Kick-Ass Butterfly Knife Bottle Opener

Who wants to have fun opening beer bottles?  I do!  Of course you can play beer pong, or darts, or spin the bottle while drinking beer, but why not extend the fun to the first time you meet the closed bottle?  Now, I am not selling this bottle opener, nor do I own one … … Continue reading Kick-Ass Butterfly Knife Bottle Opener

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Chan’s Wine World – A Beer Lover’s Paradise on The Redneck Riviera

Down here in Panama City Beach, Florida (aka “The Redneck Riviera”), craft beer can be hard to find.  Fortunately for us, we have Chan’s Wine World on Back Beach Road to rescue us from a terrible drought.  Along with a great selection of domestic and foreign craft beers, there is also a small bar in … Continue reading Chan’s Wine World – A Beer Lover’s Paradise on The Redneck Riviera

Beer Review: Dubhe Imperial IPA from Uinta Brewing

Here at the Brew Sherpa lodge, we are big fans of the relatively new (and oxymoronically titled) Black IPA and Imperial Black IPA styles, and for our very first beer review, the Brew Sirdar is sampling Dubhe, an Imperial Black IPA from Uinta Brewing in Salt Lake City. This particular sample was a 12 ounce … Continue reading Beer Review: Dubhe Imperial IPA from Uinta Brewing

The Brew Sherpa and the Alabama Gourmet Bottle Avalanche

Let there be no doubt: Alabama is giddy over Gourmet Bottle Bill (SB294) introduced by Free the Hops. Effective August 1, 2012, the bill raised the maximum allowable bottle size to 25.4 ounces from the previous limit of 16 ounces, permitting sales of the 22-ounce and 750-milliliter bottles commonly used by many craft breweries. The … Continue reading The Brew Sherpa and the Alabama Gourmet Bottle Avalanche