations followed by a few palatable selections and a […]

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Thirsty Thursday: 2011 Domaine des Baumard Coteaux du Layon Carte d’Or

Sep 24, 2015 1 Comment

Thirsty Thursday reaches into a new realm today with our first “off dry” selection. Never to be considered a sweet or dessert libation, off dry wines contain a percentage of residual sugar (natural) and are typically balanced by acidity. Such wines are ideally enjoyed as an aperitif, with spicy cuisines, or an appropriate cheese course. […]

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Thirsty Thursday: 2014 Cune Monopole Rioja White

Sep 17, 2015 Comments Off on Thirsty Thursday: 2014 Cune Monopole Rioja White

Even though we’re headed into summer’s home stretch that doesn’t mean there isn’t time to enjoy a few last libations that speak to the warmer days of weather. With this in mind Thirsty Thursday presents the 2014 Cune Monopole Rioja. A refreshing white wine made from Rioja’s native Viura grape, Cune’s Monopole offers a unique […]

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Thirsty Thursday: Grand Teton Brewing Black Cauldron Imperial Stout

Sep 10, 2015 Comments Off on Thirsty Thursday: Grand Teton Brewing Black Cauldron Imperial Stout

The end of summer means football, but it also means it’s time for the annual release of one of Grand Teton’s Cellar Reserve Series beers. This time our friends in Victor, Idaho have reintroduced their Black Cauldron Imperial Stout (one of the original beers in the series from 2007) back to it’s proper place in […]

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