Monthly Archives: July 2014

Session Beers in Spud Country: A Visit to Portneuf Valley Brewing

Though I have lived in Columbus for the entire 21st century, I spent my late teens and early 20s in Pocatello, Idaho where I was a student at Idaho State University.  There’s no denying that I drank more than my … Continue reading

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Beer Review – Spacewalker American Belgo by Great Lakes

The newest release from Great Lakes is a Belgian pale ale called Spacewalker American Belgo.  The names of many Great Lakes beers are taken from the pages of history (Elliot Ness Vienna Lager, Edmund Fitzgerald Porter, Commodore Perry IPA, Burning … Continue reading

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A Visit to JAFB Wooster Brewing

Having invested more hours over the past month than I care to admit watching the World Cup I found myself in a wooded patch of the Ohio countryside northeast of Mansfield as the championship match kicked off.  I was with … Continue reading

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Beer Review – Sunshine Daydream by Fat Head’s

A session beer is defined as a beer with a “low enough abv” that you can drink it continuously over an extended period of time and not end up stumbling drunk.  Exactly how one defines “low enough abv” is a matter … Continue reading

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Sipping Saisons on the Summer Solstice, A Blind Taste Test

As someone who takes reviewing beers seriously I always worry about the various biases that slip into my reviews.  If I’m unimpressed with a beer that is rated highly on BeerAdvocate, does that mean my tastes are not sufficiently refined, or … Continue reading

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Beer Review – Paw Paw Wheat by Jackie O’s

The paw paw is the largest edible fruit indigenous to the United States.  Since the paw paw is related to tropical fruit trees like papayas and mangoes you would think that one would have to go to Florida or someplace … Continue reading

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Brewery Tour vs. Brewery Crawl

Let’s say you want to visit a several breweries on a single day.  Maybe you are visiting town for the weekend or are looking for something fun to do for a birthday, bachelorette party or other special occasion. There are … Continue reading

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My Columbus Brew Adventure

A few months back I received an e-mail out of the blue from a gentleman named Jim Ellison who runs a company called Columbus Brew Adventures, inviting me to go on one of his Columbus Brewery tours.  What could I … Continue reading

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