Beer Review – The Lost Abbey Red Barn Ale


Whenever Father’s Day rolls around, I am usually befuddled by what to get my Papa, but ever since this blogging thing started, gift giving has become a whole lot easier. What do you give the man that has everything? Simple. Kick ass Craft Beer and Whisk(e)y!

In years past, I have gone out on a limb and bought him beers that I’ve never had before, but this time around, I decided to go with beers that I was sure he would enjoy. This past Father’s Day, I gave my Papa the following Craft Beers: Chatoe Rogue Good Chit Pilsner, Goose Island Sofie, and The Lost Abbey Red Barn Ale which is the subject of this review. Essentially, I gave my Papa the greatest gift of all: the opportunity to share a beer with his favorite son (I am also his only son. Funny how that works).

Here is what Tomme Arthur of The Lost Abbey has to say about their Red Barn Ale: Continue reading

It’s Hoppy Easter! How Will You Be Celebrating?


The Easter Draught Beer List at The Pourhouse in Westmont, NJ

Our favorite South Jersey craft beer bar, The Pourhouse in Westmont, NJ, has been celebrating “Hoppy Easter!” since this past Thursday (check out their Twitter feed to read more about it). In Continue reading

Beer Review – Founders Kentucky Breakfast Stout


What’s the best way to end the weekend (or start a new week)?  With a late Sunday night tasting of one funky brew, Founders Kentucky Breakfast Stout, at the Pour House in Westmont, NJ. Continue reading

Beer Review – Russian River Consecration Ale


Empty Trophy Bottle of Russian River Consecration Ale

Sometimes hanging out with our old friend The Alemonger is a bit like an acid trip as he spins off on rants about the squirrels that have laid siege to his home or how cheese and eggs are a communist plot to enslave us all.  Other times hanging with  The Alemonger is an adventure into the brewed universe.  Sunday night was both. Continue reading