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Cooperstown Brewing

After stopping in at Brewery Ommegang (see previous post), I continued just a couple of miles down Route 33 to Cooperstown Brewing. The difference between the breweries could hardly be...
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Brewery Ommegang

While in Cooperstown this month for the Rural Schools Conference, I couldn’t turn down the opportunity to stop in on the area’s biggest tourist attraction. No, not the Baseball Hall...
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Cask: The Modern Beer Drinker’s Heaven on Earth

If Britain is currently enjoying a Renaissance in Real Ale, then Cask is perhaps the Leonardo da Vinci of its rejuvenated pubs. (This may be a mixed metaphor, but we’re...
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The New British Indie Scene: Beer to Swear By

British drinkers of my generation grew up knocking back gaseous, industrially produced, primarily foreign lagers. I should know; I was amongst them. God knows why; perhaps because everyone else was...
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I Witness UK #3: The Pub

What’s Britain without a pub? The Woolpack, Beverley, Bonfire Night, November 5. Good old-fashioned beer (on tap). The Woolpack, Beverley, Saturday November 20th. Good modern-fashioned beer (on tap) at microbrew...
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Burlington not Burning Man Part 2

There was one more, very important reason we didn’t attend Burning Man this year. (See previous post.) For all that our three visits to the desert have provided a wonderful...
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Greetings From Asbury Park Part 3: The Drink

1)    The Absolut Cocktails at the Beach Bar When we first (re)visited Asbury Park, two years ago, to see James at the Stone Pony, the then newly-opened Beach Bar was...
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Great British Memories (Notes from a return home) #4

THE BEST OF BRITISH BEER Though I was guilty of the same when I lived in the UK, it breaks my heart to go home and see everyone drinking Fosters,...
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