Thirsty Thursday: Ballast Point Grapefruit Sculpin

Jul 30, 2015 No Comments

To be honest, I’m typically a purest when it comes to beer. I often find gimmicky, bandwagon, and “let’s brew it because we can” beers as failures since they tend to fail short of producing any type of memorable positive experience.  So when I recently saw Ballast Point’s award winning Sculpin IPA available for sale […]

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Thirsty Thursday: 2013 Catena Chardonnay

Jul 23, 2015 1 Comment

I’ve written before about how Bodegas Catena Zapata is one of my favorite Argentine wineries. Located in the high altitude Mendoza region at the base of the Andes Mountains, Catena utilizes multiples vineyards at multiple elevations to create wines with exceptional diversity and complexity, while softening any imperfections that might exist. I’ve long been an […]

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Thirsty Thursday: Uinta Brewing Sum’r Ale

Jul 09, 2015 No Comments

As the oppressiveness of summer’s heat continues, so does Thirsty Thursday’s run of warmer weather refreshments. This week we turn to a brewery the Glutton’s once lived down the street from for a surprising organic selection that is subtly satisfying: Uinta Brewing’s Sum’r Ale. Composed of a blend of Sorachi hops from Japan and lighter […]

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Thirsty Thursday: Ommegang Farmhouse Saison

Jul 02, 2015 No Comments

The heat of summer means our palates desire something crisper and more refreshing from a beer. It’s the reason that even the cheapest simplistic suds are appealing. Nonetheless there is a need for beers that provide a deeper experience, something more complex and engaging while retaining a refreshing element. Summer Saisons often fit this bill […]

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Thirsty Thursday: Schlafly’s Helles- Style Summer Lager

Jun 25, 2015 No Comments

For those of us who have visited and/or resided in Munich (or Muenchen) the beer of choice, especially during the summer months, is a Helles Lager. Born out of the necessity from supply shortages during two World Wars, the Helles style of lager beers is essentially half the recipe of Maerzen. It’s a beer style […]

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Thirsty Thursday: Firestone Easy Jack IPA

Jun 18, 2015 No Comments

The heat of summer means we at the Glutton Institute for the Consumption of Libations are constantly in search of beers which quench our thirst while satisfying our palates. For this reason alone we’re constantly drawn to session style IPAs which tone back the assertiveness of “hoppy happiness” for a more balanced approach (ie you […]

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Thirsty Thursday: Grand Teton Brewing Sour Grand Saison Farmhouse Ale

Jun 04, 2015 No Comments

After nearly four years of sampling Grand Teton beers, the one thing I’ve come to appreciate is the palate pleasing consistency of this Idaho/Wyoming brewery. In particular their Cellar Reserve Series has never failed to impress, delivering beers that are worthy of immediate consumption as well as those which should be cellared for aging like […]

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