Monthly Archives: December 2010

Hallertau ‘Stuntman’ IIPA

And then, shortly after midnight and thereby officially into the New Year1 all previous concern about Plural Big Beers was out the window, caught by a snappy breeze, completely buggered the hell off and was gone — as you can … Continue reading

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BrewDog ‘Rip Tide’ Imperial Stout

I normally try not to have too-many ‘new’ strong beers in a single day, but New Year’s is New Year’s, so what the hell? I’d been looking forward to this for a while, and was still happily perched at the … Continue reading

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Lagunitas ‘A Little Sumpin’ Sumpin”

I’m not sure what did it, but New Year’s was uncharacteristically quiet, so I was able to sign off pretty early and just perch on the end of the bar. My fellow bartender Halena had gotten back from some time … Continue reading

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Emerson’s ‘JP’ 2010

I’d managed to draw the early (3pm start) shift for New Year’s Eve, and the afternoon was nice and quiet for the most part, giving me time to whip around to the other side of the bar and join my … Continue reading

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Tuatara Porter (doubly modified) & Croucher ‘Mrs. Claus’

There some beers that you want to like, but you just can’t. Both of these were near-misses, for me, so I lessened their Diary-polluting effect by consolidating them into one entry. Pinot and porter are usually a great match — … Continue reading

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Dogfish Head ‘Midas Touch’

Scott, the bar manager at Malthouse, dropped some Big News during our shift — something that had been brewing for a while, but which I felt was sufficiently ‘embargoed’ that I didn’t mention it directly in the Diary lest I … Continue reading

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Twisted Hop ‘Nokabollokov’ Imperial Stout

Good old bloody-great-big Imperial Stout. Where would we be without you, then, huh? There are occasions where something as big and lovely and just-about-terrifying as this are just mandatory. Like here, catching up with a good friend and his family, … Continue reading

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