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Cigar City’s Jai Alai Inda Pale Ale

In this rather large, rather diverse country of ours, regional delicacies that are unable to shed their geographical shackles have a strange half-life; They begin as unattainable objects in an exaggerated and terrestrial mythos, then they become coveted at the leading edge of their distributive skirmishes, and finally, they fade into mediocrity when their occupational territory expands past what's deemed ap ...

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Southern Tier Pumking Ale

  Being of a humble, Western New York State upbringing, and clawing my way to freedom in The South 11 years ago, I would not have imagined that a brewery so fine as Southern Tier could exist in that place.  I left at the tender age of 19, loathing the entire wretched land.  Misplaced angst?  Certainly.  I was too young and fragile to admit to either of those faults, and needed to bristle and hiss at so ...

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Dogfish Head Punkin Ale

    And now we find ourselves in the fall.  Everyone's favorite time of year, according to my social media feeds.  It's hoody-weather.  It's Halloween.  It's the last fresh breath before the onslaught of rushed sentiments and forced quality-time that comes with "the" Holidays, a moniker surely christened by some religious zealot who couldn't stand that these few weeks were lumped in with any and a ...

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Freckle Belly IPA – Back Forty Brewing

Heeding from a "wasteland for craft beer in America", (their words, not mine), Alabama's Back Forty Brewing must have understood that they teter on an important precipice for libations in the Southeastern theater.  Likewise, on the national scale, I could not blame these folks having a bit of a chip on their shoulder.  Alabama gets a bad rap, in all honesty, and to create a beverage of considerable refineme ...

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Sisters of The Moon IPA

Here I am, staring down another offering from the eco-conscious folks over at Mother Earth Brewing in North Carolina; This one bearing one of the most New Age sounding names I've ever heard:  Sisters of The Moon.  I almost shudder.  I'm a man, damnit.  A man in the South.  A man who listens to heavy metal and eats his steak medium-rare.   Nevermind all that.  Let's take a look at this here craft brew. ...

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Mother Earth Old Neighbor Oatmeal Porter

For those of you who know me on a personal level, the unending quest to rid myself of any hippy-dippy tendencies is old hat.  (Ignore the beard, the Subaru, and the Disc Golf, please).  I'm a man who likes bacon, technology, and deodorant, and by God it's going to stay that way. This self-realization had to be at the forefront of my mind when I picked up a couple of bottles of brews from Mother Earth Brewin ...

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Left Hand Brewing – Juju Ginger

Ah, another craft beer that I sampled years ago in my indiscriminate, youthful,  try-every-beer-immediately phase, and similar to my last re-tasting experience, today's beer has seen an overhaul in the label department. Left Hand Brewing's Juju Ginger was previously adorned with a Rastafarian-inspired, nearly amateur-looking label that had me silently dismissing the beer before it even christened my pint gl ...

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The Grove, Skull Splitter

Like any good Northern immigrant in the heart of Dixie, I will relentlessly seek out certain amenities from my cold and blustery Motherland.  Delicacies such as cheese curds and Loganberry Punch are quite nearly impossible to procure in the Capital of the South, with the former being spotted only recently in a dark corner of a massive farmers' market.  The claims of wonderful, northern-style pizza are compl ...

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Wild Heaven Invocation

Wild Heaven is one of those brewing outfits with a unique geographical situation; They're a Georgia-based company paying someone in North Carolina to craft their Belgian-style beers. Well, I guess it's not all that unique; until recently, Terrapin and Monday Night have been pulling the same stunt, sheepishly and softly answering the inevitable questions that come from fan interaction at beer festivals as to ...

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Boulevard – Double Wide IPA

My first experience with Boulevard beers was during a two-week stint at Lawrence Dumont Stadium in Wichita, Kansas, in which I assisted the concessions' staff with their annual headache - 24 Hours Of Baseball.  While the title itself is misleading, (by about 6 hours), I learned to both love and loathe the Boulevard brand.  Their #1 product was, and still is, their unfiltered wheat beer.  For a craft brewery ...

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