untappd

Competitive Disadvantage

As I’ve mentioned in a previous post, I use the Untappd app regularly to log the different beers that I try. It’s Twitter-like ability to have 140 character comments comes in really handy, especially when you’re on the tail-end of a day of tasting. The pitfall that I’ve come across is that Untappd has badges.
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pompous set

Google Glasses

While Google Glass is sweet the same way that Segway scooters are sweet, this post actually has nothing to do with either of them, other than I needed some sort of witty title.  Mission accomplished?  This post is about beer and other booze glasses.  After all, what you drink out of says just as much
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St Bernardus Pater 6

Beer Review: Pater 6 by St. Bernardus

Belgian beers are a unique beast. Some people love them, other people are dumb. If you want an approachable Belgian beer, Pater 6 is a good choice. Lighter in both flavor and alcohol than some of the other beers from St. Bernardus, this beer has the big, Belgian, yeasty flavor that I’ve come to know
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new english brewery

Brewery Profile: New English Brewing Company

New English checks off all of the boxes on my “What I want out of craft beer” list.  I don’t actually have a physical list anywhere, but if I did, the boxes would include items such as “Is the brewery in some random, obscure industrial park?”  Yes, it is.  “Is the ‘tasting room’ really just
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barney stinson challenge accepted

(Beer) Challenge Accepted!

This post is about a simple, easy-sounding beer challenge.  Eighty beers in eighty days.  “One beer a day, how hard can that be,” asks the dumb couple who clearly doesn’t know themselves by now. Mandy and I recently moved to Encinitas, California which has a much broader selection of restaurants and bars than our previous
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comedytragedy

Tragedy

What a fitting start to my beer blog adventure.  Yesterday, I had my wisdom teeth out.  After 31 years I finally made the long overdue call to rid myself of them.  This, in and of itself, is not a tragedy.  Where things turn Shakespearean is that our home-base bar, Encinitas Ale House, just announced that
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boddingtons pub ale

Boddington’s and Beer Apps

A lot of my enjoyment of beer comes from the fact that I’m simply not a snob. This has been a common theme throughout my life. While I enjoy good music, I still get all geeked when the Black Eyed Peas come on. I like pop music for the same reason that I like Boddington’s;
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