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Thursday, April 30, 2015
Journeys Into Beers for Spring

Beers for Spring

Used to be there was just beer, and perhaps a special Octoberfest offering. Today the varieties and offerings are endless. It is no surprise that there are numerous Spring seasonal offerings. The Brewers Association recently asked member breweries to provide a list of their 2015 Spring seasonal craft beers. Those lists can be found here, Read Article

Posted by: Admin April 30, 201511:32 pm
Wednesday, April 22, 2015
Journeys Into “Joe the Bartender”

“Joe the Bartender”

  Hard to believe that it is already some 30 years since “Cheers” was first broadcast on network television.The show, to those who may not recall, was ┬áset in a bar named Cheers (named after the popular toast) in Boston, where a group of locals meet to drink, relax, and socialize. The show’s main theme Read Article

Posted by: Admin April 22, 20151:55 pm
Monday, April 20, 2015
Journeys Into An ECO Brewery  from the Heart of Vermont

An ECO Brewery from the Heart of Vermont

Many years ago, a favorite Vermont inn was located at the intersection of Routes 4 and 100A at Bridgewater Corners. It was rustic, the food was delicious and the innkeepers knew how to do their thing. I don’t know what it’s like these many years later. In a world that is so changed, I’m glad Read Article

Posted by: Admin April 20, 20156:01 pm
Sunday, April 19, 2015
Journeys Into Brooklyn Brewery Serves up Local Food from Before it was Brooklyn

Brooklyn Brewery Serves up Local Food from Before it was Brooklyn

The Brooklyn Brewery is trying to push New Yorkers’ palates even further by going back in time. This week, it hosted a dinner party inspired by the local cuisine of Dutch settlers and Native Americans in the 1650s. For appetizers, the brewery served clams seasoned with sumac, which the Lenape Indians used as a spice. Read Article

Posted by: Admin April 19, 20151:57 am
Saturday, April 18, 2015
Journeys Into Vintage Bert and Harry Piels

Vintage Bert and Harry Piels

We like beer, Bert and Harry Piels commercials, Bob and Ray, and hockey. Here is a vintage Piels beer ad from the 1950’s featuring Bob and Ray as Bert and Harry Piels. It is set in Madison Sqaure Garden in which a hockey player from Montreal, Phillipe Dupre, is being interviewed – sort of. ShareFollow

Posted by: Admin April 18, 201511:55 am
Thursday, April 16, 2015
Journeys Into “Vote for Your Favorite Discontinued Beer”

“Vote for Your Favorite Discontinued Beer”

The media is already talking elections – most of it very early for the 2016 Presidential campaign. Some candidates have announced, others are campaigning though they have not announced yet. And, the media is already telling the story daily – though many of us do not care to listen yet. A less publicized vote involves Read Article

Posted by: Admin April 16, 20155:28 pm
Tuesday, April 14, 2015
Journeys Into ‘Gansett and Gowdy

‘Gansett and Gowdy

A Baseball and Beer posting the other day got our juices flowing. Rhinegold and Ballantine jingles had us looking for more. Regretfully, one of our favorites – a Molson Canadian jingle being played by Guy Lombardo and the Royal Canadians, circa 1960’s – is no longer available. But we did find this classic Narragansett Beer Read Article

Posted by: Admin 2:09 pm
Tuesday, April 14, 2015
Journeys Into Beer and Baseball

Beer and Baseball

One day was opening day, the next was National Beer Day. It gave us two good excuses to talk about beer and baseball. We found a great article on the subject. What especially caught our fancy was a section about the history of beer in New York baseball history. We had always known the Colonel Read Article

Posted by: Admin 1:50 pm
Tuesday, April 14, 2015
Journeys Into National Beer Day

National Beer Day

April 7 is National Beer Day, an unofficial holiday – marking the end of Prohibition. It was at 12:01 a.m. on April 7, 1933 that the Cullen-Harrison Act went into effect – meaning that beer customers could buy 3.2 per cent alcohol beer rather than “near beer”. Some 1.5 million barrels were immediately purchased at Read Article

Posted by: Admin 1:48 pm