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Richard Pliny is going on vacation

3 June 2010
By Richard Pliny
Richard Pliny is going on vacation

I’m heading to the South Pacific for a few days.  Look forward to a review of some native beer and a discussion regarding fermentation temperature coming soon! In the mean time, check out the Mermaid Tavern (Guam’s only brewery since Pacific Universal Brewers and San Miguel closed), Samoa Breweries and Palau Brewing Company.
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Malt Monday: The Warrior

18 May 2010
By Richard Pliny
Malt Monday: The Warrior

by Richard Pliny, Beer Correspondent Roosterfish Brewing  Hop Warrior Style: Double IPA  Color: dark orange-amber ABV: 8.7%  Price Point: $7 for 22oz  Technical Notes: OG 1.081    TG 1.015    Color 14.68  IBU 120.2 Hedonic Notes: The pour is a slightly hazy orange amber color with a light caramel colored crown of foam.  The bubbles fade quickly, but...
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Malt Monday: Out of This World!

10 May 2010
By Richard Pliny
Malt Monday: Out of This World!

by Richard Pliny, Beer Correspondent Style: “Blended IPA” Color: Orange-straw ABV: 9% Price Point: $8 for 22oz Technical Notes: From the Southern Tier website, “High in the winter sky, two parallel stick figures are visible & known as “the twins,” or the constellation Gemini. The astronauts of the 1960s flew as teams of two...
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Malt Monday: For Your Eyes Only

4 May 2010
By Richard Pliny
Malt Monday: For Your Eyes Only

by Richard Pliny, Beer Correspondent Style: “Chocolate Stout” Color: Black ABV: 10.6% Price Point: $22 for 750 mL Technical Notes: From the bottle, “Brooklyn Black Ops does not exist. However, if it did exist, it would be a robust stout concocted by the Brooklyn brewing team under cover of secrecy and hidden from everyone...
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Richard Pliny to Return to Full Time Soon

27 April 2010
By Richard Pliny

Illness has taken my ability to taste properly, but I will return next week with a review of Brooklyn Brewery’s Black Ops Stout! For the time being, check out an article by Jon Abernathy about indigenous American beer styles over at the Hop Press.  For all of you still trapped in Europe, here’s a helpful language...
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Malt Monday: Wild Thing

5 April 2010
By Richard Pliny
Malt Monday: Wild Thing

Style:“American Wild Ale” Color: Gold ABV: 7% Price Point: $10 for 750 mL Technical Notes: From the Ithaca Beer website: “Brewed with vintage local hops, American Barley, Wheat and Corn, Brute is fermented on Oak for many months with Brettanomyces, then finished with a blend of three Champagne yeasts.  Enjoy the turbid citron hue,...
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Malt Monday: Yes We Can

29 March 2010
By Richard Pliny
Malt Monday: Yes We Can

Butternuts Beer & Ale’s Porkslap Style: Pale Ale Color: amber ABV: 4.3% Price Point: $7 for 6-12 oz cans Technical Notes: From the Butternuts Beer and Ale Website:  “Porkslap Pale Ale is brewed with 2 row North American barley and English crystal malt. The beer is flavored with crystal hop and a touch of fresh...
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Malt Monday: A Good Habit.

22 March 2010
By Richard Pliny
Malt Monday: A Good Habit.

Ithaca Brewing Company’s Old Habbit Style: Oak Aged Rye Ale Color: Deep Ruby ABV: 9.0% Price Point: $12 for 750 ml bottle Technical Notes: From the Ithaca Beer Company Website:  “A Robust American Ale brewed with four different Rye Malts, fresh Centennial and Crystal Hops and our proprietary Ale Yeast. It is partly fermented in Tennesee...
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A Hoppe, Skip and a Jump

17 March 2010
By Richard Pliny
A Hoppe, Skip and a Jump

Southern Tier Brewing Company Hoppe Style: Imperial Extra Bitter Ale Color: Yellow ABV: 8.3% Price Point: $9 for 22 oz bottle Technical Notes: From the Southern Tier Brewing website:  “The simplicity of Hoppe tests the skill and ability of the brewer to create something truly majestic. We craft this much like a sculptor who uses...
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Malt Monday: Flower Power

8 March 2010
By Richard Pliny
Malt Monday: Flower Power

Ithaca Brewing Company Flower Power IPA Style: India Pale Ale Color: Amber ABV: 7.5% Price Point: $8 for 6-12 oz bottles Technical Notes: From the Ithaca Beer Company Website:  “Enjoy the clover honey hue and tropical nose. Simultaneously Punchy and soothing with a big body and a finish that boasts pineapple and grapefruit. Flower power...
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