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pairing.profiles: Dark Lagers

4A.  Dark American Lager
Examples: Dixie Blackened Voodoo Lager, Heineken Dark Lager, Shiner Bock.
Serving Temp: 40°- 45°
Glassware: Pilsner, Pint
Food Pairings: Cuisine: German or other hearty and/or spicy foods. Meat: smoked or grilled meat.
4B.  Munich Dunkel
Examples: Gordon Biersch Dunkels, Hofbrau Dunkel, Konig Ludig Dunkel
Serving Temp: 40°- 45°
Glassware: Pilsner, Pint, Seidel or Stein
Food Pairings: Cuisine: German or other hearty and/or spicy foods Meat: smoked or grilled meat.
4C.  Schwarzbier
Examples: Kostritzer Schwarzbier, Samuel Adams Black Lager
Serving Temp: 40°- 45°
Glassware: Pilsner, Pint, Seidel or Stein
Food Pairings: Cuisine: German, Mexican or other hearty and/or spicy foods. Meat: smoked or grilled.

food.pairing: Moose Drool



big sky brewing moose drool


Big Sky Brewing  moose drool

HopHeadSaid to host “The Session” on 9/2/2011


On September 2, 2011, it will my pleasure to host The Session. The Session is a group writing project that was conceived by Stan Hieronymus of Appellation Beer and hosted by Jay Brooks at the Brookston Beer Bulletin.

On September 2, bloggers from around the world will converge at HopHeadSaid to write about the fabulous world of beer art found on coasters, labels and caps. I am guessing that I am not so different from other beer enthusiasts – I like to collect beer labels, bottle caps and coasters. I think they are perfect souvenirs from beer travels or drinking sessions.  Judging by the size of my collection you could say that I have had many enjoyable drinking sessions over the years!

Now it is time to dig through your stash and share your favorite label, coaster or cap art.

Posting Directions:

  1.       Choose your favorite label, coaster or cap art.
  2.       Scan, download or take a picture of your label, coaster or cap art.
  3.      Write a paragraph that explains your affinity to your entry. Your explanation can be as shallow as or as deep as you want.
  4.      If the brewery name or beer name is obscured be sure to label your entry to give credit where credit is due.
  5.      Please limit your entries to commercial examples. Homebrew labels will be a topic for another session.
  6.      Extra karma points will be awarded to those who write about two or more categories (label, coaster or cap art).
  7.      Post your blog entry on or before Friday, September 2, 2001 and e-mail your link to curtis [at] hopheadsaid [dot] com.
  8.      Alternate posting method: Post your picture and explanation on my HopHeadSaid Facebook page and I will copy your post        to the “official”location.
  9.      I will collect the entries throughout the day and post them on this page: The Session: Label, Coaster and Cap Art

Thanks for participating!

Curtis. 3/2/11

If your travels take you to the Minnesota or the any of the Mid-West states be sure to try this beer.  Its mild hop aroma, balancing sweetness and medium body make it an easy drinking beer. This IPA is a wonderful combination of the English and American styles.

Northern Brewer Blog

I have been a homebrew customer of theirs for a long time but I just stumbled across their blog.  Here is an interesting read about hangovers. 2/23/11

It probably comes as no surprise to you that my favorite beer style is the IMPERIAL IPA.  I love beers with huge hop aromas and flavors and this beer has that in spades!  Hopsickle lives up to it’s name and is one of my favorite examples of this style.  However, this beer is a “pallet wrecker” (but in a good hophead way) and  if you are planning on including this beer in a tasting lineup be sure to save it ’til the end.

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