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Anchorage Brewing Company Love Buzz Saison

A lot of people have been complaining that I haven’t been writing enough scintillating reviews. By a lot of people, I mean no one, and by complaining, I mean remaining conspicuously silent on the topic. Truth be told, I have an excuse. I’m a new father. She’s the perfect way to allow me to write off any shortcoming on my part to the wonder and social necessity of raising a future president (of a future Justin Bieber cover band fan club). In fact, she’s so awesome at allowing me to escape social and business responsibility that my wife and I have taken to calling her our “excuse.“ “Our excuse’s two month birthday is today.” Or, “Sorry, I can’t attend your gam gam’s funeral, but our excuse has been a bit testy on Saturdays.” Or, “Boss, I’d love to stay late on Friday, but my excuse has to get some vaccinations.”

So, enough excuses, let’s get to the drinky drinky. This episode, I try Anchorage Brewing Company’s Love Buzz Saison. At $14.99, it’s pricy. As many of you know, every time I do one of these, I hint, not so subtly, that brewery’s should send me free beer to try and rave about, get drunk on, or both. Sadly, no takers … so far (there’s still time). But, Stan (Mr. Taste Terminal) did give me this beer to try- for FREE. Finally, the squeaky wheel gets the beer. Based on how delicious it is, I need to squeak more often. Read More

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Golden Road Brewing Hefeweizen

I’m back! Happy New Year! Wait, is that right? Have I actually not reviewed a beer this year? Well, certainly I have drunk a ton of them, and that may be a part of why I am somewhat hazy on the question of my recent review history. I am sure you have all been very entertained by the NFL Playoffs, The Golden Globes, and ABC’s Working It.

I, too, have been busy. On January 15th, my wife and I (yes, I’m married– sorry, sir) welcomed our first child, Gwynn Abbott Milstead. While parenthood is wonderful, as they said it is, and the sleep deprivation terrible as they say it is, I must say I am so happy to report that my drinking has not been curbed nearly as much as I feared. And, so, as is my fortune, I continue to taste and test the best of the world of beer.

On that front, I am happy to announce another new arrival. This one is perhaps more anticipated than mine, at least amongst non-family circles. ‘Tis the birth of Golden Road Brewing‘s Hefeweizen cans. Read More

Jace’s Drink This 2011 round up

Here’s a round up of all the craft beer recommendations on “Jace’s Drink This” in 2011 by our beer educator, Certified Cicerone, and host Jace Milstead. Read More

Jace's Drink This

Bootlegger’s Brewery Mint Chocolate Porter

Christmas Time. Yes! Let’s do this thing! I love Christmas. As my wife will tell anyone who’ll listen, I have the sensibilities of a small child. I get teary and weepy every time I see Mickey’s Christmas Carol. Let me tell you something- best Christmas special ever. Yes, even better than Jingle All The Way … slightly. Read More

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Lagunitas Sucks Holiday Ale

It’s the most wonderful time of the year! There’s much mistltoeing and hearts glowing, and of course, kids jingle belling and everyone telling you “be of good cheer.” But more than that, it’s time for holiday beers! In an effort to make sure you have as few sober moments with your family and friends, I figured it would be swell of me to review a holiday beer. What makes a holiday beer? It means whatever the brewer damn well pleases (so long as it’s released during the holiday season). That brings me to this week’s beer, Lagunitas Sucks Holiday Ale. Read More