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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: 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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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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Wine Blogging Wednesday 68: Got Gamay?

22 April 2010
By Tom Mansell
Wine Blogging Wednesday 68: Got Gamay?

This post is part of Wine Blogging Wednesday, the monthly event where bloggers across the internet drink similar stuff and write about it. This month’s theme: Gamay. Thanks to Frank Morgan at Drink What YOU Like for hosting this month. Sheldrake Point Gamay 2007 Appellation: Finger Lakes Grape: Gamay Noir ABV:12.5% RS: 0.1% Price...
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Ithacork to Ignite Ithaca

15 April 2010
By Tom Mansell
Ithacork to Ignite Ithaca

Tonight at 7PM Ithaca geek haven Pixel Lounge, a unique and interesting gathering of ideas will occur.  According to the website… IGNITE ITHACA is a high-energy evening of 5-minute talks by people who have an idea–and the guts to get onstage and share it with their hometown crowd. Run by local volunteers who are...
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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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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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Restless natives

11 January 2010
By Tom Mansell
Restless natives

During the hiatus, I wrote up mini-reviews of some hybrid wines for the New York Cork Report‘s “What We Drank” feature. They were Niagara and Catawba based wines.  I have added them to the growing list in my quest to drink 100 different hybrid grape varieties. The reviews can be found here: Mazza Vineyards...
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Under construction…

8 January 2010
By Tom Mansell

I apologize if the site looks like crap.  I am slowly implementing a theme change. For the old aesthetics, check out the old site at http://ithacork.wordpress.com Things should be in better shape by Monday, January 11.
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Ithacork interviewed by Eating Ithaca podcast!

22 December 2009
By admin
Ithacork interviewed by Eating Ithaca podcast!

I am very excited to draw your attention to an interview I did with Dave from Eating Ithaca. It covers all kinds of topics, from ladybug wine to Wine Spectator’s audience, to finding some amazing Finger Lakes wines! If you want to get a sense of what this blog is really all about… PLEASE...
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