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New York State is Sour as Hell (Ithaca Brute and Captain Lawrence Rosso E Morrone)
California has gotten serious respect for its production of Belgian styled barrel aged beers. Infused yeasts and bacteria that produce an insane array of aromas and flavors, these beers are truly hand-crafted, with the help of the American scientific mind. There are many excellent versions of these Lambic or...
Something’s Missing! (Deschutes Red Chair IPA)
With their Red Chair IPA, Deschutes promises extreme hop presence without the bracing bitterness that sometimes precludes my enjoyment of otherwise hoptastic Imperial and Double IPAs. The hops are there I suppose. They come across as primarily fruity and floral on the nose, a bit of apricot and apple. Where...
Strong Hops From North of the Border
Hopfenstark is a brewery 30 miles outside of Montreal in Quebec, Canada, which has built up a nice reputation amongst beer nerds for offering a wide selection of distinctive beers and sticking to their guns when it comes to style and flavor — basically, the brewer Fred does what...
Sailing With Rice

Sailing With Rice

Over one and a half billion of the world’s population eat rice every day. It’s cheap and nutritious, and can be prepared in literally endless ways. Soups, salads, stews, jambalaya, desserts and as a side dish that has been steamed, boiled or fried, rice is the sailing gourmet’s ever-reliable...

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