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Return to France: Lille: Home of Flanders Beer and Foie Gras Macarons?

183 days have passed. 13 countries have been conquered. Beer has dominated our EU Austerity Drinking Tour for months. Sure, Belgian and Dutch beer shocked us into appreciation of how fine beer can be. But finally, we step foot back into France: home of wine. Champagne, that fizzy light at the end of this trip’s tunnel is in sight. Continue reading

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MESSRS MAGUIRE CRAFT BREWERS: DRINK IN DUBLIN DAY 2: EU Austerity Drinking Tour #32

ADDENDUM: This visit took place September 22nd 2012.  According to Dean McGuinness ‏@BeerMessiah, J.W. Sweetman’s has replaced Messrs Maguires.  Oh how quickly the world of beers keeps turning.  Enjoy this step through near-history. After a whirlwind first day in Dublin, … Continue reading

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BREWDOG UNHOPPED UPMANSHIP: Flying Dog Zero IBU IPA International Arms Race: EU Austerity Drinking Tour #18

We returned to Edinburgh’s BrewDog bar to taste something new: unhopped IPA. A few weeks ago we tried a bottle of BrewDog’s Punk IPA.  It tasted too pretty to be punk.  But its aromatics and herbaceous bitterness, like all IPAs, … Continue reading

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NOVA.SCOTIA.NOW.: EU Austerity Drinking Tour #7

Our flight from Halifax nears. My wife and I have tried Jost’s decent wines and toured Keith’s beer theme park. They tasted fine and fit expectations. But the city beckons our search on. Where hides its future? Its tradition breakers? … Continue reading

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