Monthly Archives: November 2009

Bobcat Cafe Fever

I have been wanting to visit the Bobcat Cafe & Brewery for a long time and I was not disappointed. The brewpub is located right on the main “drag” in downtown Bristol, Vermont. We arrived a bit before the dining … Continue reading

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A VTHopHead Thanksgiving

Thanksgiving at the VTHopHead house is all about family, close friends, great food, football and, of course, good beer. While most people are focused on the turkey n’ stuffing, cranberries and pumpkin pie (I like these too) for my son Jamie and I it is also a time to pull out a “special” beer (or few) to add to the holiday cheer. Continue reading

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Featured Writer at The Hop Press

I have joined a small group of beer writers/bloggers on a new RateBeer.com endeavor called “The Hop Press” that can be found at www.hoppress.com. I am really happy to be a part of this select group. As one of their featured writers, my column will appear on Saturday each week on the Hop Press site. Continue reading

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Pumpkin Ales – A Sign of the Season

I have been drinking a few pumpkin ales lately… ’tis the season for harvest-type ales, of course. I am not usually one for pumpkin beers… typically the spices are just a bit too much for me, but below is a run down of three of my most recent samplings. Continue reading

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Requiem for Pennichuck Brewing Company?

It is not uncommon for me to search the Web for artifacts concerning the particular beer I am drinking at the time. I am sitting here drinking a Pennichuck Brewing “The Big O” Oktoberfest Lager and have just run across some very sad references to the Pennichuck Brewing Company. Apparently it has escaped my attention, until now, that Pennichuck has been on the brink of closure for the last month or so; a fact that now seems virtually inevitable. Continue reading

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