Archive for the ‘beer/wine’ Category

After the type of week that makes you feel like your tank is on E, I’m excited to finally fully enjoy one of these Rogue ales. Today it’s Santa’s Private Reserve Red Ale. Pouring this healthy looking, amber/red colored ale, I’m excited that it’s a 22 oz. bottle that needs to be finished. With a […]


Well, this was definitely my least anticipated of all of the Citizen’s Six-Pack beers, but it was surprisingly tasty. Ok, so a golden lager is not your first choice of brew after MN’s first 7-9″ snow fall, but it did the job. There’s not much info out there about this beer, but you can read […]


There’s something about drinking seasonal brews that make me feel exclusive. Part of that is the fact that they actually are exclusive, the other is that it shows that craft beers are living, breathing things, that age and  have a moment-in-time. Now, I’ve never been one to be able to tell the difference between this […]


Maybe I should start by explaining why I’ve been reviewing so many beers as of late. I became a member of the Uptown Beer Guild and was one, in a group of people, picked to receive a Citizens Six-Pack, which is a mixed six-pack chosen by Lake wine & Spirits, a somewhat new liquor store […]


I recently went on a trip to Norway and the local breweries there specialize in two types of beer: lagers and pilsners. So, with the light, crisp flavor of those beers still in my temporary memory – I can definitely say that this beer brought me back to the motherland. Although this is a Spanish […]


The current temperature is 65˚, cloudy and drizzling. As we near the end of October, it’s important to take a few moments to enjoy Minnesota’s fall season before, do I dare say… the snow comes! There’s no better way to embrace a beautiful fall day than by enjoying a nice dark beer – Deschutes Brewery’s […]


Nothing excites me more than an IPA – except for a double IPA (DIPA)! Mad River Brewing Co.’s Steelhead Double India Pale Ale is a beautifully smelling, slightly-creamy ale that has hops coming out of its ears (not to mention the sediment twisting about in the bottle). As always, I took a sniff after popping […]