You can blame it all on me, I was wrong and I just can't live without you. Well, maybe I was not wrong in choosing these beers, but I definitely was on the wrong side of history. Today we are going to take a trip back in time to discuss some nostalgic beers from our younger days. Retro is cool and things come back in style all the time so who knows what could happen with some of these beer brands. Some of them lasted for quite a while so there had to be a decent amount of support for them. Brewers, if you are out there take notice. What once was cast aside into the dumpster of obscurity can suddenly become ultra hip. John Travolta, PBR, short shorts and horned rimmed glasses come to mind. So in the spirit of retro here are the beers we miss.
Today is a day where we sit down to give thanks and spend time with loved ones to enjoy the most American traditions of football, gluttony and sloth. While there is political turmoil and economic unrest all over the world, it is important to remember not only to give thanks for what we have but also to pay homage to those that fight to keep us safe and free. As bad as we may perceive things to be, we need to remember how truly good we have things. Of course it goes without saying that we are thankful for our families, our jobs, health and the blessings that these things provide us. However below the surface are some less obvious things to be thankful for.
I was sitting at my desk on Friday when a co-worker dropped off an invite to a non denominational, December time, celebration of the Winter Solstice party. With the holidays approaching we are rapidly coming upon the season of parties. Now if you are a beer enthusiast (sounds better than alcoholic) like me, you travel to gatherings with your own cooler full of craft beer goodness. However there are times where you can't get to the store or for other reasons not able to come stocked with your own supply. Luckily we have put together a survival guide stocked with tips to get you through. Luckily none of these survival techniques are near as raunchy as Survivorman eating bug larvae or Bear Grylls snacking on second harvest in the wilderness. These tips and recipes would be just the type of thing you could post to Pinterest to impress your friends with your artsy and creative ways.
Imperial Cousin of Best-Seller “Sweet Baby Jesus” Arrives Just in Time for the Holidays
Baltimore, Md. (November 20, 2015) – Baltimore-based DuClaw Brewing Co. announces the launch of “For Pete’s Sake,” the highly anticipated imperial version of DuClaw’s best-selling chocolate peanut butter porter “Sweet Baby Jesus.” With hearty flavors and deep aromas, “For Pete’s Sake” is the perfect brew for all your holiday sipping needs.
Since 2011, Great American Beer Festival winner “Sweet Baby Jesus” has set the bar for peanut butter brews. Raising the stakes even higher is the new “For Pete’s Sake,” an imperial chocolate peanut butter porter that is a bigger, bolder version of Sweet Baby Jesus. The brew’s medium to full, creamy body packs in big roasted malt flavor and powerful aromas of peanut butter, chocolate, dark fruit and rich coffee. With an ABV of 9 percent, “For Pete Sake” has reached a new level of silky smooth goodness.
“‘For Pete’s Sake’ is a special release for us,” said DuClaw Founder Dave Benfield. “We know our fans love ‘Sweet Baby Jesus,’ and we couldn’t be more excited to give them a bolder, more powerful version of our signature brew.”
DuClaw’s “For Pete’s Sake” hits shelves December 7, and is available in 12 oz. bottles and on tap, while supplies last.
For more information, visit www.duclaw.com<http://www.duclaw.com>.
About DuClaw Brewing Company
DuClaw Brewing Company is a leading craft brewery founded in 1996, and is based in Baltimore, Maryland. The company has released more than 65 unique beers and countless variations and blends, and is available in select liquor stores, restaurants and bars throughout Maryland, DC, New Jersey, Delaware, Virginia, North Carolina, Pennsylvania, West Virginia, Ohio, South Carolina and Kentucky. DuClaw’s state-of-the-art, 60,000 square foot brewing facility produces over 35,000 barrels per year to keep pace with an ever-expanding lineup of specialty brews. DuClaw also operates brewpub restaurants in Arundel Mills, Bel Air, Bowie and Baltimore Washington International Airport that serve its award-winning craft beers on tap. For more information on DuClaw Brewing Company visit www.duclaw.com, like them on Facebook at Facebook.com/DuClawBeers or follow them on Twitter at @DuClawBrewing.
This is a follow up to an earlier post where we discussed beers that come with sharp packaging yet disappoint on taste. If you missed that post you can check it out here. Today we will talk about a different list. These are the beers that are good but come up a little short in packaging and design. While good beers get noticed through reputation these days, I cannot help but think that a little more attention to presentation may help these companies. Personally I have the attention span of a crack addicted squirrel and often times get seduced by fancy graphics and packaging. I guess you could say I am a sucker for a nice package or a sweet can. I don't know if I am the only one that falls victim to this, but I will go on record saying that these are all fine beers that I would have bought sooner had they caught my eye. I hope this may serve to open some eyes to some fine beers that you may otherwise overlook.
Words alone cannot express the gratitude as well as the respect deserved by all the men and women who chose to serve this country. On behalf of Beer Up we would like to express our heartfelt thanks to those veterans past present and future for putting country above self.
We would also like to tip our hats to some of the local businesses that have extended their gratitude in the form of free meals and specials to Veterans. Definite class move and we hope to see more businesses extend their welcome to our veterans. Kudos to Strangeways Brewing and Capital Ale House for their support.
After much anticipation and preparation, The Bold Mariner Brewing Company is finally ready to open their doors. Come celebrate with an afternoon of live music, food trucks and beer. Bold Mariner is scheduled to open November the 14th from 12-6 PM and is located at 2409 Bowdens Ferry Rd Norfolk VA 23508. We will not be able to make the event but do plan to pay them a visit on our upcoming trip to Virginia Beach. To view past and future beer destinations check out our beer travels page.
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