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Session #14: Beer People

It's the first Friday of April, so it's time for The Session — a monthly event that brings beer fans together to share their thoughts on a specified theme. This month's theme is Beer People. Now, I don't know too many people in the industry well enough to pen a…

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The Session #13: Organic Beer

It's the first Friday of March, so it's time for The Session — a monthly event that brings beer fans together to share their thoughts on a specified theme. This month's theme is Organic Beer. Honestly, I can't tell you if I've ever had an organic, or rather certified organic,…

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The Session #12: Barleywine

It's the first Friday of February and you all know what that means. It's time for The Session — a monthly event that brings beer fans together to share their thoughts on a specified theme. This month's theme is all about the Barleywines. Now originally I had wanted to partake…

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Session #11: Illuminator

It looks like I am going to have to skip on this month's Session — a monthly event that brings beer fans together to share their thoughts on a specified theme. Work has been hectic (a good thing) and I haven't had much time to get out and look for…

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Session #10: Winter Seasonal Beers

It's the first Friday of December and that can only mean one thing. It's time for The Session — a monthly event that brings beer fans together to share their thoughts on a specified theme. This month's theme couldn't have come at a better time for me. For the past…

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The Session #9: Beer and Music

I obviously like beer and I can't get enough music in my system. So why on earth is this month's Session giving me fits? I think primarily that it comes down to my preference for two things — where I tend to drink my beer and the type of music…

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The Session #8: Beer and Food

For this month's Session, we were all given the topic of beer and food. Whether that meant pairing a beer with a specific dish or cooking with your favorite brew, it was entirely open for interpretation. While I pride myself on my grilling abilities, the real cook in the family…

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Session #7: Brew Zoo

This month's Session has the goal of creating a brew zoo — collecting beers with an animal likenesses in the name or on the label. Donning my pith helmet I struck out on several excursions into the wild in search of beer with an animal in its name or on…

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Session #6: Duchesse De Bourgogne

For this month's Session, I needed to find a beer that had been brewed with or augmented by fruit. As some of you know, I'm not the biggest fruit beer fan. Quite honestly, I have been dreading this day since its announcement. But for the sake of holding true to…

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Session #5: Atmosphere

This month's Session is a bit of a departure from the previous four. Instead of reviewing a style of beer or a brewery, we have been tasked with describing our ideal session environment. There's No Place Like Home As cheesy as it sounds, more and more, I find myself looking…

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Session #4: Williamsburg AleWerks

Session #4 targeted local breweries and brewpubs as the focus of our attention this month. The topic forced me to reconsider some purchases and pushed me to try products from local brewers — well, those within a 150 mile range. I was initially super excited about the prospect of spreading…

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The Session #3: English Milds (Maybe)

Man, I searched up and down for an authentic English mild, but for the life of me just couldn't find one. While it was a fun exercise in terms of the hunt, I can't help but feel saddened for not finding anything. So, with a heavy heart I dug deep…

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