Round Two – Beer & Cheese Pairing for the Holidays – 2017

If we call it tradition, then it shall be so!  2017 Second Annual Christmas Eve Beer and Cheese Pairing might have surpassed 2016 ( This is likely the case for several reasons:  anticipation; experience; better understanding of all parties involved in the "event" as to the parameters are for judging (pretty much everyone is right). … Continue reading Round Two – Beer & Cheese Pairing for the Holidays – 2017


Happy 7th Birthday Untappd – Drink Socially

In 2010, the craft beer scene in New York City was in its infancy.  The undercurrents were there for massive change, and one of the catalysts of change was developing a mobile beer app in the late hours after-work.  Greg Avola lived in New York City, and worked full-time in IT at ABC News.  Greg's … Continue reading Happy 7th Birthday Untappd – Drink Socially

Tributary Brewing; A Love Story

So there we were in Kittery, Maine at Tributary Brewing, a full 350+ miles from home, expressly to evaluate the new beginnings of brewing legend Tod Mott. The brewery tasting room had a warm, cozy, almost like home feel, with the patrons sitting close and enjoying each other's company while sharing a pint of beer. … Continue reading Tributary Brewing; A Love Story

Lagunitas Couchtrippin’ Boston 2016

Lagunitas and the Sherpas...perfect together!  Our love affair for all things Lagunitas started in Petaluma in 2012.  First the Beer Circus, then the tasting room and tour, set the stage.  Not only is the beer first class, their approach to marketing is unique.  Stories abound regarding the naming of some of their beers, 420 lore, … Continue reading Lagunitas Couchtrippin’ Boston 2016

Portsmouth Beer Week – Beer & Cheese Tasting at Earth Eagle Brewings

Heading toward Maine...once again...affords some wonderful, educational, savory, social experiences.  Our friends at 2beerguys welcomed us as old friends if we hung out just yesterday.  Amber recommended that we attend this event at Earth Eagle Brewings in downtown Portsmouth.  She was right on! Being beer and cheese lovers, this was a perfect Sunday stopover.  Hosted by Ruth Miller, … Continue reading Portsmouth Beer Week – Beer & Cheese Tasting at Earth Eagle Brewings

Other Half Brewing – Brooklyn, NYC

Worth the effort to find this tiny brewery in the Carroll Gardens section of Brooklyn, NYC! We made the mistake of driving.  Being a born and raised New Yorker, I decided not only to drive from a luncheon at the Union League Club, but to override the GPS and not go thru the Battery Tunnel … Continue reading Other Half Brewing – Brooklyn, NYC

Enter The Scoville Unit (36 Chambers)

I'm not much of a chilihead. Sure, I like some jalepeños on my nachos, or a little Cholula in my ramen noodles, but hot wing challenges seem ridiculous and even torturous to me. So why am I sitting at a table with 4 chili beers, including what is generally regarded as the hottest beer on … Continue reading Enter The Scoville Unit (36 Chambers)

Beer Review: The Duck-Rabbit Hoppy Bunny APA

As anyone who is familiar with The Brew Sherpas knows, we are big fans of the American Black Ale, ironically, if practically, known as the Black IPA or offensively known as the Cascadian Dark Ale.  Regardless of the nomenclature applied to the style, it will continue to be a favorite at the Brew Sherpa base … Continue reading Beer Review: The Duck-Rabbit Hoppy Bunny APA

Beer Review: Mischief from The Bruery

The Brew Sirdar is fortunate to have access to a tremendous beer selection at the local Whole Foods, and in the absence of any plan for a systematic survey and block of reviews, I am going to occasionally pick what looks like an interesting beer to sample and critique for your reading and drinking pleasure. … Continue reading Beer Review: Mischief from The Bruery

Beer Review: Headwaters Pale Ale from Victory Brewing

For today’s beer review, Brewticular is sampling Headwaters Pale Ale from Victory Brewing in Downingtown, Pennsylvania.  He will be sampling our of a 12 ounce bottle served at 39 Degrees F in a tulip.  For more information about this beer, please see Victory for a cause. Quick Stats: Water: East Brand of the Brandywine Creek … Continue reading Beer Review: Headwaters Pale Ale from Victory Brewing