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Stone 13th Anniversary Ale = Want

June 2nd, 2009 by Conor Lastowka · 11 Comments


I probably don’t need to say any more than this:

But just in case you wanted more, this is the Stone 13th Anniversary beer, which is the hoppiest beer they’ve ever brewed: 4.5 pounds of hops per barrel. The good taste of Stone was clearly evident when they brought back a RiffTrax series for their summer [...]

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Frauds McKenzie

December 5th, 2008 by Conor Lastowka · 35 Comments

Spuds McKenzie, The Original Party Animal has always favored cuttin’ loose and letting it all hang out.  But not until recently did we realize just how on the edge Spuds’ lifestyle was:
“The ingestion of used hops from home brewing can be fatal to dogs. Some breeds have a toxic reaction that triggers the onset [...]

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TASTING NOTES: Budweiser American Ale

November 11th, 2008 by Kevin Murphy · 38 Comments

POUR – presents medium-amber, resembling a well worn baseball glove.  Pale head starts large then disappears quickly, but with a firm pledge to be back in 2012.
NOSE – Initially sweet and malty, mild citrus hop notes, fading quickly to reveal a strong base note of Jean-Claude Van Damme.  Hints of buttered toast, Kodiak snuff and [...]

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Pitt! Clooney! The “Yes I Am” Guy!

August 26th, 2008 by Conor Lastowka · 15 Comments

While we were working on our latest Riff of Ocean’s 11, the nagging thought that I had seen the guy who plays obligatory Techno-nerd Livingston Dell before.

Turns out that he was the star of one of Bud Light’s famous early 90’s ad campaigns, the “Yes I Am” guy:

This was a simpler time, when [...]

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Hop Shortage Update

July 31st, 2008 by Conor Lastowka · 14 Comments

The worldwide Hop Shortage has hit us all hard.  We’ve pondered its devastating effects at O’Briens over a cold Racer 5, as we lament that this years Exponential Hoppiness tasting was limited to just three separate vintages of the worlds greatest beer.  We rended our garments and were heard to lament “Damn You Hop shorta-Hey, [...]

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Favorite Places from Space, Part 3

May 20th, 2008 by Kevin Murphy · 19 Comments

4646 Convoy St.
San Diego, CA 92111

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One of the reasons I dislike living in Minneapolis is that I am, door to door, 1,976 miles from O’Brien’s. This unassuming little pub in a strip mall featuring a Crab Hut and a Tapioca Express is about as humble as a bar can be, yet [...]

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Favorite Places from Space, Part 2

May 8th, 2008 by Kevin Murphy · 15 Comments

Owatonna, MN

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First of all, it’s free. There’s a great beer garden, rides for the kiddies, dirt-track racing and tractor pulls in the grandstand. Lots of animals of course, with daily pig races. And if the world’s largest steer isn’t enough, there’s also watermelon seed spitting, a women’s nail-driving contest, [...]

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See you in hell, Petco Park Beer vendors

April 2nd, 2008 by Conor Lastowka · 20 Comments

The San Diego Union Tribune is an empty shell of a newspaper, comprised mainly of content culled from wire networks and/or pieced together from discarded fortune cookies. Both my high school paper, TJ Today and my college paper, the Cavalier Daily, routinely contained more original content than any given issue of the UT. So [...]

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