Turtle Burgers: Meat, Cheese and Meat in a Meat Shell

Turtle BurgerA good friend of mine—we’ll call him “Larry the 330ti Guy”—recently sent me an email with the subject line of “Turtle Burgers!”  Before even opening the note, my gut reaction was, “Why do I want to eat turtle meat… And where can I buy it?”  It didn’t exactly sound appealing, but having never tried turtle before, I was up to give it a try.   [Read more…]

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Nutcracker Ale: Welcome Winter!


It could be argued that winter itself doesn’t technically begin until December 21st, but I don’t like arguing. So, from where I stand, the first day of winter is Dec. 1.  This is a good thing, though, as it’s the perfect excuse to start digging into the winter and Christmas ales during the first weekend of December rather than waiting another three weeks. [Read more…]

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Saranac Pumpkin(less) Ale

The Jack-O’-Lantern label of this Saranac Pumpkin Ale is good enough reason to enjoy it on Halloween.  Unfortunately, I missed the “party” by one day.  Better late than never, I always say. [Read more…]

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Goose Island: Good For The Gander

Goose Island Harvest AleIt’s autumn, so the harvest ale theme continues.  The most recent gaggle of beer arriving at our door included Goose Island Harvest Ale. [Read more…]

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Brown Sugar Rub: Magnificent Meat

Brown Sugar RubWe’ve had a few very nice evenings as fall is ramping up to cool us down, so we took advantage of some nice weather and got the grill going a few times over the past couple of weeks. [Read more…]

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Oktoberfest: The Hunt for Red Hoptober

New Belgium Red HoptoberFall is the beginning of the most wonderful time of the year.  All of the seasonal brews start to make there way onto shelves in late September, and then it’s a non-stop beer lover’s dream through the winter.   [Read more…]

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