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Bayou Teche Saison D’Ecrevisses

With the coming of warmer days South Louisianians herald the arrival of crawfish season. Mounds of the highly coveted crustaceans are poured onto tables along with piles of potatoes, corn, garlic and just about anything else a Cajun has the

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Beer of the Week – A Lazy Magnolia “Three-fer”

Lazy Magnolia is one of my favorite local breweries. Nestled in Kiln, Mississippi, proprietors Mark and Leslie Henderson brewed their first batch in January of 2005 after years spent home brewing beers that friends raved over. They are Mississippi’s oldest

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Beer of the Week – Rogue Juniper Pale Ale

The history on this beer states: “The Turkey was named the official bird of the Rogue Nation in August 2007. To commemorate the momentous occasion, Rogue Juniper Pale Ale was dedicated to “the turkey in each of us.” An axe

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Beer of the Week – Lost Coast 8 Ball Stout

Recently on a camping trip with some great friends I had the chance to sit and sample some craft brews with a fellow beer nerd, Matt. After a long day of minigolf, fishing, swimming and other sweltering activities we finally

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Beer of the Week – Red Brick “Vanilla Gorilla”

OK … before you Regular Show fans start lambasting me for making a mistake – YES, i’m very aware that Skips is not a Vanilla Gorilla. In fact he is not a gorilla of any sort, but rather a Yeti.

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Beer of the Week – Clown Shoes “Hoppy Feet” Black IPA

  What’s not to love about a good IPA (that’s India Pale Ale for the neophytes)? Piney, floral, bitter … like chewing a pine cone. Wait … that doesn’t appeal to you? OK, I get it, not everyone is a

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Beer of the Week – Genesis Dry Hopped Session Ale

Jewish beer? Yes, memories of great Mel Brooks comedies come flooding back, don’t they? Blazing Saddles, Spaceballs, Young Frankenstein, Robin Hood: Men in Tights … Oy vey, that’s shtick that any shlemiel can enjoy. So, the Schwartz was obviously with me

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Beer of the Week – Samuel Smith Oatmeal Stout

I’ve never been an oatmeal guy. Warm, lumpy goo replete with such treasures as apple and cinnamon, blueberries or *shudder* raisins. I mean really, it does nothing for me – not even in cookie form. The pie form, complete with

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Beer of the Week – Stone IPA

If one peruses this blog (and I hope one does) one may notice that I have an unabashed love for all things malt. Dark, syrupy, inky stouts and porters are my forté. While many beer enthusiasts consider such dark fare

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Beer of the Week – Squatters Pub Outer Darkness

There are plenty of reasons to be scared of the dark: The troll that lives under your bed. The coat on the hook that looks like the boogieman. The piece of furniture that you stub your toe on. Stephen King

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