Thirsty Thursday: Old Crafty Hen

Aug 14, 2014 No Comments

In America one of the most widely distributed and/or recognizable English Ales has to be “Old Speckled Hen.” Named by Morland Brewery to celebrate the 50th Anniversary of the MG car factory, the beer is a simplistically smooth malty creation that’s particularly rich and creamy when available from the cask.  However enjoyable Old Speckled might […]

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Thirsty Thursday: Founders Devil Dancer Triple IPA

Jul 31, 2014 No Comments

Do you walk into your local liquor store just to peruse?  Do the employees know you by name?  Do you regularly find yourself purchasing extra bottles of beer, wine, or distilled spirits recommended by employees simply to “accelerate” your libation learning? If the answer is yes, then you’re in welcome company here at the Glutton […]

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Thirsty Thursday: Lagunitas Day Time IPA

Jul 24, 2014 1 Comment

I often think IPA’s are under represented here on Thirsty Thursday.  It’s not that the researchers at the Glutton Institute for the Consumption of Libations despise hops.  Rather we’re in the constant search for the appropriately balanced expression of the style that does more than feed the commercialized mindset of a “hopped up” nation.  Therefore […]

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Thirsty Thursday: 2012 J Vineyards Pinot Gris

Jul 10, 2014 No Comments

One of the more unique wineries in California is J Vineyards in Sonoma County.  Focusing primarily on Pinot Noir, Chardonnay, and Pinot Gris, J has carved itself a solid niche in the flooded California wine market, especially in regards to their sparkling wines.  However, quality tends to come at a price and the majority of […]

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Thirsty Thursday: Allagash “Black” Belgium Style Stout

Jul 03, 2014 No Comments

With summer’s sweltering heat in full swing, chances are a stout is last style of beer your body is currently craving.  However, Allagash’s “Black” defies the rich winter warming heaviness typically associated with stouts providing beer gluttons with a sud that delivers the smooth flavors of the style without the weight.  It’s a surprising new […]

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Thirsty Thursday: Flying Dog “Dead Rise” Summer Ale

Jun 19, 2014 No Comments

Beer is good. Old Bay too. But what about beer brewed with Old Bay??? Created to celebrate the 75th Anniversary of Maryland’s seasoning of choice, “Dead Rise” Summer Ale is the product of Flying Dog Brewery in Fredrick Maryland.  At first glance Dead Rise seems to fit in the category of misguided flavored brewing adventures […]

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Thirsty Thursday: Grand Teton Brewing “Splash Down” Belgian Style Golden Ale

Jun 12, 2014 2 Comments

For the most part, there’s a Belgian beer for just about any palate in this world and one of the gold standards for Belgian Style Golden Ales or Strong Pale Ales is Duvel.  Rated as the best beer of its style on Beer Advocate, Duvel’s vibrant and enthusiastic sud drives home its identity making it […]

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