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Month: February, 2013

Beer Week 2013- Round Three- Stoudts Double IPA

Stoudt's Brewing Company Double IPA

There is a lot of myth surrounding the India Pale Ale. The common story (the one I’ve always heard) goes a little like this: “Colonial India was thirsty for English beers in the late 18th century, but the rough six month voyage by sea from England to India was enough to spoil regular beers. Even hearty porters could not survive the grueling trip. Read the rest of this entry »

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Beer Week 2013: Round Two- Quad

Weyerbacher Quad

Weyerbacher Quad- So what’s a Quad anyway? Quad, in this case is short for Quadrupel: a style of Belgian Abbey Ales. Read the rest of this entry »

Beer Week 2013- Round One: Hotter Than Helles Lager

Hotter Than Helles
Cigar City’s Hotter Than Helles Lager- It’s a very punny name for a very serious love letter to a classic German style. Read the rest of this entry »

Why Orson Scott Card should not write Superman

Superman OSC

I’m not going to write a review in this post. Instead, I’m going to offer my opinion on a topic I feel very strongly about. I encourage you to join the conversation and I welcome all (especially differing) opinions. Read the rest of this entry »

I Hate Albert Einstein

Manhattan Projects #4 Page 12
So you think you know the history of the Atomic Bomb? Jonathan Hickman begs to differ. The Manhattan Projects tells the secret history of America’s nuclear program; a history complete with cyborg Nazis, alien genocide, and Imperial Japanese Kamikaze Robots. Read the rest of this entry »

Terrapin’s Taste of the Far East

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I wasn’t sure what to expect from Samurai Krunkles , but I was delighted by this ale brewed with ginger and green tea. This unusual IPA (India Pale Ale) is brewed by the mad geniuses at Terrapin brewery in Athens, GA. I bought my 750 ml bottle from Knightly Spirits in Orlando Florida. It’s 7.1% A.B.V. Read the rest of this entry »

Album Review: Foxygen- We Are the 21st Century Ambassadors of Peace & Magic

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Foxygen makes me miss a 1960’s neither I nor they ever knew. Sam France and Jonathan Rado have created a wild genre bending musical tour of the ’60’s and I can’t get enough of it. It seems like they channel the vibe of Psychedelia through a post-punk sensibility that sounds like the Kinks dropping acid. Read the rest of this entry »