Shalotol? Exalotol? Xylophone?

Some names present pronunciation challenges.  Some descriptions present tasting challenges.  Some beers present challenges with both.  Xolotl by Avery brewing company provides an opportunity regarding both of these concerns. Xolotl – Avery Brewing Company – I’m not sure how to say the name of this beer.  I have provided, in the title, what I feel are […]

Agnoso veteris vestigia flamea

I am relaxing, and contemplating of the meaning of these words.  Naturally, as I don’t speak, or am able to translate latin, I am reflecting on the modern english translation.  It is also my distinguished pleasure to be enjoying a fantastic beer named after the originator of this phrase. South County – Virgil – This beer looks thin, […]

All that and a bag of chips!

In the iconic film Forrest Gump, Forrest quotes his mother, indicating that she said “life was like a box of chocolates, you never know what you’re going to get.”  The intention of the quote seemed to be, that life is full of surprises, and assumedly, since life was compared to chocolate, must also be delicious and sweet. […]

Fresh IPA Challenge!!

It’s hot outside.  Really, really, sweltering hot.  What could be better than a nice, cool, crisp, hop-laden beverage to slake ones thirst? I can think of few things more satisfying, beer-wise, than a refreshing ipa on a hot day, or any day for that matter.  But if one is satisfying, several would be even better, right?  What […]