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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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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