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Tuesday, 10 March 2020 08:51

Point of Brew - Michael J. Lewis

Coronavirus affects beer sales

I have recently returned from a trip that involved “overseas travel” and a “cruise ship.” 

Tuesday, 19 March 2019 20:17

Beer Pick of the Week

Harp Lager

Monday, 25 February 2019 14:35

POINT OF BREW -- Michael J. Lewis

Why the World Loves Lager ….

Wednesday, 13 September 2017 06:40

Beer Pick of the Week

Sullly beer Picmonkey



21st Amendment Brewery

San Francisco

Style: Mexican lager

Alcohol: 4.8%

IBUs: 19

Serving style: kegs and 12-oz cans

Availability: Year-round

Wednesday, 06 September 2017 10:27

Beer Pick of the Week

Sierra Nevada Summerfest Picmonkey 2



Sierra Nevada Brewery

Chico, CA

Style: Lager

Alcohol: 5%

IBUs: 28

Serving Style: 12-ounce bottles, kegs

Availability: Seasonal in most of the U.S.

Saturday, 21 January 2017 16:42

January 20, 2017 Beer Pick of the Week

Deschutes PacificWonderland Picmonkey

Pacific Wonderland


Deschutes Brewery

Bend, Oregon

Style: lager

Alcohol: 5.5%

IBUs: 40

Serving style: 12-ounce bottles

Availability: Year-round

Friday, 11 November 2016 10:33

November 11, 2016 Beer Pick of the Week

Paulaner Lager Picmonkey




Munich, Germany

Style: Helles lager

Alcohol: 4.9%

IBUs: Unknown

Serving style: Bottles and kegs

Availability: Year-round and worldwide

Saturday, 06 February 2016 07:43

February 5, 2016 Beer Pick of the Week

Uinta yardsale Picmonkey

Yard Sale Winter Lager


Uinta Brewery

Salt Lake City, Utah

Style: Amber Lager

Alcohol: 4%

IBUs: 22

Serving style: 12-ounce bottles and kegs (our sample from draft)

Availability: Seasonal--December through March—in much of the West

Friday, 08 January 2016 15:14

January 8, 2016 Beer Pick of the Week

Henry Weinhards Private Res bottle PicmonkeyHenry Weinhard’s Private Reserve


Henry Weinhard Brewing Co

Milwaukee, Wisc.

Style: American Lager

Alcohol: 4.8%

IBUs: 15

Serving Style: 12-ounce bottles

Availability: Widely-distributed throughout the U.S.


Appearance:   “Light gold color. Fluffy white head that doesn’t last too long.”

Aroma:   “Some malt and hops actually come through. More beer nose than I’d have expected.”

Taste:   “Nice carbonation gives it a sprightly opening. There’s some lemony flavor up front and it finishes cleanly. Not exciting, maybe, but not bad. Actually, much better than I expected.”

Food Affinity:   “Little Mexican street tacos with salsa and freshly-squeezed limes. Ceviche. New England-style clam chowder.”


  --Guest reviewer Sam Maldanado wondered about the provenance of a beer whose label said it was a “Northwest-Style Lager,” yet hailed from Milwaukee. However, that same label also declared that the beer was “Brewed with Cascade Hops from the 44th Parallel.” All in all, he thought it was pretty good brew and priced right.

Sunday, 01 March 2015 17:17

February 27, 2015 Beer Pick of the Week

Session Export Picmonkey

Session Export


Full Sail Brewing Co.

 Hood River, Oregon

 Style: Dortmunder Export Lager

 Alcohol: 5.8%

 IBUs: 28

Serving Style: 11-ounce bottles and kegs (our sample from bottle)

 Availability: Good distribution in the Pacific Northwest and in California. This is a seasonal product within Full Sail’s Session series, which rotates styles of “sessionable”  or easy-drinking beers several times per year.


Appearance:   “Deep golden color with big white head, which dissipates fairly quickly.

Aroma:   “Hoppiness with a little spice.”

Taste:   “Rich and malty. Fills the mouth—has a plush feel. Lovely balance of hops and malt with a clean, fairly long finish.”

Food Affinity: “Dortmund brings German cuisine to mind. We think the malt in this beer would be a nice offset to the sharpness of the beef dish sauerbraten. Cheeses with caraway seed. Roast pork or weisswurst or bratwurst served with whole-grain mustard. On the other hand, a couple of bottles with just a bag of in-the-shell peanuts could be part of a pleasant afternoon watching an early-season baseball game.”

--our anonymous reviewer worked in a German restaurant in his youth and looks forward to drinking beer at Giants spring training games one day.

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