The Excellent Marketing of Aslin Beer Co.’s Master of Karate

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The quickest way to inspire a cult following for your beer is to name it in reference to a pop culture benchmark, ideally with a cult following itself. Aslin Beer Co. of Herndon, Virginia recently released a pair of beers marketed in this way, and what’s even better is that the beer is phenomenal.

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Beer Me: Troeg’s Troegenator Doublebock


Doublebock beer, also called doppelbock beer, is a German brew that is hearty, malty and rich. Originally a literal meal-replacement for monks during fasting periods, it packs a lot of flavor in a bottle.  If you are interested, or already a fan, I’ve got a recommendation in this style for you: Troeg’s Troegenator Doublebock.

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The Best Small Appliances

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What is the one kitchen appliance that you can’t live without? Not the big ones, like refrigerators or dishwashers, nor stoves or common items like microwaves. What about the smaller things that *ahem* would be nice little gifts for the holidays? Today we’ll talk about a few indispensable appliances that live in my kitchen, and I will have some brand recommendations if you’re looking to stock yours. The best part is that each of these kitchen appliances cost under $100.

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Dogfish Head’s Bier de Provance

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The summer solstice has come and gone, but I know you’re still looking for a way to retain a sense of this sweet season’s bounty, Lillith. May I recommend Dogfish Head’s Limited Release Bière de Provence? While it’s flavor profile may seem complex, riddled with too many summer herbs and floral notes, the results are undeniably refreshing. Continue reading “Dogfish Head’s Bier de Provance”

New Belgium Trippel Belgian-Style Ale

New Belgium Trippel

Are you a Belgian homeless man, seeking a fusion of your country’s classic trippel-style beer with malt liquor? Good news, Didier! You can find it right here in America, in Colorado to be precise. But I must forewarn you that this fusion, manifest in New Belgium’s Trippel Belgian Style Ale, is not what one would call “quaffable”. That’s not to say it’s not good, but I’d be impressed if you reached for a second bottle in one session. Continue reading “New Belgium Trippel Belgian-Style Ale”