Booze Reviews Platinum: St. Bernardus Abt. 12

For the last installment of Booze Reviews Platinum, I have saved the best (and most expensive) of my beers–the St. Bernardus Abt. 12. This is a Trappist abbey ale brewed in the small monastery town of Watou, Belgium. This is a dark, rich beer that has a full flavor (and clocks in at over 10% […]

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Booze Reviews Platinum: SBC Russian Imperial Stout

The Sacramento Brewing Company is a pretty solid microbrewery in, you guessed it, Sacramento, California. Their Russian Imperial Stout, according to the label, has won a couple of awards at various brewing competitions. Personally, though? Not my thing. It certainly lives up to its name–this is a hell of a beer, clocking in at 8.1% […]

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Booze Reviews Platinum: Franziskaner Hefe-weisse Dunkel

Now this is a good dark wheat beer! Similar in style to the Ayinger reviewed earlier this week, but slightly darker in color and with a fuller flavor. Still smooth, as good wheat beers usually are, but it tastes more like a real beer. Also, at $2 for a 500ml bottle, this was the cheapest […]

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Supreme Court: Americans Have the Right to Own Guns

In a 5-4 decision announced today, the Supreme Court ruled in the case of Heller v. District of Columbia that Americans have the individual right to own guns. This is the most important ruling on the Second Amendment since at least 1939. In the words of the majority decision, “The Second Amendment protects an individual […]

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Booze Reviews Platinum: Downtown Brown

Downtown Brown is a light brown ale created by the Lost Coast Brewery of Eureka, California. It’s quite smooth, but also has a full taste–similar in some ways to Newcastle and other more well-known brown ales. It’s got hops, but not so much that a novice beer drinker would find it too bitter. All in […]

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