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Wednesday, February 22, 2017

Winter of Pilsners Continued: Double Nickel Pilsner

By: Jack Horzempa
Originally posted on Beer Advocate

Today I have another installment for my series of Winter Pilsners which is a locally brewed beer: Double Nickel Pilsner.

Why is this brewery called Double Nickel? An interesting question you ask:

“The name was the brainstorm of the 86-year-old father of the group's primary investor, who recounted an old story about the area.

The Tacony-Palmyra drawbridge (as well as the Burlington-Bristol Bridge upstream) once had a nickel toll. Truckers, especially, liked the bridge because its toll was cheaper than that of the Betsy Ross Bridge and other expanses. When the bridge commission hiked the toll to 10 cents, the truckers reminded each other by calling the bridge Double Nickel over their radios.”

Double Nickel Brewery is located in Pennsauken, NJ which is across from Philadelphia joined by the Tacony-Palmyra bridge.

So, now that the geography lesson is over let’s talk about beer.

Thursday, February 16, 2017

Winter of Pilsners Continued: Lynnwood Czech Yourself

By: Jack Horzempa
Originally posted on Beer Advocate

Today I have another installment for my series of Winter Pilsners: Lynnwood Czech Yourself Pilsner.

I did some research on this brewery and I thought others might be interested in knowing about it too:

“Our History & Local Community Involvement

Established in 2004, Lynnwood Grill expanded in 2006, moved to a new building in 2011 and added Lynnwood Brewing Concern in 2013. This progression could not have happened without the support of our local community and loyal customers, which is why we strongly believe in giving back to the people of the Northwest Raleigh area through sponsorship of local teams, fundraisers, tournaments and more.”

So, these folks seem to part of the community - drink local movement which I think is cool!
I was gifted this beer by a good friend over the holiday season. I have never heard of Lynnwood Brewery so I am very excited to try this beer.

Tuesday, February 14, 2017

8 Beers for Valentine's Day Dinner and Dessert

By: Ryan Gerstel

Long considered the liquid of choice for all romantic occassions, wine has overshadowed beer on Valentine's Day. But beer can and does deserve an equally honored place at the Valentine's Day table whether you're cooking at home, going to a BYOB, or enjoying a sipper in front of the fire.

This year we have plenty of options for a romantic evening thanks to the changes in the law that allow us to sell beer in ANY size format! Not sure whether a beer will go well with a particular dish? You can buy just one bottle or can to experiment.

Below is a list of eight beers that I believe will make your dinner and dessert even better, and satisfy not only beer lovers, but wine and dessert lovers alike!

Thursday, February 9, 2017

Let’s ‘Slam a Can! Bell's Hop Slam Review

by Jack Horzempa
originally posted on Beer Advocate

It’s that time of the year again: Bell’s Hopslam was recently released.

First let me provide a BIG thank you to a good friend who gifted me with this can.

I have had this beer a few times before on draft but this is a first for me in several ways:

  • My first time drinking this beer from a can

  • My first time drinking this beer so fresh
I suspect that the second bullet is likely a more important aspect. All of my previous drinking experiences were at least one month after the release timeframe and in all probability a couple of months. For hoppy beers, time is not an ally for peak of beer drinking flavor.

Wednesday, February 1, 2017

Winter of Pilsners Continues...Sly Fox Tettnang Keller Pils Review

Tettnang noble hops
by Jack Horzempa
originally posted on Beer Advocate

Today I have another installment for my series of Winter Pilsners: Sly Fox Tettnang Keller Pils.

For the uninitiated a Keller Pilsner is an unfiltered Pilsner. For those of you who do not speak German the word “Keller” literally translates to Cellar. In addition to being unfiltered these beers are unpasteurized as well. In my opinion, the less processing that a beer goes through the better.